The U.S. and other Group of Eight nations suspended preparations for a June summit in Russia because of the military action in Ukraine, as Secretary of State John Kerry signaled Russia may be pushed out of the G-8.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk won the support of Ukrainian protesters in Kiev to lead an interim cabinet and avert a default after the nation’s bloodiest unrest since World War II as the U.S. said it was working on a $1 billion rescue.
Ukraine’s opposition got a boost in its struggle to wrest power from President Viktor Yanukovych as Western nations consider new aid for the east European country after Russia suspended its bailout program last week.
President Barack Obama canceled next month’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow after Russia’s refusal to turn over fugitive Edward Snowden, exposing one of the biggest rifts between the two military powers since the end of the Cold War.
President Barack Obama acknowledged domestic and international resistance to his call for a military strike against Syria and said he’ll make a more detailed case for action in an address to the U.S. public next week.
If you thought Russian President Vladimir Putin might be enjoying himself now that he has blocked the U.S. from carrying out air strikes in Syria, made President Barack Obama look weak and positioned himself as a global statesman and peacemaker, you could not be more right.