President Vladimir Putin

Russian Comedians Pranked Elton John With Fake Vladimir Putin Phone CallSir Elton John is disappointed after learning what he thought was a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually nothing more than a prank.
Poll: 59 Percent Of Russians View US As ThreatA Russian polling group found 59 percent of Russians see the United States as a threat.
No Breakthrough As Kerry Meets Russia's PutinThe United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.
Ukraine President: 70 Percent Of Russian Troops In Ukrainian Territory Have WithdrawnUkraine's president said Wednesday that 70 percent of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory had been withdrawn since the cease-fire began Friday, as he vowed to introduce a bill to parliament offering more autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east; both signs that the fragile truce could be morphing into a durable chance at peace.
'There Is No Cease-Fire For Anyone': Clashes Break Out Outside Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Following TruceClashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.
Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Sign Cease-Fire DealUkraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday.
Shelling Heard On Outskirts Of Ukrainian Port City Hours Ahead Of Cease-Fire TalksShelling was heard on the outskirts of a strategic Ukrainian port city as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the region Friday just hours ahead of talks that were widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.
Obama Announces US Will Send More Air Force Units, Aircraft To The Baltics
Putin's Office Denies Cease-Fire Has Been Reached With UkraineThe office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.
Aide: Putin's Moscow Could Take Over Kiev In 2 Weeks Statement 'Taken Out Of Context'A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.
Pro-Russian Rebels Soften Demand For Full Independence From UkrainePro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
NATO Preparing High-Readiness Force To Counter Potential Russian AggressionNATO leaders this week will be asked to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.