According to internal Treasury Department data, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Reuters that the flow of Russian money to third-party countries long suspected of assisting Russia's sanctions circumvention has decreased since the order was signed.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said that former U.S. President Donald Trump does not really understand Russian President Vladimir Putin because the U.S. has never directly fought Russia.
Yaroslav Shirshikov was arrested in April 2023 on charges of "justifying terrorism" after he called pro-war blogger Vladlen Tatarsky a "scumbag" on Telegram and said that he did not feel "a tinge of sadness" over his death.
According to President Volodymyr Zelensky's original proposal, conscripts whose term of service expired during martial law and whose military service was extended beyond the established period are released from service to the reserve "within the terms determined by the presidential decree."
Scholz is reportedly against sending Taurus missiles to Kyiv because he fears the move will draw Germany into the war. Ukraine has received other long-range missiles, such as the Storm Shadow from the U.K. and the French-made SCALP.
Directing his comments to House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senator Richard Blumenthal said that the U.S. must "pay now, or pay later."
Hungary did not give an explicit reason for its objection, sources told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
After almost two years of delays, Hungary's parliament is set to bring Sweden's NATO accession to a vote on Feb. 26. The ruling Fidesz party has pledged its support for the measure, making its passage all but ensured.
Grain has been dumped from Ukrainian trains at the Polish border on at least two other occasions earlier in February, sparking condemnations in Ukraine.
The bill was passed with 319 votes for and none against, lawmaker Yaroslav Zhelezniak said.
The Financial Times reported, citing unnamed officials, that the Czech Republic is ready to head up the initiative to purchase shell stockpiles that have already been identified outside of the EU, but needs help from European allies to secure $1.5 billion in funding.
Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics argued that Russian grain imports support the Russian economy and, therefore, its army, and what is labeled as Russian grain may, in fact, be Ukrainian grain stolen from Russian-occupied territories.
The missiles, which cost roughly 100,000 pounds ($126,000) apiece, can be air or ground-launched. They are laser-guided and are considered to be highly accurate, with particular effectiveness against moving targets such as tanks.
"If we don't stand together, Ukraine won't stand, and potentially Europe won't either," Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said.
The package targets more than 50 individuals and companies that help support Russia's war machine by providing military equipment and revenue for the Russian state.
The hearing, entitled "The U.S. Technology Fueling Russia's War in Ukraine: How and Why," is scheduled for Feb. 27, Senator Richard Blumenthal said.
The 47% of Polish respondents who said that a Russian attack on Poland was probable represented a 16% increase from when a similar poll was conducted in May 2023.
Politico: White House sends House Republicans 'vacation reading' about consequences of congressional inaction in Ukraine
The White House has continued to criticize House Republicans over their refusal to pass legislation providing aid for Ukraine, which escalated after U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson convened an early recess on Feb. 15 without bringing the aid, passed the week before by the Senate, to a vote.
The Swedish media group Bonnier, along with the Estonian newspaper Aripaiv, gives the prize every year along with a 7,500 euro award. A total of 20 entries were nominated for the prize.
Infrastructure Ministry: Ukraine plans to bypass Poland border issues by adding new Danube export route
Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov told Bloomberg at the Munich Security Conference, which concluded on Feb. 18, that the new route would be "more predictable" than exports overland into Poland.
The case reportedly centers around a $51 donation that the dual U.S. and Russian citizen, reportedly identified as Ksenia (Karelina) Khavana, is accused of making to the U.S.-based Razom for Ukraine charity group on the day that Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022.
Russian Telegram channels said that six people who were detained in St. Petersburg while attending makeshift memorial ceremonies were told that they "must report to the enlistment office within a few days to verify their information and register for military service."
The U.K.'s sanctions will specifically target six individuals "responsible for the custody" of Navalny, ban them from traveling to the U.K., and have their assets frozen.
Danone's Russian assets were placed under "temporary management" by the Russian government in July 2023 in response to Western sanctions against Russian companies abroad.
The poll was conducted across 12 European countries before the fall of Avdiivka on Feb. 17.
Blinken and Lavrov previously met in person at last year's G20 summit in New Delhi, India.
The Estonian media outlet ERR reported earlier on Feb. 20 that the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) detained 10 people in connection with a series of crimes committed in late 2023, including vandalism of a car belonging to Estonian Interior Minister Lauri Laanemets.
RFE/RL suspended its operations in Russia in March 2022, shortly after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine and subsequent crackdown on media in Russia.
According to the Viasna human rights group, Ihar Lednik is the fifth political prisoner to die behind bars in Belarus in the last two years.