Vladímir Putin

Putin Preaches Peace... But Sends In Troops

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

President Vladimir Putin's claims that he wants a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine are "not credible" while tanks roll across the border, Da...

Putin's Crossing and the 'Chocolate King'

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

'Dear comrade Putin,' says a woman who has lost a leg by a shrapnel during shelling near her home town in eastern Ukraine, 'we're told that fighters and weapons are coming across from Russia. Take pity on us because we're choking from grief and in blood. Please take back your men.'

The Unacceptable Face of Putinism

David Clark | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

The first step should be for the European Union to follow US policy in putting Igor Sechin on the sanctions list of individuals subject to travel bans and asset freezes. The US included Sechin on its list because of the immense influence he has exerted during Russia's lurch towards authoritarian nationalism.

Russian Ambassador Summoned To Foreign Office After 'Military Incursion' Into Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

The Russian ambassador Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko has been summoned to the Foreign Office to explain the reported Russian military incursion in...

Steven Seagal Visits Russian Arms Fair Following Controversial Concert In Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Steven Seagal, erstwhile Hollywood mystic turned local law enforcement officer turned guitarist, has abutted a controversial performance of his Blues ...

Russian Military Vehicles Enter Ukraine As Aid Convoy Stops Near The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

As a controversial Russian convoy remains parked near Ukraine's border, two British reporters have claimed they have witnessed Russian military vehicl...

Why the World Is About to Become a Far More Dangerous Place

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Note to Der Spiegel: Germany belongs to NATO, a collective defense organisation, and is bound by treaty membership to defend Latvia (and the other Baltic nations) if attacked -- just as the U.S., Britain and others were obliged to protect West Germany during the Cold War.

The Polish Are Using Apples To Give Putin The Finger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Poles are gleefully eating apples just to bite back at Vladimir Putin - after Russia slapped an embargo on Polish produce in retaliation against Weste...

EU Agrees Package Of Economic Sanctions Against Russia

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

The European Union has agreed a package of new economic sanctions against Russia, as Prime Minister David Cameron met families of Britons killed in th...

BP Really Does Not Want The West To Punish Putin Any More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics

BP has warned that any further sanctions imposed on Russia by Western leaders could have a "material adverse impact" on their business. The British...

What Does the World Say to the KGB Agent?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Andrea Chalupa

When my grandfather was a young man in Donbas, he was summoned to the local office of the NKVD--the Soviet secret police and the predecessor of the KG...

Nick Clegg Has An Idea About How To Punish Russia For MH17

PA | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia ...

Is This Man The Solution To The Gaza Conflict?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin, not content with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, now apparently wants to get involved in the violent situation in the Gaza Strip. ...

Putin's Ukraine Clash Hits Him In The Wallet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin's military engagement with Ukraine has taken its toll on Russia's economy as the International Monetary Fund has issued a withering ver...

Paul Vale

Why Putin Just Might Be Undone

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Responding to the renewed crisis in Ukraine, on Tuesday the European Union (EU) moved towards imposing economic sanctions on associates of Vladimir Pu...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'm Up For A Fight'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 23 July 2014... 1) 'I'M UP FOR A FIGHT' I've done a (long) profile of Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon...

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

5 Rich Russian Pals The Tories Would Prefer You Forgot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is busy talking tough about what sanctions Vladimir Putin and Russia could be hit in response to their backing of the Ukrainian rebels, ...

Cameron Acting Like Putin Over Human Rights, Warns Sacked Attorney General

PA | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britain risks "serious international reputational damage" with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights,...

Putin Supporter Steven Seagal Dropped From Estonian Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Steven Seagal has been dropped from the bill at an Estonian blues festival, with organisers made nervous by his ongoing support for Russian premier Vl...

Aussie PM Doesn't Hold Back At Putin As Fury Mounts At Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

George Osborne has said further sanctions will be considered against Russia if it fails to co-operate in efforts to secure the MH17 crash site, as pic...

Putin 'Could Snap His Fingers' To Allow Proper MH17 Investigation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been accused of "obfuscation and obstruction" over the investigation into the apparent shooting down of flight MH...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Made In Moscow?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 20 July 2014... 1) MADE IN MOSCOW? The shooting down of flight MH17 dominates the front pages of the ...

MH17 Crash 'A Direct Result' Of Russian Action, Cameron Says

PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has raised the prospect of further sanctions against Russia as the West's relations with Vladimir Putin grew increasingly strained follo...

Does This Video Prove Who Is To Blame For MH17 Attack?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

As the blame game continues over who launched the ground-to-air missile that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, videos have emerged purportedly ...