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    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
    Mar15

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

    Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year’s tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, President Vladimir Putin…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin says Russia was ready to activate nuclear arsenal over Crimea
    Mar15

    Putin says Russia was ready to activate nuclear arsenal over Crimea

    Russia would have activated its nuclear arsenal if necessary a year ago when its troops secured the Crimean peninsula and carried out a referendum on the strategic peninsula’s secession from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary that aired Sunday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukrainian activists installed a fake Putin gravestone outside the Russian embassy in Kiev
    Mar15

    Ukrainian activists installed a fake Putin gravestone outside the Russian embassy in Kiev

    Members of the Ukrainian social movement AutoMaidan installed a fake Vladimir Putin gravestone outside Russia’s embassy in Kiev, according to photos and videos posted on the group’s Facebook page. The Russian president has not been seen in public since March 5 — by far his longest absence in at least a decade. The latest rumors...

    Voices: For Ukrainian, a helping hand from U.S. readers
    Mar15

    Voices: For Ukrainian, a helping hand from U.S. readers

    USA TODAY readers donated generously so woman trapped in war zone could find a new home. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s President Says Truce Not Working, Urges More Russia Sanctions: Newspaper
    Mar15

    Ukraine’s President Says Truce Not Working, Urges More Russia Sanctions: Newspaper

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president accused Russian-backed separatists in the east of failing to respect a ceasefire with Ukrainian troops and called for further sanctions on Russia in comments to a German newspaper to be published on Monday. Attacks have become less frequent since the latest ceasefire came into force in mid-February, but...

    ‘Crimea Has Returned to Its Homeland’
    Mar15

    ‘Crimea Has Returned to Its Homeland’

    Crimea’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has said the region will never again be part of Ukraine as it had “returned to its historical homeland”. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine Activists Unveil Putin ‘Tombstone’ By Russian Embassy
    Mar15

    Ukraine Activists Unveil Putin ‘Tombstone’ By Russian Embassy

    Ukrainian activists have erected a mock tombstone to Russian President Vladimir Putin outside the Russian embassy in Kyiv, playing on speculation about his prolonged absence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Was Ready for Crimea Nuclear Standoff, Putin Says
    Mar15

    Russia Was Ready for Crimea Nuclear Standoff, Putin Says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to put his country’s nuclear forces on alert when he annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula last year in case of intervention by the U.S. and its allies. “We were ready to do that,” Putin said when asked in a documentary film about Russia’s takeover of Crimea aired Sunday on state...

    German Paper: Ukraine President to Urge More Russia Sanctions
    Mar15

    German Paper: Ukraine President to Urge More Russia Sanctions

    Ukraine’s president accused Russian-backed separatists in the east of failing to respect a cease-fire with Ukrainian troops and called for further sanctions on Russia in comments to a German newspaper to be published on Monday. Attacks have become less frequent since the latest cease-fire came into force in mid-February, but both sides...

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
    Mar15

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year’s tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.Putin’s comments, in a documentary being shown on state TV, highlight the extent to which alarm...