Syria's deputy foreign minister is currently in Moscow for talks over UN peace plans. And UN envoy Laktar Brahimi will fly to Moscow on Saturday. But for now, there's little sign of peace on the battlefield in Syria.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that a resolution demanding humanitarian aid access in Syria is being honored by neither the government nor rebel fighters.
Ukraine has accused Moscow of interfering in restive eastern cities in a bid to restore the Soviet Union. The warning was echoed by Ukrainian religious leaders who traded accusations with their Russian counterparts.
NATO is waking up to the single most important lesson of history. Use a little force early to avoid the use of greater force later. Just think if that lesson had been learned before World War II, says Henry R. Nau.
The UN Security Council has held an emergency session at Russia's request. The meeting followed an ultimatum issued by Kyiv to pro-Russian militants to cease the occupation of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.
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