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    IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating
    May10

    IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating

    “The IMF should not give one more dollar to Ukraine until the Anti-Corruption Court is in operation,” said Sergii Leshchenko in a May 9 telephone interview.Leshchenko is a hero of the Revolution of Dignity, a lanky and serious journalist-turned-politician who has risked his life and career for years to fight corruption in Ukraine. He’s not...

    Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?
    May10

    Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia The U.S.-Russia relationship is starved for normalcy. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov picked an inauspicious time to visit Washington. Starting with the increasingly crass and distasteful assertions by American comics that President Donald Trump is beholden to Russian president Vladimir Putin,...

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day
    May10

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day

    Yesterday Russia celebrated its main holiday, Victory Day—the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II. Victory Day has of course been celebrated since Soviet times, but upon taking power, Putin set out to revive the day’s significance, refashioning it to be a constant source of national pride for...

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day
    May10

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day

    Yesterday Russia celebrated its main holiday, Victory Day—the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II. Victory Day has of course been celebrated since Soviet times, but upon taking power, Putin set out to revive the day’s significance, refashioning it to be a constant source of national pride for...

    Lavrov meets with Tillerson ahead of White House meeting with Trump
    May10

    Lavrov meets with Tillerson ahead of White House meeting with Trump

    Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — Russia’s foreign minister has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussing Syria, Ukraine, and other issues. Sergei Lavrov’s May 10 discussions with his American counterpart came just hours before the top Russian diplomat’s scheduled...

    Russian Foreign Minister And Trump Agree: No Need To Probe Election Meddling
    May10

    Russian Foreign Minister And Trump Agree: No Need To Probe Election Meddling

    WASHINGTON ― Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday criticized the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election and noted that President Donald Trump appears to share Moscow’s view.“Russia is not involved in your domestic politics,” Lavrov said in a morning briefing at the Russian Embassy....

    Trump chose a very weird day to meet with top Russian officials
    May10

    Trump chose a very weird day to meet with top Russian officials

    A day after firing FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. One day after President Donald Trump’s termination of FBI Director James Comey reinvigorated concerns about his ties to Russia, the president met with top officials from Russia. The meeting with Russian Foreign Minister...

    Trump’s Meeting With Russian Officials Was Closed To Media — Except Russia’s
    May10

    Trump’s Meeting With Russian Officials Was Closed To Media — Except Russia’s

    President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday morning with two top Russian officials was closed to all press — except, apparently, the Russian state news agency TASS. Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, along with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. “The Lavrov meeting was closed to the press and the only...

    It’s not just Comey: the scary past 24 hours in Trump-Russia, explained
    May10

    It’s not just Comey: the scary past 24 hours in Trump-Russia, explained

    The Comey firing is rightly dominating the news. Amazingly, though, it wasn’t the only major development in the ongoing and intensifying Trump-Russia scandal. The official reason for FBI Director Jim Comey’s dismissal is that he mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, something many Democrats surely agree with. But the...

    Tillerson, Lavrov Hold Talks Ahead Of White House Meeting With Trump
    May10

    Tillerson, Lavrov Hold Talks Ahead Of White House Meeting With Trump

    Russia’s foreign minister held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussing Syria, Ukraine, and other matters that have sent U.S.-Russian relations plummeting to Cold War-era lows. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...