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    As Fighting Escalates in Ukraine, Attention Focuses on Donald Trump
    Feb11

    As Fighting Escalates in Ukraine, Attention Focuses on Donald Trump

    The lack of a clear position on the conflict by the president has bewildered officials on both sides of the war, particularly in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Trump and EU Agree on Russia Sanctions
    Feb10

    Trump and EU Agree on Russia Sanctions

    The theory that Trump is in the thrall of Putin took another blow today, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the EU’s Federhica Mogherini agreed to uphold current Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia. Wall Street Journal: The Trump administration and European officials agree on the need to keep sanctions in place against Russia...

    Italy Seeks Russia’s Help to Stabilize Libya, End Migrant Crisis
    Feb10

    Italy Seeks Russia’s Help to Stabilize Libya, End Migrant Crisis

    From a flimsy rubber dinghy drifting 16 kilometers off Tripoli, the Libyan coast guard rescued more than 100 migrants this week, including a baby just a few weeks old. Close to 9,500 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean already this year — putting 2017 on course to be a record year. The European Union agreed this month to give the Tripoli...

    GOP Senators to Trump: Stay tough on Russia
    Feb10

    GOP Senators to Trump: Stay tough on Russia

    One day after a bipartisan effort to introduce legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Russia, a group of nine GOP senators wrote a letter urging the president to remain “tough-minded” on Moscow. The letter pushed for condemnation of Russian aggression in Ukraine, and advocated for tough action...

    Funeral Of Separatist Commander In Donetsk Draws Big Crowd
    Feb10

    Funeral Of Separatist Commander In Donetsk Draws Big Crowd

    A large crowd has turned out for the funeral of an assassinated separatist commander in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Stops Funding Magazine Critical Of Russia
    Feb10

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Stops Funding Magazine Critical Of Russia

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a U.S. government-funded news organization, has cut funding for The Interpreter magazine, an online publication that has critically covered Russia. Michael Weiss, a Daily Beast senior editor who also serves as editor-in-chief of The Interpreter, told The Huffington Post that RFE/RL’s management made the...

    Trump Expresses Support For Ukraine In Letter To Lithuanian Leader
    Feb10

    Trump Expresses Support For Ukraine In Letter To Lithuanian Leader

    U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity in a letter to the president of Lithuania, which has often backed Ukraine in its disputes with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democrats and Republicans agree Trump needs “guardrails” on Russia
    Feb10

    Democrats and Republicans agree Trump needs “guardrails” on Russia

    House Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much, but as National Security Advisor Michael Flynn puts the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia back in the spotlight, a push to limit the president’s ability to conduct diplomacy with Russia is under way in the House. On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of Senators...

    Ukraine Wants to Make Le Pen Relax Russia Support
    Feb10

    Ukraine Wants to Make Le Pen Relax Russia Support

    Kiev says it will also approach other presidential candidates. …read more Source:...

    Putin hails Slovenia’s offer to host his meeting with Trump
    Feb10

    Putin hails Slovenia’s offer to host his meeting with Trump

    In recent years, Russia-U.S. relations have plunged to post-Cold war lows over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and the allegations of Russia hacking of the Democrats in the U.S. presidential election. Speaking in a conference call with reporters, Peskov pointed to a “certain break in dialogue on strategic security issues”...