Most significantly, however, the bill further aims to halt the delivery of American F-35 fighter jets to Turkey in a bid to dissuade Ankara from going ahead with the purchase of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system.
he collapse of the Soviet Union and the early years of the new Russian Federation were marked by the country leaving regions it was traditionally present.
However, the reality in which Zelenksy has taken over the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West’s stalemate with Russia following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, is of interest here.
oviet Russia was the first country that recognized the new Republic of Turkey, even before its official proclamation in year 1923.
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.
Nas added that the 2008 global financial crisis that took a toll on Greece, the Ukraine-Russia tensions, Russia’s expansionist policies and refugee crises have all respectively triggered concentric pressures on Europe.
In another agreement signed in the same year, it was announced that France sold two mistral warships (initially produced for Russia but the sales were suspended because of Europe’s sanctions following the war in Ukraine) for about 1 billion U.
Considering the US interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq along with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and half of Georgia, it is possible to foresee that the era of division is over and that actors will move towards expansion.
fter the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, Russia was preoccupied with domestic reforms and works of reconstruction for almost ten years.
Although the second term of the Obama administration was a nightmare for traditional US allies including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Ukraine, Obama’s policies produced a favorable environment for the US’s rivals like Iran, Cuba, and Russia.
Europe had good relations with Russia, and Ukraine was a country in peace.
However, the Obama administration failed to recognize the US interest in the balance of power when it signaled that the Russian entry to the war in Syria would go without a response.
We Are the Good Ones is a book written by Schreyer and Broeckers on how mainstream media in Europe and in the West in general tried to demoralise Russia during the crisis in Ukraine.