Ukraine – March 2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • March 24, 2014  

    Gwen Ifill talks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner, reporting from Kiev, about the vulnerability of the Ukrainian military, as well as how Ukrainians are reacting to the secession of Crimea and their feelings about the role of the West in their conflict with Russia. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2014  

    The Kiev uprisings tapped into a division in Ukraine that’s rooted in memories of World War II, when soldiers in Eastern Ukraine fought with the Soviet Army, while some in Western Ukraine may have collaborated with Nazis. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Donetsk on the ways that historic strife is being revisited in the current hopes and worries of the people in that region. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2014  

    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner is in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fierce street battles have erupted between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters. Judy Woodruff interviews Margaret about Kiev’s plan to pull its troops from Crimea, and the biggest challenges Ukraine’s new government faces in garnering support across the country. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2014  

    After Sunday’s referendum, Crimea’s parliament dispatched a delegation to Moscow to work out details of joining Russia, reflecting the jubilation of that region’s ethnic Russian majority. But not everyone in Crimea is happy about the results. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks with Judy Woodruff from Simferopol about the reactions on the ground. Continue reading

  • Margaret Warner in Simeropol, Crimea on referendum day, March 16, 2014,
    March 16, 2014  

    Defying international protests that called the process illegitimate, Crimea today went ahead with a referendum and voted overwhelmingly to join Russia. What was it like at the polls today? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NewsHour’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner about today’s vote and what that could mean for Crimea in the coming days. Continue reading

  • Margaret Warner reporting from Crimea, March 15, 2014.
    March 15, 2014  

    Anticipation is building as Crimea prepares for a referendum vote on Sunday that the whole world will be watching. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with PBS NewsHour’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner about the atmosphere on the ground in the capital city of Simferopol. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2014  

    The future of the Ukrainian region of Crimea hangs in the balance of Sunday’s referendum vote on whether to secede and possibly join Russia. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Crimea, where she talks to the pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian citizens. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the upcoming vote and and the growing unease. Continue reading