- Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea Updated: Mar-08-14 2:54 pm
- Crimea's new leader, a man with a murky past Updated: Mar-08-14 1:11 pm
- Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage Updated: Mar-08-14 2:55 am
- Pentagon: About 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine Updated: Mar-07-14 3:43 pm
- In Crimea, old fears combine with new propaganda Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- Putin uses carrot and stick to dominate neighbors Updated: Mar-06-14 10:31 am
- Durbin calls for Russian troops to leave Ukraine Updated: Mar-05-14 7:04 pm
- French-made warship destined for Russia sets sail Updated: Mar-05-14 4:52 pm
- Tymoshenko says West must stop Russian aggression Updated: Mar-05-14 4:34 pm
- Ukraine: Russian military threat to nuke plants Updated: Mar-05-14 3:10 pm
- TV anchorwoman criticizes Kremlin on Ukraine Updated: Mar-05-14 1:41 pm
- In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid Updated: Mar-04-14 8:02 pm
- Defiant Putin drops cool demeanor in Ukraine talk Updated: Mar-04-14 5:17 pm
- Interfax: Putin ends army drills in western Russia Updated: Mar-04-14 1:46 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Russia says Yanukovych requested troops in Crimea Updated: Mar-03-14 10:01 pm
- Pentagon suspends military engagements with Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 7:54 pm
- Crisis in Crimea sharply divides small town Updated: Mar-03-14 6:28 pm
- A look at Russian, Ukrainian militaries Updated: Mar-03-14 4:05 pm
- NATO says Russian action threatens peace in Europe Updated: Mar-02-14 8:19 am
- Canada pulls ambassador from Moscow over Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 10:17 pm
- Analysis: Limited US, European options in Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 5:44 pm
- US warns Russia on Ukraine, nudges Georgia to West Updated: Feb-26-14 1:11 pm
- Pro-Russian rally in Crimea decries Kiev 'bandits' Updated: Feb-25-14 7:59 pm
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Two weeks ago, Sergey Aksyonov was a small-time Crimean politician, the leader of a tiny pro-Russia political party that could barely summon 4 percent of the votes in the last regional election. He was a little-known businessman with a murky past and a nickname - "Goblin" - left over from the days when criminal gangs flourished here after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
KIEV, Ukraine - One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Sometimes, the old actor remembers the war far too clearly. Though he was only a small child, he can tell you about the explosions, and the Nazi soldiers patrolling the streets. He can list the friends and relatives who didn't survive. He punctuates his stories with angry imitations of machine-gun fire: "TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT." The last thing he wants is for war to return to Crimea.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
MOSCOW - As a counterweight to the European Union, Russia's Vladimir Putin is pursuing an ambitious dream rooted in memories of Soviet glory: The Eurasian Union.
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is condemning Russia for sending military troops into the Crimean region of Ukraine.
PARIS - A French-built warship designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships embarked on its first test run Wednesday - just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine.
KIEV, Ukraine - Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, urged the West on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on Russia to force it to withdraw troops from Crimea.
VIENNA - Ukraine-Russia tensions have spilled over to a U.N. nuclear meeting, with Kiev warning that a Russian military invasion could result in damage to its nuclear reactors and Moscow dismissing the scenario as "hysterics."
WASHINGTON - An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network is standing by her criticism of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine, saying she would rather risk her job and "go down on the right side of history."
KIEV, Ukraine - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
MOSCOW - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.
MOSCOW - The Interfax news agency says Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops participating in military exercises in western Russia near the Ukraine border to return to their permanent bases.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says it is suspending exercises and other activities with the Russian military, in light of Moscow's military involvement in Ukraine.
NOVO-OZERNE, Ukraine - For years, the little Crimean town was closed off from the rest of the world, a secretive community, at the edge of a key Soviet naval base, sealed by roadblocks and armed guards.
MOSCOW - Russia has effectively seized control of Ukraine's strategic Crimean peninsula without firing a shot, but many in Ukraine and elsewhere fear the Kremlin might follow up by sending troops into Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine. Such a move could trigger open hostilities between the Russian and Ukrainian militaries. Here's a look at the two forces:
BRUSSELS - NATO's top official says Russia's military intervention in Ukraine is in violation of the U.N. charter and threatens peace and security in Europe.
OTTAWA - Canada says it is pulling its ambassador from Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West.
WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine as it renewed demands that Moscow withdraw troops from disputed enclaves in another former Soviet republic, Georgia. The U.S. also urged Georgia to further integrate with Europe and NATO in calls that come amid growing tensions between Russia and the West over the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of pro-Russian protesters rallied Tuesday in this Crimean Peninsula city, bitterly denouncing politicians in Kiev who are trying to form a new government, with some even calling for secession from Ukraine. A Russian lawmaker stoked their passions by promising that Moscow will protect them.