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Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17
May25

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

BUNNIK, Netherlands, (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors identified a Russian military unit on yesterday as the source of the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: Stabroek...

Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed Crimea
May16

Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed Crimea

THE KERCH STRAIT, (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula yesterday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. …read more Source: Stabroek...

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link
Jun28

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A major global cyber attack yesterday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The post Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link appeared...

Russian bank VEB says execs had talks with Trump son-in-law
Mar28

Russian bank VEB says execs had talks with Trump son-in-law

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed yesterday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. …read more Source: Stabroek...

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. blames Russia for new  violence in eastern Ukraine
Feb03

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. blames Russia for new violence in eastern Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blamed Russia yesterday for the recent surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and warned Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until Moscow returns Crimea to Kiev. …read more Source: Stabroek...

EU officials see no end to sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
Oct11

EU officials see no end to sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) – Top European Union and NATO officials called yesterday for continued dialogue with Moscow, while maintaining pressure on Russia over its actions in Ukraine and its support for Syria’s bombardment of civilians in Aleppo. …read more Source: Stabroek...

FBI probes possible US ties to corruption by former Ukraine president – CNN
Aug20

FBI probes possible US ties to corruption by former Ukraine president – CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI and US Justice Department are investigating possible US ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported yesterday, citing multiple US law enforcement officials. …read more Source:...

Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation
May27

Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation

KIEV, (Reuters) – Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia’s seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) said yesterday. …read more Source: Stabroek...

Russia’s Putin lashes Turkey, says Russian forces were in Ukraine
Dec18

Russia’s Putin lashes Turkey, says Russian forces were in Ukraine

MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russia’s Vladimir Putin subjected Turkey to a furious tirade yesterday, using barrack-room language to wonder aloud whether it had shot down a Russian warplane last month to curry favour with the United States. …read more Source: Stabroek...

Western leaders agreed to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months – diplomat
Nov22

Western leaders agreed to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months – diplomat

(Reuters) – Western leaders who met on the margins of last week’s Group of 20 summit in Turkey agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine by six months until July of next year, a senior European diplomat told Reuters. …read more Source: Stabroek...

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