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    Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore section commenced – Gazprom
    May08

    Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore section commenced – Gazprom

    Construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline was commenced on Sunday in the Black Sea near the Russian coast, Russian energy giant Gazprom said in a release. Pipelaying is carried out by the Audacia vessel owned by Allseas, the construction contractor for both strings of the gas pipeline`s offshore section. The vessel will be also used for pipe...

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea
    May08

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea

    Three Russian warships have challenged NATO by entering Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, according to armed forces officials in Riga, Express.co.uk reported. The corvettes – Liven 551, Serpukhov 603 and Morshansk 824 – were detected only four nautical miles from Latvian territorial waters, the report says. See also: Russian...

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship
    May08

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship

    Andriy Artemenko, the ”back-door diplomat” who allegedly pitched a so-called plan to resolve the conflict with Russia onto the desk of Trump`s national security adviser (at the time) Michael Flynn, has been deprived of Ukrainian citizenship by a presidential decree, according to the State Migration Service. The State Migration Service reported on...

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians
    May08

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians

    Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kizima said that he had attended the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, where the latter assured that there would not be any military aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. See also: Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military...

    Activist in Prague protest against arrival of pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers
    May08

    Activist in Prague protest against arrival of pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers

    On May 6, activists in the center of Prague protested against the arrival of Russia`s Night Wolves motorbike club members, who traditionally organize a motocross in early May on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory over Nazism, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Some 30 people with Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, the EU,...

    2 more Russian journalists denied entry to Ukraine
    May08

    2 more Russian journalists denied entry to Ukraine

    Ukraine`s border officers have denied entry to Ukraine to another two Russian journalists who were going to cover the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, speaker of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan posted on Facebook. The reason for the entry ban was their visit to the occupied Crimea through illegal checkpoints. ”This morning...

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions
    May07

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions

    Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the Council of Europe Decision on extending restrictive measures against Russia, that`s according to a declaration by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU. The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions...

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security
    May07

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service has barred American movie actor Steven Seagal, from entering Ukraine for a period of four years, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. The agency noted that the entry ban effective until 2021 was introduced in order to ensure the protection of the country`s national interests. See also: Reuters: Putin presents...

    Western Union stops money transfers from Russia to Ukraine without opening bank account – media
    May07

    Western Union stops money transfers from Russia to Ukraine without opening bank account – media

    On May 5, Western Union international money transfer operator will suspend remittance of money from Russia to Ukraine without opening a bank account, according to the Russian newspaper Vedomosti. The reason for the Western Union`s adoption of this decision was a law on financial sanctions, approved by the government of the Russian Federation in...

    FBI Director James Comey says Russia is ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth”
    May07

    FBI Director James Comey says Russia is ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth”

    FBI Director James Comey says that Russia is the ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth, given their intent and capability,” The Independent reports. Mr Comey made the comments during a Senate hearing in which he discussed the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 US election. The top FBI official told senators that Russians...

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