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    US energy secretary Rick Perry falls for fake interview with Russian pranksters
    Jul26

    US energy secretary Rick Perry falls for fake interview with Russian pranksters

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry thought he was talking about cybersecurity and a biofuel breakthrough in a call with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman. Alas, the 22-minute phone call was actually with Russian pranksters. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, who are described as the “Jerky Boys of Russia”, have conducted similar...

    Eastern Ukraine separatists declare new state
    Jul18

    Eastern Ukraine separatists declare new state

    Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev have announced the creation of a new “state” that they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. The proposed country would be founded after a referendum and called Malorossiya, a tsarist-era name meaning “Little Russia” that once described most of the area covering...

    Donald Trump tweets that he and Vladimir Putin discussed forming ‘impenetrable Cyber Security unit’
    Jul09

    Donald Trump tweets that he and Vladimir Putin discussed forming ‘impenetrable Cyber Security unit’

    US President Donald Trump pledged on Sunday to work “constructively” with Russia but ruled out an immediate easing of sanctions while the countries remain at odds over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. In a series of tweets on his return from Europe, Trump said he had confronted his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over evidence from the US...

    ‘Much to discuss’: Trump and Putin’s first handshake at G20 summit
    Jul07

    ‘Much to discuss’: Trump and Putin’s first handshake at G20 summit

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veteran businessman and a former spy, shook hands on Friday ahead of the most highly anticipated face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp differences over Russia’s...

    Britain concerned at ‘faltering’ Ukraine reforms, says UK foreign minister Johnson
    Jul07

    Britain concerned at ‘faltering’ Ukraine reforms, says UK foreign minister Johnson

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was worried Ukrainian government reforms were faltering, citing concerns over the selection of Supreme Court judges and obstacles facing anti-graft civil society groups. Johnson made the remarks as he opened an international conference in London held to discuss the progress made in...

    Ukrainian police seize servers at software company linked to worldwide cyberattack
    Jul05

    Ukrainian police seize servers at software company linked to worldwide cyberattack

    Ukraine’s national cybercrime unit seized servers belonging to a small company at the centre of a global outbreak of malicious software after “new activity” was detected there, the service said in a statement early Wednesday. The announcement raised the possibility that the hackers behind last week’s wide-ranging cyberattack were...

    ‘Powerful cyberattack’ spreads across Europe, causing mass disruption
    Jun27

    ‘Powerful cyberattack’ spreads across Europe, causing mass disruption

    Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe. Danish sea transport company Maersk, British advertising giant WPP and the French industrial group Saint-Gobain were among those who said they came under attack and put...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia due to lack of progress over Ukraine
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions against Russia due to lack of progress over Ukraine

    EU leaders agreed on Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine ceasefire commitments, EU president Donald Tusk said. “Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk agreement,” Tusk tweeted at an EU...

    Russia calls off talks with United States because of new sanctions against Moscow
    Jun22

    Russia calls off talks with United States because of new sanctions against Moscow

    Russia cancelled talks with a top US official to protest the latest sanctions punishing Russian companies and individuals over the conflict in Ukraine, in a fresh setback for President Donald Trump’s bid to improve ties with President Vladimir Putin’s government. Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon had been scheduled to fly to St...

    Trump holds brief ‘drop in’ meeting with Ukrainian leader Poroshenko
    Jun20

    Trump holds brief ‘drop in’ meeting with Ukrainian leader Poroshenko

    President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief “drop-in.” But the two presidents posed...

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