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Countering the Wagner Group and Degrading Russia’s War Efforts in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 26, 2023 The United States is sanctioning individuals and entities linked to Russia’s para-military Wagner Group and its head, Yevgeniy Prigozhin – including its key infrastructure and associated front companies, its battlefield operations in Ukraine, producers of Russia’s weapons, and those administering Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine. ...
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Significant New U.S. Military Assistance to Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 19, 2023 The United States is announcing a significant new security assistance package to help Ukraine continue to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our 30 th drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment for ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York January 13, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo, thank you for your briefing. Deputy Foreign Minister Dzhaparova, thank you for joining us today. On January 1, as the rest of us were celebrating and welcoming the new year, the ...
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Life in Russia-occupied Ukraine

The Kremlin seeks to undermine all aspects of civilian life in Ukraine. Some examples of Russia-imposed measures and the resilience the people of Ukraine continue to show: Schools Moscow calls its school curriculum the “Russian World” project. Teachers who oppose it face arrest. Kremlin-installed authorities threatened to separate children from families who refuse to enroll ...
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Putin’s War Sabotages Russia’s Energy Future

Russia’s share of internationally traded energy is projected to decline more than 7% over the coming decade, thanks to economic shifts resulting from Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine. In a recent report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the war sparked a global energy crisis that will significantly reduce Russia’s own future energy exports. “Russia ...
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