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    FBI confirms probe of Russia meddling ongoing
    Mar20

    FBI confirms probe of Russia meddling ongoing

    FBI Director James Comey confirms publicly for the first time the Bureau is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, BBC News reports. The inquiry will include any potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russia`s government, according to BBC News. ”I have been authorized by the DOJ...

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick
    Mar20

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prepared papers prohibiting entry into Ukraine of Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova, SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak told reporters on Monday, March 20, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As of now, the decision regarding her entry ban has not yet been made, but I will reveal the secret...

    Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison
    Mar20

    Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison

    Warsaw`s District Court has sentenced a lawyer to a four-year prison term on spying charges, according to PAP. The lawyer was convicted for spying in favor of Russia`s military intelligence, GRU, the act which inflicted damage to Poland, PAP reports. However, the convict does plead guilty. The prosecution requested a six-year term. It is noted...

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords
    Mar20

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords

    Press secretary of Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mariana Betsa insists Russia has not fulfilled a single clause of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Moscow has no political will at all to fulfill them,” she said in a statement posted on the ministry`s Facebook page on Saturday evening. ”The situation in Donbas remains extremely...

    Russia to apply same migration rules to separatists states as to Ukraine
    Mar20

    Russia to apply same migration rules to separatists states as to Ukraine

    The Russian Federation will apply the same migration rules to citizens bearing ”passports” issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) as to Ukrainian citizens, according to the Russian news agency RBC. Citizens with ”DPR”/”LPR” ”passports” without a Russian residence permit could stay in...

    Poroshenko: recognizing Donbas as Russia-occupied territories will destroy Minsk process
    Mar20

    Poroshenko: recognizing Donbas as Russia-occupied territories will destroy Minsk process

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, while opening the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, said that the adoption of the law on temporarily occupied territories would destroy the Minsk process. ”Our partners do not understand why we are asking for support in restoring Ukraine`s integrity from the outside, when a number of...

    Trump-Russia claims: Nunes says no evidence of collusion – BBC
    Mar20

    Trump-Russia claims: Nunes says no evidence of collusion – BBC

    There is no evidence so far that U.S. President Donald Trump`s campaign team colluded with Russia during the 2016 U.S. election, a top lawmaker says, according to the BBC. Devin Nunes, head of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, made the remark on Fox News, the BBC reported. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey will testify before...

    Germany rejects Trump`s claim it owes NATO and U.S. vast sums” for defense
    Mar20

    Germany rejects Trump`s claim it owes NATO and U.S. vast sums” for defense

    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump`s claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States ”vast sums” of money for defense, according to Reuters. ”There is no debt account at NATO,” von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance`s target for members to spend...

    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...

    Ukraine may obtain travel-visa liberalization before midsummer – Presidential Administration
    Mar19

    Ukraine may obtain travel-visa liberalization before midsummer – Presidential Administration

    Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President`s Administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev says Ukrainians will get the right to travel to EU countries without visas before the middle of summer, according to Hromadske media outlet. ”We expect that in early April the European Parliament will put the final point with regard to the issue of visa liberalization...

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