The US Vice President said that Ukraine must work to defeat the “cancer of corruption.”
SBU Announces Rescue Of FSB Defector Kidnapped By Agents
Ilya Bogdanov had defected to Ukraine in 2014.
Russia And US Fail To Reach Syria Deal As Bombs Kill Dozens In Regime And YPG-Held Areas
Meanwhile regime-allied forces have retaken a strategically important artillery base in Aleppo, threatening a renewed siege.
Trump Campaign Manager’s Dealings With Yanukovych Government Back Under Spotlight
Paul Manafort has been linked to payments of over $2 million to US lobbying firms via a non-profit organization acting as a front for the Party of Regions.
After The Failed Coup Erdogan Moves Toward Rapprochement With Moscow
At the end of last week, President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to visit the Kremlin at the beginning of August. This will be Erdoğan’s first face-to-face meeting with his Russian counterpart since September 2015. Relations between the two countries, which had been fraying over the course […]
Kerry Pledges More Aid In Kiev, ‘Convinced’ Minsk Can Be Realised Before Obama Leaves Office
Kerry announced the US would provide Ukraine with another $23 million in humanitarian assistance.
Nicolas Sarkozy Goes All-Out For Putin In Saint Petersburg
The former French President praised Putin’s leadership and called for Europe to work “hand in hand” with Russia.
US Officials Say Russia Preparing For Aleppo Offensive As Syria ‘Ceasefire’ Collapses
US officials have told the Wall Street Journal that Russian artillery units have been deployed near Aleppo as the ‘cessation of hostilities’ that came into partial effect in February collapses with major civilian casualties due to regime air strikes.
Russia Claims That US A-10s, Not Russian Jets Bombed Aleppo Yesterday
Live Updates: The Russian Ministry of Defence claims that American attack jets bombed Aleppo city yesterday and pre-emptively blamed Russia for destruction. These claims do not add up very well… The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Russia Claims That US A-10s, Not Russian Jets Bombed Aleppo Yesterday 2016-02-11 […]
The World According To Moscow
The Power Vertical is hosted by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore and is syndicated by The Interpreter. The international community should thank Russia for forcefully seizing Crimea. The United States seeks the dismemberment of Russia so it can take over its natural resources. And European leaders take their orders from Washington. These are just a few of […]