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    U.S. objects as Putin drives truck opening bridge to ‘occupied Crimea’
    May16

    U.S. objects as Putin drives truck opening bridge to ‘occupied Crimea’

    by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 The United States has condemned Moscow’s opening of the Kerch Strait Bridge between Russia and Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin drove an orange Kamaz truck across the bridge as he opened the road to car traffic on May 15. “In different historical epochs, even under the tsar priests, people […]...

    Ukraine’s Dolphin Army Is Dead After Refusing Russian Military Takeover, Claims Kiev
    May16

    Ukraine’s Dolphin Army Is Dead After Refusing Russian Military Takeover, Claims Kiev

    The sea mammals were being trained in a Soviet-era facility in Sevastopol that breeds marine assistants for the navy. …read more Source:...

    US Envoy Visits Ukraine Frontlines
    May16

    US Envoy Visits Ukraine Frontlines

    Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east is entering its fifth year. Since February, there has been an uptick in fighting along the 450-kilometer contact line. The United States’ Special Envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, along with U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, took a trip to the front lines Tuesday to witness...

    Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat.
    May16

    Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat.

    President Vladimir Putin’s handlers had thought of nearly everything for the christening of a $4 billion bridge linking Russia to Crimea. Dressed in blue jeans and ditching his tie, Putin jumped into the driver’s seat of an orange dump truck Tuesday and drove across the bridge with cameras recording every move. One camera in the cab...

    The cat's out of the bag (and on the bridge): Did this kitty beat Vladimir Putin across Crimean span?
    May16

    The cat's out of the bag (and on the bridge): Did this kitty beat Vladimir Putin across Crimean span?

    The contentious bridge linking Russia to Crimea has prompted another controversy, this one over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ceremonial first crossing actually came in second — to a cat. Putin proudly drove a bright orange, Russian-built truck across the Kerch Strait Bridge Tuesday. …read more Source: USA...

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine
    May16

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

    Moscow is protesting the arrest of a Russian journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine
    May16

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

    Moscow is protesting the arrest of a Russian journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive
    May16

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive

    KERCH (Reuters) – Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking… …read more Source: U.S....

    US Envoy to Ukraine Anticipates Russian Return to Talks
    May16

    US Envoy to Ukraine Anticipates Russian Return to Talks

    Amid rumors among Russian media outlets that Moscow’s top envoy to Ukrainian peace negotiations has resigned, the top U.S. interlocutor says he expects Russia to return to the table with a peacekeeping proposal. U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, who last met with his Russian counterpart Vladislav Surkov in...

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained
    May16

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained

    What happened when Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner took that meeting? What really happened at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016? The answer to this question could be the key to understanding whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians — or whether the whole Trump-Russia scandal really is, as participants claim, a nothingburger. On...