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Election Commission head urges Russians to come home from Ukraine for upcoming presidential polls

Russian citizens who live in Ukraine should consider coming back to the Motherland for the forthcoming presidential elections, since no one can guarantee their safety elsewhere, the head of the Election Commission has said. “I don’t have an answer regarding how Russian citizens can vote there, there’s no one to discuss this issue with,” Chair of Russia’s Central Election Commission ...

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Russians view US, Ukraine and EU as country’s main enemies – survey

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 14:40 Two thirds of Russians believe their country has enemies in the international arena, with the US, Ukraine and the EU topping the list, a fresh survey by independent pollster Levada Center has revealed. According to research conducted in early December, 66 percent of respondents considered that Russia has enemies, while 21 percent believed that ...

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Ukraine planned to blow up ‘Russian gas pipe' on state level – deputy minister

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:08 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:53 A Ukrainian deputy minister has revealed that Kiev had plans to blow up a “Russian gas pipe” in 2014-15. It opted not to do so to in order to avoid “Russian aggression.” Yury Grimchak, the deputy minister for temporarily occupied territories – the official Ukrainian definition for the ...

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Western media at a loss after Ukraine spooks boast ‘thwarting Kremlin hacking’ in unreadable English

Ukraine’s security service SBU was so anxious to recap its success in exposing two massive “Kremlin-backed” hacking attacks that it apparently got defeated by language barrier, puzzling Western journalists with convoluted text. The arcane-sounding statement was published by the SBU last Saturday. In it, the agency reported its effort to counter two separate cyberattacks that took place last year. “This ...

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Kiev & Donbass begin largest prisoner exchange in E. Ukraine conflict

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:49 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 12:48 The largest exchange of prisoners during the civil war in eastern Ukraine is taking place in Donbass between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. The parties have been preparing for the landmark exchange for almost a year and a half. Disagreements repeatedly put the event ...

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Head of major cryptocurrency exchange kidnapped in Ukraine

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 10:59 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:00 A Russian IT specialist and managing director of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges Pavel Lerner has been kidnapped in Kiev, Ukrainian media reports. Lerner stopped responding to phone calls on December 26, according to a Ukrainian media Strana.ua. “The programmer was dragged into a Mercedes-Benz Vito car ...

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Turkey & Ukraine unlikely to join EU in near future – German FM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he doesn’t see either Turkey or Ukraine joining the 28-member bloc anytime soon. Gabriel envisages other forms of cooperation instead, modelled on what he called a “smart” Brexit deal. Speaking to the German press on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Gabriel said he cannot imagine Turkey and Ukraine as members of the European Union in the ...

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US, Canadian weapons sent to Ukraine may end up in Middle East terrorists’ hands – Moscow

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 09:36 Moscow has warned that American and Canadian lethal weapons intended for Ukraine may miss their target. Ukraine is so corrupt that Kiev cannot guarantee the weapons won’t end up in the wrong hands, a senior Russian diplomat said. First Canada and then the US announced that they had decided to supply lethal weapons to ...

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Court ruled Ukraine must pay gas debt, Kiev's victory claim hollow – Gazprom vice chair

A Stockholm arbitration hearing has validated the most important points of Gazprom’s delivery contract with Ukraine, the deputy chair of Russia’s gas giant has said, and Kiev will have to pay despite claiming it has won the case. “The main provisions of the contract were recognized as valid” by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Gazprom Deputy ...

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US crossed the line by announcing it’s ready to supply Ukraine with lethal arms – Moscow

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 11:27 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 11:46 Washington’s intention to provide lethal arms to Ukraine ‘crosses a red line’ and pushes Kiev towards bloodshed, a senior Russian diplomat said. The US announced it will supply Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and other advanced hardware. The move by the US government is an escalation compared to the ...

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