International sanctions during the Ukrainian crisis

Senator John McCain: Russians Know that Vladimir Putin's Victory in the Election is a Fraud

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's reelection as "a sham."

"That #Putin had to work so hard to drive voter turnout shows the Russian people know his claim to power is a sham," McCain tweeted shortly after exit polls showed Putin won a fourth term.

"The US stands with all Russians yearning for freedom," he added.

Tillerson Admitted There Could be Introduction of New Sanctions Against Russia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has admitted there could be introduction of new sanctions against Russian officials, RIA Novosti reports, citing an interview with local TV by the US politician. Responding to a question Tillerson replied: "We are looking at another list of individuals against whom sanctions can be introduced."

Vucic recalls "face-to-face meeting with Putin in huge room"

Vucic told TV Pink in an interview that the longest of their conversations happened face-to-face - "(in) a huge room, the two of us alone" - but would not reveal any details other than that they spoke about "the situation in the region, preserving peace and stability, Kosovo and Metohija, military-technical cooperation, the gas pipeline."

The European Council Extended the Sanctions Against Russia for Another 6 Months

European leaders agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia by 6 months. European Council President Donald Tusk revealed that at the summit on Thursday, EU countries have agreed to resume economic sanctions against Russia again, the France press reported.