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    New State of ‘Little Russia’ Declared in Ukraine as Russian-Backed Rebels Plot to Take Over the Whole Country
    Jul18

    New State of ‘Little Russia’ Declared in Ukraine as Russian-Backed Rebels Plot to Take Over the Whole Country

    Ukraine’s president has dismissed the move as coming straight from the Kremlin. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russia rebel leader suggests breakaway region could become ‘Little Russia’
    Jul18

    Pro-Russia rebel leader suggests breakaway region could become ‘Little Russia’

    Alexander Zakharchenko described his plan to create a new state as a ‘peaceful’ solution to Ukraine-Russia relations, though the announcement drew swift outcry. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Chechnya becoming major player in rebuilding war-torn Syria
    Jul18

    Chechnya becoming major player in rebuilding war-torn Syria

    […] ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. The Kadyrov Foundation, one of Russia’s wealthiest charities, has spent millions bringing Western celebrities to Chechnya, buying sports cars for athletes and...

    Ukraine Separatists Criticized Over Call For Creation Of ‘Little Russia’
    Jul18

    Ukraine Separatists Criticized Over Call For Creation Of ‘Little Russia’

    Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region have announced what they say is the creation of a new state called Malorossia, or Little Russia, a declaration that was swiftly condemned by Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: NY Prosecutors Issue New Subpoena For Manafort Bank Records
    Jul18

    Report: NY Prosecutors Issue New Subpoena For Manafort Bank Records

    New York prosecutors have issued a subpoena seeking bank records from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort related to real estate loans of up to $16 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has ordered the Federal Savings Bank, a small Chicago bank whose loans to Manafort make up...

    Marines Hit Ukraine Beaches, In ‘Most Realistic’ Drills
    Jul18

    Marines Hit Ukraine Beaches, In ‘Most Realistic’ Drills

    Military exercises in the Black Sea are the “most realistic” ever staged by the 17 participating nations, according to the U.S. commander there. The 20th annual Sea Breeze exercises come amid ongoing tensions with Russia, which has buzzed U.S. craft this year. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Pro-Russian rebel leader in E. Ukraine unveils plan for new state
    Jul18

    Pro-Russian rebel leader in E. Ukraine unveils plan for new state

    The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine announced proposals to abolish Ukraine and create a new state in its place. …read more Source:...

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace Ukraine
    Jul18

    Separatists proclaim a new state to replace Ukraine

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Will the U.S. Return Russia’s Diplomatic Compounds?
    Jul18

    Will the U.S. Return Russia’s Diplomatic Compounds?

    Russia said two Russian diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland seized by the Obama administration in retaliation for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election are no closer to being returned after talks Monday in Washington—and warned of a strong response.“We came up with a number of ideas on how to achieve a visible and tangible...

    Russia is waging global cyberwar and the U.S. is silent
    Jul18

    Russia is waging global cyberwar and the U.S. is silent

    By the time anyone noticed the problem, it was far too late. Hackers had compromised the network of a popular Ukraine-based maker of tax software with malware as far back as April, then waited until June 27 before pushing out a malicious update. It quickly spread across the globe, infecting multinational businesses like shipping giant Maersk and...