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Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

Russia invaded Crimea 11 months ago and set in motion a crisis that continues with the current offensive by Russia-backed separatists.  The separatists continue to ignore the Minsk agreements completely as they pursue an offensive against Ukrainian government troops beyond the ceasefire line, aided and abetted by Russia’s irresponsible and dangerous decision to support and ...
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Obama’s Call with German Chancellor Merkel on Ukraine

The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany regarding developments in Ukraine. The two leaders expressed concern about the significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s materiel support for the separatists and its failure to fulfill its commitment under the Minsk Agreement, and they agreed on the need to hold Russia accountable ...
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Ukraine in the State Department Press Brief

MS. PSAKI:  So a couple of items for all of you at the top.  Secretary Kerry will host his counterparts from Canada and Mexico in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, January 30th, and Saturday, January 31st for the North American Ministerial.  Secretary Kerry, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The two leaders discussed the continued attacks in eastern Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists and the heavy toll that the Russian-backed offensive in the east was having on Ukraine’s civilian population. The Vice President noted that as long as Russia continues its blatant disregard of ...
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Remarks of Secretary Jacob J. Lew at Meeting with Ukrainian Finance Minister Jaresko

It is good to be in Kyiv today, and I want to thank Finance Minister Jaresko for welcoming me to Ukraine. Ukraine’s struggle for independence and peace over the past year has been tremendously challenging. The ongoing military offensive against various cities and towns in eastern Ukraine being carried out by Russia-backed separatists is just ...
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