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    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List
    Jan31

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List

    Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have denounced the United States’ publication of the so-called “Putin list” – a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 Russians identified as close to the Russian leader – under a new sanctions law tied to allegations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 U.S....

    ‘Kremlin Report’ Targets Russian Elite, Putin Signals Muted Response
    Jan31

    ‘Kremlin Report’ Targets Russian Elite, Putin Signals Muted Response

    The U.S. Treasury Department released a list of 210 officials and billionaires from Russia’s ruling elite, exposing them to scrutiny and potential future sanctions in a move President Vladimir Putin called an “unfriendly act” and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said would “poison” ties for a long time to come....

    ‘Kremlin Report’ Targets Russian Elite, Putin Signals Muted Response
    Jan31

    ‘Kremlin Report’ Targets Russian Elite, Putin Signals Muted Response

    The U.S. Treasury Department released a list of 210 officials and billionaires from Russia’s ruling elite, exposing them to scrutiny and potential future sanctions in a move President Vladimir Putin called an “unfriendly act” and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said would “poison” ties for a long time to come....

    Ukraine shows solidarity  across nation on Day of Unity
    Jan31

    Ukraine shows solidarity across nation on Day of Unity

    KYIV – Ukraine’s ages-long pursuit of stable statehood came into focus on January 22, when the country commemorated the Act of Unity proclaimed 99 years ago between Ukrainian lands that were part of the Austro-Hungarian and tsarist Russian empires. Although short-lived, in 1919 the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) based in Kyiv, which...

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict  ‘not evident,’ says Volker
    Jan31

    Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict ‘not evident,’ says Volker

    BRUSSELS – The U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says the Minsk accords – the Western-backed blueprint for ending the war between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists – have not been implemented because Moscow has not shown “willingness to implement them.” Speaking in Brussels ahead of a trip to Ukraine and a meeting with his Kremlin counterpart in...

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s ‘hybrid peace’ more threatening  to Ukraine than ‘hybrid war,’ says Portnikov
    Jan31

    Putin’s ‘hybrid peace’ more threatening to Ukraine than ‘hybrid war,’ says Portnikov

    Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric about Ukraine has changed in order to curry favor with Russians in advance of the presidential poll, but his approach on the ground has not changed, laying a potential trap for Ukrainians and meaning that his “hybrid peace” is even more dangerous than his “hybrid war,” Vitaly Portnikov says. There is the […]...

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship
    Jan31

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship

    Opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili was in Ukraine’s Supreme Court on January 29 to seek the restitution of his Ukrainian citizenship, which was revoked by President Petro Poroshenko last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Trump Administration Allowed a Sanctioned Russian Spy Chief to Meet With Intelligence Officials in the U.S.
    Jan31

    The Trump Administration Allowed a Sanctioned Russian Spy Chief to Meet With Intelligence Officials in the U.S.

    (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration let a top Russian spy official visit the United States last week for meetings with U.S. intelligence officials even though there are sanctions against him that typically prohibit such visits, officials said Tuesday. The Russian ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said on Russian state TV that Sergei...