More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow...

  • Vladimir Putin to Edward Snowden: Russia's surveillance not on such a massive scale as the U.S.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in a televised call-in show, took a video question from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, whom Russia granted asylum last year. Asked by Snowden about Russia's surveillance programs, Putin said that Russian special services also tap on communications in their...

  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...

  • Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Merkel's office said she and Putin had "different assessments of events" in Ukraine during their telephone conversation late Tuesday. It said the conversation...

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Vladimir Putin speak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack 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...

  • Obama urges Vladimir Putin to help resolve crisis, remove Russian troops from Ukraine border

    President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday about the escalating crisis in Ukraine, urging him to use his influence to convince pro-Russian forces to stand down and leave the buildings they are occupying in eastern Ukraine.

  • Jay Carney accuses Russia of using tactics from 'the Soviet past'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using tactics from "the Soviet past," according to President Obama's spokesman, who also maintained that the Cold War is not an accurate analogy for current tensions in Ukraine. "It's not often that you suddenly have, in a variety of cities, all at the same...

  • White House: There will be costs for Russia's 'series of provocations'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney called a Russian fighter jet's buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea one of a series of Russian “provocations” and threatened that there would be costs for Moscow's aggressive actions in Ukraine. “I can assure you that Russia's...

  • Editorial cartoon: Falsely claim war

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Putin: Ukraine debt threatens Europe gas supplies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its enormous Russian gas bill — a debt that far exceeds a bailout package offered by the International Monetary Fund. The Russian president's...

  • Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by pro-Russian separatists in the east and a...

  • Vladimir Putin's creeping war of aggression

    This week, ethnic Russian agitators in eastern Ukraine marched on camera, building barricades and demanding political unification with Mother Russia. One group in Donetsk demanded the Kremlin send "temporary" peacekeeping troops.

  • Aided by U.S. weakness, Vladimir Putin wants to party like it's 1989

    In a speech to Russia's parliament while formally annexing Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin cited history to legitimize his decision for “reunification.”

  • Boots on the Ground in Ukraine?

    The United States government has a dangerous penchant for military intervention, so after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, it was a relief that no one talked about sending troops or deploying bombers. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., scotched any such notion by acknowledging glumly...

  • Hilarious Jimmy Fallon skit features Sarah Palin and a phone call with 'Vladimir Putin'

    Comedian Jimmy Fallon featured former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday, airing a hilarious video skit of a phone call between her and "Vladimir Putin." Fallon, who plays Putin, calls Palin to congratulate her for her 2008 prediction that he would invade Ukraine.



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