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Russian Foreign Minister Says No Plans To Invade Eastern Ukraine

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How do you define “invade”? View this image › Pool / Reuters Russian Foreign Minister #Sergey Lavrov says #Russia has no plans to invade eastern Ukraine, following five-hour talks with Secretary of State #John Kerry in London on Friday. &8220;The Russian Federation does not and cannot have any plans to invade the southeastern regions of […]

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This Is What 10 Ukrainians And Russians Think About The Standoff Between Their Countries

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“The path to the future is difficult, but it is also bright.” 1. Ilia D., Kiev View this image › Kevin Lamarque / Reuters “I participated in the protests, but, unfortunately, not every day. I participated because of the escalation of force against the citizens of #Ukraine, because of corruption, because of lawlessness. Did I […]

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Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

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http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536 As expected, the vote in #Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession. http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064 During a phone call at the request of the White House, President #Obama told Vladimir #Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553 “Additional costs”? Is the White House […]

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Vladimir Putin Annexes Crimea And Throws Down Gauntlet To The West

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“If you press the spring too hard, it will recoil.” View this image › Maxim Shemetov / Reuters SEVASTOPOL, #Crimea — Russian President #Vladimir Putin announced Moscow would annex the breakaway Ukrainian province of Crimea Tuesday in an extraordinary speech uprooting the post-Cold War global order of the last 25 years. With the whole of […]

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Conservative Group Delays “Pro-Life Olympics” In Moscow Over Ukraine

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World Congress of Families says the decision is “not meant to reflect negatively on the Russian people, churches or individuals who have taken a leadership role in the fight to preserve life, marriage, and the natural family.” View this image › Ria Novosti / Reuters / Reuters A global coalition opposing LGBT and abortion rights […]

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The Crimea Blame Game Turns To Edward Snowden

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Claims classified information released by NSA leaker #Edward Snowden may have allowed #Russia to evade U.S. efforts to anticipate Moscow’s invasion of #Crimea hold little water, according to U.S. and foreign #intelligence officials. View this image › SAUL LOEB/AFP / Getty Images WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials — in leaks to news organizations and quiet […]

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Deadly Protest In Eastern Ukraine Spreads Fear Of Russian Retaliation

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“He was covered in blood. His whole face was covered in blood.” View this image › Stringer / Reuters #DONETSK, #Ukraine — At a hospital waiting room on Thursday night, Larisa Bilocerkovec fought back hysterics. The 60-year-old retiree had been standing in the main square in the eastern city of Donetsk at a protest in […]

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State Department Official: U.S. Actively Considering Adding Names To Magnitsky List

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“Name and shame,” says Ros-Lehtinen. View this image › The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A senior State Department said on Thursday that the U.S. is &8220;actively considering&8221; adding names to the #Magnitsky List in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That consideration comes after a push from Capitol Hill to use the list, which bars […]

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SNL: Liam Neeson and President Obama Take on Vladi­mir Putin in Cold Open (Video)

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SNL‘s Cold Open brings #Liam Neeson to help #President Obama convince Russia’s Vladi­mir Putin to stop invading #Ukraine&8217;s #Crimea region. It&8217;s an opportunity for Liam Neeson to spoof his phone monologue from the movie &8216;Taken&8217; and we also see Jay Pharaoh&8217;s #Barack Obama parodying Putin&8217;s shirtless horseback riding: If you are outside of the U.S., […]

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How The Rest Of The Former Soviet Union Reacted To Russia Invading Ukraine

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The Soviet Union broke up into #Russia, #Ukraine, and 13 other countries. After Russia’s de facto takeover of #Crimea, some are having invasion flashbacks. Others haven&8217;t commented at all. 1. Georgia View this image › David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters Official language: GeorgianEthnic Russian population: 2% The Georgian government is none too pleased about what&8217;s happening […]

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