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Tillerson Says Russia Must Restore Ukraine Territory, or Sanctions Stay

July 10, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson assured Ukraine’s leader on Sunday that the United States would not lift economic sanctions against Russia until it “reverses the actions” that prompted them and restores the country’s “territorial integrity.”
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Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

June 21, 2017
Vivian Salama | Associated Press
President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression.
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Obama and Putin: That was awkward

September 29, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Frosty exchanges mark their first formal sitdown in more than two years.
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NATO Commander: Russia’s use of force in Europe is a major threat

July 29, 2015
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
Vladimir Putin
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Putin Breaks Silence With Call to Obama Touching on Ukraine and ISIS

June 26, 2015
Peter Baker, David Herszenhorn | The New York Times
President Obama spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday in their first direct contact in four months as the United States and Russia try to manage their conflict over Ukraine while still working together on other issues like Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.
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At G-7 summit, Obama calls for tough stance against Russia

June 8, 2015
| Los Angeles Times
As President Obama went into a summit of world leaders in the Alps on Sunday, he made a promise over beer and wurst with Bavarian villagers to take a tough stance against Russian intervention in neighboring territories.
John Kerry
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Will There Be Any Breakthrough From Kerry-Putin Meeting?

May 12, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan, John Walcott | Bloomberg
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin for their first direct talks after two years filled with tension over Ukraine and other conflicts.
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U.S. to Give Ukraine’s Military an Additional $75 Million in Nonlethal Aid

March 12, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The Obama administration said Wednesday that it would provide another $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine’s military. It also imposed sanctions against a handful of pro-Russian separatists and others blamed for fomenting the civil war that has torn apart Ukraine’s eastern regions.

Ceasefire Breaks in Ukraine; ISIS Recruits Women; Giuliani's "Political Belch" and Obamacare at the Supreme Court...Again

February 20, 2015
The ceasefire in Ukraine collapses, ISIS recruits women and children, Rudy Giuliani accuses President Obama of not loving America, and the Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act
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