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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (credit: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Putin: ‘Nonsense’ That Russian Forces Causing Unrest In Eastern Ukraine

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.

04/17/2014

The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad's planned presidential election is a "farce" and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Russia Of Even Harsher Sanctions Over Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn’t back down from involvement in Ukraine.

04/08/2014

Pro-Russian activists guard the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 7, 2014, in Donetsk. (credit: Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Warns Ukraine Of More ‘Difficulties And Crises’ If Demands Not Met

Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine – an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

04/08/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a joint press conference with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at Villa Madama on March 27, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (credit: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

Obama: Russia May Have ‘Additional Plans’ Amassing Troops Along Ukrainian Border

President Barack Obama is calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to move his troops back from Ukraine’s eastern border.

03/28/2014

Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea. (DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Backs Bill To Fund Cash-Strapped Ukraine

Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

03/28/2014

Mitt Romney delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Romney: Obama Should Have Seen Crisis With Russia Coming

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney believes President Barack Obama should have seen the Ukraine-Russia crisis coming.

03/26/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters after attending the weekly Democrat policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Boehner Spokesman: Reid ‘Sounds Completely Unhinged’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.

03/25/2014

Former President Jimmy Carter delivers remarks during the "Let Freedom Ring" commemoration event, at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Former President Carter: ‘Inevitable’ Russia Was Going To Invade Crimea

Former President Jimmy Carter says the Crimean annexation was “inevitable” because Russia considers it to be part of their country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian.

03/25/2014

File photo of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Slams GOP Over Crimea; Senate Bill Advances

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.

03/24/2014

Russian troops block the Ukrainian marine battalion in the Crimean city of Feodosia on March 23, 2014. (credit: DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Air Force Commander ‘Abducted’ By Pro-Russian Forces

A Ukrainian air force commander is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces, and the acting president called for his release Sunday.

03/24/2014

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