House Republican leaders fast-tracked a $1 billion loan package to Ukraine on Thursday, just hours after President Obama publicly called on Congress to stop blustering about the crisis and act.
The United States took the first steps toward slapping sanctions on Russia for sending troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region Thursday, but stopped short of naming names.
Days after Ukraine's deposed President Viktor Yanukovych fled his Kiev palace, an unassuming, mid-level Chinese diplomat appeared before the United Nations Security Council to highlight Beijing's support for the new pro-Western government, marking a rare diplomatic split from Moscow.
Is the State Department running out of ideas for strongly-worded statements condemning Moscow's invasion of Ukraine? On Wednesday, Foggy Bottom resorted to Russian literary references in its effort to dispel the Kremlin's justifications for intervening in the Crimean peninsula.
Two Western approaches to curbing Russian influence were on display Wednesday as the European Union and United States unveiled dueling economic assistance packages to Ukraine's struggling and cash-strapped government.