: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland

    NATO will agree to deploy four international battalions to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — countries that feel most threatened by Russia, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. “This will send a clear signal that NATO stands ready to defend any ally,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of alliance defense ministers...

    Dethroning Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A How-To Guide
    Jun13

    Dethroning Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A How-To Guide

    None of the country’s reforms can succeed while the oligarchs still rule. Here’s how to take them out. …read more Source: Foreign...

    In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt
    Jun13

    In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev made headlines recently, though not the way he wanted. During a visit to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia illegally annexed in 2014, Medvedev tried to ignore pensioners complaining that their pensions were not keeping up with the rising cost of living.Under their relentless badgering, Medvedev...

    The Doomsday Clock
    Jun13

    The Doomsday Clock

    Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for SurvivalCross-posted with TomDispatch.com[This essay is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had...

    NATO Chief: 4 Battalions Going to Baltic States, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO Chief: 4 Battalions Going to Baltic States, Poland

    BRUSSELS— NATO’s chief announced Monday that the alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland to boost their defenses against Russia. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary-general, said alliance defense ministers will formally approve the deployment plan drafted by NATO military planners...

    At Euro, Fights Keep the Focus Off the Field, a Day After an Alarming Melee
    Jun13

    At Euro, Fights Keep the Focus Off the Field, a Day After an Alarming Melee

    Clashes on Saturday between Russia and England fans and on Sunday between Germany and Ukraine fans continued a wave of violence at the European Championships in France. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin Has Imperial (Not Soviet) Aspirations
    Jun13

    Putin Has Imperial (Not Soviet) Aspirations

    Whoever wins the race to the White House is going to have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin from day one. Hopefully, the next U.S. president will learn from the mistakes of the past. One of the biggest foreign policy follies of the Obama administration was the so-called Russian “reset”. In March 2009 Hillary Clinton and her Russian...

    NATO Chief Says Four Battalions Going To Baltics, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO Chief Says Four Battalions Going To Baltics, Poland

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to Poland and the Baltic states to boost their defense and show that NATO is “ready to defend any ally.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s PM Predicts EU Membership in 10 Years
    Jun13

    Ukraine’s PM Predicts EU Membership in 10 Years

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has predicted his country will join the EU within 10 years, national TV channel 112 reports. The former Soviet country has pursued a stop-and-start process of deepening ties with the EU for over a decade, with presidential and parliamentary elections largely contested between pro-Russian and...

    Germany like a ‘machine’ in victory
    Jun13

    Germany like a ‘machine’ in victory

    With European soccer’s continental showpiece reeling from hooliganism outbreaks, Germany and Ukraine served up an entertaining game that was high on technical ability and no little drama on the pitch. …read more Source:...