07/04/14 06:45 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations. In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said "regardless of difficulties and disagreements" he hoped that Russia and...
07/02/14 02:20 PM
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has been slammed for arming rebels and fanning flames of separatism in eastern Ukraine. But there is strong evidence recently that it's just the opposite: He now wants to bring about a truce. To do so, however, Putin must face down nationalists at home...
By Blake Seitz | 06/23/14 06:22 PM
While the West's attention is transfixed by the World Cup spectacle in Brazil and the meltdown of government forces in Iraq, Russia is sending tanks to aid separatist forces in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday "expressed concern that separatist leaders have refused to reciprocate" a...
By Sean Lengell | 06/19/14 03:41 PM
A growing chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers are urging France to scrap a lucrative deal to sell two high-tech warships to Russia as the country flexes its muscle in eastern Europe.
By Susan Crabtree | 06/13/14 05:50 PM
The State Department early Friday evening confirmed earlier reports that three Russian tanks have crossed into eastern Ukraine to aid separatists fighting the government in Kiev, a move that occurred while the global spotlight was focused on the spiraling violence in Iraq. In a five-paragraph...
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