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    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Support For EU Allies
    Feb20

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Support For EU Allies

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to defending the territory of its European allies. During a visit with European Union officials in Brussels on February 20, Pence also called on Russia to respect its commitments to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. (RFE/RL) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    RFE/RL Contributor Denies Russian ‘Separatism’ Charges
    Feb20

    RFE/RL Contributor Denies Russian ‘Separatism’ Charges

    Journalist Mykola Semena is an RFE/RL contributor accused of “separatism” by the Russian authorities because of an article he wrote that criticized Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service on February 17, Semena stated that his personal opinions did not constitute a crime....

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

    The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions …read more Source: ABC...

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements
    Feb20

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements

    As Ukrainians mark the third anniversary of the Maidan uprising that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovich, the U.S. is demanding that Russia honor the Minsk agreements, intended to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to leaders gathered at Munich Security Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday “the United States will...

    E. Ukraine ceasefire at risk – even before it starts
    Feb20

    E. Ukraine ceasefire at risk – even before it starts

    A ceasefire aimed at putting an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists due to start Monday is in danger of flailing even before it gets off the ground. …read more Source:...

    33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia
    Feb20

    33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia

    There’s an awful lot of loose ends here. Michael Flynn’s resignation — under fire — as national security adviser has the larger question of Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia back in the news. It’s a story that centers on three big, but fundamentally unproven, allegations: that Trump is either on the take from Russia,...

    The Morning Vertical, February 20, 2017
    Feb20

    The Morning Vertical, February 20, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Seeks ‘New Common Ground with Russia’
    Feb20

    US Seeks ‘New Common Ground with Russia’

    Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will “continue to hold Russia accountable,” but that President Donald Trump has directed a search for ways to find “new common ground with Russia.” Pence’s comments came Monday in Brussels alongside European Union Council President Donald Tusk. “In the wake of Russian...

    Trump’s business associates had a plan to offer Crimea to Russia: report
    Feb20

    Trump’s business associates had a plan to offer Crimea to Russia: report

    (Credit: Reuters/RIA Novosti/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) A new report suggests that President Donald Trump’s aides may have been floating ideas for lifting at least some of President Barack Obama’s sanctions on Russia in the days prior to the resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Michael D. Cohen,...

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

    By Pavel Polityuk AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire… …read more Source:...