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    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...

    Russia’s FSB Spetsnaz Set to Hold Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Drills in Crimea
    May24

    Russia’s FSB Spetsnaz Set to Hold Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Drills in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Special purpose units of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) will conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29, the FSB announced. “A total of about 2,000 servicemen will take part in the exercise,” the FSB said in a statement. According to the statement, the two-stage drills will involve...

    Upping the Bloodshed: Ukraine Breaches Embargo to Fuel South Sudan Civil War
    May24

    Upping the Bloodshed: Ukraine Breaches Embargo to Fuel South Sudan Civil War

    In Imvepi, northern Uganda, men, women and children queue for food and water of questionable drinkability in the intense heat of the north-east African sun, at a hastily constructed refugee camp. These unfortunate individuals have all fled — mostly on foot — across the South Sudan border, escaping ever-burgeoning bloodshed in their home country....

    Ukraine Must Scrap Ban on Russian Social Media – Reporters Without Borders
    May23

    Ukraine Must Scrap Ban on Russian Social Media – Reporters Without Borders

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to expand the list of sanctioned Russian individuals and legal entities. In particular, Ukraine has imposed sanctions on a number of Russian media, popular social networks like VKontakte and...

    Ukrainian Hacker Sentenced to Jail in US for Role in Massive Fraud Scheme
    May23

    Ukrainian Hacker Sentenced to Jail in US for Role in Massive Fraud Scheme

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Ukrainian citizen Vadym Iermolovych was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme, US Department of Justice announced in a press release Monday. “A Ukrainian hacker was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in an international scheme to hack...

    Got the Picture: Kiev Says Complete Ban on Russian Social Networks Impossible
    May22

    Got the Picture: Kiev Says Complete Ban on Russian Social Networks Impossible

    KIEV (Sputnik) – It is impossible to completely block the Russian social networks in Ukraine, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration Dmitry Shimkiv said on Monday, adding that the reduction of the networks’ audience would be an achievement for the Ukrainian authorities. “It is really impossible to ban [Russian social...

    Don’t Have It? Steal It! Ukraine Moves to Confiscate Coal Shipments From Donbass
    May21

    Don’t Have It? Steal It! Ukraine Moves to Confiscate Coal Shipments From Donbass

    Earlier Ukrainian Energy Minister Igor Nasalik issued directives to revenue and customs agencies to confiscate coal shipments originating from Donetsk and Lugansk regions – a decision prompted by an energy crisis that erupted following the economic blockade imposed against these territories by Ukrainian forces. In late January, a group of former...

    Kiev Pins Hopes on Chinese Investment Amid Lukewarm Reception From EU
    May21

    Kiev Pins Hopes on Chinese Investment Amid Lukewarm Reception From EU

    On Friday, the Kiev City State Administration signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese consortium for the construction of a fourth underground railway line for the city’s subway system. The consortium, which includes the China Railway International Group and the China Pacific Construction Group, will oversee the 30 billion...

    Blast Hits Office of Ukraine’s Right Wing Party in Kiev, No Casualties Resulted
    May21

    Blast Hits Office of Ukraine’s Right Wing Party in Kiev, No Casualties Resulted

    KIEV (Sputnik) — An explosion hit the office of Ukraine’s right-wing party The Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists in the country’s capital of Kiev, local media reported. According to Hromadske TV broadcaster, no one was injured. Unknown individuals threw a combat grenade into the building, the same reports suggested. The police is...

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