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Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Call with Foreign Minister Lavrov (January 25)

The Secretary and Foreign Minister Lavrov spoke today on Ukraine and Syria. On Ukraine, the Secretary reiterated our condemnation of the separatists’ grad missile attack on civilians in Mariupol yesterday 25 kilometers beyond the Minsk line,  and other separatist attacks in blatant violation of the agreement. The Secretary reiterated the need for an immediate resumption ...
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NATO Secretary General statement on the situation in Ukraine (January 24)

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire.  The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (January 24)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in eastern Ukraine. The Vice President condemned the attacks and violence in eastern Ukraine initiated by Russia-backed separatists who have launched a military offensive against various cities and towns in the region. The Vice President and President Poroshenko expressed grave concern ...
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Attacks in Ukraine by Russia-Backed Separatists (January 24)

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of StateWashington, DC January 24, 2015 I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today’s horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol, a peaceful city 25 kilometers outside of the Minsk ceasefire line, using Grad rocket systems and other advanced weaponry. With smoke rising ...
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