Apr 17, 2014

Kishida to postpone visit to Russia over U.S. ties

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has decided to postpone his planned visit to Russia, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The government has determined that the trip this month could affect Japan’s alliance with the United States, which blames Russia over growing unrest in eastern Ukraine, ...

German firm gives nation gas lifeline

Apr 16, 2014

German firm gives nation gas lifeline

German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine — a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries. The reverse-flow deliveries from ...

| Apr 16, 2014

Options dwindle as Ukraine crisis heats up

Top diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union plan to meet in Geneva Thursday to try to defuse what has become one of the worst European security crises in decades. But as tensions soar to dangerous levels in Ukraine, threatened ...

Apr 15, 2014

Kiev's grip loosening on restive eastern regions

Staff working for Serhiy Taruta, the steel baron appointed by Kiev as governor of the restive Donetsk region, say he is hard at work in the regional capital, but cannot disclose where, exactly, for security reasons. The governor is in an “operational headquarters suitable ...

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

| Apr 15, 2014

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting sanctions against Russia’s ...