Moldova has oscillated between pro-Russia and pro-Western camps since regaining its independence, but the level of corruption by pro-Russian factions in the nation seems to have sparked yet another turn towards the West.
EU countries are getting ready to adopt a common traffic light system to coordinate traveling across the 27-nation bloc amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday backed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek re-election after his current term ends in 2024, ending uncertainty about his future.
On Tuesday, the Treasury Department blocked U.S. companies from doing business with Rosneft Trading SA, accusing the Geneva subsidiary of the Russian state-owned oil giant of providing a critical lifeline to Maduro as he seeks to bypass U.S. sanctions.
One Ukrainian soldier was killed and four wounded during heavy shelling in Ukraine’s eastern provinces in the early hours of February 18, according to Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation, which oversees the military situation at the frontline.
The landscape is clear. The U.K. left the EU as it no longer wanted to be a rule taker. Instead it wanted to forge its own path in the world whilst enjoying a cordial relationship with the EU in matters of defence, security and of course trade.
China and its increasingly sophisticated and far-flung military sit atop U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s list of international security worries, but in Europe a bigger concern is closer to home: Russia.
Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukraine’s new president Vladimir Zelensky next week during peace talks held with mediators France and Germany, Russian media reported on Friday.