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    Russia to Deploy Latest Air Defense Systems in Crimea
    Jul15

    Russia to Deploy Latest Air Defense Systems in Crimea

    Russia will deploy its most advanced S-400 air defense systems to the annexed Crimea peninsula in August, a military official said Friday. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    Kerry meets with Putin about cooperating against Islamic State in Syria
    Jul15

    Kerry meets with Putin about cooperating against Islamic State in Syria

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin about boosting military and intelligence cooperation against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria and told him that without “concrete, near-term steps,” diplomatic efforts to end the war could not go on indefinitely. Kerry met Putin for three hours at the Kremlin and their...

    Russia uses the law to put pressure on internet users
    Jul15

    Russia uses the law to put pressure on internet users

    More and more people in Russia are being given jail sentences for controversial posts on the internet. Simply questioning the annexation of Crimea is enough to lead to charges. Now, laws have been tightened once again. In Russia, the internet was once seen as the last refuge of free speech. As the state’s grip on television tightened and...

    UN sees possible war crimes in Ukraine
    Jul14

    UN sees possible war crimes in Ukraine

    Kiev: The United Nations (UN) on Thursday said Ukraine’s forces had indiscriminately shelled residents while pro-Russian insurgents and Kiev battalions had summarily killed civilians in what may have constituted “war crimes.” The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) study painted a bloody picture of inhumane treatment...

    Ukraine conflict: UN accuses both sides of abuses
    Jul14

    Ukraine conflict: UN accuses both sides of abuses

    The report accuses both sides in the conflict of indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas and summary executions. …read more Source: AL...

    NATO says no ‘meeting of minds’ with Russia
    Jul14

    NATO says no ‘meeting of minds’ with Russia

    NATO and Russia failed to overcome deep differences over Ukraine on July 13 in their first talks since the alliance approved a troop boost in Eastern Europe, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Over 3 million cigarette packets seized from vessel in Istanbul
    Jul14

    Over 3 million cigarette packets seized from vessel in Istanbul

    Over 3 million packages of smuggled cigarettes were seized during an operation on a Ukraine-flagged dry cargo vessel passing through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on July 14, the largest amount of cigarette packages ever seized on water …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    UN sees evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine
    Jul14

    UN sees evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine

    NNA – The United Nations on Thursday said Ukraine39;s forces had indiscriminately shelled residents while pro-Russian insurgents and Kiev battalions had summarily killed civilians in what may have c …read more Source: National News...

    Drone disrupts Ukraine’s parliament session
    Jul14

    Drone disrupts Ukraine’s parliament session

    It was another slow and quiet summer session Thursday in Ukraine’s parliament – until someone set off a drone inside the chamber, causing a ruckus. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Blind eye turned to arbitrary killings in Ukraine conflict: OHCHR
    Jul14

    Blind eye turned to arbitrary killings in Ukraine conflict: OHCHR

    A dangerous culture of impunity flourishes in Ukraine where arbitrary killings by Ukrainian forces or separatist groups are rarely prosecuted, a United Nations human rights report said Thursday …read more Source: The Daily...

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