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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

March 5th, 2014
08:22 PM ET

Is Merkel the key to solution with Russia?

Although tensions between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have thawed over the years, there is one world leader who still has a working relationship with Putin: Angela Merkel. Could this pastor's daughter from Soviet East Germany be key to a diplomatic solution? CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Angela Merkel • Brian Todd • Russia • Ukraine
March 5th, 2014
08:17 PM ET

Inside Ukrainian naval base under siege

Wolf Blitzer talks to VICE News reporter Simon Ostrovsky, who gives a dramatic look inside a Ukrainian Naval base under siege by unidentified Russian military forces.

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Filed under: Interviews • Russia • Ukraine
March 5th, 2014
08:15 PM ET

Fmr. Obama Adviser: Putin not crazy

Pres. Obama's former national security adviser Tom Donilon tells Wolf Blitzer that Putin isn't crazy, but as an autocrat at the center of a regime, he may be getting bad intelligence from his supporters.

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Filed under: Interviews • Russia • Tom Donilon • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
March 5th, 2014
08:12 PM ET

GOP leaders slam Obama over Ukraine

More and more Republicans are slaming President Obama over the crisis in Ukraine, with some going so far as to connect the dots between Kiev and Benghazi. CNN's Dana Bash reports on the politics in Washington.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Lindsey Graham • President Obama • Russia • Ukraine • Washington
March 5th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Putin pulling a double standard?

Less than a year after Putin's New York Times op-ed condemning the use of force in Syria without UN consent, Russia has troops on the ground in Ukraine. CNN's Brian Todd reports many are now calling the Russian leader a hypocrite.

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Filed under: foreign policy • Syria • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
March 5th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

UN envoy held at gunpoint in Ukraine

In an exclusive interview with Wolf Blitzer, United Nations Envoy to Ukraine Robert Serry details his violent encounter in Crimea with gunmen who ultimately forced him from his mission.

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Filed under: Interviews • Russia • Ukraine • United Nations
March 5th, 2014
02:33 PM ET

VICE reporter: It's a "war of attrition"

VICE News Reporter Simon Ostrovsky gets close to the troops on the ground in Crimea, who refuse to reveal their national identity, as they surround Ukrainian military bases.

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Filed under: Interviews • Russia • Ukraine