We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17…We urge Russia to honor its commitments and to publicly call on the separatists to do the same.
Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki in statement on lack of access at crash site of MH17
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest:
"It is critical that there be a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation as quickly as possible.  We urge all concerned — Russia, the pro-Russian separatists, and Ukraine — to support an immediate cease-fire in order to ensure safe and unfettered access to the crash site for international investigators and in order to facilitate the recovery of remains." More.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest:

"It is critical that there be a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation as quickly as possible.  We urge all concerned — Russia, the pro-Russian separatists, and Ukraine — to support an immediate cease-fire in order to ensure safe and unfettered access to the crash site for international investigators and in order to facilitate the recovery of remains." More.

A simple explanation of what sanctions are and the impact they are having on Russia. The actions by the Kremlin’s inner circle of government officials and oligarchs to  destabilize Ukraine are affecting the entire economy. Sanctions are damaging Russia’s investment, its growth, its currency, and its interest rates. Check out the video here.

A simple explanation of what sanctions are and the impact they are having on Russia. The actions by the Kremlin’s inner circle of government officials and oligarchs to  destabilize Ukraine are affecting the entire economy. Sanctions are damaging Russia’s investment, its growth, its currency, and its interest rates. Check out the video here.

Moscow is subjecting Ukrainians, Russians and the rest of the world to an intense campaign of disinformation that tries to paint a dangerous and false picture of Ukraine’s legitimate government.
Check out Under Secretary Stengel’s blog on DipNote setting the record straight.

Moscow is subjecting Ukrainians, Russians and the rest of the world to an intense campaign of disinformation that tries to paint a dangerous and false picture of Ukraine’s legitimate government.

Check out Under Secretary Stengel’s blog on DipNote setting the record straight.

In response to Russia’s continued actions in southern and eastern Ukraine, the U.S. is implementing additional restrictive measures on defense exports to Russia.
Spokesperson Jen Psaki, April 28, 2014
Why did the situation in Ukraine result in sanctions? Here’s an explanation.

Why did the situation in Ukraine result in sanctions? Here’s an explanation.

Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine.

Russia Claims: Russia ordered a “partial drawdown” of troops from the Ukrainian border.

Fact: No evidence shows significant movement of Russian forces away from the Ukrainian border. One battalion is not enough. An estimated 35,000-40,000 Russian troops remain massed along the border, in addition to approximately 25,000 troops currently in Crimea.

As free nations, we will continue to stand together in defense of international law, our mutual security, and the right of nations and people everywhere to freely choose their own destiny.
Secretary Kerry at NATO, April 2, 2014