United States Rejects Crimea Referendum, Calls it Destabilizing

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer The United States rejects the March 16 Crimean secession referendum and calls Russia’s military actions in the Ukrainian region “dangerous and destabilizing.” The White House called on the international community to condemn Russia's
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Kerry, Russia’s Lavrov Discuss Crimean Crisis

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Secretary of State John Kerry says a referendum on the future of Ukraine’s Crimean region is effectively a backdoor annexation of Crimea into Russia. Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for in-depth and constructive talks for “a good six hours” on (more...)

U.S. Response to Russia’s Comparison of Crimean Crisis to Kosovo

United States Mission to the OSCE As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 13, 2014 Sorry Mr. Chair, I was hoping to allow you to conclude, but I really do think this is important, just so that we’re clear on the facts of this latest assertion. President (more...)

Hagel, General Dempsey Outline U.S., Partner Approach to Ukraine

By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service This article was originally published on the Defense Department website on March 5. In advance of their budget testimony March 5 before a Senate panel, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin E. Dempsey, (more...)

State Dept. Fact Sheet: 10 False Claims About Ukraine

President Putin’s Fiction: 10 False Claims about Ukraine As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, “The formula ‘two times two equals five’ is not without its attractions.” Below are 10 of (more...)

North Atlantic Council Statement on Situation in Ukraine

North Atlantic Council Brussels, Belgium March 2, 2014 The North Atlantic Council condemns the Russian Federation’s military escalation in Crimea and expresses its grave concern regarding the authorization by the Russian Parliament to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. Military action against Ukraine by (more...)

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