With tension high in the Baltic States over the possibility of a Russian invasion, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has called for a permanent NATO force to be stationed in the state to preempt Russian aggression.
As the conflict in Ukraine continues and tension rises in the Baltics, the Pentagons proposed 2016 budget significantly cuts funding for U.S. military programs in the Eastern European region.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) met with Ukrainian officials in Kiev Monday.
Ten heavily armored American humvees were delivered to Boryspil International Airport near Kiev, Ukraine today as part of the United States commitment to send defense aid to the nation in its struggle against Russian separatists.
The House passed resolution Monday that urges President Obama to provide Ukraine with military assistance in its struggle against Russia. The measure was well received in Ukraine.
One year ago, the Russian Federation annexed Crimea. Wednesday, Vladimir Putin celebrated the anniversary with a rally in downtown Moscow to culminate days of celebration nationwide. Bands played, crowds of more than 100,000 people gathered in patriotic fervor, and Putin sang Russia's national anthem.
Days after the death of Putin opponent Boris Nemtsev, who claimed to be able to prove Russian support of the rebels in Ukraine, rebel armed forces are still moving heavy weapons and equipment into eastern Ukraine.
The United States will continue sanctions against Russia and financial support of Ukrainian forces, President Obama announced at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House this afternoon. He did not mention sending lethal weapons to Ukraine.
"...no one seems to want to call what is going on in Ukraine an invasion."
Why should the U.S. care about what happens in Ukraine?
The United States will impose key sanctions against the Russian economy, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday during a White House press conference.