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  • Putin completes annexation of Crimea for Russia

    MOSCOW -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin completed his nation's annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing legislation to make the Ukrainian breakaway peninsula part of Russia. Putin appeared to be in high spirits chairing Russia's Security Council...
  • Obama Must Do More To Challenge Putin

    Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that "we went to a knife fight with a baguette." That was three...
  • Crimea lawmakers say secession possible only by referendum

    Crimea lawmakers say secession possible only by referendum
    MOSCOW — Ukraine's Crimea region would become an independent country if voters approve secession in a hastily organized referendum Sunday, the Russian-controlled regional parliament declared Tuesday in a shift away from plans for immediate...
  • Ousted Ukrainian leader warns of civil war; Russia adds to forces

    Ousted Ukrainian leader warns of civil war; Russia adds to forces
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, warned ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who reemerged in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-the-Don to make a statement more than a week after his first news conference in Russia. His statement came...
  • Obama, Putin and the wages of weakness

    Obama, Putin and the wages of weakness
    — Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come. He takes Crimea, and President Barack Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness. Really? Crimea...
  • Ukraine's president says Russian forces issued ultimatum on Crimea

    Ukraine's president says Russian forces issued ultimatum on Crimea
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The Russian military set an ultimatum Sunday for Ukrainian army and navy units “to surrender weapons and leave their bases” in the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine’s acting president, Olexandr Turchinov, said in...
  • Ukraine issues arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich

    Ukraine issues arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich
    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich on Monday and warned the international community that the country needs $35 billion in aid to avert default. Yanukovich slipped out of Kiev on...
  • Ukraine interim government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich

    Ukraine interim government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of protesters in Kiev's main square last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a...
  • Ukraine needs $35 billion in aid to avert default, interim leaders say

    MOSCOW -- Ukraine’s interim leaders said Monday that the country will need $35 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to avert default and called for an international donors’ conference to craft a rescue plan. The appeal by acting...
  • Russian Dissidents Display Olympic Resolve

    Amid the television extravaganza of the Sochi Olympics, I had a chance to visit last week with a Russian whistleblower named Sergey Kolesnikov. Back in 2010, he had revealed what he claimed was a network of corruption that included a billion-dollar palace...
  • Ambassador Michael McFaul looks back at stint in Russia

    MOSCOW — Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul's two-year stint as U.S. ambassador to Russia coincided with a diplomatic chill seemingly worthy of the Cold War era. U.S. Agency for International Development advisors were expelled....