Apr 19, 2014 — Citing recent progress and the Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings.
Mar 24, 2014 — President Obama and other leaders of the world's biggest industrialized nations say they're not going to summit with Russia in June.
Mar 14, 2014 — Crimeans vote Sunday on whether to split from Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies vow to penalize Russia if it continues to intervene. Secretary of State Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Friday.
Mar 13, 2014 — The crisis in Ukraine continues. On Sunday, there's a referendum in Crimea about whether to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
Mar 5, 2014 — There was no one-on-one meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, but Secretary of State John Kerry said all sides agreed the impasse in Crimea must be resolved through dialogue.
Sep 18, 2013 — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will bring evidence to the U.N. Security Council. Russia is still, though, working with the U.S. to get Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime to give up its chemical weapons.
Sep 12, 2013 — Russia is "playing games. ... They know that the regime in Damascus is a criminal regime," Gen. Salim Idris tells NPR. Many Syrians, he says, "can't understand why the Russians and Iranians are supporting the [Assad] regime" and why "our friends are delaying" in coming to the opposition's aid.
Feb 7, 2012 — "We are asking for [an] SOS," says blogger and citizen journalist Omar Shakir from inside Homs, as heavy machine gun fire echoes in the background. He and others in the city say government forces continue to kill people there.