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March 4th, 2014
07:43 AM ET

Fiery exchange over cause of crisis in Ukraine

Wolf Blitzer talks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour and New York University's Stephen Cohen, a Russian expert, about the rising rhetoric around the crisis in Ukraine and who is responsible for starting the conflict - an aggressive Russia or a nationalist Ukraine.

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Filed under: Interviews • Russia • Ukraine
March 4th, 2014
07:34 AM ET

Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

CNN's Brian Todd examines Russian President Vladimir Putin and what is behind his aggression in Ukraine - from restoring the Russian empire to extreme paranoia.

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Filed under: Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
March 4th, 2014
07:30 AM ET

The U.S. awaits Russia's next move

CNN's Barbara Starr has the latest U.S. intelligence on what military options the Russians are considering taking against Ukraine.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Military • NATO • Russia • Ukraine
March 4th, 2014
07:27 AM ET

Why Ukraine matters so much

CNN's Jim Sciutto is at the Magic Wall to explain why Ukraine has become such an important battleground between Russia and the West and what's really at the heart of the crisis.

NOTE: Those 22% of Americans who say the U.S. should act as the "world's policeman" were part of a CNN/ORC Poll conducted in September 2013, just as the U.S. was contemplating a strike in Syria.


Filed under: Jim Sciutto • Magic Wall • Russia • Ukraine