Russian army trucks continued to enter Crimea today. #Moscow license plates on police car escorting #Russian army trucks in #Crimea pic.twitter.com/xoZWTKwQgV #Ukraine #Russia MT @euromaidan — Ukrainian Updates (@Ukroblogger) March 8, 2014 Meanwhile… Secretary of State John Kerry urged all … Continue reading ?
Why is Ukraine so important to Russia?The two neighboring countries have been intertwined for over 1,000 years of tumultuous history. Today, Ukraine is one of Russia's biggest markets for natural gas exports, a crucial transit routeShow More Summary
Having expressed her perspective of Russia Today's "whitewashed" coverage of Putin's invasion of Russia, Liz Wahl resigned live on air yesterday. This came on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin's recent comments voicing here disagreements with Russian policies on the same state-funded network. Show More Summary
Standing ovations in Moscow today for Crimea separatist Prime Minister Sergey Aksionov. Maxim Eristavi Russia appointed former gangster Sergey Aksionov Prime Minister of Crimea this week. Aksionov’s party won 4% of the vote in the last election. ECFR reported: The … Continue reading ?
Many people have praised Liz Wahl for her decision to quit her position at Russia Today live on-air, but broadcast veteran Barbara Walters isn't one of them. "She is working for a Russian network. Therefore, she is protesting the Russians," Walters tried (and mostly failed) to explain on The View. "It... More »
Bloomberg: U.S. Fighters Circle Baltics as Putin Fans Fear of Russia. Centuries of Soviet and tsarist oppression taught the three Baltic states to bar their doors whenever the Kremlin issues marching orders. Now they also scramble NATO jets. Show More Summary
Hiding behind the big boys (literally) appears to be the m.o. of France's President Hollande who declared today that "there will be no referendum in Crimea without Ukraine's agreement," and added that it is a necessity for Russia toShow More Summary
By Matthew Smith: It appears that the Europeans are beginning to wake up to the harsh reality that eventually they will have to take a stand against Putin's Russia. If not now, then down the road. As it stands now, although late to the...Show More Summary
Ukraine has 23 athletes participating in the Paralympics, but only the flag bearer showed up to participate in the opening ceremony today in Sochi, Russia, where president Vladimir Putin was in attendance. Biathlete Mykhaylo Tkachenko was met with roaring applause from the crowd, but remained...
"Please, can we bomb someone today?" ... here it is in a nutshell: .@SenJohnMcCain on #Ukraine: "I do not see a military option and that is tragic." - #AMR staff, #Russia, #Crimea — @mitchellreports Jackass.
Anchor Liz Wahl of Russia Today’s Washington, D.C. bureau abruptly resigned her position during a live broadcast this week because she said she “cannot be part of a network, funded by the Russian government, that whitewashes the actions of...
Putin rebuffed warnings from President Obama today over Russia’s intervention into the Crimean region of Ukraine. Russia admitted it had 30,000 soldiers in the region since the invasion. Reuters reported: President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack … Continue reading ?
A delegation from Crimea's parliament visited Moscow today, where they got a warm reception and assurances that Russia would back their secession play. "If the people of Crimea decide to join Russia in the referendum, we...will certainly support this decision," Valentina Matvienko, the chair of Russia's upper house said,...
1. Obama calls Crimea's referendum on leaving Ukraine illegal President Obama said Thursday that Crimean lawmakers' decision to hold a referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia violated their country's constitution as well as international law. Show More Summary
President Obama made clear to Vladimir Putin in a one-hour phone call this afternoon that the US thinks Russia's moves in Ukraine are violating that nation's sovereignty, the White House said today. The US president told Putin that there was still a way to resolve the dispute diplomatically—with Russian...
Liz Wahl quit her job as an anchor and correspondent at the Kremlin-funded propaganda network Russia Today with a dramatic on-air speech Wednesday in which she declared she could no longer "be part of a network that whitewashes the actions" of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary
An American journalist based in the Washington D.C. office of the Russian-funded Russia Today network quit during a live broadcast last night, bringing to light the fact that the network has actively been censoring criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Liz Wahl cited “ethical and moral challenges” at Russia Today as the major motivation for […]
One of the Obama administration’s highest-ranking diplomats said today that Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian crisis – militarily backing a secessionist movement in Crimea – does not appear to have bled over into its role as a negotiator in Syria’s bloody, three-year civil war. But...
The anchor was fed up to here with her employer. That's a feeling familiar to many entrepreneurs. Liz Wahl, an American anchor for the Kremlin-funded news outlet Russia Today, is the toast of social media this week after leaving her position live on the air. Show More Summary