Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Michael Barone

Opinion: Ukraine’s Fate Is Rooted in a Tragic History – Michael Barone

For those trying to keep up with the fast-moving events in Ukraine, it may be helpful to consider some lessons of history. Mistakes made in the past week, added onto developments covering the last two or three centuries, have left the United States and its European allies — in particular the largest of them, Germany

Sanctions

West hits back with sanctions for Russia’s Ukraine actions

Responding swiftly to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order sending troops to separatist regions of Ukraine, world leaders hit back with non-military actions Tuesday in hopes of averting a full-blown war in Europe. Germany made the first big move, taking steps to halt certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia — a massive,

Russia

Biden threatens: No gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine

In a flurry of diplomacy across two continents, President Joe Biden met with Germany’s new leader Monday and vowed the crucial Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline will be blocked if Russia further invades Ukraine. Russia’s Vladimir Putin retorted that the U.S. and its allies are the only ones talking invasion. Putin and French President

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