Biden says he’d consider slapping Putin with personal sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine

Joe Biden said a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be the “largest invasion since World War II.” Biden said the US could sanction Vladimir Putin personally if an invasion went ahead. Russia previously warned that sanctioning Putin could lead to US-Russia ties being cut. President Joe Biden said the US could put personal sanctions onContinue reading “Biden says he’d consider slapping Putin with personal sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine”

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts meeting on Ukraine crisis including Germany, Russia

The French President on Monday Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting between the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia on the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a bid to make progress toward possible solutions.

More Russian troops to arrive in Belarus soon, says Ukraine – WION

Ukraine says, there are at least 127,000 Russian troops at its borders and thousands more are expected to arrive in Belarus soon.

Germany urges ‘prudence’ in potential sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Germany’s leader has urged Europe and the United States to think carefully when considering sanctions against Russia for any aggression against Ukraine in a crisis pitting Berlin’s main gas supplier against its biggest security allies. Among a range of possible Western sanctions against President Vladmir Putin’s government, Germany could halt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia if itContinue reading “Germany urges ‘prudence’ in potential sanctions against Russia over Ukraine”

U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats

Among the options presented to the president was to move troops and equipment from other parts of Europe into Poland, Romania and other countries neighboring Ukraine. The United States is discussing the deployment of American military forces to Eastern Europe with its NATO allies, a senior administration official said Monday, as President Joe Biden weighs options forContinue reading “U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats”

UK foreign office says Kremlin is planning to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine – CNN

The British government is reporting it has information that the Russian government is planning to “install a pro-Russian leader” in Ukraine. CNN’s Pamela Brown speaks with Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin and Ret. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling.

German navy chief resigns over controversial Ukraine comments

Vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach came under fire after saying Putin deserves ‘respect’ and Kyiv will never regain Crimea. The head of the German navy has resigned after coming under fire at home and abroad for saying that Ukraine would never regain the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. Speaking at an event in NewContinue reading “German navy chief resigns over controversial Ukraine comments”

Let’s talk about how the media covers foreign policy – Beau of the Fifth Column

US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia

The United States says the first shipment of military aid promised by President Joe Biden to Ukraine amid the standoff with Russia has arrived in Kyiv. Washington has also endorsed a move by the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to send US-made weapons to Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Saturday to saluteContinue reading “US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia”

Why did the US Join World War One? – History Matters

The United States could have, if it wanted, quite easily avoided entering World War One. Yet, in April of 1917 it did, joining the Entente and helping with their victory of the Central Powers. But why did the US get involved? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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