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    Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees deaths secret
    May28

    Putin denies Russian troops are in Ukraine, decrees deaths secret

    MOSCOW — If there was one weak spot in Russian support for the Kremlin’s aims in Ukraine this year, it was the population’s strong aversion to sending in Russian troops — something Russia denies doing, despite mounting international evidence to the contrary. […] Russia can ignore that evidence — as well as any questions citizens...

    Norad jets train in Arctic as Russian flights close to North America increase
    May28

    Norad jets train in Arctic as Russian flights close to North America increase

    Fighter jets from Canada and the United States are to practise intercepting foreign aircraft high over the Arctic in the coming days as Russian military flights up to the edge of North American airspace increase.”This is probably the most active they’ve been since the end of the Cold War,” said Maj.-Gen. David Wheeler, commander...

    Pro-Russian Rebel Battalion Leader Buried in Eastern Ukraine, Following Lethal Ambush
    May28

    Pro-Russian Rebel Battalion Leader Buried in Eastern Ukraine, Following Lethal Ambush

    Alexey Mozgovoy, one of the most prominent separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine has been buried in rebel-held lands in Luhansk today, after he was shot in his car on Saturday night, local news agency Interfax reports. Mozgovoy led the pro-Russian Prizrak (Ghost) fighter battalion which has been operating in the Luhansk region of Ukraine’s...

    U.S. slams Russian push to classify military casualties as Ukraine coverup
    May28

    U.S. slams Russian push to classify military casualties as Ukraine coverup

    The State Department on Thursday slammed the Russian government’s move to make Russian military casualties classified, calling the decree a clear attempt by Moscow to hide the deaths of Russian soldiers during clandestine operations inside eastern Ukraine. “We see this as a misplaced effort to cover up what everyone knows …...

    Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
    May28

    Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

    The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Thursday makes it a state secret to divulge information about peacetime losses of Russian troops in “special operations.” U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in Washington, “We see this as a misplaced effort to cover up what everyone...

    Putin Fears Mountng Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret
    May28

    Putin Fears Mountng Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret

    When Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city of Debaltseve last February, after one of the fiercest battles in the conflict with Russian separatists, Western media outlets reported that scores of dead and injured Ukrainian soldiers were left on the snowy battlefield, too many for the Ukrainian army to carry as it escaped the city it once...

    Navalny Says Putin Will Stop At Nothing To Stay In Power
    May28

    Navalny Says Putin Will Stop At Nothing To Stay In Power

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to maintain his “monopoly on power” and accused the Russian president of launching a war against Ukraine in order to enrich himself and his inner circle. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace
    May28

    Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace

    Political opponents insisted that President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest decree was the result of Russian troops’ clandestine involvement in Ukraine fighting. …read more Source: The New York...

    Alleged Nazi war criminal dies in Quebec
    May28

    Alleged Nazi war criminal dies in Quebec

    MONTREAL – The lawyer for a Quebec man suspected of being a Nazi war criminal says his client has died.Orest Rudzik says Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after being ill for a lengthy period.The news comes a few weeks after the Russian Embassy in Ottawa called on the Harper government to support a criminal case against Katriuk.Earlier...

    Putin: Deaths of Russian Troops in Peacetime Should be Classified a State Secret
    May28

    Putin: Deaths of Russian Troops in Peacetime Should be Classified a State Secret

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a...