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By PBS NewsHour
By Joshua Barajas, Justin Scuiletti
Updated March 7 at 1:30 p.m. EST | In a call with Secretary of State John Kerry Friday, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States against "hasty and reckless steps" that would damage relations between Russia and the…
By Council on Foreign Relations
Ukraine's most prolonged and deadly crisis since its post-Soviet independence began as a protest against the government dropping plans to forge closer trade ties with the European Union and has since spurred a global standoff between Russia and Western powers.
By Joshua Barajas
Updated March 7, 11:00 a.m. ET | The Kremlin said that Putin, for his part in the phone conversation with Mr. Obama, reiterated that Russia could not ignore the current Ukraine government's "illegitimate decisions" in Crimea, and that US-Russia relations…
The Crimean Parliament announced a referendum on whether the region should join Russia or remain part of Ukraine, but the newly formed government in Kiev pushed back, calling it illegal. President Obama criticized the upcoming vote and took action to…
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power points to the hope of greater economic ties as a critical leverage point for the United States in persuading Russia to "pull back from the brink." She joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the new sanctions announced…
By Julie Pace and Lara Jakes, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on pro-Russian opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions as the West began punishing Moscow for its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin…
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