MOSCOW (AP) — An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to take on any responsibility for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Russian citizens have stepped up in their own way and met the tragedy with an outpouring of love and sorrow in the form of memorial tributes for the MH17 victims and their families. One such
Vice President Joe Biden once got, like, this close ("a few inches from his nose") to Russian strongman-in-chief Vladimir Putin and do you know what he did? "I said, 'Mr. Prime Minister, I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul,'" Biden assures he said in 2011. Show More Summary
The actor, who has previously vocalized his support of Vladimir Putin, was booted from performing with his band at a blues festival in Estonia in the wake of Russia's president's alleged involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which killed all 298 passengers and crew.
Over the weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), appearing on CNN's State of the Union, remarked that Russian president Vladimir Putin needed to "man up." What Feinstein meant, of course, is that Putin needs to grow up because manning up is the last thing that this bear-wrestling, gun-shooting shirtless horse rider/megalomaniac needs to do right now. Read more...
As the world reacts in horror and disgust at the shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight 17 over Russian controlled eastern Ukraine, let us not forget the Crimean outrage. Russian President Vladimir Putin's cynicism,,stealth tactics and dissembling were first on full display there. Show More Summary
Devastated family members who lost loved ones in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 spoke directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, pouring out their rage and grief — and their outrage at the bungled recovery operations.
The Malaysian Airlines flight 17 disaster has the US and other leaders lobbing blame and harsh criticism toward Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin. Monday, Mr. Putin responded harshly to his critic’s accusations and criticism. On Monday, Fox News reported that Vladimir Putin said: “We can say with confidence that if fighting in eastern Ukraine
President Obama reaffirmed demands for “immediate and full access” for international investigators to the flight crash site of Flight MH17 and called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to take immediate action. In a press conference...Show More Summary
President Obama called out Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's pro-Russia militants, and the disgraceful handling of the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 today, reports Politico. The president argued that investigators needed "immediate and full access to the crash site." "What exactly are they trying to hide?" he asked,...
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is pretty damn mad at Russian President Vladimir Putin, and wants Putin to compel Russian-backed separatists to lead a thorough and proper investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on which twenty-eight Australian citizens were killed.
The vice president claims he told the Russian autocrat to his face that he lacked basic humanity
Vice President Joe Biden claims he once looked Russian President Vladimir Putin right in the face and called him soulless. That incredible tale comes via a sprawling profile of the Vice President in the latest New Yorker. To illustrate...Show More Summary
Vice President Joe Biden isn't so sure about Russian President Vladimir Putin having a soul, according to a new profile in The New Yorker. The profile, published Monday, features Biden illustrating "his emphasis on personality as a factor in foreign affairs" by recalling a visit to Putin at the Kremlin in 2011, when Putin was Russia's prime minister. Show More Summary
Former President George W. Bush famously said in 2001 that he had looked at then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's eyes and "was able to get a sense of his soul." Vice President Joe Biden apparently never got that sense.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told State of the Union host Candy Crowley Sunday morning that it was time for Russian President and 2005 Super Bowl champion Vladimir Putin to "man up."
In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.
At last there appears to unanimity among world leaders that, this time, Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be allowed to escape the consequences of his actions. In the past, such as the time when Russia invaded large tracts of Georgia in the summer of 2008, there has been a reluctance, particularly on the part of [...]
The U.S. and its Western allies again are talking about newer, tougher steps to take against Russian President Vladimir Putin, spurred by last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out Monday against those who he said were exploiting the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives."