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  • Obama gives assurances to Ukraine's acting prime minister

    WASHINGTON — President Obama assured acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Wednesday that Russia would suffer significant consequences if it stayed on its military path toward Ukraine, a threat the Pentagon bolstered by acknowledging...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • Ukraine election looms [Commentary]

    Ukraine election looms [Commentary]
    Amid the storm created by Russian President Vladimir Putin's extralegal incursion into the Crimean peninsula, the U.S. and Europe risk allowing an event equally important to Ukraine's future to fall out of focus: the May 25 election in which the divided...
  • Tougher Actions Needed To Stop Putin

    The president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council challenges critics of President Barack Obama's Ukraine policy by saying "What are you going to do, send the 101st Airborne into Crimea?" Not exactly subtle. And rather silly, considering that no one...
  • Dana Rohrabacher on Russia-Ukraine crisis: 'Putin is not Satan'

    Dana Rohrabacher on Russia-Ukraine crisis: 'Putin is not Satan'
    WASHINGTON -- A California congressman who once arm-wrestled Vladimir Putin is taking an unusual stand on the crisis in Ukraine. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County, was among a handful of lawmakers who voted against loan guarantees...
  • U.S. vows to deny visas to those accused of wartime sexual violence

    U.S. vows to deny visas to those accused of wartime sexual violence
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on Tuesday a ban against issuing U.S. visas to foreigners implicated in wartime sexual violence. “No one at the highest level of military or governance who has presided over, or engaged in,...
  • President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine

    President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in the region. Obama told a...
  • Obama threatens to penalize Putin over Ukraine

    Obama threatens to penalize Putin over Ukraine
      WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the U.S. may boycott an upcoming economic summit in Russia and threatened further penalties if Moscow does not recall its military forces from Ukrainian territory....
  • Any U.S. steps to punish Russia unlikely to alter course in Ukraine

    Any U.S. steps to punish Russia unlikely to alter course in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has a variety of ways he can make good on his threat to make Russia pay "costs" for its military intervention in Ukraine. But it's not clear any of them will make a difference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, or...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

    Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'
    KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the...
  • Kerry threatens sanctions if Russia doesn't withdraw from Ukraine

    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry, denouncing what he called Russia's invasion of Ukraine as an “incredible act of aggression,” said the United States is considering an array of economic sanctions to persuade Russian President...