Crimea

  • People sing the Ukrainian national anthem  during a pro-Ukraine rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on April 15, 2014. Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images
    April 15, 2014   BY  

    In Ukraine’s first military action against pro-Russian uprisings in the east, army troops have regained control over a small airport near Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, according to Ukraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov. Continue reading

  • Pro-Russian Protesters Declare Federal Republic of Donbass
    April 14, 2014  

    In Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian gunmen who had seized control of key buildings in 10 cities defied demands to surrender on Monday. Who is behind these separatist takeovers and what is their motivation? For an assessment, Judy Woodruff talks to Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Michael McFaul of Stanford University. Continue reading

  • Ukraine unrest
    April 7, 2014  

    Echoing recent events in Crimea, protesters in three Russian-speaking Ukrainian cities stormed government buildings and called for a referendum to join Russia. Ukraine’s prime minister says Moscow is responsible for the new unrest, while Secretary of State John Kerry warned that further efforts to destabilize the country will incur further costs for Russia. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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    March 31, 2014  

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised increased money for infrastructure and higher pensions and salaries during a visit to Crimea. Meanwhile, Russia withdrew one battalion from the border region, but Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the U.S. is looking for more. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill for an update after a reporting trip to Ukraine. Continue reading

  • crimeanwar
    March 30, 2014  

    The Russian Navy agreed to pull out of the Black Sea around Crimea on March 30. Not March 30, 2014, but 158 years ago in 1856. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reflects on the history of the region that is again at the center of a geopolitical crisis. Continue reading

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    March 29, 2014  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with President Obama on the phone Friday about a possible diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Despite the development, tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have deployed near the border of Ukraine with no sign of pulling back. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Anthony Cordesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Continue reading

  • UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-CRISIS-REFERENDUM
    March 26, 2014  

    President Obama urged Europeans to rededicate themselves to defending freedom in the face of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Meanwhile, Ukrainians say they’re ready to put the corruption of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych behind them. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks at the range of challenges to Ukraine’s future, and whether its new leadership is up to the task. Continue reading

  • Ukraine interim prime minister Speaks On Ukrainian Crisis In Washington DC
    March 25, 2014  

    In an exclusive interview, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev to discuss Western sanctions on Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s long-term intentions and a growing sense of unity among Ukrainians. Continue reading

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    March 25, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, bad weather and rough seas forced the suspension of the hunt for wreckage from Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile, relatives of the passengers marched on the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing to demand more information. Also, about 6,500 Ukrainian troops left Crimea, and President Obama acknowledged that Russia now controls that region. Continue reading

  • A trophy lion guards former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych's tennis court.
    March 25, 2014   BY  

    PBS NewsHour producer Morgan Till and chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner have been reporting from Ukraine for the last week and a half. They have been in Crimea where voters decided to secede and join Russia, Donetsk in eastern Ukraine and in the capital Kiev, where Ukrainians have been rallying against Russian aggression. Along the way the pair made a stop to the site of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s splashy villa. In it they found relics to the former leader’s opulent lifestyle. Continue reading

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