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    Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist
    May30

    Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist

    The Hague (AFP) – Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.”Russia yesterday handed over a list of people to diverse EU embassies who may not enter Russia any longer,” Rutte said at a weekly...

    Why The Kremlin Has To Keep Lying
    May30

    Why The Kremlin Has To Keep Lying

    Moscow has long denied that its troops are fighting in Ukraine. When foreigners come knocking with pesky questions, the Russian reply is always incredulous: “Who, us?” But for a domestic audience, the strategy has been a little different. The Kremlin’s control of television allows it to lay out the prevailing narrative for most Russians,...

    Ex-Georgia President to Lead Ukraine’s Odessa Region
    May30

    Ex-Georgia President to Lead Ukraine’s Odessa Region

    Mikhail Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who has been working with Ukraine’s president as a nonstaff adviser since February, will be appointed as leader of the country’s Odessa region, multiple sources confirm. According to RBC.ua, a source in the presidential administration confirmed Friday that President Petro Poroshenko...

    Putin Declares Troop Deaths in Peacetime Are ‘State Secret’
    May30

    Putin Declares Troop Deaths in Peacetime Are ‘State Secret’

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has officially declared that information regarding the deaths of Russian armed forces in peacetime is a state secret. The new ruling will come into effective immediately, according to a presidential decree published by the Kremlin today. Previously, only losses of personnel sustained during an official declaration...

    Russian Troops Amassing Heavy Weaponry on Ukraine Border
    May30

    Russian Troops Amassing Heavy Weaponry on Ukraine Border

    Russian troops and armored vehicles are once again amassing on the Ukrainian border, as evidence for makeshift Russian bases, cross border shelling and Russian aggression in Ukraine continues to grow. Since Ukraine’s pro-European reform movement called the Euromaidan toppled the pro-Russian government of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych last...

    Russia’s Next Generation Fighter Jets ‘Will Be Superior to U.S.’
    May30

    Russia’s Next Generation Fighter Jets ‘Will Be Superior to U.S.’

    Russia is set to receive its first batch of next generation fighter jets by next year, promising they will surpass their U.S. counterparts, Russian air force sources told state news agency Itar Tass. In the meantime, the Russian military will continue renovating existing fighters. The fifth generation jets known as PAK-FA have been in development...

    Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region
    May30

    Poroshenko Considering Saakashvili For Governor Of Ukraine’s Odesa Region

    A Ukrainian government spokesman says President Petro Poroshenko is considering naming former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili the new governor of the southwestern Odesa region, an appointment that would likely exacerbate tensions between Kyiv and Moscow amid Ukraine’s shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists. …read more...

    Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S.
    May30

    Answer the Baltics’ S.O.S.

    NATO’s Baltic members—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—are formally asking the alliance to deploy a “brigade-level permanent allied military presence” on their territory to deter Russia from repeating its salami-slice invasion of Ukraine. NATO should swiftly approve this request. It’s the best way to prevent war and preserve the...

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History
    May29

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History

    Statues of Lenin continue to topple all over the country while memories of Nazi collaborators are cleaned up. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian
    May29

    Kremlin Denies Soldiers Captured In East Ukraine By Kiev Forces Are Russian

    Just 24 hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin passed a law that made information relating to Russian military casualties sustained during peacetime operations secret, the Kremlin has denied that two Russian men captured by Ukrainian armed forces are members of the regular Russian army. …read more Source: International Business...