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  • April 26, 2014  

    Leaders from the Group of Seven have agreed to quickly impose more sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. How will these measures affect Russia’s business partners in the West? Alison Stewart speaks with Stephen Szabo at the Transatlantic Academy about the significant economic ties between Europe and Russia. Continue reading

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    For a long time, Russian President Vladimir Putin remained silent over the involvement of Russian troops in Crimea. However, speaking on a televised call-in show Thursday, Putin admitted for the first time that the troops present in Crimea wearing unmarked … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, the European Union strengthened ties with Ukraine by signing an agreement with that includes defense and trade cooperation, as well as imposing sanctions on officials in Russia and Crimea. Meanwhile, Putin completed the annexation of Crimea. Also, search planes scoured the Southern Indian Ocean in hopes of finding sign of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Continue reading

  • March 16, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — With the Crimea referendum an apparent foregone conclusion and U.S. and European sanctions on Russia imminent, the Obama administration shifted its sites Sunday to stopping Russian military advances near eastern and southern Ukraine that could further inflame the … Continue reading

  • March 11, 2014  

    What are the boundaries of Vladimir Putin’s ambitions? Gwen Ifill talks to Janusz Bugajski of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Nadia Diuk of the National Endowment for Democracy about the historical precedent for Russia trying to destabilize or partition countries that have ethnic Russian populations. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2014  

    Across Crimea, Russian forces have seized border crossings and surrounded military compounds. While there have been no overt hostilities, the Russian military has been engaged in war games near its borders in recent days. In response, the U.S. and other governments have sought to apply diplomatic and economic pressure. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2014  

    How will Ukraine go about rebuilding a government? Can the country juggle regional differences, the ambitions of emerging political leaders and pressures from Russia? Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Pifer, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Adrian Karatnycky of The Atlantic Council about challenges for Ukraine’s stability. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2014  

    Ongoing violence in Ukraine over the past few weeks has added further stress to relations between the United States and Russia. What are the issues dividing the two countries? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Russian Studies Professor Stephen Cohen about Russia’s stake in Ukrainian unrest. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2014  

    World powers have watched as the Ukrainian conflict has escalated to unrestrained battle. How can they help ensure stability for this country that’s in the heart of Europe while tightly connected to Russia? Gwen Ifill talks to William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Matthew Rojansky of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2014  

    Fighting in the streets of Kiev stalled European diplomats from reaching the presidential palace, where they met with Ukraine’s President Yanukovych in an attempt to broker a deal to stop the bloody crackdown. E.U. foreign ministers placed sanctions on key members of the Ukrainian government, who are regarded as responsible for the violence. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading