By any standard, Russia’s attack upon Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea is an act of war.
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How Putin's cohort has enriched itself;
Russia and Israeli-Palestinian peace;
The opposition's case for arming the masses
NATO's new mission should be robust, visible and built around two key goals: safeguarding the free flow of maritime traffic in the region (something that Russia's actions have threatened), and bolstering Ukrainian sovereignty by augmenting the military assistance already being provided to the country by the U.S. and Europe.
The effectiveness of American sanctions;
Russia's return to Latin America?;
The problem with Russian polling;
An opening for Moscow in Harare;
Browder back in the Kremlin's crosshairs
In August of 2008, Russia used separatist proxies in South Ossetia to attack Georgian villages near the city of Tskhinvali.