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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...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine Ready to Exchange Over 200 Prisoners in Donbass – SBU
    May25

    Ukraine Ready to Exchange Over 200 Prisoners in Donbass – SBU

    KIEV (Sputnik) — In 2014, Kiev launched a military operation against self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and neighboring People’s Republic of Lugansk, when they refused to recognize the new Ukrainian government that came to power after a coup. “We have prepared for the exchange, I will tell the truth that we are ready to...

    Meanwhile, in Ukraine: Kiev Mulls Severing Rail Traffic With Russia
    May25

    Meanwhile, in Ukraine: Kiev Mulls Severing Rail Traffic With Russia

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukrainian government mulls severing rail passenger traffic with Russia starting in July, a Russian newspaper said Thursday citing a source close to authorities in Kiev. “Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July 1,” the source told the Kommersant newspaper. The reason for this is...

    Ukrainian Opposition Challenges Russian Websites Ban at Constitutional Court
    May24

    Ukrainian Opposition Challenges Russian Websites Ban at Constitutional Court

    KIEV (Sputnik) — According to Alexander Dolzhenkov, a lawmaker from the bloc, the decree violated the right for freedom of thought and speech, the right to express views and beliefs, and the right to use information that is guaranteed by the Ukrainian Constitution, the statement specified. “The Opposition Bloc faction and several independent...

    First Stage of Large-Scale Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills Over in Crimea
    May24

    First Stage of Large-Scale Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills Over in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The FSB said Tuesday that the units would conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29 and the drills would involve about 2,000 servicemen. It also said the two-stage drills would involve aircraft, sea vessels, armored vehicles, drones and advanced reconnaissance equipment. In March, the Russian...

    Trump’s 2018 Budget Requests $150 Million for Ukraine Security Assistance
    May24

    Trump’s 2018 Budget Requests $150 Million for Ukraine Security Assistance

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump’s proposed 2018 budget for the Department of Defense includes $150 million in assistance for Ukraine, according to a budget proposal released on Tuesday. “The FY [fiscal year] 2018 request includes $150.0 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to support Ukraine under the ‘Building Partnership...

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