Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

United States Mission to the OSCE As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Harry R. Kamian to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 8, 2018 Mr. Chair, progress in implementing the Minsk agreements remains elusive. In its February 27 weekly report, the SMM recorded 52 sightings of weapons proscribed by the Minsk agreements within the established withdrawal ...
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Statement by Spokesperson Nauert on the Third Anniversary of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 26, 2018 Third Anniversary of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov    Three years ago, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated just outside the Kremlin.  As a leading figure of Russia’s democratic movement, a former Russian regional governor, and an ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan at the Ukraine’s MFA Diplomatic Academy

Good afternoon. It is an honor to be here in Ukraine, in Kyiv, and in particular, to be joined by so many students. It’s great to see you all here today. Thank you to the Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy Dr. Natalia Shulga, and to the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergiy Kyslytsya, and to the ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr.

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. President Donald J. Trump met with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr., and his wife, Mary Kaye Huntsman, to wish them well as they return ...
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Remarks by Amb. Haley Following the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on DPRK Sanctions

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb. Nikki Haley: "North Korea’s neighbors, its trading partners, and the entire international community are united against its dangerous and illegal actions. Today’s resolution builds on what were already the deepest cutting sanctions ever leveled against North Korea. We’ve been down this road before. The Security Council has ...
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President Donald Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”

President Donald J. Trump: "Yet despite its problems, I am signing this bill for the sake of national unity. It represents the will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global issues so that ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson at a Press Availability

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 1, 2017   MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you today? QUESTION: Good. MS NAUERT: Look who I brought. (Laughter.) Secretary Tillerson joins us today. QUESTION: Welcome to our briefing room. MS NAUERT: Yes. QUESTION: Who is – who’s the little, little ...
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Under Secretary Shannon’s Meeting With Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

Following the recent meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, and multiple bilateral senior-level engagements, Under Secretary Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. met his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov Monday to continue discussing areas of mutual concern. The conversation was tough, forthright, and deliberate, reflecting both parties’ commitment to a resolution. ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Tillerson on the Middle East

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC June 9, 2017 Good afternoon, and I thank all of you for your patience. I know you’ve been waiting a little while. Three weeks ago, the President joined members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in a strong show of partnership, repudiation of extremism, and ...
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Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun in Moscow

Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun meets with Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov in Moscow On April 5, Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun met with Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov in Moscow to discuss North Korea and the threat its nuclear and ballistic missile programs pose to global security.  The conversation was ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Donald J. Trump received a congratulatory call today from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call lasted approximately one hour and ranged in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating ISIS to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including Syria. The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship ...
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Ongoing Violations of Freedom of Expression in Russia. Statement to the OSCE Permanent Council by Deputy Chief of Mission Kate M. Byrnes

As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Kate M. Byrnes to the Permanent Council, Vienna January 19, 2017 The United States is concerned about the December 28 decision by Chechnya’s Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of Zhalaudi Geriev, a local independent journalist. Mr. Geriev was detained by authorities April 16, 2016 near Grozny. Members ...
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Annual Report on the Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 9, 2017 Today the State Department submitted to Congress, as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the fourth annual report on the U.S. Government’s actions to implement the Act. As part of this report, the State Department, ...
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