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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’
    Aug19

    Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’

    An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for espionage. ||| Moscow/Tallinn – An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet...

    US boxer Roy Jones Jr. asks Putin for Russian citizenship
    Aug19

    US boxer Roy Jones Jr. asks Putin for Russian citizenship

    MOSCOW (AP) — American former world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship over a cup of tea.Jones’ promoter told the R-Sport news agency two years ago that the boxer wanted a Russian passport.During Wednesday’s meeting, Putin wished Jones success doing business in Russia and...

    Russia Ukraine News: Amid Escalating Fears Of War, Lavrov Presses Germany, France On Peace Treaty
    Aug19

    Russia Ukraine News: Amid Escalating Fears Of War, Lavrov Presses Germany, France On Peace Treaty

    German and French leaders should press Ukraine harder to implement the peace plan in eastern Ukraine that was signed in February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Vladimir Putin Says ‘Glad’ to Give US Boxing Star Russian Passport
    Aug19

    Vladimir Putin Says ‘Glad’ to Give US Boxing Star Russian Passport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be glad to grant a request for Russian citizenship from US boxer Roy Jones Jr as the multiple world champion visited Russian-annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria Moves Closer to Deal with Poland for MiG-29s Repair
    Aug19

    Bulgaria Moves Closer to Deal with Poland for MiG-29s Repair

    Bulgaria’s government approved on Wednesday a draft agreement on defence cooperation with Poland, moving a step closer to a deal for the repair of Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jets by Polish military aircraft works. The document provides for cooperation in various areas of military partnership between the two NATO member states...

    Russian FM: Putin open to meeting Obama at UN in September
    Aug19

    Russian FM: Putin open to meeting Obama at UN in September

    Jared M. FeldschreiberSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama would be possible if the White House initiates it. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian Prosecutors Seek 23-year Sentence for Crimean Filmmaker
    Aug19

    Russian Prosecutors Seek 23-year Sentence for Crimean Filmmaker

    Public prosecutors in Russia’s Rostov region on Wednesday asked judges for a 23-year sentence against a Ukrainian film director. Oleg Sentsov faces charges of leading a terrorist group and acts of terrorism. Critics have dismissed Sentsov’s prosecution as revenge — a Crimean native, he was a vocal opponent of Russia’s 2014...

    Off Crimea, Putin Plunges Into Sea Of Memes
    Aug19

    Off Crimea, Putin Plunges Into Sea Of Memes

    Russia’s president submerges himself in Crimea’s waters and the Internet reacts. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says ‘glad’ to give US boxing star Russian passport
    Aug19

    Putin says ‘glad’ to give US boxing star Russian passport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be glad to grant a request for Russian citizenship from US boxer Roy Jones Jr as the multiple world champion visited Russian-annexed Crimea. …read more Source: The Sunday...

    NATO expresses “serious concern,” calls for restraint in Ukraine
    Aug19

    NATO expresses “serious concern,” calls for restraint in Ukraine

    Brussels (dpa) – NATO allies called Wednesday on all parties in eastern Ukraine to “de-escalate tensions and exercise restraint,” according to a spokesperson for the military alliance, while expressing “serious concern” at a recent surge in… …read more Source:...