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    Putin campaigns in Crimea in defiance of the West
    Mar15

    Putin campaigns in Crimea in defiance of the West

    Putin’s message was filled with nationalism: Crimea has returned home, he said, to Russia …read more Source:...

    Occupied territory becomes home turf as Putin campaigns in Crimea

    Ukraine’s president denounced the Russian leader’s decision to hold a rally in the annexed region. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine Bans Athletes’ Participation In Sports Competitions In Russia
    Mar14

    Ukraine Bans Athletes’ Participation In Sports Competitions In Russia

    The Ukrainian government has ordered its athletes not to take part in any competitions held in Russia, which Kyiv accuses of occupying its territory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Realistic Expectations for U.S. Diplomacy with North Korea
    Mar14

    Realistic Expectations for U.S. Diplomacy with North Korea

    Ankit Panda and Vipin Narang look ahead to the possible Trump-Kim summit and what both sides might be willing to offer. Here they explain why North Korea’s denuclearization is very unlikely to happen: The historical record of voluntary denuclearization does not provide much encouragement. Three former Soviet states relinquished the nuclear...

    Putin Visits Annexed Crimea Days Before Election
    Mar14

    Putin Visits Annexed Crimea Days Before Election

    President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on March 14, four days ahead of Russia’s presidential election, and is expected to attend public events to mark the anniversary of the March 16, 2014, referendum in the peninsula used by Moscow to justify the annexation of the region from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Skripal Attack Is the U.K.’s Chance to Show Strength Against Russia
    Mar14

    The Skripal Attack Is the U.K.’s Chance to Show Strength Against Russia

    There can be little doubt that the Russian government is behind the attempted assassination of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. While there were the typical official denials, the Russian state has ways of communicating its innocence to foreign governments. In this case, it has not done so. The use of a nerve agent fits a pattern...

    Ukraine’s Main Backers In EU Put Pressure On Kyiv Over Reforms
    Mar14

    Ukraine’s Main Backers In EU Put Pressure On Kyiv Over Reforms

    Thirteen of Ukraine’s most enthusiastic backers in the European Union have piled pressure on Kyiv by warning that the implementation of important reforms are “just beginning or lagging behind,” according to a document seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.K. Expels Russian Diplomats Following Chemical Attack But Won’t Sanction Oligarchs
    Mar14

    U.K. Expels Russian Diplomats Following Chemical Attack But Won’t Sanction Oligarchs

    Prime Minister Theresa May disappointed opposition activists in Russia on Wednesday by ignoring their calls to sanction Russian businessmen and officials close to President Vladimir Putin in retaliation for the attempted murder of a former spy in the English city of Salisbury. Instead, May told Parliament, Britain’s main response to the...

    UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
    Mar14

    UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

    BY JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA | The Associated Press LONDON — Britain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats — the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War — and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town. Prime Minister Theresa May told...

    The Latest: UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats over spy spat
    Mar14

    The Latest: UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats over spy spat

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats after the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy — the single biggest such expulsion since the Cold War. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons on Wednesday that Russia has...