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Nemtsov Shot on Bridge Near Kremlin

Nemtsov Shot on Bridge Near Kremlin

Boris Nemstov was shot on a bridge near the Kremlin Friday night around midnight. Reports say that several men who had jumped out of a car shot Nemtsov while he was walking with a woman. He was shot as many as four times but there have been no indications that anyone else was injured. Nemtsov […]

Ukraine Pays 15 Million for One Day of Russian Gas

Ukraine Pays 15 Million for One Day of Russian Gas

As heavy military equipment is seen retreating from the front-line with the Ukrainian blue and gold flag fluttering in the wind, Ukraine is now faced with the economic challenge of paying for Russian gas that costs in excess of $15 million a day. It appears that both sides of this conflict are making a show […]

Ukraine Begins Weapons Withdrawal

Ukraine Begins Weapons Withdrawal

Ukraine’s army has begun the withdrawal of its heavy artillery and troops from the front line in the eastern part of the country, according to British Defense Ministry officials. This comes around a week after the ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists was signed. Though, alleged violations of the peace agreement have occurred along […]

President Vladimir Putin Threatens Gas Cutoffs in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin Threatens Gas Cutoffs in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has threatened Ukraine that Russia will cutoff natural gas supplies if the country fails to pay for future deliveries in advance. Putin said Ukraine’s current allowance will only be good until the end of the week, warning that Russia will cease all transfer of natural gas if the payment lapses. Though he did […]

Ukraine’s Post Cease-Fire Activity

Ukraine’s Post Cease-Fire Activity

In Ukraine’s post cease-fire atmosphere the world has seen not only a continuance of violence, but also an exchange of captives and reports of an influx of heavy Russian military machinery into the area. This all comes after peace talks that many thought would be the end to this struggle between Ukraine and Russia. It […]

France Is Selling Jets to Egypt

France Is Selling Jets to Egypt

Despite the fact that Egypt already has the largest air force in Africa, France is selling 24 fighter jets to Egypt. This is to combat threats according to President of France Francois Hollande. The domestically built Rafale fighter jet aircraft is a hard sell, as it is advanced, it is expensive. Deals with Libya, Brazil, Switzerland, […]

Ukrainian Peace Talks Stipulations to Look for

Ukrainian Peace Talks Stipulations to Look for

As peace talks in Minsk commenced Wednesday with the presence of many European leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, many are curious what stipulations they should be looking for. The immediate concern of most onlookers is that this round of peace talks will be as productive as the agreement reached in September which President Barack […]

Vladimir Putin Blames West for Ukraine Conflict

Vladimir Putin Blames West for Ukraine Conflict

In an ongoing blame game between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine for the escalating conflict between them, the Russian President has found a new target in the West. On Monday, he told an Egyptian newspaper that Western countries have been pushing for Ukraine to decide between them and Russia. Putin has recently resumed talks with European […]

Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal is Reported

Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal is Reported

On Tuesday night, negotiators in Minsk discussed a cease-fire deal for Ukraine. The Ukraine cease-fire deal is scheduled to be made official on Wednesday. Leaders of France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine will sign the deal. Officials working on the agreement say the original reports of the deal were published too soon, the story still premature. These […]

European Union Delays Sanctions While Awaiting Ukraine Peace Talks

European Union Delays Sanctions While Awaiting Ukraine Peace Talks

The European Union has agreed to delay sanctions against Russia while it awaits peace talks regarding the Ukrainian conflict. On Monday, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed to expand existing sanctions to cover 19 more individuals and nine additional entities. However, they decided that the sanctions would take effect next week only if further […]

Ukraine Discussed Between Obama and Merkel

Ukraine Discussed Between Obama and Merkel

President Barrack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Ukraine crisis Monday morning. While this conflict continues to increase in violence these two leaders of countries with vested interest in the conflict met in the Oval Office at the White House to explore options. This meeting was planned ahead and Obama put off making […]

Ukraine Conflict Becoming More Violent

Ukraine Conflict Becoming More Violent

The conflict in the Ukraine is becoming more violent. In the past 24 hours, thirteen government troops have been killed along with a similar number of civilians. Both sides agreed to sit down for another round of peace talks, but these appear to have been even less productive than the previous ones. Each side left the […]

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