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Putin and Poroshenko Discuss Possible Cease-Fire in East Ukraine

By Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, discussed a possible cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and the deaths of two Russian journalists there in a late night telephone conversation, the Kremlin said. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Putin, Poroshenko Discuss Possible Ceasefire in East Ukraine

By By REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, discussed a possible ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the deaths of two Russian journalists there in a late night telephone conversation, the Kremlin said. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

Ukrainian diplomat uses swearword for Putin

By Carol Morello, Michael Birnbaum KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainians have called Vladimir Putin a lot of bad names, among them a Nazi, a dictator and just plain evil. But nothing has caused a firestorm quite like a Ukrainian diplomat's use of a schoolyard epithet to describe the Russian president during an unscripted moment Saturday night. ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov

By Steven Zeitchik A who's who of European directors have signed a letter to Vladimir Putin and Russian leaders seeking justice for Oleg Sentsov, the Ukarainian filmmaker who was arrested by Russian authorities on May 11 and is believed held in a Moscow prison. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Putin and Poroshenko Square Up

By By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber President Vladimir Putin has not shied away from expressing his preferences about the future of Ukraine, suggesting the country should refrain from joining Western political and military alliances federalization and in order to give more power to the Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine in order to normalize relations with Russia. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Flash Points: Obama’s informal chat with Putin – did it matter?

As world leaders wonder what's next for Russia's presence in Ukraine, CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss the significance of a brief face-to-face between Presidents Obama and Vladimir Putin at D-Day commemoration ceremonies in France. ...read more

Source: CBS News

    

Putin to Take Center Stage Among Western Leaders in Normandy

By By Ivan Nechepurenko As diplomatic tensions reached a boiling point over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin was rejected in March as host of the Group of Eight summit in Sochi, while his country was excluded altogether from the group of leading industrialized nations. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russia Will Respect the Choice of Ukrainian People, Putin Says

By The Moscow Times Russia will respect the choice of the Ukrainian people in Sunday's presidential election, Putin told a crowd of top government officials and business executives at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russia's Putin says to invest $55 billion in exploration, pipeline construction to China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Russia will invest $55 billion in gas exploration and pipeline construction to China, while Beijing will give roughly $20 bln to Moscow as part of the 30-year gas supply agreement, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

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Source: Reuters

    

Fact Checker: Cheney’s claim that Obama dropped Bush’s missile defense plan after a ‘mere request’ from Putin

By Glenn Kessler “At the mere request from Putin, President Obama withdrew the plans for a missile defense program based in Poland and the Czech Republic. He's demonstrated repeatedly, I think, that he, in fact, can be pushed around, if you will, by the Putins. ….What we did at the time [during the ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Putin's Promise to Withdraw Troops From Ukraine Border Leaves Observers Cautiously Optimistic

By By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Vladimir Putin ordered the Defense Ministry to withdraw troops from Russia's border with Ukraine on Monday in what analysts said was a sign of the Kremlin's willingness to deescalate tensions with Kiev and the West. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Russia-China gas deal preparations in 'final phase' says Putin: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Preparations for an agreement on long-awaited Russian natural gas exports to China have entered "the final phase", China's state-run Xinhua news agency on Monday quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying ahead of a two-day visit to Shanghai.

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Source: Reuters

    

Obama and Putin to mark WWII anniversary, but unlikely to meet

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin both plan to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day next month in Normandy, but it’s unlikely they’ll be meeting.

U.S. troops wade through water and Nazi gunfire during the D-Day landing in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

White House threatens more sanctions if Ukraine referendum goes forward

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION is warning that it will levy new sanctions against Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine go ahead with a planned referendum on regional autonomy this weekend. Putin claims Russia troops have pulled back from Ukraine borderVIDEO: Putin claims that troops have moved back OPINION: The ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Putin: Troops have pulled back from Ukraine border

Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats Wednesday as he urged insurgents in southeast Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum Sunday on autonomy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Swiss Federal President Didier Burkhalter shake hands at their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

US, Germany warn Putin not to disrupt Ukraine vote

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tough sanctions Friday on broad swaths of Russia's economy if Moscow disrupts Ukraine's May 25 presidential elections, putting President Vladimir Putin on notice for harsher penalties even if he stops short of a full invasion.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks to President ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a media meeting organized by the Russian People's Front in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Russia's President Vladimir Putin ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Cohen: A Putin affiliate evokes Hitler. The West should be worried.

