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    Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation
    Feb09

    Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation

    Russia has reiterated its opposition to the use of sanctions in international affairs, saying they are “rather destructive and harmful to both sides.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’— and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now
    Feb09

    Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’— and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now

    REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinRussian President Vladimir Putin has again scrambled his jets in a snap military drill meant to prepare his air force for a “time of war.” “In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and...

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?
    Feb09

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?

    MOSCOW — All died far from the front lines in circumstances unrelated to military action. They died in elaborate ambushes, car bomb attacks and, in one case, a booby-trapped elevator. The latest died Wednesday in an explosion in his office. The staccato of about half a dozen assassinations of commanders in the Russian-backed separatist army in...

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory
    Feb09

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory

    France’s top intelligence agency fears that Russia is trying to sway the upcoming presidential elections in favor of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. On Wednesday, the satirical weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné reported that France’s Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) believes a disinformation campaign coordinated...

    NATO Allies Lock In U.S. Support For Stand-Off With Russia
    Feb09

    NATO Allies Lock In U.S. Support For Stand-Off With Russia

    Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflecting alarm that the new, Russia-friendly U.S. president might try to stop more deployments in Europe.The agreement was signed just a few days before Trump’s inauguration, according to a document...

    Russia: Any deal with Trump unlikely to address the conflict in east Ukraine
    Feb09

    Russia: Any deal with Trump unlikely to address the conflict in east Ukraine

    “Right now, it’s not clear what we are preparing for.” …read more Source: Business...

    SitRep: Bannonism: Chaos, or Part of a Plan?; Russia Bristles at NATO Deployments; Moscow’s New Syria Buildup; The Battle for Raqqa; New Iranian Missile Test; Rebel Leaders in Ukraine Ending Up Dead
    Feb09

    SitRep: Bannonism: Chaos, or Part of a Plan?; Russia Bristles at NATO Deployments; Moscow’s New Syria Buildup; The Battle for Raqqa; New Iranian Missile Test; Rebel Leaders in Ukraine Ending Up Dead

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Bannonism. The first several weeks of the Trump administration have been intense, controversial, chaotic, and often confused. But that might very well be by design. The president’s chief advisor, Steve Bannon, has long espoused a Leninist philosophy that aims to bring the institutions of the state crashing...

    Pirates Kidnap Seven Russians, One Ukrainian Near Nigeria
    Feb09

    Pirates Kidnap Seven Russians, One Ukrainian Near Nigeria

    Pirates have kidnapped seven Russians and one Ukrainian after attacking a cargo ship off the Nigerian coast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, February 9, 2017
    Feb09

    The Morning Vertical, February 9, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: Moscow Sees Threat in NATO Deployment
    Feb09

    Report: Moscow Sees Threat in NATO Deployment

    Russia views the deployment of NATO troops and military hardware to the Baltic states, Poland and Germany as a threat and has no information about how and when the deployment will end, the RIA news agency reported Thursday. RIA cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov as saying Moscow was watching closely and would ensure that its own...