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    EU Stands Behind Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia Regardless of U.S. Action
    Feb11

    EU Stands Behind Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia Regardless of U.S. Action

    The United States might waver on Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia but Europe will not, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said Friday, so long as a standing agreement to stop the fighting in Ukraine is not fully implemented. After meetings in Washington, D.C. with lawmakers and administration officials, Federica Mogherini...

    McCain Urges Trump to Give Ukraine Lethal Defensive Aid
    Feb02

    McCain Urges Trump to Give Ukraine Lethal Defensive Aid

    A top Republican senator is urging President Donald Trump to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive aid as the fight there against Russian-backed rebels has again intensified in recent days. “In the first of what will be many tests for your new administration, Russia and its proxy forces launched attacks against Ukrainian forces this week, killing...

    Haley Affirms: Russia Committed War Crimes in Syria
    Jan18

    Haley Affirms: Russia Committed War Crimes in Syria

    Russia committed war crimes in Syria and violated the international order with its annexation of Crimea, the president-elect’s pick for United Nations ambassador affirmed Wednesday. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley appeared to take a tougher line on Russia than President-elect Donald Trump, who has said that he will mend relations with...

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions on Russia In Response to Hacking (Updated)
    Dec30

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions on Russia In Response to Hacking (Updated)

    The Obama administration announced an amendment to an executive order Thursday that introduces targeted sanctions on Russian assets here in the United States. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions on Russia In Response to Hacking
    Dec29

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions on Russia In Response to Hacking

    The Obama administration announced an amendment to an executive order Thursday that introduces targeted sanctions on Russian assets here in the United States. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    U.S. to Expand Sanctions on Russia As Soon As Thursday, Report Says
    Dec28

    U.S. to Expand Sanctions on Russia As Soon As Thursday, Report Says

    The Obama administration is set to announce expanded sanctions on Russia this week—perhaps as soon as Thursday, according to one report—in response to the country’s tampering with this year’s U.S. presidential election. Russia said it is prepared to retaliate accordingly to what it deems any “hostile steps,” which,...

    State Department Softens Ukraine Travel Warning with No Apparent Explanation
    Dec16

    State Department Softens Ukraine Travel Warning with No Apparent Explanation

    The U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Ukraine this week, backing off a recommendation that U.S. citizens currently in Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk leave the area. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Putin Unleashed
    Oct02

    Putin Unleashed

    By any objective measure, Russia has made a strategic decision to challenge America for dominance in the Middle East. Despite depressed global oil prices and economic sanctions intended to curb his Ukraine adventurism, Vladimir Putin is pursuing an undisguised effort to expand Moscow’s military power, political heft, and economic influence...

    On the Frontline in Ukraine
    Sep04

    On the Frontline in Ukraine

    a woman stands amid debris in a destroyed house after shelling near Mariupol, August 17 NEWSCOM Mariupol, UkraineIt is late evening as we approach the second of three checkpoints on the road to the frontline city of Mariupol, in southeastern Ukraine. A vital port on the Azov Sea, Mariupol is heavily fortified by land and by sea. “I try not to...

    Fleeting Raptor
    Sep01

    Fleeting Raptor

    For the last several weeks, Air Force Secretary Deborah James has been touting the deployment of F-22 Raptor fighters – the best plane America owns – to Germany as “the strong side of the coin” in an effort to reassure Eastern Europeans who have seen their air space increasingly violated by Russian jets. “Russia’s military activity in the...

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