The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam (seen) conducted a routine transit to demonstrate US commitment "to a free and open Indo-Pacific," Colonel Rob Manning told reporters at a press briefing

Report: U.S. Warships to ‘Challenge’ Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.

A Russian navy landing vessel unloads an armored vehicle as a military helicopter flies overhead during Russian military maneuvers Vostok 2018 on the training ground "Klerk", about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Vladivostok, Russian Far East port, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The weeklong Vostok 2018 maneuvers are the …

Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine

Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.

A Ukraine army soldier stands on duty with his heavy machine gun at an undisclosed location in eastern Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Ukrainian lawmakers were set to consider a presidential request for the introduction of martial law in the country on Monday following an incident in which Russian coast …

Five Key Elements of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The naval conflict this weekend between Russia and Ukraine was not a sudden development. Pressure has been building between the two nations for a long time, arguably even before Ukraine broke away from the disintegrating Soviet Union in 1991.

TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Rescuers carry an injured victim of a blast at at a college in the city of Kerch on October 17, 2018. - Thirteen people were killed and 50 more wounded, most of them teenagers, after a blast tore into a college canteen in …

Russia-Annexed Crimea: Student Massacres 19, Wounds 50 at School

An 18-year-old allegedly massacred his fellow students with a shotgun on Wednesday at a vocational school in Crimea, the Ukrainian territory Russia annexed in 2014, killing 19 and injuring more than 50 others before committing suicide.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a media conference after a G-8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The final day of the G-8 summit of wealthy nations is ending with discussions on globe-trotting corporate tax dodgers, a lunch with …

Donald Trump: Ask Obama About the Russians Seizing Crimea

“Well you know, you have to ask President Obama because he was the one that let Crimea get away, that was during his administration,” Trump said during a press conference with reporters at the G7 Summit in Canada.

Barack Obama Phil Murphy (Associated Press)

Obama Complains About the ’19th Century’ — Again

Obama’s complaint about the “19th century” echoes a similar complaint made by his administration. In 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry complained that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behaving in a “19th century fashion” rather than obeying the niceties of 21st century diplomacy when he invaded Crimea.