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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 20 2017

Exclusive: Russian oil firm Tatneft ran Crimea fuel station, despite sanctions risk

MOSCOW One of Russia's biggest oil companies, Tatneft, has been doing business in Crimea despite the risk of being placed on a U.S. sanctions blacklist, according to company documents and a source close to Tatneft.

Oct 25 2017

Russia frees two pro-Kiev Crimea Tatar leaders from jail

MOSCOW Russia has freed two prominent Crimean Tatar activists opposed to Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Ukraine's leader thanked Turkey's president for helping broker the release.

Jul 24 2017

Why Ukrainian forces gave up Crimea without a fight - and NATO is alert

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine's armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight - and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts to undermine military loyalty in its eastern European members. | Video

Jul 19 2017

Russia will struggle to turn on Siemens turbines in sanctions-bound Crimea

MOSCOW Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on.

Jul 13 2017

Exclusive: Russia appears to deliver more turbines to Crimea - Reuters witnesses

FEODOSIA, Crimea Two more gas turbines appear to have been delivered to Russian-controlled Crimea, according to two Reuters reporters who saw the equipment at the port of Feodosia, potentially deepening a row over sanctions compliance in which Germany's Siemens has become embroiled.

Jul 08 2017

Exclusive: Firm part-owned by Siemens hired to help install turbines in Crimea - sources

MOSCOW A firm part-owned by Germany's Siemens has been hired to help install electricity turbines in Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources close to the project told Reuters.

Jul 05 2017

Exclusive: Siemens turbines delivered to Crimea despite sanctions - sources

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea/MOSCOW Russia has delivered electricity turbines made by Germany's Siemens to Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources with knowledge of the delivery told Reuters.

May 11 2017

Ex-rebel leaders detail role played by Putin aide in east Ukraine

MOSCOW A top aide to Vladimir Putin decides how the pro-Moscow administration of eastern Ukraine is run and who gets what jobs there, three former rebel leaders said, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region.   

Apr 27 2017

Sanctions short-circuit Russia's electricity plans for annexed Crimea

MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, CrimeaRussia's $1.3 billion plan to build two new power plants in Crimea aimed to show that Moscow could complete high-tech projects on the annexed peninsula despite Western technology sanctions.

Mar 27 2017

Life under Russia not all it was cracked up to be: Crimean ex-leader

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea The pro-Moscow Crimean politician who signed a document handing control over the Ukrainian peninsula to Russia in March 2014 said the three years since had been a time of disappointment for many people in the region.


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