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    U.S. is Calling on Russia to Release Nadiya Savchenko

    February 27: "The United States deplores her continued ill treatment and is deeply concerned by reports of her deteriorating health,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on February 25. “By any standard, Russia’s detention and treatment of Ms. Savchenko is unacceptable."

  • (From left) Deputy Defense Minister Maciej Jankowski, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull, Lt. Gen. Lech Majewski, Brig. Gen. Piotr Patalong, Col. Mirosław Krupa

    Amb. Mull at the Ceremony to Donate MATV Vehicles

    February 26: Polish Special Forces received 45 MRAP-type, M-ATV version armored vehicles. The transfer ceremony took place in NIL military unit in Krakow on February 25.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama Honors the 2014 International Women of Courage (photo: State Department)

    International Women of Courage Award Ceremony

    February 25: On March 5, Secretary Kerry will honor 10 amazing women who embody courage. If you’re interested in joining us, apply to be a part of this year’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) #StateMeetUp. Applications are due February 26 at 5:00 p.m. EST

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    One Year Anniversary of the Maidan Protests in Ukraine

    February 21: "For three months ending last year, Ukrainians braved long nights, bitter cold, and violent crackdowns by a government that refused to hear its own people. Snipers shot at them from rooftops, cutting down more than 100 people - protestors and police alike." - Secretary John Kerry

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    New U.S. Secretary of Defense

    February 19: Ashton B. Carter is the 25th Secretary of Defense.

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    Vice President’s Call with President Poroshenko

    February 18: Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in the eastern part of the country. The Vice President strongly condemned the violation of the ceasefire by separatist forces acting in concert with Russian forces, in and around the town of Debaltseve.

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  • Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine
    Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine

    17 February: "We call on Russia and the separatists it backs to halt all attacks immediately, engage with the OSCE to facilitate the cease-fire, and, as called for in the packet of measures agreed to on February 12, fully implement their September 5 and 19 Minsk commitments."  

  • Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement
    Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement

    12 February: "The United States welcomes the news that the OSCE-led Trilateral Contact Group, supported by Chancellor Merkel and Presidents Hollande, Poroshenko, and Putin, reached agreement on a ceasefire and heavy weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine..."  

  • President Obama: Costs on Russia Could Rise
    President Obama: Costs on Russia Could Rise

    10 February: President Obama spoke with President Poroshenko and President Putin yesterday about the situation in Ukraine. He told Putin costs will rise if Russia continues its aggression.  

  • Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel
    Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel

    February 9: "Even as we continue to work for a diplomatic solution, we are making it clear again today that if Russia continues on its current course -- which is ruining the Russian economy and hurting the Russian people, as well as having such a terrible effect on Ukraine -- Russia’s isolation will only worsen, both politically..."  

  • Putin’s Actions Hurt Russia – President Obama
    Putin’s Actions Hurt Russia – President Obama

    1 February: "There's no formula in which this ends up being good for Russia. The annexation of Crimea is a cost, not a benefit, to Russia.”  

  • Anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation
    Anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation

    January 27: "This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made confronting this terrible chapter in human history and on our continuing efforts to end genocide." - President Barack Obama  

  • Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany
    Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

    January 27: The two leaders expressed concern about the significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s materiel support for the separatists and its failure to fulfill its commitment under the Minsk Agreement, and they agreed on the need to hold Russia accountable for its actions.  

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