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    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties
    Feb16

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties

    BRUSSELS — The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior. At a NATO meeting in...

    Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Ukraine, Syria in first meeting
    Feb16

    Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Ukraine, Syria in first meeting

    Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 16 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had his first meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in which they discussed conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Tillerson Tells Lavrov To Honor Ukraine Commitments
    Feb16

    Tillerson Tells Lavrov To Honor Ukraine Commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Moscow must adhere to its commitments to “de-escalate the violence” in Ukraine. They met on February 16 on the sidelines of a G20 meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany. (AP) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties
    Feb16

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties

    The Trump administration signalled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer co-operation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behaviour. …read more Source: CTV...

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to US-Russia ties
    Feb16

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to US-Russia ties

    BRUSSELS (AP) – The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior. At …...

    NATO European Allies to Jointly Buy Planes, Set Up New Elite HQ
    Feb16

    NATO European Allies to Jointly Buy Planes, Set Up New Elite HQ

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops as Europe seeks to show the United States it is serious about its own security. In signing ceremonies at NATO, defense ministers from France and Germany said they will buy...

    Seen As Turncoats By Moscow, Exiled Duma Pair Blasts Kremlin From Kyiv
    Feb16

    Seen As Turncoats By Moscow, Exiled Duma Pair Blasts Kremlin From Kyiv

    Denis Voronenkov, the former Russian lawmaker who fled in October and has since taken Ukrainian citizenship, has come ready to chastise President Vladimir Putin, who he once supported, and his native Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The secretary of defense appears to be making his own Russia policies
    Feb16

    The secretary of defense appears to be making his own Russia policies

    At home, President Trump is flailing in the face of three separate scandals stemming from his administration’s close ties to the Kremlin. Abroad, his own appointees are busy creating another problem — brazenly undermining his stated policy on Russia in trips to foreign countries. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who said that the list of...

    Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met
    Feb16

    Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington could collaborate with Moscow under certain circumstances. “As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine,” Tillerson said in Bonn, where foreign ministers of the G-20 nations are...

    Tillerson warns Russia to respect Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Tillerson warns Russia to respect Ukraine commitments

    …read more Source: POLITICO – U.S....