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Ambassador Bridget Brink pays tribute to Ján Kuciak and his fiancée on anniversary of their tragic death

“This sad day commemorates the tragic anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. Ján fought for the truth, and his work to expose corruption is a testament to the important role journalists play in any healthy democracy. More than ever, we must protect media freedom and fight corruption. ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Russia’s Threat to Peace and Security at the UN Security Council

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Mr. President, this council was convened today to discuss the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, a goal that we all share, despite Russia’s persistent violations.  These agreements, which were negotiated in 2014 and 2015 and signed by Russia, remain the basis for the peace process to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine. This ...
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Large Demonstrations in Bratislava on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 10

Location: Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka (Parliament), Bratislava, Slovakia Date: Tuesday, February 8 Time: 12:00 to 19:00 Location: Hviezdoslav námestie (U.S. Embassy), Bratislava, Slovakia Date: Thursday, February 10 Time: 15:00 to 18:00 Event: Demonstrations against U.S. government policy are expected to take place near the Parliament building in Bratislava during the afternoon and evening of February 8, ...
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Secretary Blinken At a Signing DCA Ceremony with Slovak Foreign Minister Korčok and Slovak Defense Minister Naď

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good evening, everyone.  Foreign Minister Korčok, Defense Minister Nad’ – Ivan, Jaroslav – welcome.  I am so pleased to have you here at the State Department today in Washington.  We just had very good consultations on the many issues that bring us together. But I just want to say at the outset how ...
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