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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

January 19, 2018 1:37 am
Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

A view taken on November 23, 2017 shows the main building of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow. (Photo by AFP) Russia says the United States has been leaking to the media the confidential financial data of the Russian diplomats based in America, thereby violating their privacy and diplomatic immunity. […]

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Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

January 18, 2018 1:34 am
Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

Ukrainian gunners fire from the artillery guns during a military drill on the shooting range not far from the small city of Divychky, some 80 kilometers from the capital Kiev, on October 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia has accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war after Ukrainian legislators […]

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Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill to retake control of eastern regions from Russia-backed forces

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Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill to retake control of eastern regions from Russia-backed forces

Ukrainian lawmakers have passed a bill to take back control of the country’s eastern territories from Russia-backed forces. The bill, which was ratified Thursday, described Russia as an “aggressor country” and claimed that the Donetsk and Lugansk regions had been “temporarily occupied” by Russia. The bill reiterated that Kiev needed to […]

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The United States crossing the line by supplying lethal arms to Ukraine: Russia

December 23, 2017 10:30 pm
The United States crossing the line by supplying lethal arms to Ukraine: Russia

US soldiers examine a Ukrainian APC following the opening ceremony of “Rapid Trident-2017” international military exercises, at the Yavoriv shooting range, located not far from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, September 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia has warned that the United States is “crossing the line” by providing Ukraine with […]

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US-led NATO military alliance ‘worried’ by Russian submarine activity

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US-led NATO military alliance ‘worried’ by Russian submarine activity

Russian submarine Dmitry Donskoy, the world’s largest in active service, arrives at the Kronstadt Navy base, outside Saint Petersburg, on July 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The US-led NATO military alliance has voiced concern about what it calls Russia’s increased submarine activities in the Atlantic region. NATO has had strained […]

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US to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to deter ‘aggression’

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US to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to deter ‘aggression’

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a grenade launcher during fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The US plans to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons and enhanced military capabilities amid rising tensions in the country’s east, which has been the scene of […]

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220,000 children threatened by mines in eastern Ukraine: United Nations

December 21, 2017 1:31 am
220,000 children threatened by mines in eastern Ukraine: United Nations

A mine sign is seen near a frontline crossing in Stanytsia Luhanska, Lugansk region, Ukraine, on December 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Hundreds of thousands of children are at imminent risk of being hit by mines and other explosive weapons in war-torn eastern Ukraine, one of the most mine-contaminated places […]

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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

December 5, 2017 11:39 pm
Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been detained by police at his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Saakashvili was forcefully taken into custody from his apartment in central Kiev by masked security forces on Tuesday. The forces then searched his house. Video footage appeared showing Saakashvili appearing […]

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NATO training for nuclear arms near Russian borders: Defense minister

November 10, 2017 5:01 am
NATO training for nuclear arms near Russian borders: Defense minister

The photo shows a NATO military exercise in Rukla, Lithuania, on August 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Russian defense minister has warned that NATO has been engaged in war games involving nuclear weapons training at Russia’s western borders. In a Friday statement, Sergei Shoigu described “all the buzz created by Western […]

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Ransomware Badrabbit hits networks in Russia, Germany, Ukraine

October 25, 2017 8:31 am
Ransomware Badrabbit hits networks in Russia, Germany, Ukraine

A picture released by Kaspersky Lab showing a computer infected with the Bad Rabbit cryptoware A major cyberattack has hit various corporate networks in Russia, Germany, Turkey, and Ukraine, says the Kaspersky Lab.    “Our observations show that the majority of the attack’s victims are located in Russia. We’re also […]

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Mikhail Saakashvili leads mass anti-government rally in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

October 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Mikhail Saakashvili leads mass anti-government rally in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

Protesters clash with police during a rally of Ukrainian opposition in front of the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, October 17, 2017. (AFP photo) Former Georgian president and Ukrainian governor Mikhail Saakashvili has led a mass anti-government rally in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Around three thousand people gathered outside main parliament […]

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Russia censures education reform in Ukraine

September 12, 2017 9:30 pm
Russia censures education reform in Ukraine

Lawmakers and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko applaud during an annual address to lawmakers at the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev on September 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia on Tuesday strongly condemned a new education law in Ukraine, saying it will infringe on the rights of Russian-speakers. The law, approved Sept. […]

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Ukraine launches joint war games with US, NATO forces ahead of Russia drills

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Ukraine launches joint war games with US, NATO forces ahead of Russia drills

Ukraine is holding joint war games with the US and a number of NATO member countries in the western city of Yavoriv near the Polish border as neighboring Russia gets set for its own drills in the Balkans. The annual Rapid Trident military maneuvers commenced on Monday, involving an “unprecedented” […]

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Moscow accuses Kiev of ceasefire breach in eastern Ukraine

August 31, 2017 3:31 pm
Moscow accuses Kiev of ceasefire breach in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a grenade launcher during fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Russian Foreign Ministry says Ukrainian forces have violated a recent ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, where the Kiev government is fighting pro-Russia forces. The ministry […]

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Germany, France urge Ukraine, Russia to protect new ceasefire

August 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Germany, France urge Ukraine, Russia to protect new ceasefire

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo by AFP) The German and French leaders say the ceasefire, which recently took effect in eastern Ukraine, has failed to stop the violence there, calling on Russia and Ukraine to help protect the truce. In a joint statement on […]

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