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    Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia
    Jun15

    Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election with an amendment that codifies existing sanctions on Moscow, imposes new ones, and establishes that Congress alone has the authority to remove them. The Washington Examiner explains: The amendment would sanction Russia for a variety of...

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine
    Jun14

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine

    The military has quietly expanded its footprint in Ukraine, with commanders being given free rein to send their troops anywhere — except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels. Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed...

    Civilians in Donetsk Threatened by No Access to Drinking Water – UN
    Jun14

    Civilians in Donetsk Threatened by No Access to Drinking Water – UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The well-being of hundreds of thousands of civilians on both sides of the contact line in Donetsk is under threat because of lack of access to drinking water, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said in a statement on Wednesday. “I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some 400,000...

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump
    Jun14

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump

    The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of new Russia sanctions that also lets Congress block President Donald Trump from easing or ending penalties against Moscow, the year’s most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House. The 97-2 vote on the Russia sanctions plan capped a week of talks that...

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling
    Jun14

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling

    The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to impose tough sanctions against Russia for meddling in the US election, invading Crimea and backing Syrian strongman Basar al Assad. The bill — which passed by a 97-2 margin — includes language that would prevent President Trump from lifting the sanctions without Congressional approval. “Democrats...

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election
    Jun14

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election

    (WASHINGTON) — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad...

    U.S. Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Advance New Russia Sanctions
    Jun14

    U.S. Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Advance New Russia Sanctions

    The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to cement existing economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, and impose new ones in response to Moscow’s alleged meddling in last year’s election campaign. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Alexander Krylov: Georgia gave up the role of democracy spotlight, the regional political center relocated to Armenia.
    Jun14

    Alexander Krylov: Georgia gave up the role of democracy spotlight, the regional political center relocated to Armenia.

    Alexander Krylov, Head of the Center of Post-Soviet Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, shares his views about priorities of Russia’s policies at post-Soviet area. Comments on the reasons of problems in Russian-Armenian relations, the Role of Karabakh conflict in regional...

    Tillerson to Testify in House as Russia Sanctions Vote Nears
    Jun14

    Tillerson to Testify in House as Russia Sanctions Vote Nears

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will testify before a House panel as momentum builds on Capitol Hill for a package of new Russia sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Tillerson is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Foreign Affairs Committee, just hours ahead of a vote in the Senate...

    Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From ‘Politics’
    Jun14

    Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From ‘Politics’

    Crimean journalist Mykola Semena has told RFE/RL that he welcomes the chance to make a straightforward, law-based case for his innocence at a trial he said has so far been dominated by politically charged statements by Russian prosecutors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...