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    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...

    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 …...

    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...

    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...

    Tillerson warns Russia to respect Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Tillerson warns Russia to respect Ukraine commitments

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    Evelyn Farkas was the Pentagon’s top Russia expert. Now she wants Trump independently investigated.
    Feb16

    Evelyn Farkas was the Pentagon’s top Russia expert. Now she wants Trump independently investigated.

    “The fundamental question is: Are you susceptible to blackmail from a foreign entity or individual?” From 2012 to 2015, Evelyn Farkas served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. Since leaving office, she’s been raising the alarm that there was more to the strange relationship between Trumpland and...

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia must honor Ukraine deal
    Feb16

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia must honor Ukraine deal

    BONN, Germany — 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 searches for ways to work cooperatively with Moscow. The former Exxon Mobil CEO spoke after meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

    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...