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No More Giveaways: US Wants Ukraine to Pay for Its ‘Assistance’
Jun25

No More Giveaways: US Wants Ukraine to Pay for Its ‘Assistance’

A bill on the Defense Department’s 2018 budget will include a provision about military assistance to Ukraine, including in the form of lethal weapons, Thornberry told The Hill on Thursday. “[The bill] includes military assistance to Ukraine and calls on the [Trump] Administration to provide lethal aid to the Ukrainians so that they can...

Putin Asks to Speed Up Reconstruction of Great Mithridates Stairs in Crimea
Jun25

Putin Asks to Speed Up Reconstruction of Great Mithridates Stairs in Crimea

KIEV (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Putin arrived in the Crimea and visited the International Children’s Center Artek. “Last year we took the decision and the entire year was spent solely on producing the design and estimate documentation, but the Crimean head is not the one to blame, there is common work supported by Moscow’s...

Putin’s Visits to Crimea Give New Impetus to Region’s Development – Crimea Head
Jun24

Putin’s Visits to Crimea Give New Impetus to Region’s Development – Crimea Head

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visits to the Crimean peninsula encourage the development of the region, Republic of Crimea Head Sergey Aksenov said Saturday. “The head of state pays constant attention to Crimea. Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] regularly comes to Crimea and Sevastopol on working visits and goes into...

OSCE Observers Claim of Arms Fire, Explosions Heard Near Patrol Cars in Ukraine
Jun24

OSCE Observers Claim of Arms Fire, Explosions Heard Near Patrol Cars in Ukraine

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on Saturday, a ceasefire timed to the summer harvest has come into force in eastern Ukraine. This is the fourth attempt this year at forcing the warring parties to lay down their arms and allow a peaceful life to resume in the Donbass region, torn by more than three years of fighting. “On 23 June an SMM patrol...

Russia’s Putin: Top Goal for Journalists Is ‘Do Not Offend’
Jun24

Russia’s Putin: Top Goal for Journalists Is ‘Do Not Offend’

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says the most important principle for journalists is to avoid upsetting those featured in their articles and television broadcasts. Journalists should ensure their work “won’t be offensive to those about whom they do their reports,” Putin said Saturday, according to a news agency. The...

Ukraine Appeals UK Court Ruling on Its $3 bln Russia Debt
Jun24

Ukraine Appeals UK Court Ruling on Its $3 bln Russia Debt

Heart of the matter Russia filed a lawsuit against Kiev in February 2016 after Ukraine defaulted on paying off a $3-billion loan by December 31, 2015. The $3 billion Eurobond debt was taken out by the government of Ukraine’s then President Viktor Yanukovych in December 2013, just two months before he was ousted by the February 2014 Maidan...

Politics: Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election
Jun24

Politics: Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election

Russia's interference was a multi-faceted, coordinated, and well-planned campaign aimed at undermining the backbone of democracy. It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in...

Donetsk Militia Registers Multiple ‘Harvest Truce’ Breaches by Ukrainian Troops
Jun24

Donetsk Militia Registers Multiple ‘Harvest Truce’ Breaches by Ukrainian Troops

DONETSK (Sputnik) — The truce, which was expected to last from June 24 until the end of August, was also violated twice near the city of Horlivka, north of the regional capital Donetsk. There were no immediate reports of casualties, the source said. “The ‘regime of calm’ has been violated seven times as of 2:00 a.m. [23:00GMT], twice in the...

French MPs Hope to Form Sister City Ties Between Crimea, South France
Jun24

French MPs Hope to Form Sister City Ties Between Crimea, South France

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French parliamentarians discussed on Friday the prospects of establishing parliamentary relations between the towns and cities of Crimea and those in the south of France with Russian lawmaker and former Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya, a member of French delegation said. “We would like that the...

Politics: ‘Her hubby is running a Ponzi scheme’: The FBI is probing Paul Manafort’s business dealings with his son-in-law
Jun23

Politics: ‘Her hubby is running a Ponzi scheme’: The FBI is probing Paul Manafort’s business dealings with his son-in-law

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, poured millions of dollars into real-estate deals brokered by his son-in-law, Jeff Yohai. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, poured millions of dollars into real-estate deals brokered by his son-in-law, Jeff Yohai. Those investments came...

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