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    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
    May15

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

    Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

    West must be aware of Russia fomenting crises in Balkans – expert and former National Security Agency analyst
    May02

    West must be aware of Russia fomenting crises in Balkans – expert and former National Security Agency analyst

    Southeastern Europe is entering renewed crisis—and Moscow is fomenting more chaos at a dangerous time, John Schindler, who is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer, wrote in an op-ed for Observer, titled ”We Need to Putin-Proof the Balkans.” Montenegro parliament`s official approval of the...

    Russia focuses on far-right and far-left European movements to influence EU
    Apr29

    Russia focuses on far-right and far-left European movements to influence EU

    Evidence suggests the Kremlin is reaching out to youth organizations, including the youth wings of European parties in order to work on goals such as campaigning to lift EU sanctions against Russia or help boost Russia`s image abroad, Bellingcat reported in an article titled ”Russia Seeks to Influence European Politics Through Youth Wings of...

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council
    Apr27

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council

    Hacked emails show that the Kremlin directs and funds the ostensibly independent ”republics” in eastern Ukraine and runs military operations there, Aric Toler and Melinda Haring wrote in an article for Atlantic Council titled ”Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show.” In late 2016, Ukrainian hacker groups released emails...

    Russian journalist presents proofs of Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky involvement in MH17 downing
    Apr25

    Russian journalist presents proofs of Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky involvement in MH17 downing

    Special correspondent of Russia`s Novaya Gazeta Pavel Kanygin has found exclusive proof of involvement of Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky, nom de guerre Khmuryi (‘Gloomy’ or ‘Grumpy’), in the organization of the MH17 downing in occupied territory in Donbas in July 2014. See also: Short summary of MH17 crash investigation....

    Britain went away. What about Ukraine? Ukrainians are losing a myth of the “European integration”
    Mar30

    Britain went away. What about Ukraine? Ukrainians are losing a myth of the “European integration”

    The most important in the EU for the majority of Ukrainians is not the “space of law” but the “area of welfare”. The events that led to the growth of “euro skepticism” in Europe are not realized by the Ukrainian society. However, the “earthly paradise” has cracked. Exit of Britain made the EU...

    10 Putin critics who died violently or in suspicious ways
    Mar25

    10 Putin critics who died violently or in suspicious ways

    The Kremlin dismisses the very idea of political killings, although Putin`s critics could not but draw parallels between the murder of exiled Russian MP Voronenkov and the death of other Kremlin ”foes”, according to The Washington Post. The number of deaths of loud critics of Putin`s policies have led to a speculation that the Kremlin was...

    Russians invested nearly $100 mln in Trump buildings – Reuters Special Report
    Mar19

    Russians invested nearly $100 mln in Trump buildings – Reuters Special Report

    A Reuters review found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to Reuters. The buyers include politically connected businessmen, such as a former executive in a Moscow-based state-run construction firm...

    Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin`s efforts to promote ”Russian world” in Poland by funding radicals
    Mar01

    Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin`s efforts to promote ”Russian world” in Poland by funding radicals

    Ukrainian ”hacktivists” have gained access to the correspondence of one of the Kremlin`s coordinators Alexander Usovsky, who had been promoting the ideas of the ”Russian world” in Poland. According to the leaked data, back in 2014, Usovsky pitched his ideas to promote ”Russian world” to the team of the Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev, who is...

    Russia watches U.S. reassure allies, and it`s disappointed – Bloomberg
    Feb19

    Russia watches U.S. reassure allies, and it`s disappointed – Bloomberg

    Shortly after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged to ”hold Russia to account” while looking for common ground in a speech to European allies, a hawkish Russian legislator reached out to shake his hand as he passed through a crowded hotel corridor, according to Bloomberg. ”Mr. Vice President, I am from Moscow and we hope we will reach those...

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