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    North Korean spies were tricked into stealing fake missile plans
    Aug25

    North Korean spies were tricked into stealing fake missile plans

    They just couldn’t resist. Two North Korean spies were caught on camera stealing what they thought were top-secret missile designs — giddily snapping pictures of the plans — which in reality, were completely fake. The gullible government agents were tricked by authorities in Ukraine during a 2011 sting operation, according to CNN. Officials...

    US and Russian envoys to discuss Ukraine soon: Russian Foreign Minister
    Aug06

    US and Russian envoys to discuss Ukraine soon: Russian Foreign Minister

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that the United States’ special representative on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, would soon meet a senior aide to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Lavrov, who earlier discussed the Ukraine crisis and other hot international issues with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, did...

    Manafort’s former biz pal an ‘upper-echelon’ Russian mobster: report
    Jul27

    Manafort’s former biz pal an ‘upper-echelon’ Russian mobster: report

    The feds have identified a former business associate of President Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort as an “upper-echelon [associate] of Russian organized crime,” NBC News reported Wednesday. The revelation came in a 115-page filing as part of the Department of Justice’s case against Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch who was...

    House hits Russia with new sanctions, curbs Trump’s authority to ease penalties
    Jul26

    House hits Russia with new sanctions, curbs Trump’s authority to ease penalties

    The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions. The new penalties are aimed at rebuking Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Lawmakers voted 419-3 to pass the bill, which prevents President Donald Trump from...

    Kremlin warns US against supporting Ukraine with weapons
    Jul25

    Kremlin warns US against supporting Ukraine with weapons

    MOSCOW – Any U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons would set back peace efforts and escalate tensions, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. The Kremlin was referring to an interview given by U.S. special envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, to Britain’s broadcaster BBC, in which he said that Washington was actively reviewing whether...

    Congress agrees on Russia sanctions, setting up showdown with Trump
    Jul23

    Congress agrees on Russia sanctions, setting up showdown with Trump

    Congressional negotiators from both parties agreed Saturday on a bill to punish Moscow for meddling in the US presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. The measure would handcuff President Trump’s ability to ease the sanctions on his own. Trump would have to explain to Congress why he wants to ease…...

    Paul Manafort’s shady deal with Ukrainian party makes no sense
    Jul16

    Paul Manafort’s shady deal with Ukrainian party makes no sense

    More evidence emerged Saturday of the shady operations of the Kremlin-linked Ukraine political party that hired Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort as a consultant. Somehow, the money Manafort told US authorities he earned in 2012 and 2013 from Ukraine’s Party of Regions exceeded what the party said was its entire operating budget,...

    Russia must ease tension with Ukraine: Tillerson
    Jul10

    Russia must ease tension with Ukraine: Tillerson

    Russia must make good on reducing tensions in Ukraine if it wants to have a better relationship with the United States, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. “It is necessary for Russia to take the first steps to de-escalate the situation in the eastern part of Ukraine, in particular by respecting the ceasefire,”… …read...

    Ukraine eyes Russian security services in massive cyberattack
    Jul01

    Ukraine eyes Russian security services in massive cyberattack

    Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack on the country, with the aim of destroying important data and spreading panic. The SBU, Ukraine’s state security service, said the attack, which started in Ukraine and spread around the world on Tuesday, was by the same hackers who attacked…...

    Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent with government
    Jun28

    Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent with government

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. Manafort says in a Justice...

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