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    Macron, Poroshenko Hopeful of Progress on Resolving Ukraine Conflict
    Jun26

    Macron, Poroshenko Hopeful of Progress on Resolving Ukraine Conflict

    French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday expressed hopes of making progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine, with Macron pressing for a withdrawal of forces around the border area with Russia. Both Macron and Poroshenko said they expected a new “Normandy format” meeting on Ukraine —...

    Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed Despite Cease-Fire
    Jun25

    Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed Despite Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian military has said that two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the eastern part of the country despite a cease-fire that began Friday. In a statement posted on Facebook on Saturday, the military accused anti-government rebels of firing artillery rounds in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The statement did not provide...

    Analysts: Russia’s Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising
    Jun23

    Analysts: Russia’s Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising

    A series of close encounters this month over the Baltic Sea and U.S. shoot-downs of Russian allies’ aircraft in Syria have triggered concerns among defense analysts that any direct incident between Russia and the United States, even if accidental, could quickly spiral out of control. Reports say a Russian fighter jet and a U.S. spy plane on...

    EU Tackles Pressing Issues at First Summit Since Brexit Talks
    Jun23

    EU Tackles Pressing Issues at First Summit Since Brexit Talks

    On the first anniversary of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, leaders from the bloc Friday concluded a summit in Brussels with questions about the residency rights of EU citizens in Britain once it exits the regional grouping. Addressing the bloc this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the fate of the 3 million...

    Q&A: Putin Critic Weighs in on ‘Putin Interviews’ Series
    Jun23

    Q&A: Putin Critic Weighs in on ‘Putin Interviews’ Series

    As the dust from Oliver Stone’s politically explosive (or not, depending upon which American you ask) “Putin Interviews” begins to settle, Russian viewers were just finishing the concluding episode Thursday. In the United States, where the controversial series — four hourlong episodes — was made available to Showtime subscribers June 12-15,...

    Threats, NATO Demands Underpin Global Arms Demand
    Jun22

    Threats, NATO Demands Underpin Global Arms Demand

    Military conflicts and growing threats around the world continue to underpin demand for weapons, but industry and government leaders from the United States, Europe, Russia and the Middle East say they don’t see a huge near-term spike in arms orders. Executives report being busier than ever at this year’s Paris Airshow, the oldest and...

    Russia Cancels Talks With US After New Sanctions
    Jun21

    Russia Cancels Talks With US After New Sanctions

    Russian officials reacted to new sanctions unveiled by the U.S. by canceling upcoming talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon. Ryabkov said that “the situation is not conducive to holding a round of this dialogue.” The U.S. State Department expressed regret at the cancellation of...

    Deaths, Injuries Mount as Ukraine Conflict Enters 4th Year: OHCHR
    Jun21

    Deaths, Injuries Mount as Ukraine Conflict Enters 4th Year: OHCHR

    With the conflict in Ukraine now in its fourth year casualties have mounted substantially in recent months, according to a new report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Between mid-February and mid-May of this year, the period covered, U.N. investigators documented 193 conflict-related civilian casualties,...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Pledges Commitment to Democracy During US Visit
    Jun21

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Pledges Commitment to Democracy During US Visit

    U.S. President Donald Trump received his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the White House Tuesday. Poroshenko hailed the U.S.-Ukraine relationship and pledged his commitment to democracy as he sought U.S. support against Russian aggression. His visit comes as the U.S. government considers extending economic sanctions against Moscow for...

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists
    Jun21

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists

    The United States Treasury Department announced additional sanctions Tuesday against Russia, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and individuals and companies associated with them. The move comes on the heels of a White House meeting Tuesday between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The increased sanctions...

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