President Vladimir Putin told his government to develop plans to replace imports from Ukraine and said Russia can’t subsidize its neighbor permanently, increasing economic pressure as the government in Kiev battles separatists.
Former State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland faced Republican criticism of her role in shaping the Obama administration’s initial explanation of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, as she sought confirmation for a top policy job.
Two weeks ago, Victoria Nuland, the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, apologized for using a profanity in an intercepted phone call as she faulted the European Union for not moving fast enough to address the crisis in Ukraine.
Two weeks ago, Victoria Nuland, the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, apologized for using a profanity during an intercepted phone call as she criticized the European Union for not moving fast enough to address the crisis in Ukraine.
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.
On a chilly September evening in Novogireyevo, a Moscow suburb of concrete apartment blocks about 16 kilometers east of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin compound, a young woman in an orange hoodie approaches Sasha Mazay with an offer that might save his life.