Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine | Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — The United States special envoy for Ukraine said Saturday that Washington would consider providing more armaments to the country, whose army is fighting with Russia-backed separatist rebels in the east. U.S. President Donald Trump this year reversed the Obama administration‘s refusal to provide lethal aid to Ukraine and has sent more than … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine | Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

LVIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City authorities honored recipients during Sunday’s ceremony … Continue reading LVIV, Ukraine | Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

Russia’s Harassment of International Shipping Transiting the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov

The United States condemns Russia’s harassment of international shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. Russia has delayed hundreds of commercial vessels since April and in recent weeks has stopped at least 16 commercial ships attempting to reach Ukrainian ports. Russia’s actions to impede maritime transit are further examples of its ongoing … Continue reading Russia’s Harassment of International Shipping Transiting the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov

U.S. Department of State News: Ukraine National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Ukrainians on your national day. The United States steadfastly supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.  We pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed for freedom in Ukraine, and we … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Ukraine National Day

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va— Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS and then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried up. Manafort’s defense countered that he wasn’t culpable … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  He emphasized that the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

U.S. Department of State News: Crimea Declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force.  The states of the world, including Russia, agreed to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Crimea Declaration

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall