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    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal

    Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, Russia’s security chief says. …read more Source: FOX...

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, Russia’s security chief says. Patrushev — a longtime associate of President Vladimir Putin who serves as the executive secretary of the presidential Security Council — made the remarks in a...

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Syrian vote must include refugees
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Syrian vote must include refugees

    MOSCOW (AP) — Syrian refugees should be given an opportunity to cast their ballots in the country’s future elections, Russia’s security chief has told The Associated Press, adding that the international community should focus on creating conditions for a free vote in Syria. However, demands for the immediate departure of Syrian...

    Separatist Leader Admits To Razing Ukrainian Village, Hails ‘Good’ Soviet Ideology
    Jan27

    Separatist Leader Admits To Razing Ukrainian Village, Hails ‘Good’ Soviet Ideology

    A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has admitted to burning down a village at the height of fighting more than a year ago, while praising a proposal for restoring the place. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    AP Exclusive: Putin Aide: Kiev Refuses to Honor Minsk Deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin Aide: Kiev Refuses to Honor Minsk Deal

    AP Exclusive: Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, Russia’s security chief says …read more Source: ABC...

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, Russia’s security chief says. Patrushev — a longtime associate of President Vladimir Putin who serves as the executive secretary of the presidential Security Council — made the remarks in a...

    Vladimir Lenin is having a really bad week
    Jan27

    Vladimir Lenin is having a really bad week

    MOSCOW – In Ukraine’s rebel-held east, statues of Vladimir Lenin still stand proud in most towns’ central squares — survivors of the symbol-smashing by backers of Ukraine’s Western-looking government. So an attempt Wednesday to destroy the main Lenin statue in the separatist capital of Donetsk was a rude reminder that not...

    Russia Will Brush Off Litvinenko Accusations—And There Is Little That Can Be Done About It
    Jan27

    Russia Will Brush Off Litvinenko Accusations—And There Is Little That Can Be Done About It

    The final report from the long-running inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko has re-ignited the controversy over what is undeniably the biggest assassination case seen in the U.K. for decades. The story has all the ingredients for a spy thriller, from secret poison to international conspiracy, but its implications...

    Ukrainian Police Fine PM’s Wife For Using Phone While Driving
    Jan27

    Ukrainian Police Fine PM’s Wife For Using Phone While Driving

    Traffic police in Kyiv have fined Terezia Yatsenyuk, the wife of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, for talking on a mobile phone while driving. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Less Corrupt Than a Year Ago: Transparency International
    Jan27

    Russia Less Corrupt Than a Year Ago: Transparency International

    Russia has improved its global standing with regards to corruption according to anti-fraud organization Transparency International’s annual league table for 2015. The ranking takes into account the transparency of each country’s public sector and rates it out of 100, with zero signifying little transparency and high corruption, while...