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    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician
    Feb14

    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician

    Human rights workers say a Russian LGBT activist and an associate have returned to Russia after they were detained by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    Canada’s training mission is set to expire at the end of March, and the Liberal government has not decided whether to extend it. …read more Source: Toronto...

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold
    Feb14

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold

    A senior U.N. official said Tuesday that he feared the fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine would not hold. Neal Walker, the U.N. resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, said that although calm had returned, the situation in eastern Ukraine remained very serious. The...

    500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense
    Feb14

    500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania (AP) — Five hundred U.S. troops are arriving at a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in the East European NATO nation. The U.S. embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania on a...

    Spicer: Trump has made it ‘very clear’ that he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb14

    Spicer: Trump has made it ‘very clear’ that he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    Spicer also said Trump “fully expects” to get along with Russia. …read more Source: Business...

    The other half of Trump’s Russia problem—emboldened Putin rolls out missiles that violate treaty
    Feb14

    The other half of Trump’s Russia problem—emboldened Putin rolls out missiles that violate treaty

    It’s easy to focus on the side of the Trump-Putin relationship that revolves around Trump’s admiration for the Russian autocrat. But there’s a bigger problem than Trump encouraging corruption of US elections or even gifting Putin with $500 billion in oil money by lowering existing sanctions. Trump has also repeatedly...

    White House: Trump Made It Clear Russia Must ‘Return Crimea’ To Ukraine
    Feb14

    White House: Trump Made It Clear Russia Must ‘Return Crimea’ To Ukraine

    The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear that he expects the Russian government to “return” the occupied region of Crimea to Ukraine and to “de-escalate violence” in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed separatists have been fighting against Ukrainian government forces for nearly three years....

    Former Lawmaker Who Defected To Ukraine Lambasts Russia
    Feb14

    Former Lawmaker Who Defected To Ukraine Lambasts Russia

    Former Russian State Duma Deputy Denis Voronenkov, who defected to Ukraine last year, has called Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region ” a mistake.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Says Russia Secretly Deployed Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty
    Feb14

    US Says Russia Secretly Deployed Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty

    Officials say Russia secretly deployed a cruise in violation of a treaty that helped end the Cold War. The New York Times, citing Trump administration officials, reported that the deployment of the new cruise missile system violates an arms control treaty banning ground-based U.S. and Russian intermediate-range missiles. Moscow specifically...

    Flynn’s downfall will make it harder for Trump to lift sanctions on Russia
    Feb14

    Flynn’s downfall will make it harder for Trump to lift sanctions on Russia

    Warming ties with the Kremlin is becoming riskier and riskier. On Monday evening, President Trump lost his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned amid a swarm of questions about whether he misled top White House officials and the FBI over a December phone call with the Russian ambassador to the US. But in the process, Trump may...