Putin ‘to recognize’ independence of breakaway territories in Ukraine

Putin ‘to recognize’ independence of breakaway territories in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two breakaway territories in eastern Ukraine as independent on Monday in a dramatic escalation of the crisis that Western leaders … Read more

Defiant Zelenskyy promises Ukraine will defend itself 'with or without' allies

Defiant Zelenskyy promises Ukraine will defend itself 'with or without' allies

MUNICH — With his country under threat of imminent attack by Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy received a standing ovation at the annual Munich Security … Read more

Western leaders implore Putin to step back from 'real' risk of war

Western leaders implore Putin to step back from 'real' risk of war

Press play to listen to this article Western leaders on Saturday appealed to Vladimir Putin to not give up on diplomacy amid warnings that the … Read more

West must brace for years of Putin pressure on Ukraine, Latvian PM says

West must brace for years of Putin pressure on Ukraine, Latvian PM says

Press play to listen to this article Whether or not Moscow launches an attack on Ukraine in the coming days, the West must gear up … Read more

On stage at the Kremlin: Putin and Lavrov’s de-escalation dance

On stage at the Kremlin: Putin and Lavrov’s de-escalation dance

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trusty foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, signaled on Monday that there would be … Read more

German leader ventures to Ukraine and Russia amid warnings of war

German leader ventures to Ukraine and Russia amid warnings of war

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Even before Washington warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent, German Chancellor Olaf … Read more

In Ukraine, even peace accords can be a Russian weapon

In Ukraine, even peace accords can be a Russian weapon

Press play to listen to this article In their frenzied diplomatic effort to dissuade Russia from a new invasion of Ukraine, Western leaders are pinning … Read more

Why Germany pipes down when talk turns to Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Why Germany pipes down when talk turns to Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Press play to listen to this article To many of Germany’s allies, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s refusal to state plainly what appears obvious — that Russia … Read more