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    Kremlin defends recognition of Ukrainian rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends recognition of Ukrainian rebel passports

    The Kremlin on Monday defended its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, saying it came as a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support
    Feb20

    Pence tries to reassure Europeans on US support

    BRUSSELS — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington’s support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. During meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump “to express the strong...

    France, Germany Decry Russia’s Recognition Of Ukrainian Separatist Documents
    Feb20

    France, Germany Decry Russia’s Recognition Of Ukrainian Separatist Documents

    France and Germany have criticized Moscow’s recognition of documents issued by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the move undermines the peace process in the region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Denies Knowledge of Ukraine Plan Pushed by Trump Associates
    Feb20

    Kremlin Denies Knowledge of Ukraine Plan Pushed by Trump Associates

    Russia responded to a New York Times article about a peace plan put forward by a Ukrainian lawmaker, Andrii V. Artemenko, and two people close to the president. …read more Source: The New York...

    Mike Pence Tries to Reassure a Nervous Europe on U.S. Support
    Feb20

    Mike Pence Tries to Reassure a Nervous Europe on U.S. Support

    (BRUSSELS) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington’s support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. In meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump “to express the strong commitment...

    Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability
    Feb20

    Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability

    A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine aimed at halting fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Moscow-backed separatists went into effect Monday. Ukrainian officials, however, warn it is at risk of falling apart. Under the cease-fire announced in Munich by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both sides are supposed to abide by the...

    Leaked tapes reveal Trump’s offer to his ‘real group’
    Feb20

    Leaked tapes reveal Trump’s offer to his ‘real group’

    All those everyday working stiffs who think they have a friend in Trump need to spend a minute listening to him talk to the $200k a seat members of his club. “So, this is my real group,” Trump said at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, on November 18, according to the audiotape. “These are the people that came here in the beginning, when...

    Kremlin Defends Its Recognition of Ukraine Rebel Passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin Defends Its Recognition of Ukraine Rebel Passports

    MOSCOW—The Kremlin on Monday defended its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, saying it came as a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, also shrugged off a peace plan that a Ukrainian lawmaker reportedly tried to peddle to...

    Trump’s partners craft a ‘peace plan’ that rewards Russia for  invading Ukraine
    Feb20

    Trump’s partners craft a ‘peace plan’ that rewards Russia for invading Ukraine

    Two men who have acted as a bridge between Donald Trump and Russia have popped back into the news as the authors of a ‘peace plan’ between Russia and Ukraine—a peace plan that rewards Russia for attacking Ukraine and lifts U.S. sanctions that keep Vladimir Putin in check. A month before the election, the dots connecting the Russian mob to...

    The Kremlin dismissed a New York Times report on a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia as ‘absurd’
    Feb20

    The Kremlin dismissed a New York Times report on a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia as ‘absurd’

    The Times reported that a Ukrainian lawmaker had sent a proposal to President Donald Trump that was designed to end a simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Business...