Post Politics: Ukraine


Posted at 01:40 AM ET, 04/26/2014

U.S., G-7 allies will impose new sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday

US and its G-7 allies will impose new sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday, the White House said.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:40 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/20/2014

Ukrainian PM: Russia is a “threat to the globe.”

Said Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union.

By Katie Zezima  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows, Ukraine

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Russian ambassador: Ukraine needs to overhaul constitution

“It’s a country that certainly needs a revision of the constitution that would include a mechanism where the regions would be heard and their views would be taken on board,” Sergey Kislyak says on ABC’s “This Week.“

By Josh Hicks  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Another Cold War? Half of Americans think it’s coming.

President Obama says there’s no new Cold War; Americans aren’t as optimistic.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:54 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Congress moves toward approval of Ukrainian aid deal

Package expected to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees and about $150 million in direct U.S. assistance.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Ukraine

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Romney: Russia is not ‘a threat to us’

“But in terms of who’s playing politically against America, of course it’s Russia.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/25/2014

McConnell: Reid ‘injects hyperpartisanship’ into Ukraine debate

Senate leaders spar over Ukraine aid as the House and Senate continued debating competing bills Tuesday with no signs of resolution.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, Senate, Ukraine

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Rumsfeld bashes Obama on Afghanistan, says ‘a trained ape’ could do better

Rumsfeld said the Bush administration had a “first-rate” relationship with Karzai and that it has gone “downhill like a toboggan” since Obama took over.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:12 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ukraine, White House

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Harry Reid accuses GOP of helping Russia annex Crimea as Ukraine aid deal clears procedural hurdle

Comments come as proposed aid package for Ukraine clears a key procedural hurdle in the Senate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:24 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Ukraine

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Lawmakers call for U.S. to provide military aid to Ukraine

Top Democrats and Republicans say U.S. should assist Ukraine in defending itself from Russian aggression.

By Wesley Lowery  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Sunday Shows, Ukraine

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/23/2014

Jimmy Carter: President Obama hasn’t asked my advice on dealing with Putin

Carter tells “Meet the Press” that Obama hasn’t called him about the Crimea situation.

By Wesley Lowery  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows, Ukraine

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Romney: Obama shows ‘naivet ’ in handling of Russia

Former GOP presidential candidate said Russian aggression has been handled with ‘naivet .’

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows, Ukraine

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Reacting to sanctions, Russians ban Reid, Boehner and four other lawmakers

After Obama leveled economic measures, Russia responded by sanctioning U.S. lawmakers.

By Wesley Lowery and Ed O'Keefe  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Biden: U.S. military well-prepared to defend NATO allies from Russia

“You have an ally whose (defense) budget is larger than the next 10 nations in the world combined,” Biden says.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Romney: Obama and Clinton repeatedly fail at foreign policy

He says Obama and Clinton haven’t done a good job of foreseeing possible future invents, instead they are dealing with crises after they happen.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Lawmakers praise sanctions, say Obama must go further to curb Russian aggression

Some argue Obama must be more heavy-handed in response to Russians.

By Wesley Lowery  |  07:07 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama Administration, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Obama warns Russia of ‘consequences for their actions’ in Ukraine

Obama echoes previous threats after Crimeans vote to join Russia.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Bill Clinton: Putin ‘highly intelligent’ but has flawed view of greatness

“He was always pretty transparent. He never pretended to be anyone he wasn’t,” Clinton says.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:50 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Kasparov: Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill

The Putin opponent also says Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state was a setback for Russian-American relations.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014

McCain: ‘Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans’ if you oppose Senate Ukraine aid deal

Senator blasts fellow Republicans who oppose a Senate aid package for Ukraine.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans, Ukraine

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Seven senators to visit Ukraine this weekend

Group to meet with Ukrainian political leaders, show support for country.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Few Americans want ‘firm stand’ against Russia in Ukraine

Twice as many Americans prefer that the United States not get too involved in the crisis, according to a new poll.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Rand Paul hits back at Cruz’s foreign policy dig

One of the first signs of a rift between the two tea party favorites.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Obama gets decent marks for handling of Ukraine crisis

A CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 48 percent approve of Obama when it comes to Ukraine, while 43 percent disapprove.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/09/2014

Robert Gates predicts Crimea will come under Russian control

The former defense secretary predicts Ukraine won’t be able to hold on to the region.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/09/2014

Blinken: U.S. would not recognize Crimea secession

The deputy national security adviser made the Sunday show rounds to talk about the situation in Ukraine.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Obama administration moves to freeze Russian assets

President Obama steps up sanctions against Russia with executive order to freeze assets.

By David Nakamura  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Ukraine

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Why did Michelle Obama give a Ukrainian pop star the Women of Courage award?

Ruslana Lyzhychko is more than a Eurovision winner: She’s an activist in the Ukrainian revolution.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Ukraine

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Congressional support builds for $1 billion Ukraine aid package

Lawmakers expected to approve a loan package and possible sanctions in the coming days.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:18 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, Senate, Ukraine

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Ukraine aid package, sanctions possible, lawmakers say

Package could be approved as early as next week, according to aides.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:29 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, Senate, Ukraine

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Reid supports economic aide for Ukraine

Senate majority leader says U.S. should work with allies.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:07 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Obama: Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘will be a costly proposition’

The president said the United States and other countries would move to isolate Russia if it persists.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Palin on Ukraine: I called it

The former GOP VP candidate said in 2008 that Obama’s indecision on Russia’s invasion of Georgia “would only encourage Putin to invade Ukraine next.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Obama warns Russia on Ukraine

“There will be costs to any military intervention in Ukraine,” Obama said

By Scott Wilson  |  05:25 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Ukraine

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Kerry to Russia: ‘This is not Rocky IV’

Kerry says the situation in Ukraine isn’t a continuation of the Cold War.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:22 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/20/2014

White House calls for Ukraine’s president to withdraw security forces

At least 50 people were killed Thursday morning after a tentative truce fell apart, according to a human rights official.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Senators call for sanctions against Ukraine government

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is leading the charge.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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