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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports …read more Source:...

    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...

    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....