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    US Condemns Russian Elections in Crimea
    Sep17

    US Condemns Russian Elections in Crimea

    The United States says it will not recognize the outcome of the Russian parliamentary elections slated for Russian-occupied Crimea Sunday. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement “Our position on Crimea is clear: the peninsula remains an integral part of Ukraine. Crimea-related sanctions against Russia will remain until...

    Ukraine Faces Battle to Speed Economic Growth, Secure Peace
    Sep16

    Ukraine Faces Battle to Speed Economic Growth, Secure Peace

    Ukraine feels its reform efforts have been vindicated by the International Monetary Fund’s decision to give it another $1 billion in aid, but the country still faces a struggle to speed economic growth and achieve lasting change. After waiting for nearly a year for Kyiv to accelerate reforms, the IMF announced the release of more aid...

    IMF Board Approves $1B Loan Disbursement for Ukraine
    Sep15

    IMF Board Approves $1B Loan Disbursement for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund said its board on Wednesday approved a long-awaited loan disbursement to Ukraine of about $1 billion after a review of the country’s bailout program. The IMF has agreed to pump $17.5 billion into Ukraine’s economy in a four-year bailout, releasing the funds in installments subject to the...

    Aligned With Russia in Syria, Pentagon Awkwardly Treads on New Terrain
    Sep15

    Aligned With Russia in Syria, Pentagon Awkwardly Treads on New Terrain

    For Pentagon officers who cut their teeth during the Cold War, the prospect of U.S. battlefield cooperation with Russia in Syria is not only uncomfortable. It’s also unprecedented. Against that background, the reactions of U.S. military officials range from caution to outright skepticism over a Geneva-based “joint integration...

    Germany, France See Fresh Momentum From Ukraine Cease-fire
    Sep15

    Germany, France See Fresh Momentum From Ukraine Cease-fire

    The German and French foreign ministers said on Wednesday an attempt to revive a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine from midnight could set the scene for agreement next week on further peace moves. Visiting Kyiv with his French counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Ukraine had agreed to abide by a new seven-day truce proposed by Russian-backed...

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Announces Unilateral Truce
    Sep13

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Announces Unilateral Truce

    The separatist leader in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight Wednesday, which could be a major step in solving the conflict that has been raging for more than two years. The conflict between Russian-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,500 people since it...

    3 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in East Despite Truce
    Sep13

    3 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in East Despite Truce

    Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 15 wounded in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists, the Ukrainian military said on Tuesday – the first major casualties since a cease-fire came into force on September 1. Over the past two weeks monitors have reported a sharp decrease in hostilities along the eastern front...

    US Urges Serbia, Slovenia to Diversify their Energy Sources
    Sep10

    US Urges Serbia, Slovenia to Diversify their Energy Sources

    The United States has encouraged Serbia and EU-member Slovenia to diversify their energy sources away from Russian gas to make sure any potential disruptions will not hurt their economies, a senior U.S. official said Friday. Wrapping up a tour of Slovenia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, Mary Burce Warlick, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of...

    Trump Doubts Russia is Trying to Manipulate US Elections
    Sep09

    Trump Doubts Russia is Trying to Manipulate US Elections

    U.S. Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, in an interview on a Russian controlled television channel, expressed doubt about the contention that Moscow is trying to manipulate the November general election with cyber attacks. The interview, broadcast Thursday on RT America, occurred one day after Trump praised Russian President Vladimir...

    Russia Holds Large-scale Military Drills in Crimea
    Sep09

    Russia Holds Large-scale Military Drills in Crimea

    Russia on Friday deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014 and since then has sent thousands of troops and heavy weaponry there. The Russian defense ministry invited dozens of journalists...

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