MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow’s military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
WARSAW (Reuters) – The U.S. military will send 12 F-16 fighter jets and 300 service personnel to Poland next week for a training exercise whose scope was expanded in response to the crisis in neighboring Ukraine, Poland’s defense minister said on Thursday.
So long have I waited for the glass ceiling to be shattered, for the barrier to be breached, for the blessed moment to arrive. I had thought that the day that begins with a woman in the Oval Office, with more than 50 percent of our population feeling truly represented, was a day long in coming. I had thought 2008 would be the year we made history, with Hillary Clinton coming so close to the Democratic nomination, with Sarah Palin becoming the first woman on the Republican ticket.
WASHINGTON—Standing before a crowd of reporters at the National Press Club Wednesday, Ukrainian pop sensation turned protest leader Ruslana delivered a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, first in English, then in Ukrainian, then in Russian:
“There are a lot of people like me, strong enough to keep peace,” Ruslana said. “Don’t touch Ukraine, President Putin. Don’t give us a lot of pain.”
Hundreds of Ukrainians protested in front of the White House Thursday afternoon to demand that the Obama administration take a tougher stand against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukrainian territory.
Russia is paying public affairs experts and lobbyists to push the Russian government’s line in the United States, NBC News reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the freezing of U.S. assets and a ban on travel into the United States of those involved in the Russian military intervention into Ukraine’s Crimea region.