Ukraine’s central bank reversed the hryvnia’s slide with capital controls, giving authorities a reprieve as they struggle with a deepening economic crisis as a political stalemate stretching into its third month.
President Vladimir Putin wants to safeguard the closer ties achieved with the U.S. under Dmitry Medvedev and predicts progress in talks on a planned missile shield in Europe after the November U.S. election, Putin’s foreign policy aide said.
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.
The Obama administration should put pressure on Congress to tame its hostile attitude toward Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s foreign-policy aide said after a message delivered by the U.S. leader’s envoy today.
The U.S. will provide small arms and ammunition to the Syrian opposition amid recent battlefield setbacks by rebels and after saying it confirmed that Bashar al- Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in the civil war.