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Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border

Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border
Satellite images released by NATO show Russian forces operating within the borders of Ukraine's sovereign territory. Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak gave a sobering assessment of the escalating offensive in a press conference Thursday.
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New Sanctions Against Russia Create a Bear Market Even a Shirtless Putin Can't Ride

New Sanctions Against Russia Create a Bear Market Even a Shirtless Putin Can't Ride
Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine. Roughly 30 percent of Russia's banking sector assets are now constrained by U.S. sanctions, Obama administration officials said, shortly after announcing new penalties.
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Julie Pace and John-Thor Dahlburg
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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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Defense Sec: Russia's Ukraine Incursions 'Shatter the Myth' of Post-Cold War Security

Defense Sec: Russia's Ukraine Incursions 'Shatter the Myth' of Post-Cold War Security
Russia has everybody worried. Their invasion of Ukraine has threatened the post-Cold War security the west had enjoyed since the fall of the Soviet empire. The military's incursions "shatter the myth" of stability, said US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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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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Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!

Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!
This is what happens when you don't have an open and honest reckoning with the mistakes of history. This is what happens when the whole world knows the mistakes that were made, and how it impacts the future.
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Anti-Interventionist Ron Paul Backs Russia's Intervention in Crimea

Anti-Interventionist Ron Paul Backs Russia's Intervention in Crimea
Anti-interventionist libertarian Ron Paul is completely cool with Russia invading Ukraine and Putin stealing Crimea because of, you know, "some laws."
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Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come

Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come
The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on pro-Russian opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions as the West began punishing Moscow for its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
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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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