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    Hungary Hails Putin Visit, Says Sanctions On Russia ‘Useless’
    Jan27

    Hungary Hails Putin Visit, Says Sanctions On Russia ‘Useless’

    The foreign minister of Hungary says economic sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia have been “bad news for Europe” and welcomed the timing of President Vladimir Putin’s planned trip to Budapest next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Republicans warn Trump against lifting Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    Republicans warn Trump against lifting Russia sanctions

    Two Republican senators on Friday warned President Donald Trump not to unilaterally ease sanctions against Russia — reminding him there’s bipartisan support for blocking such a move. Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain and Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman urged Trump to rule out any rollback of punitive measures against Moscow hours after White House...

    Series of exhibitions devoted to Aivazovsky open in Ukraine
    Jan27

    Series of exhibitions devoted to Aivazovsky open in Ukraine

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    Putin and Trump likely to discuss Ukraine sanctions: White House aide
    Jan27

    Putin and Trump likely to discuss Ukraine sanctions: White House aide

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are likely to discuss the sanctions that Washington imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine when the two leaders speak by telephone on Saturday, a senior White House aide said. Trump has said in the past that, as part of a rapprochement he is seeking with...

    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...

    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...

    U.N. confirms Yanukovych asked  Kremlin to deploy troops in Ukraine
    Jan27

    U.N. confirms Yanukovych asked Kremlin to deploy troops in Ukraine

    KYIV – The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has received a copy of a statement by Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president at the time, requesting Moscow to deploy its military forces in Ukraine, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on Facebook. “The Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office received, through the Permanent...