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  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists. Political developments in eastern...

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Russia's pledge to refrain from...

  • Obama: Military options 'not on the table in Ukraine'

    President Obama stated clearly that the U.S. is not considering arming or providing lethal aid to Ukraine to defend its sovereignty against pro-Russian forces. “I've been very clear that military options are not on the table in Ukraine because this is not a situation that would be amenable...

  • Obama and the myth of appeasement

    Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington often appear in noisy flocks.

  • John Kerry: Calls for Jews in Ukrainian town to register 'grotesque'

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday condemned alleged calls for Jewish residents in an eastern Ukrainian town to register with authorities as “grotesque.” Kerry acknowledged the reports during a press conference in Geneva, where he announced that U.S., Russian, Ukrainian and European...

  • Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage from other developing news stories, including the attempted raid on...

  • U.S. ambassador suggests anti-Semitic leaflets designed to provoke violence in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian forces in Donetsk, Ukraine, have demanded that Jews register with the government they have set up there, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said, suggesting that the Russian forces want to provoke violence in the area. "Everything that we are hearing suggests that this is the real deal...

  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program: ___ LITTLE GREEN MEN For the first time,...

  • John Kerry: Parties agree on steps to de-escalate crisis in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry announced a tentative agreement with Russia on a path to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine after a meeting between U.S., Russian, Ukrainian and European officials in Geneva Thursday. Kerry said Russia has agreed to refrain from violence and from encouraging...

  • Poland uneasy about Russian invasion after events in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's destabilization of Ukraine has reminded the Polish people that they can only ward off Russian aggression by strengthening their ties to NATO and their own military, Poland's defense minister said at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • Mitch McConnell wants U.S. to arm Ukraine

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Obama has yet to provide a “serious response” to Russian President Vladimir Putin's effort to “restore the empire,” and he suggested a good move would be to arm Ukraine.

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Hagel told a Pentagon news conference that he...

  • U.S. sending non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

    The supplies will include medical aid, helmets, small fuel pumps, generators and tents, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a press briefing with Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. Russia's flagship Aeroflot warned its passengers on Thursday that Ukrainian officials told the airline that Russian men between 16 and 60 are now banned from entering...

  • John Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.



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