By Richard Cohen Is Andranik Migranyan right? The head of a think tank associated with Vladimir Putin wrote the following in response to critics who liken the Russian president to Adolf Hitler and what he did so long ago: “One must distinguish between Hitler before 1939 and Hitler after 1939. The thing is ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden, displayed on television screens, asks a question to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a nationally ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Putin changes course, admits Russian troops were in Crimea before vote

By Kathy Lally MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin, who repeatedly denied Russian troops had entered Crimea before the March referendum there, changed his version of those events Thursday, telling the nation that they had indeed been there all along. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Putin Says Crimea Takeover Shows Russian Military Prowess

By Reuters <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's takeover of Crimea showed off its military prowess, as his defense minister reported that the Russian flag was now flying over all military sites on the Black Sea peninsula. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Fact Checker: The GOP claim that Obama scrapped a missile defense system as ‘a gift’ to Putin

By Glenn Kessler The United States should “reconsider putting in our missile defense system back into the Czech Republic and Poland, as we once planned. As you recall, we pulled that out as a gift to Russia.” --Former Gov. Mitt Romney, on CBS's “Face the Nation,” March 23, 2014 Read ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

PUTIN TO ATTACK?Ukraine leaders fearful as Obama and allies talk

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com House and Senate to clash this week on Ukraine and jobless pay measuresPols spar over Obama's foreign policyTop Ukrainian commander 'abducted'US races to close intelligence gaps as Russia moves elude spiesRep. Rogers: US should help Putin's neighbors 'protect and defend' themselves ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Romney: Obama's Putin policy 'naive' in Ukraine crisis

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com FORMER GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Mitt Romney accuses President Obama of lacking the foresight to have prevented Russia's Vladimir Putin from taking over a Ukraine peninsula, while also criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton for their handling of U.S. foreign policy. Top Ukrainian commander 'abducted'Rep. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Putin's breathtaking lies about Russia

Vladimir Putin's gala address before Russian parliamentarians and officials Tuesday surprised no one when he announced Russia's annexation of Crimea. The interesting part was his distorted view of Russian history, and his proclamation that a bizarre kind of simultaneously aggrieved and aggressive hyper-nationalism is now Russia's official ideology.

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Source: CNN Top Stories

    

Russia's Putin prepares to annex Crimea

By Carol Morello, Pamela Constable, Will Englund MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin put the annexation of Crimea on a fast track Tuesday morning, ordering the drafting of an accession agreement between Crimea and Russia. Later in the day he will be making an unusual address to a joint session of the Russian parliament, where he will ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

PUTIN 'GOAL IS KIEV' Ukraine officials made big plea for US arms & ammo

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Plan for sanctions on Putin cronies slammed as 'inadequate'Catholics in Crimea fear oppression under possible Russian ruleVIDEO: Do Obama's sanctions hold any weight with Putin? OPINION: Obama has his Munich moment with Putin & CrimeaAfter vote, Crimea moves in on energy companies, banking, land ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Editorial: Western sanctions deliver only a slap on the wrist to Mr. Putin

By Editorial Board THE SANCTIONS President Obama announced Monday to punish Russia and its collaborators in Ukraine are intended to inflict economic pain. So a fair measure of their adequacy was the reaction Monday of the Russian stock and currency markets: Both spiked upward in celebration. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Putin's Games end under a Crimean cloud

Triumphant in the midst of global condemnation, Vladimir Putin clinked his champagne flute with leading sports officials, toasting the success of his pet project in Sochi.

Actors perform at the Fisht Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Editorial: Vladi­mir Putin stamps on his citizens again, this time with Internet censorship

By Editorial Board AT THE start of his rule over Russia more than a dozen years ago, Vladimir Putin seized control of the broadcast television networks that spanned the country's many time zones and reached the largest audiences. In later years, he imposed his will on other news media, using intimidation and backroom ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Russian Cultural Figures Jump to Putin's Defense on Crimea

By The Moscow Times <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Prominent Russian cultural figures, including the heads of many of the country's most recognized cultural institutions, signed an open letter expressing solidarity with President Vladimir Putin's policies on military intervention in Ukraine. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Putin's Gas Trump Card Higher than America's

By The Associated Press <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> The U.S., with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would seem to have an easy answer to Europe's fears that a strong response to Russia's rapid takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region could prompt President Vladimir Putin to shut down gas lines that keep European homes warm, factories humming and electricity ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

New incursion? Ukrainians claim Putin's forces pushing beyond Crimea

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com VLADIMIR PUTIN may have more than just the Black Sea peninsula in his sights, according to Ukrainians in the Kherson region who say Russian operatives have moved into the territory, amid other reports they allegedly planted land mines, above, there.Russian troops seize hospital, base in Crimea | White House: US, ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Putin defends separatist drive in Crimea as legal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimeter" of his country's territory.

Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky goes in the Independence Square to make a speach ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Opinion: Putin will do what he wants

All the self-righteous huffing and puffing in Washington over Ukraine jars on European and especially Russian ears after the multiple U.S.-led invasions and interventions in other people's countries of recent years. It's difficult to say what is more astonishing: the double standards exhibited by the White House, or the apparent ...read more

Source: CNN Top Stories

    

NOT BACKING DOWNDiplomacy falters as Putin rebuffs Obama on Ukraine

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com House OKs $1B Ukraine loan package Orobets emerges from revolution as Ukraine's leading ladyUkraine government working to block Crimea referendumEx-'Russia Today' anchor says network is 'propaganda machine' Syria's Assad praises Russia's takeover of Crimea as 'wise policy'OPINION: Why West's economic engagement has failed to rein in Putin's Russia ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

If this stands, Europe is finished

As Russia continues its military occupation of the Crimean district of Ukraine, as Putin enunciates a doctrine of military intervention in support of ethnic brethren, and the West ponders what might be done, Europeans begin to think again about the 1930s and the origins of World War II. The Russian ...read more

Source: CNN Top Stories

    

Editorial: Mr. Putin might actually believe his own Ukraine propaganda

By Editorial Board HAS VLADIMIR Putin lost touch with reality, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly suggested to President Obama? We don't have access to his psychologist, but Mr. Putin's rambling performance at a hastily arranged news conference Tuesday did support one disturbing observation: The Russian ruler's speech has become indistinguishable from the ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

America's best weapon against Putin's Ukraine aggression: Gas?

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS say the US has another weapon at its disposal that could help Ukraine — natural gas — and urges the Obama administration to cut red tape on exports to key allies.Putin's claim of no Russian troops in Crimea stuns KerryKerry tells Putin to 'return troops to barracks,' reaffirms ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Putin: Russia will protect its own in Ukraine

Accusing the West of encouraging an "unconstitutional coup" in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians there but hopes it doesn't have to. The Russian leader's first comments on Ukraine since its fugitive president fled came as U.S. Secretary of ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Putin says he will protect Russians in Ukraine

By Kathy Lally, William Booth MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting with a small group of reporters Tuesday, said Russia reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine. Putin spoke as if there were no Russian troops in Ukraine, saying,“If I decide to use armed forces, it will be in ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS Russia is 'on the wrong side of history' on Ukraine, and warned that the US, allies are examining steps to 'isolate' the country — as western leaders scramble to convince Vladimir Putin to stand down.EU considers 'targeted measures' if Russia doesn't back off on UkraineAnalysis: Kerry heads ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Kerry slams Putin's 'incredible aggression,' announces trip to Kiev

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com SECRETARY OF STATE John Kerry says that the U.S. and its allies are considering actions against Russia for its movements in Ukraine and warns that Russian President Vladimir Putin will 'lose on the international stage.' West scrambles to respond | Rogers: Putin 'running circles' around US | ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Ousted Ukrainian President Yanukovych Surprised by Putin's Silence

By By Matthew Bodner <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday held a news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don in which he said that he has not been ousted and expressed surprise at President Vladimir Putin's seemingly withdrawn approach to the crisis. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Alarm in Ukraine as Putin Puts Russian Troops on Alert

By Reuters <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for war games near Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin's most powerful gesture yet after days of saber-rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovych was toppled as president in Kiev. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Putin Signs Bill Overhauling the Voting System

By RIA Novosti <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a law drastically overhauling the country's election law in a reform that will create a mixed system by reintroducing single-mandate elections in the next parliamentary vote. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

LIVING THE GOOD LIFEDocs reveal ex-Ukraine president's lavish lifestyle

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Ukraine taps new leader as ex-president vanishesGOP senators urge Obama to be 'clear,' 'unequivocal' with Putin about UkraineVIDEO: Will Ukraine ultimately side with the West or Russia? OPINION: After Olympics, Putin's real games begin in Ukraine ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Olympic Viewing: Putin's seatmate, most tweeted Olympian

Highlights from television coverage of the Sochi Olympics: GOOD SEAT: Smart feature Sunday by the underused Jimmy Roberts, about Irina Skvordsova, a Russian woman badly hurt in a bobsled accident who sat next to Vladimir Putin during the Olympic opening ceremony. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Putin takes losses on Ukraine, but Russia still has leverage and the will to use it

By Will Englund KIEV, Ukraine – Russian President Vladimir Putin had a plan for Ukraine, but it all fell apart Friday. So he went to Plan B: a mediated gradual transition of power, which came undone on Saturday . Big setbacks for the Kremlin? Yes, especially given the way they intruded upon the ...read more

Source: The Washington Post