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    U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference
    Dec30

    U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference

    U.S. President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday retaliating against what the administration described as ”Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” including sanctioning six Russian individuals and five Russian entities, according to CNN. This is the first time the names of Russian officials involved in the hacking have...

    U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, gives 72 hours to leave country – Reuters
    Dec29

    U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, gives 72 hours to leave country – Reuters

    The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, according to Reuters. The Russian diplomats would have 72 hours to leave the United States, the official said. Access to...

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online
    Dec29

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online

    Elves against trolls sounds more than just something out of The Lord of the Rings to Lithuania`s 43-year-old business consultant and blogger Ricardas Savukynas as the battle he`s fighting is no fantasy. The man is part of an informal internet army of Lithuanians trying to counter what they describe as hate speech and pro-Russia propaganda, The...

    Russia brought criminal charges against its citizen for reposting video condemning Russia`s war against Ukraine
    Dec29

    Russia brought criminal charges against its citizen for reposting video condemning Russia`s war against Ukraine

    Russia`s Investigative Committee has brought criminal charges against Roman Grishin for merely reposting a video clip back in 2014, according to Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. The investigators claim that the clip, a biting attack on Russia`s excuses for its aggression against Ukraine, contains utterances that fall under Russia`s...

    Cameron lined up as contender to be next NATO Secretary General
    Dec29

    Cameron lined up as contender to be next NATO Secretary General

    David Cameron is being lined up as a contender to be the next secretary general of NATO, according to the Daily Mail. A NATO source said Britain is in a strong position as it `has weight as militarily the largest and most significant` country in the alliance besides the U.S. Following the Brexit vote Britain has pledged to play a greater role in...

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec29

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia has increased to 17 people over the year, despite the fact that six Ukrainians have been released, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. “Though six prisoners have returned to Ukraine, their total number has not decreased but increased: now we have...

    Naftogaz should get rid of oil production assets in Egypt – Naftogaz CEO
    Dec29

    Naftogaz should get rid of oil production assets in Egypt – Naftogaz CEO

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine should get rid of its oil production assets in Egypt as unprofitable, the company CEO, Andriy Kobolev, told journalists Thursday, December 28. ”It [the oil production business in Egypt] could be developed or we could quit it… I think we should quit it,” said Kobolev, adding that today this business does not bring...

    Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine
    Dec29

    Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine

    Canada – Ukraine International Assistance Fund, founded by Ukrainians in Canada, launches an annual grant of 1500 Canadian dollars, which will be sent to increase monthly salary for rehabilitation workers in Ukraine, according to Ukraine Today. The mission of the fund is to improve rehabilitation services in Ukraine for certain categories...

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
    Dec29

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

    On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

    Gazprom continues to violate contractual obligations on gas transit – Ukrtransgaz
    Dec29

    Gazprom continues to violate contractual obligations on gas transit – Ukrtransgaz

    Russian energy giant Gazprom, which transits its gas to the EU via Ukraine, continues to violate the agreements on gas pressure values, decreasing the pressure on the entry to the Ukrainian gas transport system at the eastern border, according to Ukrtransgaz spokesman Maksym Beliavskiy. ”Gazprom continues to violate contractual pressure values:...

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