Ukraine’s Zelenskyy asked Biden to label Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked European nations to stop buying Russian oil. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service | via Reuters Ukrainian President Zelenksyy has asked the Biden administration to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, two sources familiar with the discussions told NBC News. Zelenskyy made the request in a recent phone conversation with President Joe … Read more

U.S. government formally accuses Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine

A damaged military vehicle is seen as civilians are evacuated along humanitarian corridors from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol under the control of Russian military and pro-Russian separatists, on March 21, 2022. Stringer | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Antony Blinken formally announced Wednesday that the United States government believes … Read more

Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

A Rohingya family stands by their makeshift tent at a new IDP camp in Tankhali, Bangladesh. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state as recent satellite images released by Amnesty International provided evidence that security forces were trying to push the minority … Read more

U.S., UK resist calls for no-fly zone over Ukraine’s pleas

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department in Washington, DC, March 9, 2022. Jim Watson | Pool | Reuters The United States and the United Kingdom on Wednesday hardened their opposition to imposing any form of … Read more

Baltic states in Europe fear Putin has them in his sights

Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr arrive in an armored vehicle at the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Battalion in Lithuania in Rukla, Lithuania on February 17, 2022. Petras Malukas | Afp | Getty Images Tensions are rising in Europe’s ex-Soviet Baltic nations that President Vladimir Putin might not stop invading Ukraine, and … Read more

US suspends operations at Belarus embassy, OKs exits from Moscow

The US Embassy in Moscow. Mikhail Metzel | TASS | Getty Images The State Department on Monday announced the suspended operations at its embassy in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, and greenlit the voluntary departure of non-emergency members and their families from the US embassy in Moscow. “We took these steps due to security … Read more

More shelling reported in Ukraine as Blinken warns invasion imminent

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic patrols the damaged building of a local school located near the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the settlement of Molodizhne (Molodezhnoye) in the Luhansk region, Ukraine February 17, 2022. Alexander Ermochenko | Reuters The Ukrainian government and Russian state-controlled media exchanged fresh accusations … Read more

Wall Street analysts share hedging tactics as Russia-Ukraine tensions mount

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces takes part in tactical military exercises at a training ground in the Rivne region, Ukraine February 16, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service via Reuters Assets across the spectrum have been affected by the geopolitical tensions, including oil and natural gas, wheat, the Russian ruble and safe havens … Read more

Ukraine asks for meeting with Russia as U.S. warns invasion imminent

Russian Navy’s diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don sails in Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 13, 2022. Yoruk Isik | Reuters Ukraine has requested a meeting with Russia within 48 hours as US intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion could begin this week. On Sunday evening, Ukrainian Foreign Minister … Read more

Biden tells U.S. citizens to leave Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Service members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces drive a military vehicle during military exercises in Kharkiv region, Ukraine February 10, 2022. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy | Reuters President Joe Biden has issued a warning that US citizens should leave Ukraine immediately as tensions with Russia over its military activity continue to intensify. “American citizens should leaveā€¦ Leave … Read more