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    Biden to Speak to Ukraine Parliament Tuesday
    Dec08

    Biden to Speak to Ukraine Parliament Tuesday

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks before Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday, one day after announcing $190 million in new U.S. aid to Ukraine. Biden said Monday that the new aid will help the country implement reforms and fight corruption. During a joint briefing following bilateral talks with Ukraine’s President Petro...

    Biden in Ukraine in Latest Show of US Support
    Dec07

    Biden in Ukraine in Latest Show of US Support

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Ukraine for a visit aimed at pushing the Kyiv government toward continued reforms, while seeking to reassure it that war in Syria has not diminished Washington’s support for Ukraine’s pro-Western ambitions. Biden arrived in Kyiv early Monday local time, and is set to meet with President Petro...

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO
    Dec06

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO

    The U.S. State Department says it regrets a Russian decision to ban an economic development foundation once supported by President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President George W. Bush. A U.S. statement late Friday came hours after Russian prosecutors declared the U.S.-Russia Foundation and Rule of Law (USRF) an “undesirable”...

    US VP Biden Heads to Ukraine to Stress Continued Support
    Dec05

    US VP Biden Heads to Ukraine to Stress Continued Support

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Ukraine early next week to reassure government leaders and reformers of the United States’ continued support “in face of continued Russian military intervention” in the country’s restive east, administration officials said. Biden, making his fifth visit to Ukraine as vice president, plans...

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine
    Dec05

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine

    As some 300 U.S. soldiers train Ukrainian soldiers at a compound in western Ukraine, the Pentagon is countering reports of old and dilapidated U.S. equipment being given to Ukrainian fighters in the country’s east. The Pentagon, which has committed more than $265 million in security assistance to Ukraine since the fighting began, says U.S....

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road
    Dec04

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road

    A massive traffic jam formed Friday on Moscow’s Ring Road after police blocked a column of truckers driving at low speed to protest a doubling of road tolls, as well as high fines for not paying. Normally loyal to authorities, drivers now worry about making a living. Some blame the increased rates on corrupt elites connected to the Kremlin....

    Georgia Strips Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship
    Dec04

    Georgia Strips Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship

    Georgia on Friday stripped former president Mikheil Saakashvili of his citizenship, in a move one of his supporters described as part of a settling of political scores. Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili signed a decree removing his predecessor’s citizenship on the grounds that Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine’s Odessa...

    Lviv Welcomes New US Training of Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Welcomes New US Training of Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense in a compound outside of the western city of Lviv. Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports from the city, where locals are both proud of their...

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. The Pentagon early last week began training five battalions of active-duty troops and one for special operations, the AFP news service reported. At least one...

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions
    Dec03

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Belgrade Thursday amid tensions over NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to join the alliance. The ongoing battle against Islamic State dominated the annual summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Speaking at the OSCE summit in Belgrade, Secretary of...

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