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    Russia’s Long-time UN Ambassador Dies Suddenly
    Feb20

    Russia’s Long-time UN Ambassador Dies Suddenly

    Russia’s long-time U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly on Monday in New York, a day before he would have turned 65 years old. The Russian foreign ministry announced his death in a statement, giving no details on the circumstances. An operator at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center confirmed he had been received at...

    Trump’s Allegiance To Russia Begins With The Oil Industry
    Feb20

    Trump’s Allegiance To Russia Begins With The Oil Industry

    This article was co-written with Kert DaviesAny analysis of Russiagate, and the fateful phone calls between Michael Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the United States, must address the critical fact that U.S. sanctions on Russia are severely damaging Vladimir Putin’s economic power. In particular, these sanctions ― imposed by Barack...

    Canada set to renew Ukraine military training mission amid Trump fears
    Feb20

    Canada set to renew Ukraine military training mission amid Trump fears

    Canada is set to renew a military mission training Ukrainian troops to confront Russia-backed separatists in the east of Ukraine, despite concerns in Kiev over delays in announcing the extension of the program. The Trudeau cabinet has not yet announced the extension of the two-year-old non-combat mission, dubbed Operation Unifier, which expires...

    Ukrainians Honor Those Killed In Euromaidan Protests
    Feb20

    Ukrainians Honor Those Killed In Euromaidan Protests

    Hundreds of people gathered in central Kyiv on February 20 to commemorate the third anniversary of the bloodiest day of protests that led to the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support
    Feb20

    Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support

    BRUSSELS — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington’s support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. During meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump “to express the strong...

    Kremlin defends recognition of Ukrainian rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends recognition of Ukrainian rebel passports

    The Kremlin on Monday defended its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, saying it came as a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions. …read more Source: CTV...

    France, Germany Decry Russia’s Recognition Of Ukrainian Separatist Documents
    Feb20

    France, Germany Decry Russia’s Recognition Of Ukrainian Separatist Documents

    France and Germany have criticized Moscow’s recognition of documents issued by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the move undermines the peace process in the region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Denies Knowledge of Ukraine Plan Pushed by Trump Associates
    Feb20

    Kremlin Denies Knowledge of Ukraine Plan Pushed by Trump Associates

    Russia responded to a New York Times article about a peace plan put forward by a Ukrainian lawmaker, Andrii V. Artemenko, and two people close to the president. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability
    Feb20

    Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability

    A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine aimed at halting fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Moscow-backed separatists went into effect Monday. Ukrainian officials, however, warn it is at risk of falling apart. Under the cease-fire announced in Munich by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both sides are supposed to abide by the...

    Mike Pence Tries to Reassure a Nervous Europe on U.S. Support
    Feb20

    Mike Pence Tries to Reassure a Nervous Europe on U.S. Support

    (BRUSSELS) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington’s support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. In meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump “to express the strong commitment...