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    US secretary of state says Russia must honor Ukraine deal
    Feb16

    US secretary of state says Russia must honor Ukraine deal

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Russia must abide by a 2015 deal aimed at ending fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists as the Trump administration … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    As, Trump and Putin discuss military cooperation in Syria. Mattis says Russia must ‘prove itself first.’
    Feb16

    As, Trump and Putin discuss military cooperation in Syria. Mattis says Russia must ‘prove itself first.’

    By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that Russia will need to “prove itself first” before the United States and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are willing to let their armed forces collaborate – a complicating factor in cooperation that President Trump and Russian...

    US secretary of state says Russia must honor Ukraine deal
    Feb16

    US secretary of state says Russia must honor Ukraine deal

    BONN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Russia must abide by a 2015 deal aimed at ending fighting between… …read more Source:...

    Trump suggests Obama was too soft on Russia, but Putin’s friends would disagree
    Feb16

    Trump suggests Obama was too soft on Russia, but Putin’s friends would disagree

    On Wednesday, President Trump suggested that the Obama administration had been too soft on Russia. Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017 The timing of that observation struck observers as somewhat odd. It came just days after the...

    Ukraine President Vows To Resume Coal Supply From East
    Feb16

    Ukraine President Vows To Resume Coal Supply From East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pledged to resume coal supplies from separatist-controlled parts of the country after they were blocked by volunteer fighting battalions, threatening the country’s power supply. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mattis: US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily with Russia
    Feb16

    Mattis: US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily with Russia

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more with Moscow in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria. Mattis says the U.S. will continue to engage politically with Russian President Vladmir Putin’s government to try to...

    Ukraine’s President Vows to Resume Coal Supply from East
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s President Vows to Resume Coal Supply from East

    Ukraine’s president on Thursday pledged to resume coal supplies from separatist-controlled parts of the country after it was blocked by volunteer battalions, threatening to disrupt the country’s power supply.Fighting in Ukraine’s industrial east between government troops… …read more Source:...

    Trump: Crimea was ‘taken’ by Russia
    Feb16

    Trump: Crimea was ‘taken’ by Russia

    US President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the previous Obama administration, suggesting it was “too soft” on Russia over its annexation of Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Is Michael Flynn the first casualty of a “deep state” coup? It’s not unthinkable
    Feb16

    Is Michael Flynn the first casualty of a “deep state” coup? It’s not unthinkable

    Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser — and the murky, widening scandal that it has provoked— has prompted another bout of shivering and shaking in the media about Russian interference in American politics. Here’s a quick recap, if you’ve been living in a cave: Flynn resigned Monday night after it emerged that...

    Ukraine’s president vows to resume coal supply from east
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s president vows to resume coal supply from east

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s president on Thursday pledged to resume coal supplies from separatist-controlled parts of the country after it was blocked… …read more Source:...