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    John Kerry dangles sanctions relief during trip to Russia
    May12

    John Kerry dangles sanctions relief during trip to Russia

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that if Russia abides by the Minsk protocol setting a ceasefire in Ukraine, sanctions enacted by the United States and European Union against Russia can be lifted. Speaking at a press conference in Sochi beside his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry said that regardless of...

    Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years
    May12

    Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years

    Meeting between US secretary of state and Russian president signals mutual desire to maintain dialogue after relations were strained over UkraineJohn Kerry, the US secretary of state, has spent nearly four hours in talks with Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Russian president’s Black Sea residence in Sochi.Kerry’s plane landed in...

    Europe’s migration crisis: What comes next?
    May12

    Europe’s migration crisis: What comes next?

    The EU is tackling its migration crisis on two major fronts, after roughly 1,800 people have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Outside Brussels, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is pushing for a UN mandate to fight the deadly business of human traffickers in Libya, amid a pushback from Russia over the use of...

    Ukraine debt talks reach boiling point
    May12

    Ukraine debt talks reach boiling point

    Kiev questions transparency and good faith of bondholders …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine crisis: Fear of the future leads to calls for ‘a wall like Israel’s’ to protect the porous border with Russia
    May12

    Ukraine crisis: Fear of the future leads to calls for ‘a wall like Israel’s’ to protect the porous border with Russia

    On the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, roadside billboards remind residents of the penalty for espousing “separatism”: prison terms of between five and seven years. A few miles further along the main road north are newly dug trenches, designed to conceal defensive tanks and heavy artillery. Further again are more lines of...

    Russian FM, US State Secretary Lay Wreaths, Exchange Gifts
    May12

    Russian FM, US State Secretary Lay Wreaths, Exchange Gifts

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry laid wreaths and exchanged gifts during their meeting on Tuesday. The meeting between the Russian and US delegations in Sochi lasted for four hours, TASS news agency reports. Lavrov presented Kerry with a Victory Day t-shirt dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Second...

    John Kerry meets Vladimir Putin amid Ukraine and Syria tensions
    May12

    John Kerry meets Vladimir Putin amid Ukraine and Syria tensions

    Watch as US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid ongoing tensions surrounding Syria and Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis: Report started by murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov claims Russia has spent £673m to fund the conflict
    May12

    Ukraine crisis: Report started by murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov claims Russia has spent £673m to fund the conflict

    At least 220 Russian soldiers have been killed in eastern Ukraine, opposition activists have said in a report offering what they called “ample evidence” to rebut President Vladimir Putin’s denial his troops are fighting there. …read more Source: The...

    Hundreds of Russian troops killed in Ukraine, Nemtsov report says
    May12

    Hundreds of Russian troops killed in Ukraine, Nemtsov report says

    At least 220 Russian soldiers have died fighting in east Ukraine, opposition activists said in a report released Tuesday, offering “ample evidence” to refute President Vladimir Putin’s denials that Russian troops are operating in the country. …read more Source: France...

    Fed Up With ‘Political’ Blocking, Russia and Ukraine Appeal to Facebook
    May12

    Fed Up With ‘Political’ Blocking, Russia and Ukraine Appeal to Facebook

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has publicly joined calls for a dedicated Ukrainian Facebook office. His support for the cause comes after numerous users in Ukraine—and in Russia—complained of their posts and accounts being taken down or blocked, despite the fact that they may not have violated Facebook’s...

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