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    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    After Flynn resigns, Dems ask what did Trump know and when
    Feb14

    After Flynn resigns, Dems ask what did Trump know and when

    By RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn elicited a simple but persistent question Tuesday from congressional Democrats: What did President Donald Trump know and when did he know it? But many Republicans brushed past this echo of Watergate and another Republican president, Richard Nixon, to...

    Spicer: Trump has been ‘incredibly tough on Russia’
    Feb14

    Spicer: Trump has been ‘incredibly tough on Russia’

    The Trump administration will take a tough stance on Russia even as it seeks to work with the country on some issues, Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday. The comments come after Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, resigned Monday night after revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with...

    Canadian troops prepare to deploy to Ukraine
    Feb14

    Canadian troops prepare to deploy to Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. Canada, Britain and the United States have had military trainers in Ukraine since the summer of 2015, after Russia annexed...