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Putin Gloats Over Crimea Annexation in Trip to Disputed Ukraine Peninsula

Putin Gloats Over Crimea Annexation in Trip to Disputed Ukraine Peninsula
Ukraine and NATO condemned Vladimir Putin for gloating over Russia's annexation of the Crimea during the Russian President's first trip to the peninsula post-Russian takeover. Several eastern provinces are also voting to secede from the former Soviet province, backed by pro-Russian elements widely believed to members of Russian security forces.
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American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There

American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There
A recent surveycompared what Americans wanted to do about the situation in Ukraine with their ability to locate Ukraine on a map. Only one in six placed Ukraine properly in southeastern Europe. Respondents put Ukraine all over Africa and Asia, even in Canada and in the U.S. The average answer was about 1800 miles off. Partisan voters on both sides did poorly compared to independents. The survey’s authors concluded, “The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.”
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Seeing Russia from Its Backyard, NATO Ups Military Presence Along Eastern Border

Seeing Russia from Its Backyard, NATO Ups Military Presence Along Eastern Border
NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. "We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land," Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels, declining to give exact troop figures.
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NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border

NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border
NATO's secretary-general warns Russia there would be "grave consequences" if it invades the Ukraine. "If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally."
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Sarah Palin: I Can See Obama's Mom Jeans From My House

Sarah Palin: I Can See Obama's Mom Jeans From My House
Who better to talk about the Russia/Ukraine conflict than not-Vice President Sarah Palin? Sean Hannity invites Palin on his show so she can say Putin is a real manly man who wrestles bears and drills for oil while Obama wears mom jeans...
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Pres Obama: 'The World Is Largely United' that Russia Violated International Law

Pres Obama: 'The World Is Largely United' that Russia Violated International Law
While addressing reporters, President Barack Obama details his thoughts on the trouble in Ukraine, the legality of the Russian presence, as well as the United States' options to help bring peace to the conflicted region.
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NATO Condemns Russian Military Escalation in Ukraine

NATO Condemns Russian Military Escalation in Ukraine
NATO releases a statement and video (on the flip) denouncing Russia's military action in the Ukraine. The Secretary General recalls previous treaties, as well as international law, in the organization's efforts to bring a peaceful resolution to the area's tensions.
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