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Secretary of State John Kerry And Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

SECRETARY KERRY:  Good morning, everybody.  It’s my pleasure to welcome my friend, Linas Linkevicius, the foreign minister of Lithuania, and I’m very, very happy to have him here in Washington.  We have worked very closely together in any number of meetings and fora around the world.  Lithuania may be small, but let me tell you, ...
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Remarks by President Obama and European Council President Donald Tusk before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is a great pleasure to welcome Donald Tusk to the White House in his new role.  I had outstanding experiences working with him during the time that he was Prime Minister of Poland, one of our closest allies, and was consistently impressed with his outstanding work and his strong support for ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Debate on Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. President. We continue to believe that compliance with the September Minsk Agreements and the February Implementation Package provides a roadmap to peace in Ukraine. For the first time since the Minsk Implementation Package was signed on February 12th, we have seen a reduction in violence. Of course no one forgets that Russia ...
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Ambassador Baer On Russia’s Illegal, Ongoing Detention of Nadiya Savchenko

The United States remains deeply concerned by the continued detention of Nadiya Savchenko by the Russian Federation. We note that following the visit of ODIHR representatives to Ms. Savchenko’s February 25 court hearing in Moscow, ODIHR released a statement reminding that “all states should continue to work to ensure that the right to a fair ...
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