Western leaders from President Barack Obama to Chancellor Angela Merkel are telling Russia not to violate Ukraine's sovereignty. Vladimir Putin's response as he prepares for military conflict: What about ours? Putin has been warning the U.S.
President Vladimir Putin hailed Donald Trump as the "absolute leader" in the U.S. presidential contest, praising the candidate's talk about building a deeper relationship with Russia. The Republican candidate is "a very colorful character and talented," Putin said after concluding his three-hour annual press conference in Moscow.