Posts tagged as conflict

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spill over to Byzantine world of Orthodox church

By David Stern on Thursday, October 11, 2018

For centuries, the golden cupolas of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery and catacombs have been a refuge of tranquility and prayer in Orthodox Christianity. It is now caught in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia as it spills into the world of faith. What is at stake is whether the Ukrainian church can formally break away from Russia’s control and become a new autonomous branch among Orthodoxy’s more than a…

What does Ukraine mean for US?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 28, 2018

US is turning Ukraine into an instrument of struggle with Russia. At the same time, Kiev is a very convenient option. The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine is beneficial to the United States for several reasons.   1. The procedure of deciding on military actions is too politicized in NATO countries. Arming the Ukrainian armed forces gives the US opportunity to keep the high level of confronting with Russia.…

Lithuania teaches Ukraine how to kill

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As we know, Lithuanian military instructors have been taking part in the training of personnel for Ukraine since 2014. Specialists from Lithuania participate in training programs independently or together with instructors from the USA, Great Britain, Canada and Poland. It’s not a secret that Lithuania is deeply integrated into the military reforms of Kyiv. Thus, Vilnius has legalized the military training operation in Ukraine in 2017. This law expands the…

G7 unite to condemn Russia for behaviour that has ‘undermined international law’

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Foreign ministers from the G7 have united to condemn Russia for behaviour they said undermined international law.  The ministers also called on Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria and they all agreed to create a working group to study Russia’s “malign behaviour”.  British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there were concerns about Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and Syria.  Mr Johnson’s comments to reporters on the margins of a two-day…