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Crisis in Crimea: A Guide to Major Players

The crisis in Ukraine, which began as a dispute over whether the country should accept financial help from Europe or Russia, spiraled into the ouster of a president and then the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.<p>Russia insists it’s only protecting Russian speakers in Ukraine. …

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Ukrainians stage symbolic protest at opening of Sochi Winter Paralympics

Ukrainian Winter Paralympians have staged a symbolic protest at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games, with all but one athlete boycotting the athletes' parade in protest at Russia's incursion into Crimea.<p>The Games opened with a spectacular ceremony and a full complement of 45 competing nations …

U.S. Steps In Response To Russia's Intervention In Ukraine

President Obama has condemned Russia's intervention in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, while Secretary of State John Kerry has been meeting with European, Russian and Ukrainian leaders in search of a peaceful resolution to the crisis.<p>Here are some of the measures the U.S. has taken in recent</b> …

Political, military standoff escalates in Ukraine's Crimea region - 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 …

Ukraine timeline in pictures: How protests developed into international crisis - Telegraph

How the Russian Constitution Justifies War in Ukraine

While Rus­sia is be­ing heav­ily cri­ti­cized by the West for its in­cur­sion in­to Ukraine, the Rus­si­an con­sti­tu­tion does, in part, al­low for …

Crimea Crisis Roils Global Markets

Russian stocks are down 11% as its central bank jacks up interest rates to keep money from flowing out.<p>With Russian troops occupying Crimea and no apparent end to a standoff that's racheted tensions between Russia, the EU, and NATO to a near post-Cold War high, stock markets from Moscow to New York …

In Crimea's Capital, All Is Oddly Quiet

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Over the epicenter of the biggest geopolitical crisis the world has seen in a while, a strange silence hangs in the air after a …

Why Crimea matters to Russia | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Vladimir’s Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine and seize control of Crimea has thrown the spotlight onto the …

Ukraine crisis escalates - in pictures

The Russian army has reportedly occupied key sites in the autonomous region of Crimea, where a majority of the population is ethnic Russian. Troops surrounded several small military outposts and demanded that Ukrainian troops disarm

Obama: Russian Presence in Ukraine Puts them on the "Wrong Side of History"

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update:</b> President Obama addressed the ongoing Ukraine crisis later on Monday, telling reporters that …

What's Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide

<b>1. Russian Troops Invaded Part of Ukraine This Weekend</b><p>Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to go into a region of …

Russia Denies Issuing Ultimatum Or Warning Ukraine Of 'Storm'

<b>Update at 12:45 p.m. ET: "Total Nonsense," Russian Official Reportedly Says:</b><p>Any claims that the Russian military has warned Ukraine to surrender in Crimea or face an assault on Tuesday are "total nonsense," a Russian Defense Ministry official says, according to The Voice of Russia.<p>The unidentified …

Western leaders try to halt Russia's advance into Ukrainian territory

Western leaders are scrambling to defuse the crisis in Ukraine without shots being fired after the US conceded Moscow had "complete operational control of the Crimean peninsula".<p>The US secretary of state, John Kerry, was due to fly to Kiev overnight in a further attempt to halt Russia's advance …

Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip

MOSCOW/PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin’s forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.<p>The Moscow stock …

Ukraine crisis: 'facts on the ground' are 'deeply troubling,' Obama says

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Summary<p><b>• Russian forces in Crimea urged Ukrainian forces to give up their weapons and stand down,</b> as the number of Russian troops and boats on the peninsula continued to grow. Russia built up forces on both sides of the ferry connecting it to Crimea and sent troops …

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has lost the plot, says German chancellor

Vladimir Putin has lost the plot over Ukraine, according to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.<p>US reports said Merkel phoned Barack Obama on Sunday evening after speaking to the Russian president to press him to back down from his invasion of Ukraine and occupation of the Crimean peninsula.<p>"She …

Pro-Russia Protesters Face-Off With Cops in Kharkiv, Ukraine

A group of pro-Russian protesters from the minority Cossack community, once the patrolmen of Russia's borderlands, faced-off with riot police outside a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Monday, NBC News producer Carlo Angerer reports.<p>Dozens were injured on Saturday …

Ukraine in pictures: Threat of war between Ukraine and Russia - Telegraph

Russia blocks protest-linked sites

MOSCOW — Russia's Internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 Internet pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement that helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.<p>Roskomnadzor said in a statement published online Monday that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to …

Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …

Putin hints he may let 'fact-finding' team evaluate Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW -- Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinhas agreed to a German proposal for international observers to review the tense standoff in Ukraine’s Crimea area, a Kremlin news service dispatch indicated Monday.<p>The proposal for a “contact group” of mediating foreign diplomats and an observer delegation …

Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While many of us in the U.S. spent last night watching a star-studded selfie break Twitter, Russia …

U.S. wants Ukraine to remain unified, cautions Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials insisted on Sunday that Ukraine should remain unified and cautioned that any military intervention by Russia would be a mistake after bloody street protests ousted the pro-Moscow president.<p>Anti-Yanukovich protesters stand guard at the national bank office in …

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Ukraine MPs appoint interim president as Yanukovych allies dismissed

Following a day of extraordinary drama, Ukraine woke up to a new and uncertain power configuration on Sunday, with the whereabouts of the impeached president, Viktor Yanukovych, still unclear and Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister, already lining up a shot at the presidency.<p>The Ukrainian …

Shocking Opulence Revealed As Ukraine Leader Flees Home

A vast country estate, marble-lined mansions, a private golf course and zoo: the unimaginable luxury of the private residence of departed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych flung open for all to see.<p>As parliament voted to oust Yanukovych Saturday and he fled to a pro-Russian bastion in east …

White House takes a cautious approach to drama unfolding in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Only a few short weeks ago, the turmoil in Ukraine seemed like a remote conflict in which Washington had little at stake and not a great deal of leverage.<p>Now, however, it is clear that the apparent collapse of the old order in Ukraine could leave the Obama administration with a mess it …

Check Out Vladimir Lenin Getting Knocked Off His Pedestal Over and Over, Courtesy of the People of Ukraine (and One Cool Music Video)

February 21 was a bad day for statues of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Ukraine.<p>As the revolution rages all across the splintering country, one of the biggest symbols of Marxism was targeted as statues of Lenin were brought crashing to the ground.<p>According to a report from Euromaidan (the official …