President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a telephone call with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in his remarks following the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov http://wapo.st/2lrxJoB
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at a daily news briefing (Feb. 14, 2017):
"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in Ukraine and return Crimea".
Ukraine is making progress against tough odds. It deserves US support.
BY FORMER AMB. ALEXANDER VERSHBOW, the Hill
Why Conflict in Eastern Ukraine is not a Civil War
Russian propaganda has put tremendous effort to deceive the whole world by disguising its military aggression in eastern Ukraine. One of the borderline cynical and most frequently used myths is covering Russia’s invasion, occupation and war crimes as the civil war in Ukraine. The new infographics developed by Ukraine Crisis Media Center consistently and factually disproves the lies of the Kremlin propagandists.