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‘Revision of WWII’: Russian Communist MP blasts Ukraine veterans bill

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 11:14 A senior Russian Communist Party lawmaker has called Ukraine’s decision not to use the term ‘Great Patriotic War’ in the latest version of a veterans bill “an act of rudeness” and the first step to equating Nazi collaborators with real war heroes. “This is an incredibly rude decision that seeks to create a legislative ...

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Putting a $70mn price tag on friendship: Ukraine seeks to sell cultural center in Moscow

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:54 A group of Ukrainian lawmakers are lobbying to repeal a treaty with Russia governing information and cultural centers, which would allow the Kiev government to sell its cultural-center building in Moscow, according to a Russian daily newspaper. Izvestia reported on Tuesday that a number of Ukrainian MPs led by MP Irina Friz have prepared ...

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‘Threat to Europe’: Russian lawmakers blast US decision to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 14:39 Senior Russian lawmakers have stated that the US decision to provide Kiev with lethal defensive weapons was a crucial blow to the Minsk accords and a threat to the security of the whole of Europe. Read more The head of the lower house Committee for Defense and former commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, ...

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Senior Crimean lawmaker backs canceling Soviet decree which gave region to Ukraine

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 12:28 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 12:28 The deputy speaker of the Crimean parliament has backed the idea of repealing the 1954 decree that made the peninsula part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, but noted that this would be unlikely to end “political games” over the issue. “This idea has the right to live ...

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‘New sanctions: US won’t forgive Russia for foiling its plans in Syria, Ukraine’

The latest US sanctions against Russia’s energy sector are absolutely a political matter, says journalist and political writer Dan Glazebrook. The US establishment went berserk about Russia disrupting its plans in Ukraine and Syria, he added. The US government has stepped up sanctions on Russia’s energy sector over Moscow’s alleged interference in Ukraine. The latest measures, unveiled on Tuesday by ...

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Ukraine police detain 52 football fans for clashes ahead of Champions League game

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 15:02 Police in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov detained 52 people after clashes between fans of Shakhtar Donetsk and visiting Dutch team Feyenoord ahead of the teams’ Champions League encounter on Wednesday. According to local media, a group of around 25 fans stormed a pub in the city where Dutch fans had gathered on Tuesday. ...

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Bomb threat forces Turkish A320 jet flying from Moscow to land in Ukraine

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 16:22 Edited time: 31 Oct, 2017 16:48 An Airbus A320 en route from Moscow’s international Domodedovo airport to one of Turkey’s cities has reportedly performed an emergency landing in Odessa, Ukraine. There have been reports of a possible explosive device on board. A decision to land in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa was prompted ...

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Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort indicted in US on 12 counts over Ukraine lobbying

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 12:16 Edited time: 30 Oct, 2017 13:45 Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump, has been indicted on a number of counts regarding Ukraine lobbying in the US and related crimes between 2006-2016. Despite some media speculations, there is no Russia connection in the indictment. A federal grand jury has indicted Manafort and ...

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Russian lawmakers congratulate Ukraine on anniversary of liberation from Nazis

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 14:06 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 14:21 The Russian Lower House has passed an address to the Ukrainian people congratulating them on the 73rd anniversary of liberation from the Nazi occupation. The address also denounces all extant manifestations of Neo-Nazism under the current Kiev regime. Read more The address was prepared by MP Dmitry Belik ...

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Lavrov says Trump's special rep for Ukraine headed to Moscow

MANILA, Philippines — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says President Trump’s special representative for Ukraine negotiations will soon make his first trip to Moscow. Lavrov says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made that commitment during their meeting Sunday in the Philippines. Lavrov says American Kurt Volker will travel to Russia to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Volker will ...

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