Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine as “nonsense,” but expressed hope for success of four-way talks on settling the crisis.
The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.
Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. and Europe.
About 300 unarmed Ukrainian soldiers confronted Russian troops at an air base on the Crimean Peninsula.
Russian troops take control of Ukraine’s two main Crimean airports, say Ukrainian officials.
Ukraine isn’t typically a U.S. foreign policy priority, experts say. President Barack Obama is more occupied with Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and more.
Government and protesters have agreed to a fragile truce to mourn the dead.
Anti-government forces leave Kiev City Hall in return for the release of all jailed protesters.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the “right” balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.