Officially, the Kremlin has said the resignation of U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn over allegations of improper contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States is an “internal matter” for Washington. Unofficially, however, leading Kremlin-connected politicians and analysts have been nearly unanimous in attributing the resignation to nefarious effortsContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. official says economic sanctions continue to be the most powerful leverage Washington has over Russia, and that those measures have thwarted potential Russian efforts to seize larger swaths of Ukrainian territory, including the capital. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs,Continue Reading