As President Putin moves to annex Crimea, US vice-president Joe Biden arrives in Poland "to confirm NATO obligations" and consult on measures to support Ukraine's sovereignty.
The EU and US have announced sanctions against individuals involved in the current crisis engulfing Ukraine and Russia. EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels said they wanted to send a strong signal to Moscow.
Northeast Asia is one of the most important regions in modern global nuclear policy. It is home to three legal nuclear powers (the United States, Russia and China), one illegal nuclear power (North Korea), and countries with a closed nuclear fuel cycle and developed civil nuclear power (Japan and South Korea). This makes Northeast Asia a region of crucial significance for Russia's nuclear strategy.
The Serbian Progressive Party is heading for a crushing victory in elections. It has won about 50 per cent of votes and, thanks to the electoral system, this will give it enough seats in parliament to rule Serbia on its own.
The version about involvement of the opposition into assassinations can be used by a moderate opposition against the radicals.
Four central European countries have asked the US Congress to make it easier for them to import natural gas from the United States and reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia, the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Saturday (8 March).
A rise in attacks against minorities has alarmed observers in Bulgaria. They say the violence is generated by nationalism, and that this aggression is rooted in the way Bulgaria reads its own history.
Issue of sanctions the West against Russia goes into action: U.S. White House announced that stops receiving applications for visas from official and individuals who are responsible for "destroying the integrity of Ukraine." From Russia requires reducing military presence in Crimea to 11 thousand military units and unlocking Peninsula. Discusses options for sanctions against Russian business tools to lower world prices for oil and gas. EU froze negotiations on an agreement on strategic partnership and also imposed visa restrictions. SF in response to discussing the possibility of freezing the assets of Western companies in Russia. Unpleasant but not fatal for Russia would stall the G8 summit in Sochi Russia and anticipated elimination of the "Big Eight".
The Foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan considers the latest statement of Viktor Yanukovych inappropriate and inadequate. It became known yesterday evening after the Foreign Ministry spread a press release.
As illustrated by recent events in Ukraine, the post-Soviet space is still undergoing significant economic and political transformations. After the Soviet Union collapsed, the world welcomed 15 new sovereign states. Each of them chose a different path, some of which led to democracy and others that went astray.
Any threat to the territorial integrity of Ukraine could lead to instability throughout Eurasia, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, noting Turkey was concerned about the decision regarding an early referendum in Crimea.
Before diving in depth of the Iran-Six powers nuclear negotiations to achieve the final accord, it seems that EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is testing the water during her visit to Iran by meeting with the country's several powerful wings, including Iranian hard-liners.
The idea of Transcaspian oil pipeline Aktau-Baku construction occurred in the mid of 90-s of the past century and Is directly connected with promotion of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project. The initiators of the project considered that connection to Kazakhstani oil would allow the maximum load for exporting oil pipeline and enhance the involvement of Kazakhstan into Caspian hydrocarbons transportation. Initially the plans suggested finalization of the pipeline construction by 2003-2004.
If as a result of the nation-wide referendum of the multi-national Crimean people it shall become independent, than investments shall flow generously into the free Crimea. And not only from Russia. Russian tourists will flow. First of all, it is a tradition, second – it shall be popular. A “Cabin in Crimea” shall become the dream of all prosperous Russians, land lots and realty estate costs shall jump up. Generally speaking, Crimean people will have a good opportunity to make some extra money.
Poland and Turkey share the view that Ukraine's striving to maintain its territorial integrity should be supported, Polish and Turkish Presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Abdullah Gul said at a joint conference in Ankara on Wednesday.