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    Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August
    May27

    Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August

    KOLESNIKOVKA, (Voronezh Region) (Sputnik) — The Zhuravka-Millerovo stretch of Russia’s double-track electrified rail road bypassing Ukraine will become operational in August 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday. “The pace of laying the upper structure of the rail road on the stretches entrusted to the...

    Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank
    May27

    Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank

    The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to Jared Kushner that Russian banks could finance Trump associates' business ventures if US sanctions were lifted or relaxed. The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, that Russian banks could finance Trump...

    Russia Railway Troops to Finish Grading Works for Road Bypassing Ukraine in June
    May27

    Russia Railway Troops to Finish Grading Works for Road Bypassing Ukraine in June

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Railway Troops have finished 97 percent of the grading works as part of the construction of a railroad bypassing Ukraine and are expected to finalize the process in June, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday. “As of now 97 percent of grading works, which amounts to 9.6 million cubic...

    IMF Tranche to Kiev Not Happening Unless Kiev Sells Off Land, Raises Pension Age
    May27

    IMF Tranche to Kiev Not Happening Unless Kiev Sells Off Land, Raises Pension Age

    IMF officials’ latest fact-finding mission to Ukraine has concluded with some unpleasant news for Kiev. On Friday, a press statement put out on behalf of IMF Ukraine mission chief Ron van Rooden indicated that Ukraine would not be getting its next, fifth loan tranche until lawmakers approved the pension and land reform measures which the...

    President Kenyatta due to deliver ‘long-overdue’ address to G7
    May27

    President Kenyatta due to deliver ‘long-overdue’ address to G7

    President Kenyatta and Trump exchanged pleasantries at a concert in Italy/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Saturday expected to deliver a historic speech at the G7 Summit in Italy in what he describe as the long overdue inclusion of Africa in global decision making processes. President Kenyatta has been invited to speak...

    Politics: Russia just released this video of its elite Spetsnaz taking over a cargo ship
    May26

    Politics: Russia just released this video of its elite Spetsnaz taking over a cargo ship

    The video shows Spetsnaz troops storming the ship by air and sea, and then clearing the decks and halls. Russia just released a video of their elite Spetsnaz forces simulating a drilling rig rescue in Crimea — the region of Ukraine that Moscow illegally annexed in 2014. The training simulation was performed as “a response to the current...

    Politics: ‘Putin will be thrilled’: Former NATO ambassadors say Trump just dealt ‘a major blow’ to the alliance
    May25

    Politics: ‘Putin will be thrilled’: Former NATO ambassadors say Trump just dealt ‘a major blow’ to the alliance

    President Donald Trump drew backlash Thursday after he did not explicitly endorse Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's founding document. President Donald Trump drew backlash Thursday after he did not explicitly endorse Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s founding document during his summit with NATO...

    Civilians in East Ukraine Live Without Proper Medical Care – Russian UN Envoy
    May25

    Civilians in East Ukraine Live Without Proper Medical Care – Russian UN Envoy

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — He added that Russia continues to provide large-scale assistance to people in the region and noted that calls by humanitarian groups and human rights organizations to stop the blockade have not changed Ukraine’s policy. “As a result of the blockade imposed by Kiev over the last three years, civilians in the region...

    Exceptional Security: Goals of Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills in Crimea (VIDEO)
    May25

    Exceptional Security: Goals of Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills in Crimea (VIDEO)

    The maneuvers involved combat swimmers and paratroopers as well as armored vehicles, amphibious boats, drones and advanced reconnaissance equipment. “The results of the first stage of the exercise prove that FSB special purpose units are well prepared for counterterrorist missions at maritime facilities of different types,” the FSB reported in a...

    Politics: Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump’s advisers
    May25

    Politics: Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump’s advisers

    The Russian conversations centered on two top Trump campaign advisers. US spies were able to capture discussions revealing that senior Russian intelligence and government officials sought to sway Donald Trump’s opinion of Russia by way of his advisers, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing several current and former American...

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