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    Putin says Ukraine escalated conflict to bolster US support
    Feb03

    Putin says Ukraine escalated conflict to bolster US support

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Ukraine of starting the latest escalation to rally support from the new US administration and other Western powers. …read more Source: Hindustan...

    US Ambassador to UN announces condition on eliminating anti-Russian sanctions
    Feb03

    US Ambassador to UN announces condition on eliminating anti-Russian sanctions

    The sanctions against Russia will remain in place until it withdraws from Crimea, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said at the UN Security Council. …read more Source:...

    Sanctions to remain until Crimea returns to Ukraine — US Diplomat
    Feb03

    Sanctions to remain until Crimea returns to Ukraine — US Diplomat

    UN, February 3. /TASS/. The United States should keep its anti-Russian sanctions in place as long as Crimea remains a part of Russia, Washington’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council. “Crimea is a part of Ukraine,” she said. “Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control...

    Hungary’s Orban denounces ‘anti-Russian atmosphere’ as he  cements closer ties with Putin
    Feb03

    Hungary’s Orban denounces ‘anti-Russian atmosphere’ as he cements closer ties with Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban have cemented closer ties at talks, amid growing EU rifts over sanctions against Moscow because of its meddling in Ukraine. The Budapest meeting on Thursday with the right-wing Orban – who wants the European Union to lift its punitive measures – was...

    US condemns ‘aggressive’ Russia as Ukraine fighting continues
    Feb03

    US condemns ‘aggressive’ Russia as Ukraine fighting continues

    Ukrainian servicemen in the town of Avdiivka on Feb 1, 2017. AFP Photo U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and warned Moscow that U.S. sanctions imposed after its annexation of Crimea will remain until the peninsula is returned to Ukraine. But the new American envoy tempered her...

    Fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov faces new charge in Kazakhstan
    Feb03

    Fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov faces new charge in Kazakhstan

    ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan’s Anticorruption Bureau on February 2 said that fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov has been charged with the creation of an international criminal community and summoned to the bureau’s headquarters in Astana by February 10, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. The 53-year-old former head of...

    US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in eastern Ukraine

    …read more Source: The Indian...

    US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in Ukraine
    Feb03

    US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine and pledged strong US support to Kiev even as the new US administration seeks to improve ties with Russia. “We do want to better our relations with Russia. However the dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that...

    Trump’s new UN ambassador blames Russia for Ukraine violence, urges return of Crimea
    Feb03

    Trump’s new UN ambassador blames Russia for Ukraine violence, urges return of Crimea

    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blamed Russia on Thursday for the recent surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and warned Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until Moscow returns Crimea to Kiev. “I consider it unfortunate on the occasion of my first appearance here I must condemn the aggressive actions of...

    Tillerson steps into fray as Trump goes after Iran, allies, and Russia ups Ukraine ante
    Feb03

    Tillerson steps into fray as Trump goes after Iran, allies, and Russia ups Ukraine ante

    U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up his war of words against the world on Thursday, firing on friend and foe alike even as his new top diplomat arrived for work. Even Russia, with which Trump hopes to mend ties, was not spared: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said sanctions will stay until […] The post Tillerson steps into...

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