We may not yet know who put their finger on that trigger, but responsibility for this incident lies at the feet of President Vladimir Putin.
New compact with Georgia worth $140 million entered into force this month.
"Now more than ever. . .NATO allies must remain vigilant in the steps that we are taking to demonstrate on land, sea, and air, that NATO territory is inviolable, that we will defend every piece of it."
There were many notable outcomes at the recently concluded 26th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland.
The United States applauds the release from prison of Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski.
In late June, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia signed a number of agreements with the European Union aimed at increasing cooperation with these countries’ Western neighbors.
Albania has been granted official European Union candidate status by the European Council.