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    Russian Embassies Compiled EU Blacklist in Response to Sanctions: Report
    May27

    Russian Embassies Compiled EU Blacklist in Response to Sanctions: Report

    In response to European Union sanctions on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s circle of allies, Russian embassies across Europe have compiled their own blacklist of Western politicians who are not to be allowed into the country, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis several European politicians have...

    NATO discusses membership path with Ukraine as fighting continues
    May27

    NATO discusses membership path with Ukraine as fighting continues

    At least nine people died over the last day in fighting that has flared in eastern Ukraine as both sides appear to be ignoring a cease-fire proclaimed more than three months ago, news reports from the embattled region said Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Biden Defends Cooperation With Russia Amid Ukraine Standoff
    May27

    Biden Defends Cooperation With Russia Amid Ukraine Standoff

    Vice President Joe Biden says the United States should pursue cooperation with Russia on areas of mutual interests as long as it is not “asked to back off matters of principles” crucial to the “security and well-being” of Washington and its allies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine
    May27

    Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many...

    Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness
    May27

    Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile… …read more Source:...

    Biden: US Stands With Ukraine to Fight Russian Aggression
    May27

    Biden: US Stands With Ukraine to Fight Russian Aggression

    The United States will stand by Ukraine to fight Russian aggression, which has become a prominent consideration for European security, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Biden said that supporting Ukraine is important for the future of the country, for the future of European security...

    Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea
    May27

    Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea

    Moscow (AFP) – A group of Russian divers said Wednesday they had found Byzantine-era ship wreckage in the Black Sea off Crimea that included a trove of 10th century pottery.The wreck was discovered off the coast of Sevastopol in Crimea, the peninsula with a rich history that Russia annexed last year from Ukraine, and could have come from a...

    Ukraine must keep up fight against corruption -VP Biden
    May27

    Ukraine must keep up fight against corruption -VP Biden

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government needs to investigate and prosecute corruption at all levels and implement… …read more Source:...

    WATCH: ‘Dramatic evidence’ of Ukraine ceasefire violation
    May27

    WATCH: ‘Dramatic evidence’ of Ukraine ceasefire violation

    A top NATO advisor said Ukrainian forces face “continual attacks,” as video emerged from a purported battle with Russian-backed separatists that would be in violation of a three-month ceasefire. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia Sees U.S. Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal
    May27

    Russia Sees U.S. Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal

    Russian officials were quick to claim Wednesday that a U.S. conspiracy is behind the corruption scandal that shook the world of international soccer. Early that morning, police in Switzerland complied with a U.S. request to arrest nine senior officials at FIFA, the sport’s governing body, as part of a far-reaching probe into decades of...