: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Marine Le Pen says Crimea’s reunification with Russia was legitimate
    Jan03

    Marine Le Pen says Crimea’s reunification with Russia was legitimate

    BELGRADE – Crimea’s incorporation into Russia was legitimate, leader of France’s National Front, Marine Le Pen, has said. “I do not think that (Crimea’s) reunification (with Russia) was illegitimate,” she told the BFM TV network on Tuesday. “A referendum was organized, and residents of Crimea voted to join Russia. I see no...

    How To Address Strategic Insecurity In A Turbulent Age
    Jan03

    How To Address Strategic Insecurity In A Turbulent Age

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s foremost geopolitical strategists, was U.S. national security adviser from 1977 to 1981. His latest book is Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power. The following piece is adapted from a speech Brzezinski delivered at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo, Norway in December.OSLO, Norway...

    The way Putin and Netanyahu are responding to Trump is really pretty unusual
    Jan03

    The way Putin and Netanyahu are responding to Trump is really pretty unusual

    Trump’s unique style and attitudes are creating some striking diplomatic scenarios. Russia’s surprise decision not to retaliate for President Obama’s new sanctions highlights a striking trend: Governments that have feuded with the outgoing administration are openly indicating their belief that US policy under Donald Trump will...

    Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States
    Jan03

    Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

    Uri Friedman comments on Obama’s management of relationships with allies and clients: By contrast, Obama seems to believe that the United States and its allies should—in an ideal world, at least—share interests and values. When an ally acts in ways he disapproves of, Obama has been more willing than his recent predecessors to publicly...

    Tennis: Raluca Olaru moves to WTA Shenzhen doubles quarterfinals; Halep – Niculescu duo ousted
    Jan03

    Tennis: Raluca Olaru moves to WTA Shenzhen doubles quarterfinals; Halep – Niculescu duo ousted

    The pairing of Romanian Raluca Olaru and Ukrainian Olga Savchuk on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the WTA Shenzhen (China) tournament featuring 626,750 dollars in prize money, while the duo Simona Halep – Monica Niculescu lost in the first round. …read more Source:...

    Slovakia Tells Europe: Stop the Referendums
    Jan03

    Slovakia Tells Europe: Stop the Referendums

    At some points in 2016 it seemed as if there was always a referendum on the horizon in Europe—including the one in Britain on Brexit, in Hungary on refugees, in Italy on the constitution and in the Netherlands on a Ukraine trade deal. Now Robert Fico, Slovakia’s prime minister, has urged his fellow EU leaders to make sure 2017 doesn’t...

    Divided and deluded Europe faces crisis on every front
    Jan03

    Divided and deluded Europe faces crisis on every front

    “Europe” is not a monolith. It comprises several overlapping entities. There is “Freemovementland” – the passport-free travel area that stretches from the Greek islands to the north of Norway. There is “Frontlineland” – the countries which fear Russian meddling and aggression. There is “Euroland” – the countries which use the common currency. And...

    Ukraine President: Washington Remains Kiev’s Strategic Partner
    Jan03

    Ukraine President: Washington Remains Kiev’s Strategic Partner

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that Washington remains a strategic partner for Kiev. “From the moment of recognizing Ukrainian independence, the United States remains Ukraine’s reliable and strategic partner on the bilateral level and on the level of international organizations. A real democratic partnership has been...

    Dog fight: Start-ups take aim at errant drones
    Jan03

    Dog fight: Start-ups take aim at errant drones

    A boom in consumer drone sales has spawned a counter-industry of start-ups aiming to stop drones flying where they shouldn’t, by disabling them or knocking them out of the sky. Dozens of start-up firms are developing techniques – from deploying birds of prey to firing gas through a bazooka – to take on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that...

    China confirms its carrier held drills in South China Sea
    Jan03

    China confirms its carrier held drills in South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed that its aircraft carrier has for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea with a formation of other warships and fighter jets, a move that could raise concerns among its neighbors. The Defense Ministry said several J-15 fighter jets took off and landed from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier...