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  • Moldovan breakaway region should be allowed to choose fate: Putin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the people of Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria region should have the right to decide their own fate and stressed the need for negotiations. "People should be allowed to determine...
  • Putin says hopes will not have to use force in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday did not rule out sending Russian troops into eastern Ukraine but said he hoped he would not need to, and that diplomacy would serve to resolve the crisis there. In a televised call-in with the...
  • Putin says impossible for Europe to stop buying Russian gas

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it would not be possible for Europe, which is trying to cut its reliance on Russian energy, to completely stop buying Russian gas. Putin also said that the transit via Ukraine is the...
  • Russia's Putin acknowledges impact from sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday condemned Western sanctions imposed on a group of Russians and Ukrainians, saying they were aimed at people close to him and in one case had prevented a leading businessman's wife from paying for...
  • Putin says trust lost in ties with U.S. before Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that trust between Russia and the United States had been damaged before the crisis in Ukraine, but that he wanted to restore their cooperation. "To a certain extent trust has been lost, but...
  • Letters: Ukraine not worth another war

    Re "Standing up to Russia," Editorial, April 15 Alarmed by 20 years of provocative NATO expansion and recent U.S. and European Union meddling in the separatist demonstrations in Kiev, the Russians are reasserting themselves around their borders and...
  • Casualty numbers used as a weapon in Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Around 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Vladimir Maximovich heard the news that was ricocheting around Russian media and online: at least four pro-Russian activists had been killed and others wounded by Ukrainian...
  • Kiev says three separatists killed in attempted storming of base

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard in an eastern city overnight and Kiev said three attackers were killed in the shooting that followed, making it the bloodiest incident so far in a 10 day uprising in...
  • Putin says Russia, Ukraine will reach 'mutual understanding'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was certain that Russia and Ukraine could reach a compromise following Moscow's annexation of Crimea, saying the neighbors had a huge number of common interests. "I'm sure we will come to...
  • Putin admits Russian forces were deployed to Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Russian forces had been active in Crimea in order to support local defense forces, the first time he has admitted deployment of Russian troops on the Black Sea peninsula. "We had to take unavoidable...
  • Putin says Kiev's use of army against separatists a 'grave crime'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Ukraine's decision to send armed forces into the east of the country instead of trying to establish a dialogue with the Russian-speaking population there was a "grave crime." In...