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    Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation
    Jun21

    Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief...

    Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation
    Jun21

    Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

    […] the two presidents posed for photographs in the Oval Office and made brief remarks following Poroshenko’s more extensive meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and the administration’s top national security advisers. Trump has maintained that he hopes to establish better ties with Moscow, repairing ill will from the Obama...

    White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in Place
    Jun21

    White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in Place

    Sanctions against the Russians will remain in place until “they are out of eastern Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday as the Ukrainian president visited the White House. “We’re going to continue to have sanctions on Russia, and we believe that is part of Ukraine, and so therefore those sanctions will...

    4 Fascinating Ways the World Celebrates the Summer Solstice
    Jun20

    4 Fascinating Ways the World Celebrates the Summer Solstice

    Thousands of sun worshipers across the world Wednesday will celebrate the summer solstice with centuries-old rituals that include burning effigies and leaping over bonfires, as well as newer traditions like practicing yoga. The event marks the official start of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a joyous...

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko In Washington To Meet President Trump
    Jun20

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko In Washington To Meet President Trump

    Ukraine’s president is in Washington hoping to meet President Trump and explain his side of the war with Russian-backed separatists, but the White House isn’t exactly rolling out the red carpet. …read more Source:...

    Russian, French FMs talk about Syria, Ukraine
    Jun20

    Russian, French FMs talk about Syria, Ukraine

    MOSCOW — The top diplomats of Russia and France have met to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the troubled Russia-EU ties. Speaking after Tuesday’s talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian emphasized the need to jointly fight extremist groups in Syria. They also spoke in support of a 2015 peace...

    Russian Industry Struggling in The Face of Privatization
    Jun20

    Russian Industry Struggling in The Face of Privatization

    The Russian military-industrial Complex is having difficulty adapting to President’s Vladimir Putin’s 2016 call for “civilianization,” according to AESMA Group strategic research consultant Mathieu Boulegue. The complex is administered by the Russian Military Commission (VPK), which streamlines decision making between...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Meets, Briefly, With President Trump
    Jun20

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Meets, Briefly, With President Trump

    Ukraine is concerned about what the Trump administrations’s efforts to improve relations with Russia will mean for its relations with Washington. Poroshenko wanted to meet with Trump before Putin did.(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP) …read more Source:...

    Trump calls Ukraine the thing Ukrainians hate the most
    Jun20

    Trump calls Ukraine the thing Ukrainians hate the most

    As President Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, on Tuesday morning at the White House, he made an unfortunate slip. “It’s a great honor to be with President Proshenko of the Ukraine,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, “a place that we’ve all been very much involved in.” Trump was right: The United States...

    White House: US Sanctions Will Remain Until Russia Vacates Eastern Ukraine
    Jun20

    White House: US Sanctions Will Remain Until Russia Vacates Eastern Ukraine

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said the United States will continue to sanction Russia until it stops backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. “Would the President like to see Russia get out of eastern Ukraine, and does he see Moscow as the aggressor in this conflict?” Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked Spicer during his daily...