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    European leaders, Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin
    Nov17

    European leaders, Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin

    European leaders and President Barack Obama on Friday will discuss extending sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, and possible new sanctions for its bombing in Syria, sources familiar with the plans said, according to Reuters. The meeting in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and including the leaders of...

    Johnny Depp supports Oleh Sentsov illegally imprisoned in Russia
    Nov17

    Johnny Depp supports Oleh Sentsov illegally imprisoned in Russia

    The ”Imprisoned for Art” campaign enlists Peter Gabriel, Johnny Depp, Pussy Riot`s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Edward Sharpe`s Alex Ebert, Tom Morello and Ana Tijoux to advocate on behalf of artists imprisoned around the world for freedom of expression, The Voice Project reports. Each artist is paired with a currently imprisoned counterpart, whose...

    Mariupol sector remains epicenter of Russian attacks in Donbas
    Nov16

    Mariupol sector remains epicenter of Russian attacks in Donbas

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 37 times in the past 24 hours, most of the attacks focused on the Mariupol sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used 152mm artillery systems to shell...

    A Trump administration thaw with Russia is “unacceptable” – McCain
    Nov16

    A Trump administration thaw with Russia is “unacceptable” – McCain

    Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent his first shot across the bow of President-elect Donald Trump`s national security plans Tuesday, saying that any attempt to ”reset” relations with Russia is unacceptable, according to The Washington Post. ”With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladi­mir Putin...

    Putin removes Russia from agreement on International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin removes Russia from agreement on International Criminal Court

    Russia will withdraw from the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to an order signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin has agreed to accept this proposal by the Ministry of Justice of Russia, which is coordinated with other departments and the Supreme Court, and instructed to notify the UN...

    UN panel condemns rights abuses in Crimea, calls for monitoring
    Nov16

    UN panel condemns rights abuses in Crimea, calls for monitoring

    A United Nations panel has condemned human rights abuses in Crimea and pressed Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the Ukrainian territory it annexed in 2014, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The UN General Assembly`s human rights committee, in its first action on Crimea, adopted a resolution drafted by Ukraine and backed...

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Trump
    Nov16

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Trump

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, according to Poroshenko`s press service. The president of Ukraine congratulated the U.S. president-elect on winning the presidential election and emphasized readiness to work with Trump`s administration and to further...

    Arch being slid into place over damaged Chornobyl reactor. It is the world’s largest movable structure (Video)
    Nov16

    Arch being slid into place over damaged Chornobyl reactor. It is the world’s largest movable structure (Video)

    Ukraine`s Ecology Ministry has shared footage showing how a new structure – an arch more than 350 feet high and 500 feet long – is being slid into place over damaged Chornobyl reactor No. 4. The structure, which is estimated at EUR 1.5 billion, weighs 36,000 tonnes, it`s the largest of this kind in the world. The arch is designed to create a...

    We should place as much faith to Putin’s words as to any statements made by a former KGB agent – McCain
    Nov15

    We should place as much faith to Putin’s words as to any statements made by a former KGB agent – McCain

    U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on U.S.-Russia relations: “Vladimir Putin has rejoined Bashar Assad in his barbaric war against the Syrian people with the resumption of large-scale Russian air and missile strikes in Idlib and Homs. Another brutal assault on the city...

    Trump, Putin and grudging reformers tip Ukraine closer to Russia – Bloomberg
    Nov15

    Trump, Putin and grudging reformers tip Ukraine closer to Russia – Bloomberg

    In Ukraine, ever on the fault line between Russian power and western influence, the prospect of losing Uncle Sam`s protection under a new U.S. president is bad enough. The more immediate loss may be ”Uncle Joe,” according to Bloomberg. ”U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been essential to cajoling the government in Kyiv to keep up with the...

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