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    Baltic states mulling joint air defense system amid tensions with Russia
    May29

    Baltic states mulling joint air defense system amid tensions with Russia

    Baltic States are mulling a joint air defense system amid regional tensions with Russia. The defense minister of Lithuania says the possibility of deploying a medium-range defense system is being analyzed by the three states. He made the announcement after talks with his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine. The skies over the three...

    Putin bans ‘peacetime’ death reports
    May28

    Putin bans ‘peacetime’ death reports

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

    EU extends Syria sanctions over violent repression
    May28

    EU extends Syria sanctions over violent repression

    The European Union is extending its sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for another year as the Syrian civil war rages on. One more person has been added to the sanctions list on which “over 200 persons and 70 entities are targeted by EU sanctions over the violent...

    Kiev ready for Donbas talks only after local polls: Poroshenko
    May28

    Kiev ready for Donbas talks only after local polls: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian president says Kiev will hold talks with the leaders of Donetsk and Luhansk only after local elections in the two regions, which are currently controlled by pro-Russians. …read more Source:...

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

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

    Kremlin decree comes as reports point to a massing of Russian equipment close to the Ukraine bo… …read more Source:...

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

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

    Putin bans revealing 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: The Daily...

    Putin backs Blatter, says FIFA arrests shows U.S. meddling abroad
    May28

    Putin backs Blatter, says FIFA arrests shows U.S. meddling abroad

    By Darya Korsunskaya and Dmitriy Rogovitskiy Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia’s right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup on Thursday and accused the United States of meddling outside its jurisdiction in the arrest of top officials from world governing body FIFA. Putin said the arrests in Switzerland on Wednesday were an...

    Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a state secret
    May28

    Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime operations a state secret

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday 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” any “information...

    Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops on special missions
    May28

    Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops on special missions

    President Vladimir Putin on May 28 declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia optimistic about Ukraine crisis resolution: Lavrov
    May28

    Russia optimistic about Ukraine crisis resolution: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed optimism about a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine’s volatile east under the provisions of the February Minsk truce deal. Lavrov told a meeting of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots in Moscow on Thursday “There is a real chance today for a...

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