WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
The U.S. and Britain on Saturday discussed new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s week-old cease-fire unravels, though it was unclear if the allies were on the same page about increasing pressure on an economy that means far more to Europe. Continue reading
A ceasefire imposed Saturday night on Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists was largely holding Tuesday, except in the strategic railway town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Continue reading
President Barack Obama spoke Saturday with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine hours before a scheduled cease-fire. Continue reading
After 16-hour talks that stretched into the night, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine emerged with a deal to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. The ceasefire is scheduled to start at midnight Saturday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must resist the urge to “overreach” when it comes to involvement in global crises. Continue reading
KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is reconsidering sending lethal assistance to Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday, but continues to have concerns about the effectiveness of that step and the risks of a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia.
In Lithuania, consumers are fighting Russian propaganda with a little of their own –in sticker form. Continue reading