Russian President Vladimir Putin
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.
Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney expressed dismay that Obama had lost his “reputation for integrity and honesty,” and had been “outmaneuvered” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in foreign affairs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the US National Security Agency, and even said he envies President Obama in light of the NSA revelations “because he can get away with it.”
The Belarusian president has lashed out against President Barack Obama, drawing a comparison between American exceptionalism and Nazism.