|—||Ambassador Power on UNSC vote on resolution concerning downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.|
Yesterday, President Obama provided an update on the situation in Ukraine. Read about it here.
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.
|—||Secretary Kerry in statement on Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. July 17, 2014|
|—||President Obama in his remarks on foreign policy challenges, July 16, 2014.|
President Obama in his remarks in Poland on June 4, 2014.
|—||President Barack Obama, May 25, 2014|
What do the elections in Ukraine have to do with the cause of worldwide democracy? Check out this Google+ Hangout with representatives from the U.S., Ukrainian governments and election monitors on the ground in #Ukraine.
|—||Under Secretary Richard Stengel on “The Ukrainian Evolution”. Read more here. Follow Under Secretary Stengel on Twitter @Stengel.|
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.