Barack Obama’s meeting with Ukraine’s prime minister today raises the stakes in his attempt to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions in Crimea and preempt its spread to other countries in the region.
Republican David Jolly won a special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, upsetting a Democratic rival in a race that drew at least $8.8 million in spending by outside groups as both parties cast it as a test for Obamacare and November’s midterm elections.
Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”
The United Arab Emirates backed Saudi Arabia’s decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group supported by Qatar, a terrorist organization amid diplomatic discord between the three countries.
Saudi Arabia officially designated the Muslim Brotherhood and several other Islamist groups as terrorist organizations, according to an Interior Ministry statement reported by the state-run Saudi News Agency.