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    Chuck Schumer To Vote Against Rex Tillerson For Secretary Of State
    Jan27

    Chuck Schumer To Vote Against Rex Tillerson For Secretary Of State

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that he plans to vote against former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. “I will oppose his nomination, and I encourage the full Senate to do the same,” Schumer said in a statement released shortly before President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak to Russian President Vladimir...

    Day before talking to Trump, Putin consults hs Security Council
    Jan27

    Day before talking to Trump, Putin consults hs Security Council

    Russian President Vladimir Putin conferred with his top officials today about relations with Washington a day before a scheduled call with US President Donald Trump. Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” today that US sanctions against Russia and other issues would be on the table...

    Hungary says Russia sanctions fruitless, Putin visit timely
    Jan27

    Hungary says Russia sanctions fruitless, Putin visit timely

    Budapest, Jan 27 (AP) The European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia have failed economically and politically because they have not achieved their objectives, Hungary’s foreign minister said today. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Hungary had lost some USD 6.5 billion in export opportunities to Russia and other countries...

    McCain to Trump: I will work to ‘codify sanctions against Russia into law’ if you try to lift them
    Jan27

    McCain to Trump: I will work to ‘codify sanctions against Russia into law’ if you try to lift them

    Thomson ReutersArizona Senator John McCain released a statement on Friday about President Donald Trump’s planned phone call with Vladimir Putin, advising Trump to “put an end to speculation” that sanctions on Russia will be lifted. Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday that removing US sanctions on Russia...

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations
    Jan27

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations

    KYIV – Ukraine slightly improved on the yearly corruption index compiled by Transparency International, placing in the 26th percentile alongside regional peers Russia and Kazakhstan. The Berlin-based corruption watchdog said Ukraine ranked 131st out of 176 countries last year, a minor improvement over the previous year when it ranked 130 out of...

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection
    Jan27

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection

    PHILADELPHIA – A Ukrainian contingent at the January 21 Women’s March on Philadelphia gave voice to the concerns of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Americans following the presidential inauguration, in particular the relationship with Russia. The event was one of 600-plus protests around the world affiliated with the Women’s March on...

    McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them
    Jan27

    McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them

    U.S. Senator John McCain says he will pursue legislation that would cement sanctions against Russia into law if President Donald Trump decides to lift them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors
    Jan27

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors

    KYIV – Petro Matiaszek prefers “government relations and communications” to the streetwise adage of “fixer” to describe his 23-year illustrious role in Ukraine. For nearly two decades, the New York Law School graduate has smoothly navigated among the three sectors of society – public, private and civil society – with such fluidity that he could...

    U.S. Senate confirms Haley, advocate of Ukraine sovereignty, as U.N. envoy
    Jan27

    U.S. Senate confirms Haley, advocate of Ukraine sovereignty, as U.N. envoy

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive 96-to-4 vote on January 24. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina won support from most Democratic senators because she testified that she does not support Republican efforts to slash U.S. funding for the U.N. Sen. […]...

    Kyiv urges Trump to keep sanctions on Russia
    Jan27

    Kyiv urges Trump to keep sanctions on Russia

    KYIV – Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to continue providing his crisis-stricken country with political and military assistance, urging Trump to continue sanctions against Russia to deter “further escalation” of the war in eastern Ukraine by the Kremlin. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL on...