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- Analysts: Russia unlikely to pull back in Crimea Updated: Mar-05-14 11:52 am
- How Crimea differs from the rest of Ukraine Updated: Mar-01-14 11:28 am
- AP Interview: Gorbachev calls for Ukraine unity Updated: Feb-24-14 11:11 am
- Gorbachev: Ukraine failed to act democratically Updated: Feb-23-14 6:25 am
- Communist party head shows banner at Sochi Games Updated: Feb-22-14 1:23 pm
- Cuban writer Padura tests US literary waters Updated: Feb-20-14 3:35 pm
- Egypt military chief heads to Moscow in rare visit Updated: Feb-12-14 5:08 pm
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 - Russia is unlikely to pull back its military forces in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, analysts and former Obama administration officials say, forcing the United States and Europe into a more limited strategy of trying to prevent President Vladimir Putin from making advances elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.
The Crimean peninsula, the main flashpoint in Ukraine's crisis, is a pro-Russia part of Ukraine separated from the rest of the country geographically, historically and politically. It also hosts Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Ukraine has accused Russia of invading it. Here's some key information about the region:
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - The political turmoil in Ukraine looks like "a real mess," but it is important that the country hold together in the battle for influence between Russia and the West, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Monday.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from the capital after months of protests, stems from its government's failure to act democratically.
SOCHI, Russia - The head of Russia's Communist Party held up a hammer-and-sickle Soviet banner during a flower ceremony at the Winter Olympics, leading to a confrontation with staff over violating Olympic rules that bar political statements at the games.
MIAMI - Sitting in the courtyard of a picturesque Miami bookstore cafe, Cuban writer Leonardo Padura chuckles between drags on a cigarette.
CAIRO - Egypt's military chief headed to Russia Wednesday on his first trip abroad since ousting the country's Islamist president, part of a shift to reduce reliance on the United States at a time of frictions between the longtime allies.