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    Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine
    Oct17

    Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine

    A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilize an already fragile ceasefire. …read more Source:...

    Lithuania wants Gorbachev to testify in war crimes trial
    Oct17

    Lithuania wants Gorbachev to testify in war crimes trial

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian court has called former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to testify in a mass trial related to the 1991 crackdown on the country’s independence movement. Gorbachev and Russian authorities haven’t answered previous requests so it’s unlikely he would comply with Monday’s request from the...

    Separatists Vow Revenge After Top Commander Killed In Eastern Ukraine
    Oct17

    Separatists Vow Revenge After Top Commander Killed In Eastern Ukraine

    A top Russian commander for Russia-backed separatists in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk has died in an apparent assassination. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Warlord ‘Motorola’ killed in lift bombing
    Oct17

    Warlord ‘Motorola’ killed in lift bombing

    A notorious separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has been killed when a bomb went off in the lift of his apartment building. …read more Source: Sky...

    Russia Set To Unveil Cultural, Orthodox Jewel On The Seine
    Oct17

    Russia Set To Unveil Cultural, Orthodox Jewel On The Seine

    A massive Russian “spiritual and cultural center,” crowned by a golden-domed Orthodox cathedral, opens its gates in downtown Paris this week, thrusting Russian religious and political outreach to the fore in one of Europe’s most prestigious and influential capitals. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    [Ticker] Swedish general attacks Nord Stream II gas project
    Oct17

    [Ticker] Swedish general attacks Nord Stream II gas project

    Sweden should “think twice” about letting Russia use the Gotland harbour zone to build the Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Germany, armed forces chief Micael Byden has said. The general told the SVT broadcaster that building the pipeline would involve giving Russian armed forces access to the infrastructure at a time when Moscow, by...

    Pro-Russia rebel commander killed in Ukraine bombing (AFP)
    Oct17

    Pro-Russia rebel commander killed in Ukraine bombing (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels announced three days of mourning on Monday after notorious rebel commander Arseny Pavlov, known as “Motorola”, was killed in a lift bombing. …read more Source: The West...

    Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT says loses UK banking services
    Oct17

    Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT says loses UK banking services

    State-funded Russian broadcaster RT complained on Monday that NatWest had withdrawn its banking services in Britain without explanation, questioning how the move squared with the right to freedom of speech. RT published NatWest’s letter on its web site, saying that the bank, which is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, had reached the...

    [Ticker] British bank freezes Russia Today accounts
    Oct17

    [Ticker] British bank freezes Russia Today accounts

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has frozen the accounts of Russian Russia Today (RT), the propaganda outlet’s head, Margarita Simonyan, said on Monday. It was unclear if the move was prompted by the British government, which had threatened to increase sanctions on Russia. RT has published fake stories, including ones designed to stir...

    East Ukraine Rebels Vow ‘No Mercy’ After Commander Death
    Oct17

    East Ukraine Rebels Vow ‘No Mercy’ After Commander Death

    Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have threatened to show “no mercy” to government agents in their response to the death of one of their commanders. Arsen Pavlov, a Russian-born fighter who used the alias Motorola, was confirmed killed in a blast inside the elevator of his apartment building Sunday by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry....