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Attacks on LGBTI Community in Chechnya. Statement by Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino

We are deeply disturbed by credible reports out of Chechnya about renewed attacks against individuals perceived to be members of the LGBTI community. Civil society groups report that at least 40 individuals have been illegally detained since December, including two who reportedly died in custody after being tortured. We call on Russia to live up ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing with Andrea L. Thompson Under Secretary for Arms Control And International Security Affairs

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Special Briefing January 16, 2019 Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. European Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank you for waiting for the few extra minutes today for today’s discussion. Our speaker ...
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Statement by Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson

Andrea L. Thompson, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security: “Today we held talks with a Russian delegation on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.  In doing so, we are upholding Secretary Pompeo’s commitment to continue to talk with Russian officials to urge Russia to return to full and verifiable compliance with the Treaty before ...
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Treasury Targets Russian Operatives over Election Interference, World Anti-Doping Agency Hacking, and Other Malign Activities

“Treasury is sanctioning Russian intelligence operatives involved in cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 election and a wide range of other malign activities.  We are taking action against operatives working on behalf of a sanctioned oligarch, hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency and other international organizations, and engaging in other subversive actions,” said Steven T. ...
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