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Ukraine Drafting Legislation to Restore State Sovereignty Over Donbass
Jun16

Ukraine Drafting Legislation to Restore State Sovereignty Over Donbass

KIEV (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, foreign policy, security and defense experts along with public authorities participated in the discussion of the bill. “The concept of the law was supported in general… we received many suggestions and remarks, most of which will be taken into account when preparing the final version of the bill that will be...

Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia
Jun16

Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia

MOSCOW – Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia. The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI...

Time for Maidan 3.0? Nearly Three Quarters of Ukrainians Fear New Mass Protests
Jun16

Time for Maidan 3.0? Nearly Three Quarters of Ukrainians Fear New Mass Protests

According to the survey, which polled 2,000 people age 18 and over across Ukraine between May 19-25, only 21% of respondents agreed with the statement that their country was ‘in a state of development’. Over 60% of respondents said that they’ve felt a worsening of their personal financial situation over the past year. 60% said they...

Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran, Russia
Jun15

Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran, Russia

WASHINGTON – A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly Thursday, 98-2, more than five months after U.S....

Putin: Living Standards’ Fall in Ukraine May Lead to Hygienic Problems
Jun15

Putin: Living Standards’ Fall in Ukraine May Lead to Hygienic Problems

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Commenting on the situation in Ukraine, Putin noted that the average salary in Ukraine fell in the last few years from $450-460 a month to $251 a month, while gas costs rose three times and even more for the general population. “Hot and cold water [costs] have gone up 200% respectively, old age pensions fell 45%. So, when it...

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions against Russia
Jun15

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions against Russia

Germany and Austria have voiced sharp criticism of the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow because they could affect European businesses involved in piping Russian natural gas to Europe. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals over its interference in the U.S....

Putin denounces latest sanctions passed by US Senate
Jun15

Putin denounces latest sanctions passed by US Senate

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed fresh sanctions approved by the US Senate as coming “out of nowhere” and motivated by domestic politics and historical efforts by the West to “contain” Russia. “We know that currently there is a bill in the US Senate regarding toughening sanctions. Why? Nothing extraordinary is happening. Why...

Russia Scandal: Senate backs sanctions on country over US election hacking
Jun15

Russia Scandal: Senate backs sanctions on country over US election hacking

This new bill would give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law. The US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to punish Russia over its alleged election meddling, passing a bill that would bar President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing existing sanctions on Moscow.The vote at a time of...

CIA Closely Monitored Ukraine in 2014 – Putin
Jun15

CIA Closely Monitored Ukraine in 2014 – Putin

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) closely monitored Ukraine in 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with US filmmaker Oliver Stone. “The CIA watched it [Ukraine] very closely. All you need is to look at how the events unfolded. After [then Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych announced that...

Putin Vows to Defend Crimea With All Possible Means
Jun15

Putin Vows to Defend Crimea With All Possible Means

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia in case of a threat to Crimea will defend it with all available means, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “After Crimea became a fully-fledged part of the Russian Federation, our attitude to this territory radically changed. And if we see a threat to our territory — and the Crimea is our territory — we, like any...

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