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Ukraine Invasion

Russia’s onslaught continues amid optimism over talks

Russian forces destroyed a theater in Mariupol where hundreds of people were sheltering Wednesday and rained fire on other cities, Ukrainian authorities said, even as the two sides projected optimism over efforts to negotiate an end to the fighting. The airstrike ripped apart the center of the once-elegant building, where hundreds of civilians had been

Military

Ukraine war may lead to rethinking of US defense of Europe

Photo: Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine and his push to upend the broader security order in Europe may lead to a historic shift in American thinking about defense of the continent. Depending on how far Putin goes, this could mean

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

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine? – Pat Buchanan

When Russia’s Vladimir Putin demanded that the U.S. rule out Ukraine as a future member of the NATO alliance, the U.S. archly replied: NATO has an open-door policy. Any nation, including Ukraine, may apply for membership and be admitted. We’re not changing that. In the Bucharest declaration of 2008, NATO had put Ukraine and Georgia,

Russia

War, peace, stalemate? Week ahead may decide Ukraine’s fate

Even if a Russian invasion of Ukraine doesn’t happen in the next few days, the crisis is reaching a critical inflection point with European stability and the future of East-West relations hanging in the balance. A convergence of events over the coming week could determine whether the stalemate is resolved peacefully or Europe is at

Russia

Macron: Putin told him Russia won’t escalate Ukraine crisis

Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, meets French President Emmanuel Macron, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Moscow would not further escalate the Ukraine crisis. Macron also said it would take time to find a diplomatic solution to the rising

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