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Armed men wearing military fatigues gather by Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) as they stand guard outside the regional state building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 16, 2014. (credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Ukrainian Soldiers Switching Their Allegiance To Russia

A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance.

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Pro-Russia activists stand in front a so-called Donetsk Republic flag as they guard a barricade outside the regional police building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 15, 2014. (credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Insurgents Digging In Across Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks began to set up outside and roll into some eastern cities now controlled by armed men. The uptick in war-like posturing by all sides in the Ukrainian crisis has world leaders scrambling to find a solution.

04/15/2014

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Guneev Sergey/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Obama, Putin Show Little Sign Of Agreement After Speaking For First Time In 2 Weeks

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

04/15/2014

US President Barack Obama (R) meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (L)  in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18, 2012. (credit: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Americans Split On If Obama Is Stronger Leader Than Putin

A new poll has found that Americans are split if President Barack Obama is a tougher leader than Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

04/02/2014

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

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

Caitlin Cahow #8 of Team USA skates during the game against Team Canada at Scotiabank Place on Jan. 1, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada.  (credit: Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Member: No Backlash Over Inclusion Of Gays In US Olympic Delegation In Sochi

A member of the U.S. Olympic delegation sent to Sochi by President Barack Obama said Thursday she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest over anti-gay laws in Russia.

02/13/2014

In the latest display of Russian displeasure, a prominent anchor on state television insinuated that U.S. Marines depicted in the war memorial near Washington looked as if they were engaged in gay sex.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US And Russian Pride Collide: TV Anchor Suggests US Marines Statue Is Gay

In the latest display of Russian displeasure, a prominent anchor on state television insinuated that U.S. Marines depicted in the war memorial near Washington looked as if they were engaged in gay sex.

02/10/2014

Tennis legend Billie Jean King arrives for the state dinner in honor of South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak and his wife Kim Yoon-Ok on Oct. 13, 2011 at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Billie Jean King Not Attending Sochi Opening Ceremony

Billie Jean King will not attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill.

02/05/2014

A report by a major investment bank says 35 percent of household wealth in Russia is owned by just 110 people, the highest level of inequality in the world barring small Caribbean nations. (VLADIMIR SINDEYEV/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: 110 People Own 35 Percent Of Russia’s Wealth

A report by a major investment bank says 35 percent of household wealth in Russia is owned by just 110 people, the highest level of inequality in the world barring small Caribbean nations.

10/09/2013

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