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    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own
    Jul29

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own

    The White House says President Donald Trump approves of Congress’ new sanctions against Russia and he intends to sign the bill. In a statement Friday, the press secretary said the president has reviewed the final version of the bill that outlines additional sanctions against a wide range of Russia industries. The bill also gives Congress...

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia
    Jul29

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia

    Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then, Trump used stops in...

    Russia Orders US to Reduce Diplomatic Staff
    Jul28

    Russia Orders US to Reduce Diplomatic Staff

    Russia’s foreign ministry said Friday it is imposing counter measures on the U.S. in response to new sanctions approved Thursday by Congress. The ministry said the sanctions confirm the “extreme aggression of U.S. in international affairs.” “We propose to the U.S. side,” the ministry said, “to bring the number...

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident
    Jul27

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident

    HBO says production will begin next year on a miniseries about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The five-part series will star Jared Harris as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the accident. The series will dramatize the events of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear catastrophe that resulted in widespread radioactive fallout. Thirty...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    EU Warns US it May Respond Swiftly to Counter New Sanctions on Russia
    Jul26

    EU Warns US it May Respond Swiftly to Counter New Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union warned on Wednesday that it was ready to act within days to counter proposed new U.S. sanctions on Russia, saying they would harm the bloc’s energy security. Sanctions legislation overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has angered EU officials: they see it as breaking transatlantic unity...

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions
    Jul26

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

    With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s Jela De Franceschi, Stavridis, now dean of...

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin
    Jul25

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin

    Historians generally agree that Josef Stalin was a dictator who killed and terrorized millions of people through a repressive police state. However among Russians, there are signs that people are starting to see him more as an “effective manager” and a symbol of Soviet-Russian power. According to a poll by the state-backed VTsIOM...

    US Envoy: Russia Responsible for ‘Hot War’ in Ukraine
    Jul23

    US Envoy: Russia Responsible for ‘Hot War’ in Ukraine

    Russia is responsible for the “Hot War” in Eastern Ukraine, the newly appointed U.S. special envoy to Ukraine said Sunday. Kurt Volker, who was appointed by the State Department earlier this month to negotiate an end to more than three years of fighting that has killed 10,000 people, visited Ukraine on the eve of telephone talks...

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