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Biden Just Dropped The Sanctions Hammer On Putin
After Putin recognized breakaway Ukraine territories as independent, President Biden responded with sanctions.
Western Officials Pledge To Support Ukraine As Russia Says It Should Be Dismembered
Faced with a Russian attempt to redraw borders in Europe, the U.S. is preparing sanctions and European allies are signaling solidarity with the government in Kiev.
EXPLAINER: The Story Behind Ukraine's Separatist Regions
Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognized the independence of rebel regions in eastern Ukraine, and announced troop deployment to the territories.
White House Won’t Say If Russian Troop Movements Into Donbas Will Trigger Massive Sanctions
A senior administration official said that since Russia had already been in that region since 2014, that "by itself would not be a new step."
Putin Calls Ukrainian Statehood a Fiction. History Suggests Otherwise.
In a speech, President Vladimir V. Putin bent Ukraine’s complex history into his own version that served as a justification for his cleaving off more of its territory.
Wooing Allies, Publicizing Putin’s Plans: Inside Biden’s Race to Prevent War
President Biden made three critical decisions about how to handle Russia’s provocations, aiming to prevent armed conflict in Ukraine.
U.S. Offers Limited Initial Response to Russia as It Weighs Stiffer Sanctions
President Biden faces the challenge of maintaining unity with allies as he seeks to balance deterrence and punishment in dealing with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
What’s at Stake for the Global Economy as Conflict Looms in Ukraine
Countries that depend on the region’s rich supply of energy, wheat, nickel and other staples could feel the pain of price spikes.
Ukraine President Zelensky says “we will not give anything to anyone”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the nation early on Tuesday saying “we don’t owe anything to anyone, and we will not give away anything to anyone” following Russia’s recent actions.
US ambassador to UN says Putin's claim he's sending 'peacekeepers' into eastern Ukraine is 'nonsense'
US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Russian President Vladimir Putin's recognition of pro-Moscow regions in Ukraine as independent was an "attempt to create a pretext for a further invasion of Ukraine" and that his claim that the Russian forces he has ordered to enter those regions are "peacekeepers" is simply "nonsense."
US official says Russian troops could move into pro-Moscow regions of Ukraine in the coming hours | CNN Politics
The US expects Russian troops could move into the Donbas region of Ukraine as soon as Monday evening or Tuesday eastern time, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the two pro-Moscow territories as independent, a senior US official familiar with latest the intelligence tells CNN.
In eastern Ukraine's Donbas, Putin draws on an old playbook | CNN
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized separatist republics in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region, ordered Russian troops there for "peacekeeping" duty and brought Russia to the precipice of all-out war. Is it time to panic?
As Putin sends troops into Donbas, White House avoids the 'I' word
Deploying forces in eastern territories "would not itself be a new step," a senior official says amid calls for stepped up sanctions.
U.S. sanctions Russia for declaring independence of eastern Ukraine territories
President Biden's executive order expands upon previous sanctions issued when Russia invaded Crimea in 2014.
Biden blocks investment, trade in areas of Ukraine recognized as independent by Putin
President Biden signed an executive order on Monday blocking new U.S.
Russian troops moving into Donbas not a 'new step,' administration official says
Russian troops entering disputed territories within Ukraine will not amount to an invasion in the eyes of the White House, according to a senior administration official.
US Embassy In Ukraine Evacuates To Poland
The U.S. State Department has ordered its personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to evacuate to Poland under threat of a Russian invasion, the U.S. announced Monday.
Joe Biden Allows Vladimir Putin to Send More Russian Troops into Ukraine Without Triggering Sanctions
Putin's decision to send more troops into Ukraine would not trigger sanctions from U.S. and European allies, the White House said Monday.
Did Russia just invade Ukraine?
President Vladimir Putin declared two regions in the Donbas region independent, then ordered in troops.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Calls For Ukraine To Break Apart, Escalating Crisis
The Russian leader ordered troops to breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine, attempting to redraw European borders and blaming the U.S. and its allies for tensions.
Putin Orders Troops to Separatist Regions and Recognizes Their Independence
Mr. Putin hinted at the possibility of a wider military campaign and laid claim to all of Ukraine as a country “created by Russia.” The U.S. and E.U. said they would begin imposing limited sanctions.
White House wrestles with whether Russia has ‘invaded’ Ukraine
As Putin closes off diplomatic paths, White House weights its options--and tries to figure out if Russia has "invaded" Ukraine
Putin orders troops into pro-Russian regions of eastern Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops into separatist-held parts of eastern Ukraine in what the Kremlin called a "peacekeeping" mission, just hours after he signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Moscow-backed regions.
‘War, destruction and death’: U.N. Security Council members slam Russia’s Ukraine escalation
Ambassadors met in an extraordinary session to condemn Russia, but Moscow pushed back, blaming the U.S. and the West for “cramming weapons” into Ukraine.
Escalating crisis, Putin recognizes breakaway territories in Ukraine as independent
Amid warnings of war, Russian president lashes out at Kyiv and the West in televised address.
State Department: Too dangerous for US diplomats to sleep in Ukraine at night
State Department officials working in Ukraine will withdraw across the border into Poland each night, Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team announced hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to move openly into eastern Ukraine.
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