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

German navy chief resigns after controversial comments favorable to Putin

The head of the German Navy is stepping down over controversial comments favorable to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I have asked Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect,” Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement, according to Reuters. “The minister has accepted my request.” FAMILIES OF US EMBASSY … 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