Vladimir Putin is making Russian passports more easily available to Ukrainians living in the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, where pro-Kremlin separatists have been battling Kiev forces.
Russia's security chief said that Kiev's reliance on Western support may contribute to Ukraine's loss of statehood.
The Kremlin leader allegedly revealed the news during a closed-door speech on Thursday with top Russian ambassadors.
The U.S. State Department demanded an end to the hostilities as the conflict entered its fifth year.
The Javelin missiles are deemed so effective that intention to sell or deploy them has long warranted a big political announcement.
Russia is reinforcing its forces in Crimea by dispatching more S-400 surface to air missiles there.
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Ukraine's future is no longer a binary struggle between a pro-Western and a pro-Russian future. Now, China's in the mix.
Chinese Army aircraft may approach Taiwan under the guise of commercial airliners.
Ukraine's security service has brought criminal charges against leading reform groups.
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U.S. military forces in Europe are busily repainting their desert tan equipment in forest green.
The EU cannot afford to become indifferent to threats to the rule of law among its members.
China may ultimately prefer Ukraine to be in Russia's orbit rather than the West's.
The 1.6 million who have been displaced are being badly treated by Ukraine.
It's disheartening to see law enforcement agencies more concerned with lining their pockets than fighting corruption.
The USSR was a colonial power from the moment its troops first crossed into Ukraine.
A Kiev store that dared paint over revolutionary graffiti was attacked by an angry crowd.
The future of Poland's position in the European Union remains uncertain.
Any proof of Ukrainian complicity on N. Korea's missile program would irreparably damage U.S.-Ukrainian relations.
Moscow claims that any Russian military hardware was looted by rebels from Ukrainian government depots.