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    Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation
    Jun03

    Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation

    MOSCOW: Russia insisted Wednesday that it was pushing on with preparations for the 2018 World Cup despite the shock resignation of FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is fiercely backed by the Kremlin despite a corruption scandal. “The main thing is Russia is continuing preparations for the 2018 World Cup,” said President Vladimir...

    Ex pro-Putin Internet troll seeks to expose Kremlin ‘propaganda factory’
    Jun03

    Ex pro-Putin Internet troll seeks to expose Kremlin ‘propaganda factory’

    SAINT PETERSBURG: A Russian freelance journalist who claims she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll says she is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online army. “This propaganda on the Internet is very dangerous,” Lyudmila Savchuk, 34, told AFP on Tuesday. “It has to be...

    Russia's Lavrov says fresh fighting in east Ukraine stalls peace talks
    Jun03

    Russia's Lavrov says fresh fighting in east Ukraine stalls peace talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday those responsible for a fresh outbreak of fighting in east Ukraine aimed at stalling progress in peace talks to solve the conflict that has claimed more than 6,100 lives. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months
    Jun03

    Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defence minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. …read more Source: The...

    Russian investigators point finger at Ukraine over downing of MH17
    Jun03

    Russian investigators point finger at Ukraine over downing of MH17

    June 03, 2015 11:50 PMMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian federal investigators said on Wednesday they had testimony from a former Ukrainian air force mechanic supporting a Moscow theory that a Malaysian passenger plane downed in east Ukraine last summer was attacked by a Ukrainian fighter jet. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russian investigators point finger at Ukraine over downing of MH17
    Jun03

    Russian investigators point finger at Ukraine over downing of MH17

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian federal investigators said on Wednesday they had testimony from a former Ukrainian air force mechanic supporting a Moscow theory that a Malaysian passenger plane downed in east Ukraine last summer was attacked by a Ukrainian fighter jet. …read more Source: The...

    Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation
    Jun03

    Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation

    Russia insisted Wednesday that it was pushing on with preparations for the 2018 World Cup despite the shock resignation of FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is fiercely backed by the Kremlin despite a corruption scandal.”The main thing is Russia is continuing preparations for the 2018 World Cup,” said President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Ukraine says rebels renew attack on eastern town
    Jun03

    Ukraine says rebels renew attack on eastern town

    Separatist forces have renewed an attack on the town of Maryinka in eastern Ukraine and parts of the town are on fire, news agency Interfax Ukraine quoted a Ukrainian military spokesman as saying on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine says government forces halt rebel attempt to advance on eastern town
    Jun03

    Ukraine says government forces halt rebel attempt to advance on eastern town

    An attempt by pro-Russian separatists to advance on Ukrainian troop positions near the town of Maryinka in eastern Ukraine has been halted for now, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Separatists say 15 people killed in clashes in east Ukraine – report
    Jun03

    Separatists say 15 people killed in clashes in east Ukraine – report

    KIEV (Reuters) – A senior rebel commander said around 15 fighters and civilians had been killed as a result of clashes between Ukrainian government forces and separatists near rebel-controlled Donetsk on Wednesday, separatist press service DAN reported. …read more Source: The...

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