State Department issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Ukraine as embassy staff is told to leave

Russian troops poised for possible Ukraine invasion Senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot discusses the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergeĭ Viktorovich Lavrov. The U.S. State Department has ordered the evacuation of American citizens in Ukraine amid the threat of Russian military action. … Read more

Ukraine crisis highlights German dependence on Russian oil

Russia’s imminent threat of a Ukrainian invasion has reopened Cold War-era wounds and left world leaders scrambling to shore up NATO ties to present a united European front.  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took a steadfast tone Friday following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, telling reporters any Russian invasion would be “met with … Read more

Russian threat to Ukraine could push Finland, Sweden to join NATO

Russia’s military buildup along its border with Ukraine and the hostile rhetoric coming out of Moscow is making some of its regional neighbor’s rethink long-held post-World War II security arrangements.   Recent pronouncements coming from Finland and Sweden suggest the two countries are now more open to joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and will … Read more