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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are ‘teed up’

 Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions “teed up” — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin’s handling of the crisis in Ukraine. Obama’s frank pessimism underscored the limits

Lavrov: Russia Will Respond If Eastern Ukraine is Attacked

Cites example of South Ossetia and war between Georgia and Russia Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, warned during an interview with Russia Today his government will not stand idly by as the junta in Kyiv attacks its opposition in eastern Ukraine. “If we are attacked, we would certainly respond,” Lavrov said. “If our

House Intel Boss: Putin Looking to Invade Eastern Europe

Meanwhile multiple sources report no sign of Russian military build-up  Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News today Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to invade Ukraine and other nations in Eastern Europe. Rogers made the claim despite a complete lack of evidence. Rogers said