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    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Aug14

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. The deliberations put pressure on President Donald Trump, who’s fighting...

    Rick Perry, U.S. energy secretary, falls for Russian prankster posing as Ukrainian prime minister
    Jul26

    Rick Perry, U.S. energy secretary, falls for Russian prankster posing as Ukrainian prime minister

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently spent a 22-minute phone call speaking with a Russian prankster posing as Ukranian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Mr. Perry, convinced he was speaking to Ukraine’s prime minister, spoke July 19 about a range of topics including sanctions against Russia, coal exports, natural gas … …read...

    East Ukraine becomes a pawn again
    Jul21

    East Ukraine becomes a pawn again

    With the backdrop of the Russia hysteria in the American media and negotiations proceeding over a variety of issues between the Kremlin and the White House, the miserable, frozen conflict of East Ukraine is once again a pawn in the great game between world powers. This week, Alexander Zakharchenko, leader … …read more Source: The...

    As Trump meets Putin, fate of Russian dachas still in limbo
    Jul07

    As Trump meets Putin, fate of Russian dachas still in limbo

    WASHINGTON (AP) – As Donald Trump meets for the first time with Vladimir Putin, resolving a dispute over a pair of Russian diplomatic compounds seized by the United States last year could be a first step in repairing a relationship wracked by Syria’s civil war, Ukraine’s separatist violence and Moscow’s … …read...

    Donald Trump diverges from Vladimir Putin before first meeting
    Jul07

    Donald Trump diverges from Vladimir Putin before first meeting

    President Trump on Thursday sharpened the lines of division between Washington and Moscow a day ahead of his highly anticipated first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, criticizing Russia’s military actions in Ukraine and Syria and praising NATO for its vital role in defending Europe against aggression. Speaking to tens …...

    Ukraine: We prevented second cyberattack
    Jul05

    Ukraine: We prevented second cyberattack

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says that authorities have avoided a second cyberattack. The announcement suggests that the effort to wreak electronic havoc across Ukraine is ongoing. Ukraine is still trying to find its feet after scores or even hundreds of businesses and government agencies were … …read...

    Ukraine alleges Russian security services behind cyberattack
    Jul01

    Ukraine alleges Russian security services behind cyberattack

    MOSCOW (AP) – Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a massive cyberattack that locked up computers across the world. The Ukrainian security agency, known as the SBU, alleged in a statement that similarities between the malicious software and previous attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure showed the...

    Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation
    Jun21

    Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year
    Jun19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the...

    Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers
    Jun15

    Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers

    Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to write stiff sanctions against Russia into law and to give Congress a say should President Trump try to lift them, making a bipartisan strike against the government of President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were intended to be a punishment for Russia’s meddling in Ukraine as … …read...

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