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  • Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken speaks about Russia, Ukraine as well as the Middle East conflict during an appearance at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    White House says Russia 'losing' war in Ukraine

    The White House said Monday that Russia is "losing" its war in eastern Ukraine and warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime faces more sanctions this week by the U.S. and its European allies.

  • FILE - This, July 16, 2014, file photo shows Russia's President Vladimir Putin as he arrives for an official group photo during the BRICS summit at the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the U.S. are still searching for an effective way to persuade Putin to change course. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File )

    HOLMES: What's at stake in Ukraine?

    What's at stake in Ukraine? If the actions of Western governments speak louder than words, the short answer is "not much." The full range of sanctions on Russia has not yet been imposed, and there is a widespread reluctance to embrace Ukraine too closely.

  • ** FILE ** Pro-Russian rebels, right, followed by members of the OSCE mission, walk by plane wreckage as they arrive for a media briefing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission for the first time since last week's crash. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    HAYDEN: Intelligence, evidence and the case against Russia

    Speaking last week on the South Lawn of the White House about the actions of Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, President Obama leveled the question: "What exactly are they trying to hide?"

  • A shopper ties a message note for the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 24, 2014. At least 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are expected to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes, the Ukrainian government said late on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Dutch receiving Malaysia plane bodies irked at Putin's daughter in Holland

    Locals in the Netherlands gathered at the airport to receive the bodies of their loved ones who were killed during the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 turned their anger on one prominent resident — Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughter, Maria, 29.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican. (Associated Press photographs)

    Chambliss: Downed jet ultimately goes back to Putin

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he believes that more classified information on the recent downing of the Malaysian jetliner should be released and that the incident is at least indirectly tied to the Russian government.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Investigate airliner downing, but not Benghazi?

    I find it interesting how President Obama is treating Russian President Vladimir Putin in regard to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown over Ukraine. It's the total opposite of how he handled the Benghazi terrorist attack.

  • Vladimir Putin           Illustration by Gado/Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya

    CANNON: With Russia, different airline crash, same results

    Investigators seeking to get to the bottom of just who used what to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine are having a difficult time getting any cooperation from Russia.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    Madeleine Albright: Vladimir Putin 'caught in the web of his own lies'

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says there still must be "normal" U.S.-Russian relations with President Vladimir Putin in power but that the United States and world leaders must hold him to account for his handling of the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.

  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.   Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty, a faceoff that could further strain U.S.-Moscow relations and dampen President Barack Obama's hopes to add deeper cuts in nuclear arsenals to his legacy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Putin calls for cease-fire in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for Ukraine to observe a cease-fire while investigators probe the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in rebel-held territory.

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