More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. He is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to...

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to the EU's...

  • How the Obama-Vladimir Putin relationship died

    There have been so many new lows in the relationship between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it's easy to forget how confident Obama was in forging a new partnership with the Kremlin after his election in 2008.

  • Obama unveils tougher sanctions against Russia

    President Obama announced new, tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, as Western nations ramped up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces new Russia sanctions

    President Obama announced new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, putting significant restraints on American exports and trade relationships with Russian companies.

  • VIDEO: Ambassador nominee wants to 'keep the pressure on' Russia

    The man likely to become the United States' next ambassador to the Russian Federation told Senate lawmakers Tuesday he want's to "keep the pressure on" and find a way to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers condemn handling of Malaysia Airlines crash site

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday condemned the handling of the Malaysia Airlines crash site and the ongoing violence in the Eastern Ukraine region surrounding it.

  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled. Monday's verdict by the Permanent Court for Arbitration increases the...

  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.

  • Hillary Clinton insists yet again that the so-called reset with Russia was a success

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted this weekend that the so-called 2009 "reset" she brokered with Moscow was a success despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long lurked in the shadows.

  • EU, US seek Vladimir Putin's Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have...

  • Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense and appears to positioning for the long game. In his...

  • Zogby Report Card: After such a bad week, Obama should go on vacation early

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama and his agenda had a miserable week, and maybe the president should go on vacation early.

  • Why Malaysian Airlines crash was not a game-changer, after all

    For President Obama, the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine wasn't really a game-changer. Even as global anger against Russian President Vladimir Putin has grown for his indirect role in the crash, Obama hasn't spent much political capital pressing the issue, while Europe remains...

  • With Russia on the rise, Hillary Clinton still thinks the 'reset' worked

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the 2009 "reset" with Moscow "worked," a claim seemingly divorced from all reality considering Russia's involvement in the violence in Ukraine and Syria.



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