US and allies discussing deploying more troops to Eastern Europe prior to any Russian invasion of Ukraine

US and allies discussing deploying more troops to Eastern Europe prior to any Russian invasion of Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteThe US and a handful of allies are in discussions to deploy thousands more troops to Eastern European NATO countries before any potential Russian invasion of Ukraine as a show of support in the face of Moscow’s ongoing aggression, three US officials familiar...

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Congress races to strike Russia sanctions deal as tensions mount

Congress races to strike Russia sanctions deal as tensions mount

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers are racing to hammer out a deal on Russia sanctions legislation amid escalating tensions with Moscow over its troop buildup along the Ukrainian border.The House and Senate are out of town this week, but negotiations are ramping up behind…

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President Joe Biden’s options to deter Russia in Ukraine hinge on Vladimir Putin’s next move

President Joe Biden’s options to deter Russia in Ukraine hinge on Vladimir Putin’s next move

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. troops, tougher sanctions, more lethal arms among President Joe Biden’s options for confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.     

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Biden cranks up pressure as Putin mulls Ukraine invasion

Biden cranks up pressure as Putin mulls Ukraine invasion

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden is signaling a stiffened Western stance in the showdown with Russia, piling on pressure designed to deter Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine in a strategy that nevertheless risks quickening a dangerous cycle of escalation.

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Russia accuses West of planning Ukraine ‘provocations’

Russia accuses West of planning Ukraine ‘provocations’

This post was originally published on this siteRussia accused the West of staging “provocations” in Ukraine amid new alarms over the impending threat of a Russian attack.Maria Zakharova, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said that the recent fears expressed by officials from…

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US providing Ukraine with additional $200M in military aid amid tensions with Russia

US providing Ukraine with additional $200M in military aid amid tensions with Russia

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration has reportedly approved an additional $200 million in defensive security assistance to Ukraine amid its tensions with Russia, which the U.S. says could attack its former territory on “very short notice.”The aid was…

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Blinken launches fresh diplomatic push in Ukraine as fears of Russian invasion mount

Blinken launches fresh diplomatic push in Ukraine as fears of Russian invasion mount

This post was originally published on this siteFearing a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent, the United States launched a fresh effort to resolve the standoff on Wednesday.

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Blinken stresses ‘unshakable’ US commitment to Ukraine in call with Russian counterpart

Blinken stresses ‘unshakable’ US commitment to Ukraine in call with Russian counterpart

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in what a State Department spokesperson said was an effort to de-escalate the heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine.In a statement…

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US calls on North Korea to halt ‘unlawful and destabilizing’ missile launches

US calls on North Korea to halt ‘unlawful and destabilizing’ missile launches

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. envoy focused on North Korea called at least two ballistic missile launches by North Korea Monday “unlawful and destabilizing activities” and pushed for the nuclear-armed nation to engage in dialogue. Sung Kim, the U.S….

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