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Analysis of new agreement in Ukraine

Diplomats reach an agreement to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine, but pro-Russian insurgents occupying government buildings in the region seem to say, “who cares?” So what happens now? Phil and Penny discussed this and more with […]

04/18/2014

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders. The White House says Biden will travel to the capital of Kiev on April 22 […]

04/12/2014

In this Saturday, Feb, 22, 2014 file photo a large statue of a horse stands in the grounds of the then Ukrainian President Yanukovych's countryside residence in Mezhyhirya, which is about 20 kms (12.5 miles) north of the capital Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine’s ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin […]

04/02/2014

United Nations seal (AP Photo)

UN General Assembly votes ‘yes’ on Ukraine unity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a sweeping rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal. […]

03/27/2014

President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to commit more forces to NATO efforts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the […]

03/26/2014

Ukraine flash mob posted on YouTube.

Ukrainian flash mob performs ‘Ode to Joy’ in marketplace (Video)

The Privoz Fish Market in Odessa, Ukraine was the site of a special experience on Saturday, March 22nd when the Odessa Philharmonic and Odessa Opera Chorus staged an “Ode to Joy” flash mob performance in […]

03/26/2014

In this photo taken Monday, March 24, 2014, a Ukrainian border guard, right, and Russian border guards, background, stand at the border crossing between Ukraine and Russia in the village of Vyselki, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Fear grips village divided between Russia, Ukraine

VYSELKI, Ukraine (AP) — The prospect of Russian troops marching into eastern Ukraine is accomplishing what a national border could not: dividing the villagers of Vyselki. Ever since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, […]

03/26/2014

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Obama plays up US-Europe bond in Brussels

President Obama is in Brussels today to solidify the West’s response to Russian intervention in Ukraine, but he has a number of domestic issues that he’s dealing with at the same time. Phil and Penny […]

03/26/2014

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Obama aide: ‘Possible’ Russia could enter Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide says it’s possible that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, and even U.S. military assistance would be unlikely to prevent it. Deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says […]

03/23/2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice, accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, speaks during a briefing on President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 21, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Russia’s aggression will dominate Obama’s European trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back against demands to supply arms to Ukraine, Obama administration officials said Friday that economic sanctions would remain the primary weapon as the U.S. and its European allies seek a diplomatic […]

03/21/2014

Ukrainian soldiers fold the Ukrainian flag, which was removed by a Crimean pro- Russian self-defense force at the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

Ukraine bows to Crimea seizure, plans for pullout

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Surrendering to Russia’s inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev’s naval headquarters here and detained […]

03/19/2014

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Ukraine grapples with despair in Crimea takeover

Russian President Vladimir Putin insists he has no intention of invading other regions in Ukraine, much less other nations. But leaders in Russia’s backyard aren’t so sure, and they are looking to for assurances that […]

03/19/2014

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