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71st Anniversary of the Deportation on Crimean Tatars

Today, Crimean Tatars mark the 71st anniversary of the Soviet government’s forcible deportation of more than 230,000 Tatars from their homeland.  The event has been marked in Crimea every year since the 50th anniversary was commemorated in Simferopol in 1994.  This year, however, under Russian occupation, the Tatars have been banned from marking the occasion ...
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Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is a call to action, a plea to stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities (LGBTI) across the world and reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination against LGBTI persons must end — ...
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Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Russia

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is in Moscow May 17-18 to meet with senior Russian government officials to discuss next steps in Minsk implementation, following her May 14-16 visit to Kyiv, Ukraine and Secretary Kerry’s May 12 meetings in Sochi, Russia. She will also discuss bilateral issues with Russian officials, and ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland at a Media Availability in Kyiv, Ukraine

Assistant Secretary Nuland: Hello everybody. Thank you for being here. It has been a terrific and extremely busy two days in Kyiv. I have had the chance to see President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, Foreign Minister Klimkin, Minister of Finance Jaresko, Speaker Groysman, SBU Chairman Nalyvaichenko, Minister Avakov, a collection of young Rada deputies, the leader ...
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Under Secretary Stengel’s Trip to Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Jordan

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel May 18-23 to Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Jordan. In Vilnius, Under Secretary Stengel will meet with senior government officials, media representatives, and students. In Riga, he will speak at TechCamp Riga, and meet with senior government officials, media, and civil society representatives. In ...
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