President Obama authorized the Treasury Department on Thursday to impose sanctions on “individuals and entities” responsible for Russia’s military takeover in Crimea or for “stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people.” Read full article >>
US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
By Lidia Kelly and Alissa de Carbonnel 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. After an hour-long telephone call, Putin said in a statement that Moscow and Washington were still fa
President Obama on Thursday ordered sanctions against Ukrainian and Russian officials in connection with the crisis over Ukraine’s Crimea region, and he denounced Crimea’s move to join the Russian Federation as unconstitutional and a violation of international law. Read full article >>
KABUL — A NATO airstrike Thursday killed at least five Afghan soldiers in one of the most devastating incidents of friendly fire in the 12-year history of the war in Afghanistan.The troops were killed at an outpost in volatile Logar province, about 50 miles outside Kabul, according to U.S. and Afghan officials. It remains unclear how the incident occurred, and officials said it was under inve