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    US Envoy Visits Ukraine Frontlines
    May16

    US Envoy Visits Ukraine Frontlines

    Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east is entering its fifth year. Since February, there has been an uptick in fighting along the 450-kilometer contact line. The United States’ Special Envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, along with U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, took a trip to the front lines Tuesday to witness...

    The cat's out of the bag (and on the bridge): Did this kitty beat Vladimir Putin across Crimean span?
    May16

    The cat's out of the bag (and on the bridge): Did this kitty beat Vladimir Putin across Crimean span?

    The contentious bridge linking Russia to Crimea has prompted another controversy, this one over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ceremonial first crossing actually came in second — to a cat. Putin proudly drove a bright orange, Russian-built truck across the Kerch Strait Bridge Tuesday. …read more Source: USA...

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine
    May16

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

    Moscow is protesting the arrest of a Russian journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine
    May16

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

    Moscow is protesting the arrest of a Russian journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive
    May16

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive

    KERCH (Reuters) – Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking… …read more Source: U.S....

    US Envoy to Ukraine Anticipates Russian Return to Talks
    May16

    US Envoy to Ukraine Anticipates Russian Return to Talks

    Amid rumors among Russian media outlets that Moscow’s top envoy to Ukrainian peace negotiations has resigned, the top U.S. interlocutor says he expects Russia to return to the table with a peacekeeping proposal. U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, who last met with his Russian counterpart Vladislav Surkov in...

    Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea
    May16

    Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

    A long-anticipated bridge linking Russia’s Taman Peninsula with Crimea has opened for regular traffic …read more Source: ABC...

    US Special Envoy at Ukraine Frontlines
    May16

    US Special Envoy at Ukraine Frontlines

    Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east of the country is entering its fifth year. Since February, there has been an uptick in fighting along the 450-kilometer contact line. VOA joined the United States’ Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, along with U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on a trip...

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained
    May16

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained

    What happened when Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner took that meeting? What really happened at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016? The answer to this question could be the key to understanding whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians — or whether the whole Trump-Russia scandal really is, as participants claim, a nothingburger. On...

    Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal
    May16

    Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal

    Donald Trump may have inadvertently done Europe a favor. By unilaterally and definitively violating the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration is galvanizing Europeans in unprecedented ways to challenge the capricious use of U.S. secondary sanctions and American dominance of the global financial system. These sanctions—which threaten to...