The small unrecognised country is located along Moldova’s eastern border with Ukraine, making Transnistria a crucial location for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Information Age communication networks were supposed to help bring understanding between the West and Russia after the end of the Cold War. Unfortunately, it seems to have driven them apart for now.
The two EU and NATO heavyweights are more willing than the US to talk to Vladimir Putin, and persuade the Russian leader to de-escalate tensions with Kiev.
While reassuring Turkiye's support to Ukraine as a NATO ally, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said the cooperation is not intended to hurt Russia.
Moscow’s massive military deployment along its border with Ukraine has sparked debate over what exactly the Russian army’s capabilities are.
The latest shipment, including defensive equipment and munitions, is part of $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine from the United States.
While some are debating possible war scenarios, others think that Russia just wants to reach an agreement with the West on a new security architecture across its European borders.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin recently talked to each other followed up by talks between their diplomats without making any progress. Here are the main reasons behind the political deadlock.
There are both geopolitical and historical reasons behind Moscow’s endless pressure on Kiev, which was the birthplace of the first Russian state in the 9th Century.
The NATO-Russia Council has been an opportunity to keep communication open since the 1990s, but recently both sides expelled their diplomats deepening the rift.
While Russia and Turkey have shown willingness to keep building their ties, the two nations may face limitations due to their divergence in foreign policy.
NATO and Kiev have warned Russia against building up troops near eastern Ukraine, prompting Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to threaten Western countries with force if they send troops to join the fray.
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