Austrian Police Arrest Ukrainian Oligarch With Kremlin Connections In First Major Western Move Against Russia

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The surprise arrest of #Dmitry Firtash at the request of the FBI suggests Western countries may be willing to implement harsher #sanctions over the #Ukraine crisis. View this image › Dmitry Firtash (right) pictured with ousted Ukrainian President #Viktor Yanukovych in April 2012. Austria arrested Firtash Wednesday at the request of the FBI. Stringer / […]


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 […]


U.S. Imposes Heaviest Sanctions Yet On Powerful Russians

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Putin’s inner circle targeted as #Russia refuses to de-escalate in Ukraine. View this image › #Vladimir Putin (L) and Arkady Rotenberg ®. Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The U.S. levied sanctions against some of the most powerful people in Russia on Thursday, including members of Vladimir Putin&8217;s inner circle, as well as a […]