Corey Flintoff en Ukraine Dominates Putin's Yearly Call-In TV Show Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>As talks over the future of Ukraine were going on yesterday in Geneva, President Vladimir Putin was talking to the Russian people in his yearly television call-in show. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 29435 at On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so. He made the comments on a televised call-in show. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 29395 at Russian Media Accused Of Using Propaganda In Ukraine Reporting Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Those pro-Russian militants we've heard a lot about occupying buildings in Eastern Ukraine, well, in Russia, they're portrayed very differently than they are here in the West. Russia's pro-government media characterize these men as embattled citizens, trying to protect themselves from a hostile Ukrainian government. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:47:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 29192 at Ukraine Looks Starkly Different On Russian TV — How Can This Be? Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Throughout the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's state-run news media have run intense coverage. They consistently portray the new government in Kiev as neo-Nazis who seized power in a violent coup, and the pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine are shown as citizens set up and frightened by what they see as an illegitimate junta. NPR's Corey Flintoff is on the line with us now from Moscow. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 29152 at Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict In the political battle between Ukraine and Russia, one of the biggest pawns is chocolate.<p>That's because the current front-runner in Ukraine's presidential race is <a href="">Petro Poroshenko</a>, known as "the Chocolate King." His billion-dollar empire was founded on candy factories.<p>Poroshenko's chocolate became a bargaining chip in the confrontation with Russia last July, as Ukraine was moving toward a landmark trade agreement with the European Union. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 28699 at Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict