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    Former Denmark Prime Minister: U.S. Should Escalate Sanctions Against Russia
    Mar31

    Former Denmark Prime Minister: U.S. Should Escalate Sanctions Against Russia

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former prime minister of Denmark, urged the Trump administration on Thursday to ramp up U.S. sanctions against Russia over its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Rasmussen said the Kremlin has signaled through recent actions that it has no intent to withdraw from eastern Ukraine or to comply with the 2015 Minsk ceasefire...

    US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges
    Mar31

    US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will ease sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine only when Moscow respects commitments to help restore peace. …read more Source: CNS...

    US Vows to Uphold Russia Sanctions until it Respects Pledges
    Mar31

    US Vows to Uphold Russia Sanctions until it Respects Pledges

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will ease sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine only when Moscow respects commitments to help restore peace.Tillerson said Friday that “the United States sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the… …read more Source:...

    US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges
    Mar31

    US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will ease sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine only when Moscow respects commitments to help restore peace. Tillerson said Friday … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges
    Mar31

    US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will ease sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine only once it respects its commitments to help restore peace …read more Source: ABC...

    PM sticks to his guns amid fresh calls from U.S. for NATO allies to spend more
    Mar31

    PM sticks to his guns amid fresh calls from U.S. for NATO allies to spend more

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down Friday in his defence of Canadian military spending levels, as the U.S. brought fresh pressure to bear on NATO allies to pony up. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used his first NATO summit in Brussels to demand that all allies come up with a plan to increase the amount they spend on...

    Bipartisan congressional resolution condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Bipartisan congressional resolution condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine

    Urges maintenance of sanctions on Moscow WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on March 27 introduced a resolution condemning illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine and urging the president to maintain sanctions on Russia as long as it continues its military aggression in the country. The resolution follows the...

    New bill forces graft watchdogs to file declarations of assets
    Mar31

    New bill forces graft watchdogs to file declarations of assets

    KYIV – Controversial amendments to the nation’s “e-declaration” law that require corruption watchdogs registered in Ukraine to file asset declarations went into effect on March 30. President Petro Poroshenko signed the bill this week after the Verkhovna Rada approved changes to Ukraine’s anti-corruption legislation on March 23. The...

    Ukraine asks U.S. for status  as major non-NATO ally
    Mar31

    Ukraine asks U.S. for status as major non-NATO ally

    KYIV – Ukrainian national deputies on March 22 adopted draft resolution No. 6111 – the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada to the U.S. Congress regarding security guarantees. The resolution was supported by 232 members of the Ukrainian Parliament. “Ukraine seeks to significantly deepen the bilateral security partnership between Ukraine and the United...

    D.C.’s dysfunction may embolden Moscow, as Russian defector is gunned down in Kyiv
    Mar31

    D.C.’s dysfunction may embolden Moscow, as Russian defector is gunned down in Kyiv

    Diplomats from the United States and Russian are preparing for U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s planned visit to Moscow next month. Mr. Tillerson will be talking with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and possibly meeting President Vladimir Putin. Traditionally, U.S. secretaries of state have an audience with Mr. Putin while in...