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Russian cabinet to slap reciprocal sanctions on Ukraine: report

The Russian government is developing a bill introducing reciprocal containment measures against several hundred Ukrainian companies and citizens, a Russian business oriented daily reports. In its Thursday issue, the Kommersant daily quoted unnamed sources in the Russian government as saying that the new sanctions could be introduced against Ukrainian politicians, civil servants and business people. In particular the containment measures ...

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Russia ready to extend gas transits through Ukraine once legal dispute settled – energy minister

Russia, the EU and Ukraine held talks Tuesday over the extension of a gas transit contract between Moscow and Kiev which expires next year. Russia says the transit will be extended when legal issues are settled with Ukraine. “In my opinion, the negotiations have been constructive enough. We exchanged information, exchanged views on the current situation and the prospects for ...

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Russia & EU negotiate Ukraine gas transit as exports to Europe reach seasonal high

Russia is holding talks with the EU and Ukraine over extending a new gas transit contract after 2019 as the country continues to increase its share of the European market. Gazprom exported 513 million cubic meters per day to Europe in the first two weeks of July, setting a new record high. The Russian energy major increased gas production by ...

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US 6th fleet flagship, Marines flock to Ukraine for massive Sea Breeze war games (PHOTO, VIDEO)

30 vessels, dozens of combat jets and around 3,000 troops from 19 nations have been deployed to Ukrainian waters to take part in massive the US-led Sea Breeze 2018 war games in the Black Sea. The US Navy, one of the major Sea Breeze contributors, deployed command-and-control vessel USS ‘Mount Whitney’ – the 6th fleet flagship, the guided missile destroyer ...

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Russian Defense Minister rules out direct military conflict with Ukraine

Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ruled an armed standoff with Ukraine out as “impossible” but added that violations of Minsk Accords by Kiev could aggravate the crisis and lead to the “genocide” of ethnic Russians in Donbass. “I consider it impossible that a direct clash emerges between Russia and Ukraine,” Shoygu stated in his interview with Italian news outlet Il ...

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Ukraine still seeks to destabilize Crimean Republic claims Russian security chief

The Kiev regime and radical Ukrainian nationalists have not given up attempts to provoke unrest and extremism in Crimea, according to the secretary of the Russian Security Council and former FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev. Speaking at the Security Council’s special session dedicated to enforcing law and order in Crimea, Patrushev stated that the Russian authorities were actively working to prevent ...

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Russophobia acceptable from of racism – Experts to RT after journos kicked from Ukraine

Ukraine is unlikely to see criticism from the West, where “Russophobia has become an acceptable form of racism”, experts told RT after Kiev stopped journalists in Russian media from attending OSCE press freedoms conference. Ukrainian authorities expelled RT’s Middle East Bureau correspondent Paula Slier and Rossiya 24 news channel’s Evgeny Primakov, both of whom had travelled to Kiev to attend ...

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Ukraine expels RT’s Paula Slier & Rossiya 24 journalist invited to OSCE press freedom event

Ukraine has expelled RT’s Middle East Bureau correspondent Paula Slier and Rossiya 24 news channel’s Evgeny Primakov, banning them from attending a conference on freedom of speech, which was organized by the OSCE in Kiev. The event organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is ironically aimed at strengthening media freedoms and protection of free speech in ...

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Nationalist opposition leader wants Russia to scrap friendship treaty with Ukraine

The head of the populist-nationalist Russian party LDPR has asked Vladimir Putin to terminate the friendship treaty with Ukraine as a document which had lost all of its urgency and was not working in practice anyway. “LDPR Chairman Vladimir Zhirinovsky has addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin with a letter in which he proposed to send a message to Ukrainian leaders ...

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Too blatant to ignore? Human rights groups warn that ‘radical groups’ have free rein in Ukraine

Four human rights groups have issued a joint letter to the Ukrainian government, calling on Kiev to condemn attacks and threats committed by “radical groups” which promote hate and to hold the guilty parties accountable. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, and Freedom House sent a letter to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office detailing ...

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