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  • 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...
  • Putin says Ukraine's decision to disbanded Berkut police will backfire

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine's Berkut riot police, a force disbanded by authorities in Kiev after being blamed for the deaths of protesters, had served honorably in the line of duty. Answering a question from a...
  • Obama, Abe to battle negative images at U.S.-Japan summit

    TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message that Asia's most important security alliance is...
  • Putin says Kiev must seek compromise with separatists

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Ukraine's government needs to provide guarantees to its Russian-speaking population in the east of the country to resolve the crisis. "The compromise must be found not between...
  • Putin says to speed up process of switching Crimea to ruble

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the country would speed up the process of switching Crimea's banking system to the ruble as Moscow looks to integrate the peninsula it annexed last month. Crimea has officially...
  • Ukraine is holding about 10 suspected Russian intelligence agents: state security

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine is holding in detention about 10 Russian citizens, all of whom have intelligence backgrounds, the State Security Service (SBU) on Thursday. Answering a journalist's question about comments made on Thursday by Russian President...
  • Trudy Rubin: Putin plays long game

    Despite Russia's Crimean landgrab and its massing of troops on the Ukrainian border, Western leaders still refuse to recognize the mind-set of Vladimir Putin. U.S. officials still hope he will negotiate a "compromise" with the Kiev government rather than...
  • Condoleezza Rice is all wrong on Ukraine crisis

    Condoleezza Rice has re-emerged in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, and she is offering unhelpful advice. Rice, who served as national security adviser and then secretary of state under President George W. Bush, is taking the neoconservative line on...
  • Kerry condemns anti-Semitic leaflet in eastern Ukraine

    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities. Though purported authors of the...
  • Ukraine deal reached; Russia agrees to de-escalate tensions

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration will hold off on new sanctions against Russia as part of a deal struck Thursday that calls for Moscow to stand down outlaw militias and take other steps to restore calm to volatile eastern Ukraine. The agreement,...
  • The long reach of Putinismo

    Tell me your Ukraine and I will tell you who you are. The Ukrainian crisis is a political Rorschach test, not just for individuals but also for states. What it reveals is not encouraging for the West. It turns out that Vladimir Putin has more admirers...