More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • John Kerry: Evidence suggests Russia gave rebels weapon used to shoot down Malaysia airliner

    Secretary of State John Kerry said "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" suggests that the Russian government supplied pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with the rocket launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane. At an emergency meeting of the U.N....

  • Putin's popularity in Russia soars to highest level in years as Obama's star fades

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is as popular in Russia as he has been in years, since even before President Obama's inauguration in 2009, according to a new Gallup Poll.

  • Obama says jetliner crash is an 'unspeakable' outrage, calls on Putin to intervene

    President Obama firmly denounced the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine, calling the incident an "outrage of unspeakable proportion" and saying for the first time that U.S. authorities had determined that a rocket attack was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people.

  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens...

  • Putin's statement on Ukraine plane crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a meeting with top economic advisers late Thursday with comments on the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine. The text of his remarks, as taken from the Kremlin website and translated by The Associated Press: --- Dear colleagues! You...

  • Obama says downing of passenger jet in Ukraine might be 'terrible tragedy'

    President Obama, in his first remarks about the downed passenger jet in Ukraine, pledged to offer the Malaysian airline U.S. assistance to determine what happened and why and said his administration's first priority is determining whether there were any Americans on board.

  • Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Russia's benchmark MICEX was down 2.9 percent in late afternoon trading Thursday...

  • Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop

    HAVANA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine. The two countries signed about a...

  • Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

    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...

  • Putin under pressure as fighting rages in Ukraine

    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...

  • Meanwhile in Ukraine: Russia sends tanks to rebels, deploys troops to border

    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...

  • France thumbs nose at critics of its sale of warships to Russia

    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.

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