May 14, 2015

NATO worried by 'wide-ranging' Russia Crimea buildup

NATO on Wednesday expressed alarm over a “wide-ranging” military buildup by Russia in Crimea, as well as talk that Moscow could even install nuclear weapons on the annexed Black Sea peninsula. A statement issued during two days of talks by the military alliance’s top ...

Russians quit army over Ukraine

May 14, 2015

Russians quit army over Ukraine

by Maria Tsvetkova

Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians ...

Hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in east Ukraine, opposition says

May 12, 2015

Hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in east Ukraine, opposition says

Moscow spent more than 53 billion rubles ($1.04 billion) supplying a separatist rebellion in east Ukraine and at least 220 Russian soldiers have been killed there, a report by Russian opposition activists said Tuesday. The report was the last project of murdered Kremlin critic ...

May 11, 2015

U.S., Russian foreign ministers reportedly to hold talks Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Sochi on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, for talks on ongoing unrest in Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, Russian news agencies reported Monday. State news agency RIA-Novosti cited a diplomatic source as saying the ...

Europe marks end of WWII under shadow of new threats

May 9, 2015

Europe marks end of WWII under shadow of new threats

Europe on Friday marked 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany with somber ceremonies overshadowed by modern threats such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism. The Victory Day commemorations in Europe were muted compared with Moscow’s planned display of its military ...