Since 2015, mercenaries have flourished in Yemen, Libya, Nigeria, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Mozambique, Central African Republic, and Venezuela.
Turkey can cooperate and/or contain Russia in the Middle East and Central Asia, it has strategic relationship with Azerbaijan and Ukraine, and has a role in the Afghanistan peace process, not to mention Syria and Iraq.
Russia’s expulsion of diplomats from three EU countries as well as Ukraine comes amid an ongoing regional conflict.
imposed sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014, along with growing antipathy between Beijing and Washington DC has created a new and unshakable bond between Russia and China.
Orthodox Ukrainians and Orthodox Russians actively and even happily killed each other in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, while the Kyiv and Moscow Patriarchates not only did not advocate a reconciliation on a common religious platform, but even encouraged the armed participants and instigated further violence.
The House Intelligence Committee, the Oversight Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee have all taken depositions from key people involved in the Ukraine affair.
What is your analysis about the current security policies and defense strategies of Putin’s Russia in regards to its regional involvements and deployments? Do you think President Putin has started to adopt a much more offensive and expansionist posture, considering the Russian intervention in Georgia, Ukraine, Crimea, Syria and even Afghanistan (through negotiations with Taliban)? I view it differently.
and most European countries, Putin’s Russia is more interventionist, aggressive and expansionist which has allegedly been the case in Georgia, Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and once again Afghanistan.
In eastern Ukraine, Russia has denied military involvement in the Donbass while maintaining a significant foothold in the region.
The Italian police stumbled on these extremist groups while investigating citizens who travelled to Ukraine and fought alongside the Russian-backed separatists in the Donbass region - There is a ‘‘strange’’ love relation between far-rights and Vladmir Putin’s Russia.
If anything, the lifting of the arms embargo is no more than a symbolic gesture of solidarity to the Greek…
This is the reason for the new format of relations between Russia and Turkey in the framework of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline construction project, instead of gas transit through Ukraine.
Especially when it comes to sensitive issues for bilateral relations, in particular, Syria and the post-war settlement in the country, the Crimea and the Crimean Tatars, relations in the Turkey-Ukraine-Russia triangle, and Russian-Turkish competition in the Central Asia and Caucasus region.
Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, Europe became desperate to diversify its gas supply away from Russia, which owns around a third of the European gas market.