More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • 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.

  • White House: 'Judge for yourselves' strength of Ukraine sanctions

    “I'd encourage you and the American people to judge for yourselves the strength of the administration's response,” deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after a question about U.S. sanctions against Russia.

  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher defends Vladimir Putin: No 'communist,' no 'power grab'

    A top House Republican and former Ronald Reagan aide is dismissing claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to restore the Soviet Union, suggesting instead that the Kremlin leader is acting like Reagan in helping the cause of democracy in Crimea and Ukraine. According to...

  • White House week ahead: Russia waiting game, Obamacare deadline

    The White House this week will attempt to manage the fallout from hastily arranged U.S.-Russian talks on Ukraine, which produced no breakthrough in the standoff between the Obama administration and the Kremlin over the Eastern European nation.

  • Obama must get over his weakness to stop Russia

    Can you hear the Russian national anthem playing in President Vladimir Putin's private suite while he and his oligarch comrades sip vodka martinis, laughing at how they played the predictable U.S. president and boasting of their future conquests? Putin clearly stated his objectives years ago...

  • Zogby Report Card: Vladimir Putin is laughing at Obama's sanctions

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has few good options in his duel with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and U.S. sanctions are being scoffed at by Moscow. "The president visited the pope. Thus ends the positive portion of our report....

  • UN chief: Putin promised no new moves in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him he had no intention of making another military move into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin echoed the U.N. chief, saying Putin...

  • Putin, Obama discuss solution to Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, while Ukraine's fugitive leader urged a nationwide referendum that would serve Moscow's purpose of turning its neighbor into a loosely knit...

  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government...



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