House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans are stepping up the pressure on the president to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia has lied “to my face and the face of others on many different occasions” about its activities in Ukraine.
The Arizona Senator warns that if the U.S. doesn’t help Ukraine fight Russian-backed rebels, it would be a shameful chapter of American diplomacy.
Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms.
The U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said Wednesday.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is questioning the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine as the leaders of Germany and France are seeking such a deal in Moscow.
Source tells the New York Times the administration is taking a fresh look at whether to send American weapons and military assistance to the struggling Ukrainian military.
In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evoked religious imagery and defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy as necessary for his country’s sheer survival.
The chess champion says the Russian president is an even bigger threat to the United States than ISIS.
President Barack Obama declared that the world is at a “crossroads between war and peace” Wednesday vowing to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death.”