The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi63° Partly Sunny

Tonight

Lo48° Rain Likely

Wednesday

Hi55° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo46° Rain

Thursday

Hi61° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo45° Slight Chc Showers

Friday

Hi54° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo48° Rain Likely

Saturday

Hi60° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Rain

Putin formally gets Crimea: Ukraine counters, signs deal with European Union

Send to Kindle
Print This

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea today, signing a law making the Black Sea peninsula part of Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling it closer into Europe’s orbit.

Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against U.S. sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone that apparently aimed to contain one of the worst crises in Russia’s relations with the West since the Cold War. However, the Russian Foreign Ministry said a few hours later that Moscow will “harshly” respond to the latest round of U.S. sanctions — the conflicting signals apparently intended to persuade the West to end the spat over Ukraine.

View my optionsorSign in