Ukraine’s desire to join the alliance has long been a source of conflict with Russia, which sees the eastward expansion of NATO as a existential threat.
Month: September 2022
In Sham Annexation, Putin Declares 4 Ukrainian Regions Part of Russia
In Moscow, President Vladimir V. Putin signed decrees to absorb the regions, a widely denounced move that he called the will of the people.
Countering China, the U.S. Signs a Broad Deal to Aid Pacific Nations
Beijing’s inroads in a strategic region are pushing the Biden administration to shore up withered ties.
Downpours From Ian Prompt Florida Treatment Plants to Release Waste
Concern turns to industrial sites and huge farms farther north as the storm heads toward South Carolina.
What We Know About the Mysterious Nord Stream Pipeline Leaks
The leaks, which may amount to as much as a third of Denmark’s annual carbon emissions, expose the vulnerability of critical infrastructure as the war in Ukraine continues.
Russia Will Move to Take Over Ukrainian Regions on Friday, Kremlin Says
President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech in Moscow, capping an annexation effort widely denounced as a sham.
Australian Economic Adviser Sentenced to Three Years in Myanmar
Sean Turnell, arrested five days after the military seized power in a coup, has been convicted by the junta of violating the country’s official secrets act.
Russian Proxies in Ukraine Push Moscow to Annex Occupied Regions
The requests lent an air of formality to a process condemned by the West. They followed sham referendums in four regions in Ukraine that purported to put voters’ stamp of approval on joining Russia.
Protests in Prague Signal a Troubled Winter Ahead in Europe
Tens of thousands gathered in the Czech capital for the second such protest in a month, spurred by an energy crisis and rising prices that are affecting countries across Europe.
Europe Points to Sabotage in Pipeline Leaks and Pledges ‘United Response’
The ruptures in two undersea gas pipelines from Russia have unsettled European officials and exposed the vulnerability of the continent’s energy infrastructure.