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    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration appears to be taking a low-key approach to a flare-up in violence in eastern Ukraine where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks …read more Source: U.S....

    The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward
    Feb02

    The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward

    Matthew Rojansky Security, Eurasia Washington cannot afford to miss this window of opportunity. On November 14, 2016, the International Criminal Court issued a preliminary finding endorsing Ukraine’s claims that Russia had committed acts of aggression against its territory, citizens and infrastructure. Ukrainians, who for more than two...

    Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations
    Feb02

    Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations

    Thomas E. Graham Politics, Eurasia The new administration must understand how Russia relates to American goals. President Trump will face no more urgent foreign-policy task than developing a Russia policy. His warm words for Russian president Vladimir Putin and his questioning of long-standing bipartisan U.S. policy have alarmed key...

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Feb02

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s U.N. envoy says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has confirmed the Trump administration fully supports his country’s territorial integrity and independence and will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Volodymyr Yelchenko told reporters Wednesday that Haley also confirmed in their “very good”...

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Feb02

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Ukraine’s U.N. envoy says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has confirmed the Trump administration fully supports his country’s territorial integrity and independence and will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Volodymyr … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Feb02

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Ukraine’s U.N. envoy says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has confirmed the Trump administration fully supports his country’s territorial integrity and independence and will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Volodymyr … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    US Flirts With Softer Stance on Russia’s Conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    US Flirts With Softer Stance on Russia’s Conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border activity, even as top U.S. officials are...

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Feb02

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb. 1 ——— TRUDEAU ABANDONS PROMISE TO CHANGE VOTING SYSTEM: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections — an about-face that has opposition rivals seeing red. In a mandate letter for newly appointed Democratic Institutions...

    A ‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates
    Feb02

    A ‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates

    KYIV, Ukraine—Artillery and rockets have been raining down on the front-line town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine since Sunday, leaving 16,000 civilians, including 2,000 children, without heat, electricity, or clean water as temperatures dipped to 20 degrees below zero Celsius, or about minus 4 Fahrenheit. “[The] recent intensification of...