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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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Russian ombudsman urges legislative changes to allow for prisoner swaps with Ukraine

The Russian Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, has said that Russia and Ukraine must sign a separate treaty or make some changes in their laws that would allow mutual exchange of prisoners between the two nations. Speaking at the All-Russian Congress of Monitors on Friday, Moskalkova said that Russia and Ukraine should find a solution to the current problem ...

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Ukraine sees nothing criminal in Manafort's lobbying – ex-president Yanukovich's lawyer

The trial in the US of Paul Manafort, a struggle to uncover ‘Russian collusion’, makes constant headlines. In Ukraine, however, the lobbyist has no cases or charges against him, ex-president Viktor Yanukovich’s lawyer has told RT. Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager Manafort has been investigated by FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office as part of his grand probe into ...

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Canada helps Russia build railroad to bypass Ukraine

Canada’s aerospace and transportation giant Bombardier was one the contractors building a Russian railroad link that bypasses the war-torn territories of Ukraine, reports Globe and Mail. The railroad stretch links the Voronezh and Rostov regions near the Ukrainian border and bypasses Ukraine’s Lugansk region. The construction of the rail link between the towns of Zhuravka and Millerovo began in 2014, ...

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‘A lot of f*cking Nazi sympathizers’: Black reporter recounts ‘mostly positive’ Ukraine experience

There are a “lot of f*cking Nazi sympathizers” in Ukraine, but reports of widespread right-wing extremism are “propaganda,” according to a black journalist who shared his experiences in the country on Twitter. Terrell J. Starr, a reporter for The Root, took to Twitter to explain the “challenges of being black” in Ukraine. The US journalist noted that he rarely shares ...

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