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    Putin makes troop deaths in  peacetime ops a state secret
    May29

    Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime ops a state secret

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a decree making military losses in “special operations” during peacetime a state secret, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its troops are fighting in Ukraine. The amendment adds to the list of what Russia classifies as “state secrets&rdq…Read More …read more...

    Astana Hosts UN Media Seminar on Middle East Peace
    May29

    Astana Hosts UN Media Seminar on Middle East Peace

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The United Nations (UN) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Kazakhstan held the 23rd International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East on May 26–27. Participants exchanged views on the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, difficulties in...

    Amid Ukraine denials, Putin orders Russian peacetime troop deaths be kept secret
    May29

    Amid Ukraine denials, Putin orders Russian peacetime troop deaths be kept secret

    President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that the deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian separatist...

    Lithuania minister urges pressure on Russia to stop arms at Ukraine border
    May29

    Lithuania minister urges pressure on Russia to stop arms at Ukraine border

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Lithuania’s foreign minister confirmed on Thursday reports that Russia has been massing troops and weaponry near the border of Ukraine and urged pressure on Moscow until it stops supporting Ukrainian rebels. …read more Source: The...

    World › Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a ‘state secret’
    May29

    World › Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a ‘state secret’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday banned the release of information about troop deaths in “special operations” during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. Putin signed an amendment adding to what Russia classifies as “state secrets” any...

    Platini confronts Blatter with resign demand
    May28

    Platini confronts Blatter with resign demand

    Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini confronted FIFA leader Sepp Blatter at an emergency meeting of football chiefs on Thursday and said he called on him to stand down because of corruption scandals engulfing world football. Blatter refused and Platini made a public appeal at a press conference for member...

    Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a ‘state secret’
    May28

    Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a ‘state secret’

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday banned the release of information about troop deaths in “special operations” during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime
    May28

    Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime

    May 29, 2015 2:57 AMMOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine minister says east Ukraine fighting could resume soon
    May28

    Ukraine minister says east Ukraine fighting could resume soon

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence minister said on Thursday Russia had moved forces into eastern Ukraine and there was a risk of fighting resuming between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists in coming months. …read more Source: The...

    Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime
    May28

    Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations carried out in peacetime to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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