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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Statement on inaccurate reports about U.S. budget spending
    Mar28

    Statement on inaccurate reports about U.S. budget spending

    The budget agreement recently signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump includes funding for foreign assistance programs, including those in Armenia. Recent reports that the funding plan eliminates all foreign assistance to Armenia are wrong and based on a misunderstanding of the U.S. budget process. Given the strong separation of powers in the...

    Economic sanctions hurt us all
    Mar28

    Economic sanctions hurt us all

    How should we deal with governments that act in a bad way, for example by attacking their neighbours? Today an increasingly popular tool that governments turn to is economic sanctions. This makes some sense: it is an easy choice and shows that politicians are doing something. The problem is that sanctions often have the opposite effect. They...

    U.S. assistance to Armenia under discussion in the State Department and USAID
    Mar28

    U.S. assistance to Armenia under discussion in the State Department and USAID

    The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has issued the following statement on inaccurate reports about U.S. budget spending: The budget agreement recently signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump includes funding for foreign assistance programs, including those in Armenia. Recent reports that the funding plan eliminates all foreign assistance to Armenia are...

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now she’s accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.
    Mar28

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now she’s accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.

    KIEV – Two years ago, Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who had been taken prisoner by pro-Russian forces in the country’s east, returned from captivity to a tumultuous hero’s welcome. Today she is once again behind bars – only this time she’s been put there by Ukrainian authorities. Savchenko was arrested last week...

    Britain shared intel over spy attack
    Mar28

    Britain shared intel over spy attack

    LONDON: Britain shared “unprecedented levels” of intelligence about a spy poisoning it blamed on Moscow, which has led at least 25 countries to expel Russian diplomats, a senior UK government official said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). This week’s coordinated expulsions have echoed Britain’s action in response to the March 4...

    Senior official Ciamba, Polish Deputy ForMin Cichocki discuss common security issues
    Mar28

    Senior official Ciamba, Polish Deputy ForMin Cichocki discuss common security issues

    Secretary of State for Euro-Atlantic bilateral and strategic affairs with Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) George Ciamba on Wednesday welcomed visiting Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki to discuss current affairs of shared interest in the field of common security. According to MAE press statement, the two officials'...

    How will Trump punish Russia next?
    Mar28

    How will Trump punish Russia next?

    In national security, punishing people can be an art form. Figuring out the right tool to use—and how high to raise the volume in response to bad behavior—takes a lot of careful thought and analysis about what really matters to your target and what your own end goal is. The U.S. announcement—which followed similar announcements from several other...

    Mueller makes two points: Manafort had active ties to Russia and don’t mess with the special counsel
    Mar28

    Mueller makes two points: Manafort had active ties to Russia and don’t mess with the special counsel

    Documents filed on Tuesday in connection with the indictment of Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan give some fresh insight into the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Among the information made public: A business associate of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had a direct connection to Russian intelligence—and that...

    Humanitarian groups provide matzo for needy Jews in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
    Mar28

    Humanitarian groups provide matzo for needy Jews in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

    (JTA) — Humanitarian groups are providing food packages for needy Jews in the former Soviet Union and throughout Eastern Europe. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will distribute 20 tons of matzo to tens of thousands of elderly Jews living in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Russia. The effort is supported by JDC’s partnerships...

    At What Point Can We Say Trump Is Sabotaging Russia Policy?
    Mar28

    At What Point Can We Say Trump Is Sabotaging Russia Policy?

    Self-help books often instruct their supplicants to consider the people with whom they surround themselves, as they provide support and guidance at the most critical moments in life. Britain, which understandably objects to having its sovereignty violated for an assassination attempt with a flashy Soviet-era nerve agent, would appear to be in...