U.S., Russia to continue dialogue after Trump’s hand forced by Congress on sanctions

U.S., Russia to continue dialogue after Trump’s hand forced by Congress on sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on August 6 that he believed his American counterpart was ready to continue dialogue with Russia on complex issues despite bilateral tensions and the imposition of fresh U.S. sanctions against Moscow. “We felt the readiness of our U.S. colleagues to […]

Colonel In Ukrainian military intelligence killed In Kyiv car bombing

Colonel In Ukrainian military intelligence killed In Kyiv car bombing

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A colonel in Ukraine’s armed forces has been killed in a car bombing in Kyiv that authorities are investigating as a “terrorist attack.” A Defense Ministry statement on the June 27 explosion identified the victim of the blast as Colonel Maksim Shapoval. Police said law enforcement […]

Lavrov meets with Tillerson ahead of White House meeting with Trump

Lavrov meets with Tillerson ahead of White House meeting with Trump

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — Russia’s foreign minister has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussing Syria, Ukraine, and other issues. Sergei Lavrov’s May 10 discussions with his American counterpart came just hours before the top Russian diplomat’s scheduled meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Tillerson […]

U.S. foreign policies in collision: Biden boosts Ukraine, Putin hails Trump’s take on NATO

U.S. foreign policies in collision: Biden boosts Ukraine, Putin hails Trump’s take on NATO

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2017 The past, present and future policies of the United States on the Eastern European front came to a head days before the transition of power in the U.S. In his final foreign trip, Vice President Joe Biden visited Kyiv on Jan. 16 and urged the incoming Trump administration to […]

Pentagon: Putin deploys 40,000 troops to staging areas near Ukraine border

Pentagon: Putin deploys 40,000 troops to staging areas near Ukraine border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2016 Russia has amassed 40,000 troops along with a number of tanks, armored vehicles and air force units in staging areas near the Ukraine border, the Pentagon said. Additionally, “large numbers of Russian military forces will conduct exercises in the coming days that Pentagon officials say could be used as […]

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkey’s President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by the end of June 2016 had embarked on a further escalation of their confrontation with Russia through the sponsorship of jihadism on the Crimean Peninsula. This campaign is […]

Russian court sentences Ukrainian pilot to 22 years

Russian court sentences Ukrainian pilot to 22 years

Special to WorldTribune.com A former Ukrainian pilot was sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted for allegedly taking part in the murder of two Russian journalists. Nadezhda Savchenko burst into song and chanted “Glory to Ukraine!” upon hearing the verdict. Ukrainian spectators in the court, in the Russian town of Donetsk near the […]

Obama’s failed policy in Ukraine: Putin ‘has paid no price’ for invasion

Obama’s failed policy in Ukraine: Putin ‘has paid no price’ for invasion

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. President Barack Obama’s policy in Ukraine of threatening Russian President Valdimir Putin but taking no substantial action has failed miserably, lawmakers and analysts say. Two years after protests toppled Ukraine’s pro-Moscow government, Obama’s policy languishes amid Putin’s heavy-handed determination, the headline-stealing conflicts in Syria and Iraq and wavering support from European […]

Pentagon seeks 35 percent budget increase to fight ISIL

Pentagon seeks 35 percent budget increase to fight ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Pentagon on Feb. 2 will provide a preview of its 2017 budget requesting more funds to beef up U.S. forces in Eastern Europe and fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant extremist group. The Pentagon’s request for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will […]

A world in need of leadership: Picking up the post-Cyprus geopolitical pieces

A world in need of leadership: Picking up the post-Cyprus geopolitical pieces

Sol W. Sanders   It’s early on but some new disturbing geopolitical trends are emerging or being emphasized from the Cyprus financial crisis that go far beyond continuing the very real threat to the Euro and the whole economic structure of the European Union. Offstage, it has exposed the growing deterioration of the Russian regime […]