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    UN, OSCE Resolutions On Crimea Presented At Semena Trial
    Aug04

    UN, OSCE Resolutions On Crimea Presented At Semena Trial

    Resolutions from the UN General Assembly and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region have been presented at the trial of Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge. …read more Source:...

    Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?
    Aug04

    Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

    In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. The platform committee rejected a plank to pull us deeper into Ukraine, by successfully opposing new U.S. arms transfers to Kiev. Improved relations with Russia were what candidate Trump had promised, and what...

    This is the anti-tank missile that the US may be sending to Ukraine
    Aug04

    This is the anti-tank missile that the US may be sending to Ukraine

    It’s one of the best portable anti-tank missile systems out there. …read more Source: Business...

    The Deep State Takes on Tillerson
    Aug04

    The Deep State Takes on Tillerson

    Anyone who doubts the power of the bureaucracy ought to look into the quandary confronting ExxonMobil. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at Treasury recently announced that it would levy a $2 million fine against the company for alleged violations of Ukraine-related sanctions policy while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as...

    Pro-Russia GOP Rep Pushes Months-Old Report That DNC Hack Was ‘Inside Job’
    Aug04

    Pro-Russia GOP Rep Pushes Months-Old Report That DNC Hack Was ‘Inside Job’

    From Laguna Beach, with love. Russia’s favorite congressman is claiming that a months-old report proves “the so-called hacking of the Democratic National Committee before last year’s elections could not have been done by Russians, but was instead an inside job made to look like Moscow’s handiwork.” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA),...

    Trump blames Congress for poor US relations with Russia
    Aug03

    Trump blames Congress for poor US relations with Russia

    WASHINGTON — President Trump blamed Congress on Thursday for the United States’ poor relationship with Russia, a day after he signed sanctions legislation that he said is flawed and unconstitutional. The new law, which also includes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, limits Trump’s ability to change restrictions on Russia and is a...

    Two Ukrainian Track Athletes Suspended Over Doping Charges
    Aug03

    Two Ukrainian Track Athletes Suspended Over Doping Charges

    Two Ukrainian athletes, including an Olympic bronze medal winner, have received provisional suspensions after being charged with doping offenses, international sports officials say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. General Says Russia Not ‘Transparent’ About Upcoming Exercises
    Aug03

    U.S. General Says Russia Not ‘Transparent’ About Upcoming Exercises

    A senior U.S. general in Europe says the U.S. military is keeping a close eye on Moscow’s planned military exercises in Russia and Belarus — exercises that some experts say could involve 100,000 troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s Objections to Russia Sanctions Law Suggest He Might Trade Crimea Away
    Aug03

    Trump’s Objections to Russia Sanctions Law Suggest He Might Trade Crimea Away

    After President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a bill on Wednesday that makes it harder for him to lift sanctions on Russia, the White House issued a curious statement in his name, complaining that the new law includes “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” Specifically, the president complained about sections 253 and 257 of the...

    Mother Hunts For Sons Missing In Action In Ukraine
    Aug03

    Mother Hunts For Sons Missing In Action In Ukraine

    The mother of two Ukrainian government soldiers is on desperate hunt to learn the fate of her sons who went missing in action in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Kateryna Khomyak’s sons were among more than 400 soldiers the Ukrainian government says are missing after battling Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. (YouTube, RFE/RL’s...