Changing sides like never before
Apparently, crossing the aisle is the new cool thing to do this year. First, it was the ornery Pennyslvania Senator Arlen Specter, who shocked the Washington political establishment by joining the ...
By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday openly accused Russia of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion. President Barack Obama again ruled out U.S.
By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a separatist war and prompting anger and alarm among Kiev's Western allies. President Barack Obama stopped short of calling Russia's actions an invasion. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told his security chiefs the situation was "extraordinarily difficult ... but controllable" after Russian-backed rebels seized the town of Novoazovsk in the southeast of the former Soviet republic. Earlier, Poroshenko said he had canceled a visit to Turkey because of the "rapidly deteriorating situation" in the eastern Donetsk region, "as Russian troops have actually been brought into Ukraine".