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    Wannabe ”diplomat” with backdoor plan to lease Crimea to Russia, MP Artemenko, excluded from Radical Party ranks
    Feb20

    Wannabe ”diplomat” with backdoor plan to lease Crimea to Russia, MP Artemenko, excluded from Radical Party ranks

    Ukrainian MP Andriy Artemenko, who recently came into a spotlight over the alleged attempt to back-channel to Washington a so-called plan on the Ukrainian-Russian settlement involving the lease of Crimea to Russia, was excluded from Radical Party faction Monday, according to MP Andriy Lozoviy. ”The decision of the Radical Party faction of [Oleh]...

    A back-channel plan for Ukraine and Russia, courtesy of Trump associates – The New York Times
    Feb20

    A back-channel plan for Ukraine and Russia, courtesy of Trump associates – The New York Times

    A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia, The New York Times reported. According to The New York Times, Andrii V. Artemenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker, who sees himself as a Trump-style leader of a...

    Trump must punish Russia for election interference – Senator Graham
    Feb19

    Trump must punish Russia for election interference – Senator Graham

    A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power, according to ABC News. U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influence voters by hacking Democratic emails and trolling social media...

    Russia watches U.S. reassure allies, and it`s disappointed – Bloomberg
    Feb19

    Russia watches U.S. reassure allies, and it`s disappointed – Bloomberg

    Shortly after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged to ”hold Russia to account” while looking for common ground in a speech to European allies, a hawkish Russian legislator reached out to shake his hand as he passed through a crowded hotel corridor, according to Bloomberg. ”Mr. Vice President, I am from Moscow and we hope we will reach those...

    Putin hates Ukraine sincerely – Ukrainian President at Munich Security Conference
    Feb17

    Putin hates Ukraine sincerely – Ukrainian President at Munich Security Conference

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced at the 53rd Munich Security Conference that Russian President Vladimir Putin hates Ukraine and denies Ukrainian identity. ”Putin hates Ukraine deeply and sincerely. He denies distinctive features and unique identity of the Ukrainian people. I know that personally. He states in public that...

    Kremlin source tells Financial Times what made Trump shy away from Russia
    Feb17

    Kremlin source tells Financial Times what made Trump shy away from Russia

    The massive western media campaign against Russia has made contact with Moscow so toxic that Donald Trump, a leader who was set to make a new start with Russia, is now shying away, that`s according to a Financial Times` unnamed source in the Kremlin. As the wind changed direction after the White House statement on Crimea annexation, even...

    Russian army maneuvering along occupied Crimea border with helicopters and military vehicles
    Feb17

    Russian army maneuvering along occupied Crimea border with helicopters and military vehicles

    Ukrainian border guards has reported increased activity of the Russian armed forces near the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Crimea in the past 24 hours, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. In particular, border guards of Kherson and Berdyansk units have spotted three Russian helicopters lurking along the...

    Arm Ukraine now – Atlantic Council
    Feb17

    Arm Ukraine now – Atlantic Council

    The case against providing lethal weapons to Ukraine has rested on a simple argument: If the United States provides arms to Kyiv, Moscow will escalate the war in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin would up the ante with even more arms or intensify its military pressure on Ukraine, according to the Atlantic Council. According to this logic, since...

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary
    Feb16

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary

    Unable to reach success in the confrontation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the town of Avdiyivka, Russia is trying to undermine the situation inside Ukraine on the third anniversary of the Heavenly Hundreds heroes, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday at a solemn meeting on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the...

    U.S. President expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine but Kremlin states that this is impossible and Crimea won’t be returned
    Feb15

    U.S. President expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine but Kremlin states that this is impossible and Crimea won’t be returned

    The U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects the Russian Federation to return illegally annexed in 2014 Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, the White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at the official daily news briefing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the...

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