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    US sanctions Russia over vote hacking (AFP)
    Dec29

    US sanctions Russia over vote hacking (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday fired back at Moscow for meddling in the presidential election, imposing tough sanctions on Russia’s top two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shutting down two Russian compounds on US soil. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line
    Dec29

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say the government has released 15 people who had been held in custody.The separatist mouthpiece Donetsk News Agency said Thursday that government representatives handed over eight… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions
    Dec29

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) ” Sen. John McCain wants sanctions against Russia for its alleged attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election, adding that the country remains “a threat to the very fundamentals of democracy.”During… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine reports first combat death since new truce (AFP)
    Dec29

    Ukraine reports first combat death since new truce (AFP)

    Kiev (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine on Thursday reported its first combat death since Kiev agreed a new “indefinite” ceasefire deal with pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist east last week. …read more Source: The West...

    AP Photos: Ukraine’s wounded soldiers get pumped up
    Dec28

    AP Photos: Ukraine’s wounded soldiers get pumped up

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Half a year after losing his legs in the war against separatists in Ukraine’s east, Lt. Volodymyr Kovalsky showed the strength of his body and spirit in a sports competition for disabled servicemen.Breathing… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin: New Gas Pipeline Will Boost Annexed Crimea's Economy
    Dec28

    Putin: New Gas Pipeline Will Boost Annexed Crimea's Economy

    MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday activated a pipeline carrying Russian gas to Crimea with President Vladimir Putin hailing it as a step that would power economic growth on a peninsula Moscow annexed fro …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia: Ukraine’s ban on military exports not a big problem
    Dec27

    Russia: Ukraine’s ban on military exports not a big problem

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A senior Russian military official says domestic industries have learned to produce engines and other parts previously imported from Ukraine.Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in a Tuesday interview with online… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin gives start to gas supplies to Crimea from continental Russia
    Dec27

    Putin gives start to gas supplies to Crimea from continental Russia

    Russias President Vladimir Putin has given start to new gas supplies to Crimea from continental Russia on Tuesday, the Presidents spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Dec. 27. The launch of th …read more Source: Big News...

    Hero pilot Savchenko launches Ukraine opposition movement (AFP)
    Dec27

    Hero pilot Savchenko launches Ukraine opposition movement (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A popular Ukrainian female combat pilot who served time in a Russian prison gave President Petro Poroshenko a new headache Tuesday by launching her own opposition movement. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine insurgents release two women thanks to Savchenko (AFP)
    Dec27

    Ukraine insurgents release two women thanks to Savchenko (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents on Tuesday released two women they had held captive thanks to the intervention of Nadya Savchenko — a Kiev-born female combat pilot who spent nearly two years in a Russian jail. …read more Source: The West...

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