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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Donald Trump Is Giving The Phrase ‘Multipolar World’ New Meaning
    Feb14

    Donald Trump Is Giving The Phrase ‘Multipolar World’ New Meaning

    America Third Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comIf there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country’s vital interests placed above those of all others. “We will always put...

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

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

    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 […]...

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

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

    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. …read more Source:...

    Manafort, Page, Flynn, Trump: Russia is the one story that can bring them all down
    Feb14

    Manafort, Page, Flynn, Trump: Russia is the one story that can bring them all down

    When Donald Trump slithered down that escalator in 2015 to announce he was running for president, he brought with him two decades of connections to Russia. By the time the primaries were winding down, he’d acquired a collection of staff and advisers who were not just Russophiles, but fans of autocrat Vladimir Putin. Chief among them were...