Joseph Vasquez

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Freed Oligarch And Putin Foe Khodorkovsky Defies Kremlin In Kiev

"I want you to know that there is a totally different Russia," Mikhail Khodorkovsky told protesters on Kiev's Independence Square Sunday.<p>KIEV, Ukraine — Shuffling awkwardly in a parka as thousands of Ukrainians chanted "Russia, rise up!", jailed former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky outlined a …

Ukraine crisis: Vitaly Klitschko forced to cancel rally as violence flares in Crimea

'Ukrainian Unity' rally organised by Vitaly Klitschko is cancelled in the east, as demonstrations in the southern Crimea region turned violent<p>Vitaly Klitschko, the former boxer turned <b>Ukranian</b> presidential hopeful, has been forced to cancel a rally in the eastern city of Donetsk, as pro-Russian …

Big power talks on Ukraine crisis make little progress

PARIS/KIEV (Reuters) - High-level diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine made little apparent headway at talks in Paris on Wednesday with Moscow and Washington at odds and Russia’s foreign minister refusing to recognize his Ukrainian counterpart.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said …

Kerry on Ukraine: Solution is tough, but situation better than yesterday

Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight.<p>"All parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue," …

Russian Forces Seize Another Military Airport In Ukraine's Crimea

The 80 or so-strong group, who were supporting 50 civilians, blocked off the entrance to the airport near the village of Saki and established machine-gun posts along the landing strip, the spokesman, Vladislav Seleznyov, told Reuters by telephone.<p>The civilian group, who were wielding sticks and …

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Demonstrators rally as Crimea crisis mounts - CNN.com

Ukrainian tanks are transported from their base in Perevalne, Crimea, on Wednesday, March 26. After Russian troops seized most of Ukraine's bases in Crimea, interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from the peninsula, citing Russian threats to the lives …

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Hillary Clinton Compares Russian Moves In Crimea To What Hitler Did In The 1930s [Reports]

Last week, the lower house of the Kremlin's legislature passed a bill that would allow "Russian-speaking citizens of the former USSR, irrespective of nationality, who are in danger of a real threat of ethno-cultural, political, or professional discrimination" to acquire Russian citizenship.<p>"Now if …

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Tatar Sunni Muslims pose a threat to Russia's occupation of Crimea

Russia may be tightening its grip on Crimea, with little resistance to date, but they have yet to face the Crimean Tatar factor.<p>There are 266,000 Crimean Tatars in Crimea, over 13% of the local population. They are Sunni Muslim, traditionally pro-Ukrainian, and much better organised than the local …

Ukraine crisis: Ukrainians rush to join military

Ukraine has called up its reserves even though Russian invasion has so far been bloodless<p>There may not be any fighting in Ukraine yet but as tensions ratchet up in Crimea, young men in Kiev were queuing to sign up for the army, ready to take up arms if it comes to a war with Russia.<p>"I want to take …

What Putin Fears Will Happen in Ukraine

As the threat of mil­it­ary con­flict builds in East­ern Europe, Ukraine has asked NATO for help.<p>Spe­cific­ally, Ukraine wants the mil­it­ary …

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