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    US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs
    May13

    US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its ongoing support for rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine sparked the worst tensions with the West since the Cold War. The two sides, however, spoke in conciliatory tones. VOA’s Daniel...

    US, Russia vow to boost cooperation, but no concrete progress
    May13

    US, Russia vow to boost cooperation, but no concrete progress

    Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Russia and the United States vowed to improve strained ties after “frank” talks between President Vladimir Putin and top US diplomat John Kerry, but there was no concrete breakthrough after eight hours of meetings.Kerry’s trip to the Black Sea resort of Sochi was the highest level US visit to Russia...

    Kerry in Russia Holds Out Possibility of Easing Sanctions; Crimea Not Mentioned
    May13

    Kerry in Russia Holds Out Possibility of Easing Sanctions; Crimea Not Mentioned

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday held out the prospect of an easing of sanctions against Moscow, using his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis erupted to stress the importance of the two countries cooperating in the international arena. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukrainian memorial statue erected at Regina legislature
    May13

    Ukrainian memorial statue erected at Regina legislature

    REGINA – Dignitaries and members of the Ukrainian community gathered in Regina to officially dedicate a statue that will serve as a permanent reminder of the Holodomor, the man-made famine that devastated Ukraine during the early 1930s. The bronze figure on the legislature grounds is a copy of a statue by sculptor Petro Drozdowsky in Kyiv called...

    No Breakthrough as Kerry Meets Russia’s Putin
    May13

    No Breakthrough as Kerry Meets Russia’s Putin

    The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.The atmosphere… …read more Source:...

    U.S., Russia speak of cooperation but no breakthroughs
    May13

    U.S., Russia speak of cooperation but no breakthroughs

    Top U.S. and Russian officials said they hoped to work together on contentious issues such as the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria but offered no sign of concrete progress after more than eight hours of talks on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    News Wrap: Kerry and Putin meet in Russia to discuss Ukraine, Syria
    May13

    News Wrap: Kerry and Putin meet in Russia to discuss Ukraine, Syria

    The post News Wrap: Kerry and Putin meet in Russia to discuss Ukraine, Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour. …read more Source:...

    Russia has thousands of troops fighting in Ukraine, report by murdered Putin critic says
    May13

    Russia has thousands of troops fighting in Ukraine, report by murdered Putin critic says

    The report, which Boris Nemtsov was working on at the time of his murder, seeks to counter official Russian accounts casting the Ukraine conflict as a local uprising …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Kremlin Critic’s Posthumous Report Links Russian Soldiers to Ukraine
    May13

    Kremlin Critic’s Posthumous Report Links Russian Soldiers to Ukraine

    Members of Russia’s political opposition published the report by Boris Y. Nemtsov, who was killed in February. The report documents the deaths of 220 Russian soldiers in southeastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia has thousands of troops fighting in Ukraine, report by murdered Putin critic says
    May13

    Russia has thousands of troops fighting in Ukraine, report by murdered Putin critic says

    MOSCOW — Russia has up to 10,000 soldiers involved in the war in Ukraine and at least 220 have died in battles there in the past year, Russian opposition activists claimed in a report published Tuesday. The report, which prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was working on at the time of his murder in February, seeks to counter overwhelming...