What are Putin’s intentions for Russia in Ukraine?

What are Putin’s intentions for Russia in Ukraine?

“This is a big crisis; it’s certainly the biggest crisis since the end of the Cold War.” Former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder is talking about the buildup of 100,000 Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, a former republic of the now-defunct Soviet Union, teetering between Russia and Europe. “For the first time in a … Read more

Putin Is Making NATO Stronger, Whether He Starts a War in Ukraine or Not

Putin Is Making NATO Stronger, Whether He Starts a War in Ukraine or Not

Vladimir Putin is in the midst of a colossal blunder—a miscalculation that will haunt the rest of his presidency. Regardless of what happens next between Russia and Ukraine, Putin has given the NATO alliance a renewed sense of purpose. He might have even strengthened it. At the same time, he has helped to restore the … Read more

EU maintains unity on Russia – but only narrowly – POLITICO

EU maintains unity on Russia – but only narrowly – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article EU foreign ministers struggled to present a united front against Russia on Monday, as tensions simmered behind the scenes over arms supplies to Ukraine and a proposed mission military training. As ministers gathered in Brussels for a meeting that included a chat with US Secretary of State Antony … Read more

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup

The State Department has ordered the families of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, to leave the country and allowed some US government employees to leave because of the potential for Russian military action. Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would have serious implications for the embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including … Read more

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup

US orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine amid Russian military buildup

The State Department has ordered the families of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, to leave the country and allowed some US government employees to leave because of the potential for Russian military action. Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would have serious implications for the embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including … Read more

Biden orders 8,500 US troops to prepare to DEPLOY to Eastern Europe to fend off Russia

Biden orders 8,500 US troops to prepare to DEPLOY to Eastern Europe to fend off Russia

The Biden administration is ordering 8,500 U.S.-based troops to stand ready to deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced on Monday. ‘This is really about getting folks ready to go,’ Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said during a press conference this afternoon. He said the majority of those troops would be ground forces. He said … Read more

Ukrainian families on the Russian border live in fear of Putin invasion

Ukrainian families on the Russian border live in fear of Putin invasion

Ukrainian families on the Russian border live in fear of Putin invasion – CBS News Watch CBS News CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams spoke with Ukrainians living along the border with Russia who live in fear of a Russian invasion. She also discussed President Vladimir Putin’s possible motives for taking Ukraine with former National … Read more

5 things to know for January 24: Covid, Ukraine, Congress, Capitol riot, Boris Johnson

5 things to know for January 24: Covid, Ukraine, Congress, Capitol riot, Boris Johnson

Here’s what you need to know to Level up and get on with your day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1.Coronavirus The Biden administration is expected to begin distributing 400 million free N95 masks to Americans this week, the latest federal … Read more

Anxiety in Ukraine as NATO, US and Russia bolster forces, accuse each other of pushing war

Anxiety in Ukraine as NATO, US and Russia bolster forces, accuse each other of pushing war

Kyiv, Ukraine — With more than 100,000 Russian troops massed near the Ukrainian border, the US government ordered the families of US personnel to leave the country’s capital, Kyiv. The State Department has advised all private U.S. citizens to do the same, as well as non-essential U.S. Embassy personnel. Moscow has denied a report by … Read more

Russian invasion of Ukraine would be ‘painful and bloody’ for Putin, says Boris Johnson as UK withdraws British embassy staff from Kyiv

Russian invasion of Ukraine would be ‘painful and bloody’ for Putin, says Boris Johnson as UK withdraws British embassy staff from Kyiv

Mounting tensions between Ukraine and Russia has led the Foreign Office to begin withdrawing some staff and dependents from the embassy in Kyiv. Here we look at the background to the situation and what might happen next: What is the cause of the tension between Russia and Ukraine? Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union … Read more