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  • Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine

    03/01/2014 7:10:27 AM PST · by maggief · 507 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2014 | Laura Smith-Spark. Diana Magnay and Ingrid Formanek
    Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- [Breaking News Update, 10:02 a.m. ET] (CNN) -- Russia's upper house of parliament voted Saturday to approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous. [Original Story, published 9:23 a.m. ET] (CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament for approval to send Russian troops into Ukraine's Crimea region to normalize the political situation there, the Kremlin said Saturday. Due to the "extraordinary situation in Ukraine," Putin said, there are threats to the lives of Russian citizens and Russian military personnel based in the southern Crimean region. It...
  • Reset: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul Announces Resignation

    02/04/2014 7:47:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 4, 2014 - 10:06 am | Kim Zigfeld
    In November of 2013, Russian media reported that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul would soon resign; McFaul emphatically denied he was going anywhere. Yet today, he announced his resignation. Izvestia and Gazeta.ru reported the news back in November. […] McFaul is the chief architect of Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia, a policy that diagnosed Vladimir Putin not as a dangerous foe of the U.S. but as a misunderstood statesman who had been alienated by Republican policies inspired by Ronald Reagan. In practice, “reset” was McFaul’s euphemism for appeasement. The results of this policy were completely predictable: sensing weakness, Putin...