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OSCE ‘hopes’ Russian journalist jailed in Ukraine for 6 months will be freed soon

Top OSCE official called upon Ukrainian authorities to properly investigate the case of head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news agency, Kirill Vyshinsky. The journalist has been detained for six months on “high treason” accusations. The case of Vyshinsky must be properly investigated, Harlem Désir, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, said on Monday, expressing hope that the journalist’s ...

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Freedom of worship? US encourages Ukraine to create independent Orthodox Church

Washington has voiced “strong support” for an autocephalous Orthodox community in Ukraine, while the Russian Orthodox Church has accused the Constantinople Patriarchate of betraying its faith to cater to US political interests. While the Russian government has refused to intervene in Church affairs, Washington, which has little to do with the Orthodox world, reiterated “its strong support” for Ukraine’s Orthodox ...

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Kremlin promises to defend Russian Orthodox Christians in Ukraine

Russia will protect Orthodox believers in Ukraine if religious disputes go beyond lawful confrontation, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said, adding that Moscow would only use political and diplomatic methods. Peskov told reporters on Friday that if the developments in Ukraine “entered the sphere of unlawful activities” Moscow will protect the interests of Orthodox Christians just as it ...

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Explosion at ammunitions depot prompts evacuations in Ukraine (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some 10,000 people from near the city of Chernigov in northern Ukraine were evacuated after powerful explosions rocked a local munitions depot. The area has been put on lockdown for air and land travel. The first reports of explosions at the arsenal in the town of Ichnia came in the depths of the night, at 3.30 am, the Ukraine’s General ...

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Serial numbers of missile that downed MH17 tells it was produced in 1986, owned by Ukraine – Russia

The serial numbers found on debris of the Buk missile that shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine show it was produced in 1986, the Russian military said. The rocket was owned by Ukraine, they added. There are two serial numbers found on fragments of a rocket, which has shut down the passenger airliner in June 2014, ...

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FSB arrests ISIS member ‘who planned murder of a Donbass leader on behalf of Ukraine’

The Russian security service, the FSB, says it has arrested an Islamic State operative who was planning to murder one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) on behalf of the Ukrainian authorities. The suspected terrorist was identified as Mejid Magomedov, born in 1988 in Russia’s southern Dagestan republic. The law enforcement arrested him in Russia’s Smolensk ...

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Ukraine peace talks with EU partners inappropriate after Donbass leader’s death – Lavrov

Holding Ukraine peace talks with Germany and France after the recent murder of a Donetsk rebel leader would be extremely inappropriate, considering neither has condemned the killing, the Russian Foreign Minister has said. “It would be plainly inappropriate to gather the Normandy format, especially since neither Berlin nor Paris condemned the political murder committed in Donetsk,” Sergey Lavrov said on ...

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‘Criminal’ Roger Waters blacklisted by Ukraine over Russian interviews

Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has found himself blacklisted by being added to the Ukrainian database of national enemies, after statements to Russian media about Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine. Waters, 74, is wrapping up his US+Them European tour with concerts in St. Petersburg and Moscow this week and spoke with several Russian outlets about both music and his ...

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‘Master of their house’? Bolton to ‘inspect’ Ukraine on its Independence Day

US national security advisor John Bolton’s upcoming visit to Ukraine on its Independence Day demonstrates the true limits of this ‘independence,’ experts told RT, noting that Kiev seems to be fully reliant on Washington’s support. Bolton will attend a military parade in Kiev and meet with virtually all key figures of the Ukrainian government, including President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister ...

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Poroshenko must shoulder blame for Putin’s growing support in Ukraine – Kadyrov

The fact more politicians in Ukraine are now backing Vladimir Putin’s position must be blamed on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s cowardly tactics of fighting imaginary threats, according to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. “The president of Ukraine has formed an imagined adversary for himself and this adversary is Russia. However, he cannot nobly and decently oppose such an “enemy” and there ...

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