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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs: Unity in Challenging Times: Building on Transatlantic Resolve

Thanks, Fiona, for that introduction and thanks to Brookings for the warm welcome. My congratulations to all of you for being ranked number one think tank for the eighth year in a row. I am not at all surprised that the Brookings streak corresponds almost directly with the tenure of Strobe Talbott as President. It ...
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Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

On the tenth International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the American people pay tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. We also honor those who survived the Shoah, while recognizing the scars and burdens that many have carried ever since. ...
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NATO Secretary-General on Meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission

We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The meeting was held at Ukraine’s request. We condemn the sharp escalation of violence along the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed separatists. This comes at great human cost to civilians. We express our condolences to the Ukrainian people for these tragic losses. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Emergency Briefing on Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. President for convening today’s urgent meeting. Under Secretary-General Feltman, we are grateful for your thorough briefing on such short notice. Just five days ago, we met in this Council and denounced the devastating consequences of attacks by Russian-backed separatists on civilians in eastern Ukraine, and we appealed to Russia to stop supporting, ...
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