Trump chastises fellow NATO members (Washington Post)

Trump’s packed schedule in a city he once called a “hellhole” took him from one meeting to another with partners and allies who wondered which president would show up: the disciplined script-bound leader who has made mostly conventional public remarks during his international trip, or the one who has kept them in the crosshairs.

COMEY FIRING WILL NOT STOP FBI’S TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, ACTING DIRECTOR SAYS (The Intercept)

Contrary to reporting in the New York Times and Washington Post that Comey’s firing had followed a request from him for more resources to work on the Russia investigation, McCabe said that the FBI had what it needed, and that its work would continue unimpeded.

America’s ’emotional obsession’ with Russia will end soon, Kremlin says (ABC News)

“We regret the emotional obsession with the so-called Russian factor that is being zealously maintained in America,” Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Friday in a telephone call with reporters. “But, on the other hand, we understand that we need to be patient — this obsession will end soon.”

In Ukraine, feeling grows that the east is lost to Russia (AP via Fox)

While still speaking about a united Ukraine, Poroshenko’s government last month shut off electricity supplies to Luhansk over unpaid debts. Kiev already had stopped supplying gas to both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions and in March, Poroshenko imposed a trade blockade on the regions beyond Kiev’s control.

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