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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 06, 2014

Obama Condemns Russian ‘Intervention’ In Ukraine

By Mark Memmott

Obama discusses the situation in Ukraine

Referring to Russia's actions in Crimea as an "intervention" and saying the U.S. will continue to "mobilize the international community to condemn this violation of international law," President Obama delivered some of his most extensive remarks to date about the crisis in Ukraine.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 04, 2014

Putin Says Those Aren’t Russian Forces In Crimea

Mark Memmott

Russian President Vladimir Putin during his news conference Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Russian soldiers have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave an account of recent events that contradicts reports from the ground.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 03, 2014

Russia Denies Issuing Ultimatum Or Warning Ukraine Of ‘Storm’

By Mark Memmott, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Armed men outside Ukrainan military unit

Any claims that the Russian military has warned Ukraine to surrender in Crimea or face an assault on Tuesday are "total nonsense," a Russian Defense Ministry official says, according to The Voice of Russia.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 28, 2014

Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A ‘Cold War Story’

By Michele Kelemen


(Duration: 3:37)

An anti-Yanukovych protester walks past a barricade in Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday.

Ukraine's ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, emerged Friday to give a news conference on Russian soil, not far from the Ukraine border. Russia is not only giving Yanukovych shelter — it's also carrying out military exercises that have raised alarms in Washington.

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