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Putin and Obama agreed Friday to seek a 'diplomatic path' to resolve the crisis. But what Putin intends is unclear. Here are reasons for and against his sending forces into eastern Ukraine.
Obama, in Brussels, warns Russia of further isolation if it 'stays on course' in Ukraine, but precludes Western use of military force. His speech urges defense of the post-World War II 'architecture of peace.'
The summit, which wrapped up Tuesday in The Hague, featured a number of announcements by countries, including Japan, taking steps to reduce or eliminate their supplies of nuclear materials.
President Obama has turned away from Europe during his presidency, but if he is going to have any success in isolating Russia, he'll need to work hard to reestablish European ties.
Ukraine’s foreign minister warns the chances of war with Russia are growing. As President Obama heads to meetings with European leaders, some lawmakers urge sending military equipment.
With a Russia-designed referendum on the future of Crimea Sunday, President Obama faces his toughest foreign policy challenge. Most Americans warily support the steps Obama has taken.
The sanctions the EU is considering suggest the depth of alarm over Russia's actions regarding the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Western powers insist the referendum set there for Sunday is illegal.
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to take two messages to his meeting in London Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
US officials say 'significant sanctions' are having an impact on Russia as it tightens its grip on Crimea. But former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Russia is unlikely to give up its hold.
The modest US show of force is intended more to reassure new NATO members rattled by the crisis in Ukraine than it is designed to send Russia into retreat with its tail between its legs.