Russian President Vladimir Putin
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a surprise guest appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night, where she and host Jimmy Fallon performed a skit poking fun at Russian President Vladimir Putin among others.
American filmmaker Oliver Stone took to social media to tout the “popularity” of Russian President Vladimir Putin while criticizing both former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush for the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.
Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as nothing more than a “land grab,” Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow seeks to annex the Ukrainian territory.
U.S pledges the Crimean Peninsula will remain part of Ukraine.
The 2008 Republican candidate for president bashed Obama for a lack of understanding and strength in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and noted that Obama had mocked 2012 Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney, for labeling Russia “our number one geopolitical foe,” during his failed bid for office.
About 300 unarmed Ukrainian soldiers confronted Russian troops at an air base on the Crimean Peninsula.
Western powers are prepared “to go to the hilt” to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, “an incredible act of aggression” that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott of a Russian-hosted economic summit of global powers in June, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
Secretary of State John Kerry said that Russia should be “very careful” in decisions it makes on Ukraine, and said that he hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects a Cold War mentality with the U.S. because “this is not Rocky IV.”
President Barack Obama’s national security adviser said Sunday it would be a “grave mistake” for Russia to intervene militarily in Ukraine.
A new poll shows that, when asked, most Americans said they felt the decision to allow Russia to host the 2014 Winter Olympics was a bad one.