Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia
28 July 2017 | 4:45 am
The U.S. Senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, by a margin of 98-2 with strong support from U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats.
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Ukraine said Russian forces were shelling the entire front line in the Donetsk region. Despite a high profile prisoner swap, Russian government officials are keen to tamp down hopes for a rapprochement with Washington.
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Moscow is downplaying the consequences of Ukrainian airstrikes on its military airfields. But even if they are only small stings, they send important signals about the course of the war going forward.
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