Apr 2, 2014 — The Russian president and Lyudmila, his wife of 30 years, announced in June they intended to end their marriage.
Mar 31, 2014 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces. That might reduce some tensions in the region.
Mar 28, 2014 — The White House said Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to avoid further provocations.
Mar 25, 2014 — The president said there is no expectation that Russia would be "dislodged by force" from Crimea but that sanctions aimed at the Kremlin were already having an impact.
Mar 22, 2014 — One of the last important military installations in the region that was still at least partially under Ukrainian control is now firmly in Russia's hands.
Mar 21, 2014 — The U.S.-based credit card companies responded to sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.
Mar 21, 2014 — Former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley tell NPR that the U.S. and EU must stick together on sanctions.
Mar 19, 2014 — Russia has moved to take Crimea from Ukraine. Tuesday, a Ukrainian officer was shot and killed. Wednesday, men thought to be part of a Crimean "self-defense force" stormed another Ukrainian facility.
Mar 11, 2014 — Tensions continue to build in advance of a regional referendum on Sunday. Crimeans will be asked whether they wish to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
Mar 6, 2014 — The world is "well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders," the president said Thursday.