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CNN Interview with President Obama – Excerpts on Ukraine

FAREED ZAKARIA: Would it be fair to say that with regard to Russia, your policy has been pretty effective in imposing real costs on the Russian economy, but it has not deterred Vladimir Putin from creating instability in Ukraine. Conflict seems to have even escalated in the last few weeks. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think that’s ...
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Secretary Kerry Travel to Kyiv and Munich

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 5 to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, and members of Ukraine’s parliament. The Secretary’s visit will highlight the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine and its people. Secretary Kerry will then travel to Munich, ...
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1st Reply to the Russian Federation on Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federati

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Allow me to respond to some of the points made by our distinguished Russian colleague, especially as he several times referred to Washington. First, on his observation that we’ve had so many meetings, so many debates in this council about the Russia crisis that is playing out on the territory of ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics before their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, good morning, again.  I’m really pleased to welcome my friend, Edgars Rinkevics, the Foreign Minister of Latvia.  And he is here to discuss a number of issues, actually, that I also shared with our friend from Sweden, but some other issues in addition to that. Latvia, at this time, is playing the ...
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