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    Ukraine bans Russian news agency
    May24

    Ukraine bans Russian news agency

    Kiev: Ukraine banned Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday, a week after detaining one of its journalists in Kiev and accusing him of treason. This decision was not linked to the investigation of RIA’s activities in Ukraine, but was part of a new wave of sanctions against the Russian Federation. According to the new...

    Cyber firms warn on suspected Russian plan to attack Ukraine
    May24

    Cyber firms warn on suspected Russian plan to attack Ukraine

    MOSCOW: Cisco Systems Inc on Wednesday warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine. Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence unit said it has high confidence that the Russian...

    Russian bikers, Crimeans cross ‘Putin’s bridge’ in inaugural drive
    May16

    Russian bikers, Crimeans cross ‘Putin’s bridge’ in inaugural drive

    KERCH: Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking Crimea with Russia on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday unveiled the new bridge to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. He chatted to workmen in overalls and drove a...

    Ukraine raids Kiev offices of Russian state media
    May15

    Ukraine raids Kiev offices of Russian state media

    Kiev: Ukraine’s security service raided the Kiev offices of Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday, detaining one journalist who was accused of treason. The searches took place with relations between Moscow and Kiev already extremely strained over Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea and accusations that it fuelled a...

    ‘Trucker’ Putin opens Russia bridge
    May15

    ‘Trucker’ Putin opens Russia bridge

    THE KERCH STRAIT: Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. Putin, at the wheel of an orange heavy KAMAZ dump-truck, drove the full 19 km...

    Ukraine rebels parade banned tanks on Victory Day
    May09

    Ukraine rebels parade banned tanks on Victory Day

    Donetsk: Thousands gathered on Wednesday in Ukraine’s rebel capital to watch a parade of banned tanks and artillery to celebrate the Soviet Union’s World War II victory over Nazi Germany. The display of such heavy weaponry used by Kremlin-backed rebels during their four-year conflict with government forces violates the terms of a 2015...

    Germany assumes Russia behind recent cyber attack
    Apr15

    Germany assumes Russia behind recent cyber attack

    BERLIN: The German government has to assume that a cyber attack on its Foreign Ministry stemmed from Russia, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the broadcaster ZDF on Sunday. Maas listed a series of what he called problematic actions by Moscow, including the lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a poison gas attack in...

    Hungarian avoids jail for fighting with Ukraine rebels
    Apr03

    Hungarian avoids jail for fighting with Ukraine rebels

    BUDAPEST: A Hungarian man was handed a two-year suspended jail term Tuesday for fighting with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in the first ruling of its kind in Hungary. 
Krisztian L., 43, was convicted by a judge in Szekszard for “prohibited recruitment into an armed group participating in armed clashes”. 
Explaining...

    Ukraine detains MP over attack plot: Prosecutor
    Mar22

    Ukraine detains MP over attack plot: Prosecutor

    KIEV: Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, was detained on Thursday over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said. “She was detained after the prosecutor general read out her indictment,” the prosecutor’s spokesman Andriy Lysenko said by phone hours after lawmakers...

    No budging on Crimea, says Putin
    Mar11

    No budging on Crimea, says Putin

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released on Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll. “What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the Russian...

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