Within the next ten days, the State Department says Russia and the U.S. will be joined in diplomatic talks by the Ukraine interim government. That’s been a demand by the U.S. all along. On Monday, Spokeswoman Jen Paskin claimed paid outsiders helped storm a mayor’s office in Eastern Ukraine. The U.S. accuses Russia of supporting the demonstrations. And last week’s selfie Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz took with the president on a Samsung phone is still making waves in Washington.

AM 820 News anchor Roger P. Schulman discussed with ABC News correspondent Ann Compton: