Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

Feb 2, 2016

Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

Ukraine’s president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state’s conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented. “It’s terrible that after the Minsk agreement … we still face serious security problems in the ...

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

Jan 26, 2016

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

A senior U.S. Treasury official has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC program that aired Monday. The U.S. government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not ...

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Jan 25, 2016

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Poland is putting its own spin on a nuanced NATO plan to deter Moscow in eastern Europe without stationing permanent troops on Russia’s borders, prompting disquiet from allies including Britain, which needs Warsaw’s help in EU reform negotiations. Poland’s defense minister on Thursday seized ...

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. analysts suspect Russia hackers behind Ukraine power outage

U.S. cyberintelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. “We believe that Sandworm was responsible,” iSight’s director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said. The conclusion was ...

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

Jan 3, 2016

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the West have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” ...