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    Trump’s partners craft a ‘peace plan’ that rewards Russia for  invading Ukraine
    Feb20

    Trump’s partners craft a ‘peace plan’ that rewards Russia for invading Ukraine

    Two men who have acted as a bridge between Donald Trump and Russia have popped back into the news as the authors of a ‘peace plan’ between Russia and Ukraine—a peace plan that rewards Russia for attacking Ukraine and lifts U.S. sanctions that keep Vladimir Putin in check. A month before the election, the dots connecting the Russian mob to...

    The Kremlin dismissed a New York Times report on a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia as ‘absurd’
    Feb20

    The Kremlin dismissed a New York Times report on a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia as ‘absurd’

    The Times reported that a Ukrainian lawmaker had sent a proposal to President Donald Trump that was designed to end a simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Business...

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports …read more Source:...

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

    The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions …read more Source: ABC...

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Support For EU Allies
    Feb20

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Support For EU Allies

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to defending the territory of its European allies. During a visit with European Union officials in Brussels on February 20, Pence also called on Russia to respect its commitments to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. (RFE/RL) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    RFE/RL Contributor Denies Russian ‘Separatism’ Charges
    Feb20

    RFE/RL Contributor Denies Russian ‘Separatism’ Charges

    Journalist Mykola Semena is an RFE/RL contributor accused of “separatism” by the Russian authorities because of an article he wrote that criticized Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service on February 17, Semena stated that his personal opinions did not constitute a crime....

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements
    Feb20

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements

    As Ukrainians mark the third anniversary of the Maidan uprising that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovich, the U.S. is demanding that Russia honor the Minsk agreements, intended to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to leaders gathered at Munich Security Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday “the United States will...

    E. Ukraine ceasefire at risk – even before it starts
    Feb20

    E. Ukraine ceasefire at risk – even before it starts

    A ceasefire aimed at putting an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists due to start Monday is in danger of flailing even before it gets off the ground. …read more Source:...

    33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia
    Feb20

    33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia

    There’s an awful lot of loose ends here. Michael Flynn’s resignation — under fire — as national security adviser has the larger question of Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia back in the news. It’s a story that centers on three big, but fundamentally unproven, allegations: that Trump is either on the take from Russia,...

    US Seeks ‘New Common Ground with Russia’
    Feb20

    US Seeks ‘New Common Ground with Russia’

    Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will “continue to hold Russia accountable,” but that President Donald Trump has directed a search for ways to find “new common ground with Russia.” Pence’s comments came Monday in Brussels alongside European Union Council President Donald Tusk. “In the wake of Russian...