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    [Ticker] Yanukovych admits ‘responsibility’ for Maidan killings
    Jun23

    [Ticker] Yanukovych admits ‘responsibility’ for Maidan killings

    “I don’t deny my responsibility”, former Ukrainian president Yanukovych said in a BBC interview about the shooting of protesters in Kiev early 2014, which was followed by his overthrow and the Russia conflict. Yanukovych said he didn’t order violence, but “the security forces fulfilled their duties”....

    ‘This system produces rebels’: Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors
    Jun23

    ‘This system produces rebels’: Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors

    Moscow’s ‘smallest but noisiest playhouse’ perseveres with latest documentary project in the face of legal threats and eviction by the authorities Peering at the audience from behind metal mesh as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre have been retelling the story of a dozen people still in jail three years...

    Hitler’s invasion of Russia: From the archive, 23 June 1941
    Jun23

    Hitler’s invasion of Russia: From the archive, 23 June 1941

    The German military offensive breaks the non-aggression pact signed by both countries in 1939 The German invasion of Russia is much less of a surprise than was the Russo-German pact of August 23, 1939. It was not only that “Mein Kampf” was always the revelation of the sincere mind of Hitler. As late as April 11, 1939, in an almost raving speech...

    Ukraine’s intel chief: We weren’t ready
    Jun23

    Ukraine’s intel chief: We weren’t ready

    When undercover Russian troops first invaded Crimea last year, the Ukrainian government and military were wholly unprepared for the new brand of hybrid warfare they launched, Vitaly Naida, director of information security counterintelligence for Ukraine’s Security Service, told POLITICO. The Russian forces integrated traditional but covert...

    Vladimir Putin saved my life, says ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych
    Jun23

    Vladimir Putin saved my life, says ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

    The ousted leader refuses to comment on whether Crimea belongs to Ukraine or Russia and accepts some responsibility for the killings in Maidan …read more Source: The...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia as Ukraine conflict rumbles on
    Jun23

    EU extends sanctions against Russia as Ukraine conflict rumbles on

    Russian officials claim ‘view of the Russophobic lobby has prevailed’, while further extending ban of agricultural imports from European Union nationsThe European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation...

    Yanukovych regrets Ukraine bloodshed
    Jun23

    Yanukovych regrets Ukraine bloodshed

    Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych tells the BBC he accepts some responsibility for the killings that led to his overthrow. …read more Source:...

    Ceremonies in Moscow and Kyiv to remember the day the German army invaded the Soviet Union
    Jun22

    Ceremonies in Moscow and Kyiv to remember the day the German army invaded the Soviet Union

    A solemn ceremony in Moscow to commemorate the day the Great Patriotic War started. June 22 1941 was when the the German army turned east and crossed… …read more Source:...

    Russia prolongs food import ban in response to EU sanctions
    Jun22

    Russia prolongs food import ban in response to EU sanctions

    Russia will continue to ban numerous categories of food from Western countries for another six months because the European Union has prolonged its sanctions against Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.He ordered the government to prepare… …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Russia to extend EU counter-sanctions
    Jun22

    [Ticker] Russia to extend EU counter-sanctions

    Russia has indicated it will extend its ban on most EU food imports in reaction to the EU’s extension, Monday, of economic and Crimea sanctions. PM Medvedev said he had tasked a deputy to appeal to president Putin for the move. Putin’s spokesman, Peskov, said Russia will observe “reciprocity”. …read more Source:...

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