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    Ukraine’s separatists propose a new country: Little Russia. Kremlin denies any involvement
    Jul20

    Ukraine’s separatists propose a new country: Little Russia. Kremlin denies any involvement

    The Russian government said it was taken by surprise Tuesday when the rebel leader of a breakaway region of eastern Ukraine proposed the creation of a new nation state called Malorossiya, or Little Russia. The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, told reporters… …read more Source: Los...

    Attacker stabs six tourists — two fatally — at beach resort in Cairo
    Jul14

    Attacker stabs six tourists — two fatally — at beach resort in Cairo

    Two Ukrainian tourists were killed and four wounded by a knife-wielding attacker at an Egyptian Red Sea resort, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Friday. A man has been arrested and was being questioned in connection with the attack, the ministry said in a statement. The tourists were rushed to a… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Cyberattack causes disruptions in Europe; Ukraine reports serious intrusions
    Jun27

    Cyberattack causes disruptions in Europe; Ukraine reports serious intrusions

    A massive, international cyberattack using malicious data-scrambling software started in Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon before apparently reaching Russia’s top oil producer and quickly making its way across Europe. In Kiev, the Ukrainian government reported disruptions, including in the country’s… …read more Source: Los...

    Putin visits France in hopes of mending strained ties
    May30

    Putin visits France in hopes of mending strained ties

    In talks Monday at the royal palace of Versailles outside Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a variety of contentious issues, including the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and accusations of Russian interference in the recent French elections. … …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine blocks popular Russian-owned social media sites, saying it’s a matter of national security
    May19

    Ukraine blocks popular Russian-owned social media sites, saying it’s a matter of national security

    Ukraine’s new blocking of popular, Russian-owned social media sites has been met with opposition by human rights groups who consider the move to restrict access to information more in line with authoritarianism than democracy. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, compared the… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

    Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday in what Ukrainian police described as a contract hit probably ordered by Russia. Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko blamed the Kremlin for Voronenkov’s killing, saying Russia wanted to punish him for his testimony… …read more Source: Los...

    Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort hid payments from pro-Russian party, Ukrainian lawmaker says
    Mar21

    Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort hid payments from pro-Russian party, Ukrainian lawmaker says

    Pressure from Kiev and Washington is mounting on President Trump’s former campaign manager after a Ukrainian lawmaker released documents Tuesday he says prove Paul Manafort tried to hide payments received from Ukraine’s ousted former president through an offshore shell company. The new allegations… …read more Source: Los...

    In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?
    Mar08

    In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?

    The relationship between Russia and Belarus has never been an easy one. The two former Soviet republics have spent the last two decades on a roller coaster ride—sometimes allies, sometimes in the middle of heated public rows. Now, as Russia’s neighbors grow increasingly worried about Moscow’s ambitions… …read more Source:...

    Russians march to honor slain opposition leader and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
    Feb27

    Russians march to honor slain opposition leader and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

    Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday to mark the death of Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken opposition leader who was gunned down two years ago. The protesters chanted “Putin is a thief!” and “Give Crimea back!” and carried portraits of Nemtsov, who was one of the best known critics of Russian… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Residents in eastern Ukraine face worst fighting in years in war with Russian-backed separatists
    Feb16

    Residents in eastern Ukraine face worst fighting in years in war with Russian-backed separatists

    The news reached Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko via a morning phone call from an assistant: A rocket attack damaged 11 houses on the outskirts of the Ukrainian city. There were no casualties, but a major concern had become a reality: The escalation of fighting elsewhere in the nation in recent… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

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