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    Russia ‘sends special ops to Syria’
    Oct24

    Russia ‘sends special ops to Syria’

    Russia has sent a few dozen special-operations troops to Syria, redeploying them from Ukraine, officials say. …read more Source: THE...

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east (AFP)
    Oct23

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections Sunday that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: The West...

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct23

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    Just in time for the release of the latest Star Wars blockbuster, Ukrainians in Odessa transform a statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia ‘tried to hack MH17 inquiry system’ (AFP)
    Oct23

    Russia ‘tried to hack MH17 inquiry system’ (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board’s computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, experts said Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian Firewood Initiative Raises A Burning Question
    Oct21

    Russian Firewood Initiative Raises A Burning Question

    A simple for “Russian gas supplies” ( retrieves headlines about Russia being the only country “able to provide Ukraine with gas,” about “Europe being unable” to cope without Russian gas, and about Rus …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)
    Oct20

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian insurgents said Tuesday they had begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the frontline splitting the devastated Donetsk region in the ex-Soviet state’s eastern war zone. …read more Source: The West...

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)
    Oct20

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has said it plans to hold a referendum on joining Russia but the Kremlin appeared to pour cold water on the idea Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case
    Oct20

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ” Hungarian prosecutors say 21 police officers working at a border crossing with Ukraine have been detained, suspected of regularly taking bribes from foreigner travelers and allowing them to enter or leave… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian economy slumps
    Oct20

    Russian economy slumps

    Russia’s economy has shrunk 4.3 percent in the third quarter this year, as a recession caused by low oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine continued to take its toll. …read more Source:...

    US: Ukrainian led ring that stole online bank information
    Oct20

    US: Ukrainian led ring that stole online bank information

    NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) ” A Ukrainian man has pleaded not guilty to charges he orchestrated a scheme to steal online bank information.Sergey Vovnenko, who allegedly used aliases like “Darklife” and “Centurion,” was charged in April… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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