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    Investigators tie a Russian GRU officer to the 2014 downing of MH17 in Ukraine
    May28

    Investigators tie a Russian GRU officer to the 2014 downing of MH17 in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — A mysterious man wanted in connection with the deadly downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 appears to be a high-level Russian military intelligence officer, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    The FBI seeks to thwart a major cyberattack on Ukraine, officials and documents indicate
    May24

    The FBI seeks to thwart a major cyberattack on Ukraine, officials and documents indicate

    LONDON — The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Vladimir Putin opens a bridge to Crimea, cementing Russia’s hold on its neighbor
    May16

    Vladimir Putin opens a bridge to Crimea, cementing Russia’s hold on its neighbor

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin climbed aboard a large orange construction truck on Monday and drove it across a new 12-mile bridge to Crimea, inaugurating his latest megaproject and tightening Moscow’s claim to the disputed territory. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing
    May07

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing

    In terms of its military presence, Russia has rivaled the United States in recent years, launching major operations in Ukraine and Syria and having rising ambitions in the Arctic. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    As Ukraine seeks America’s missiles, it halts its cooperation with Robert Mueller’s probe
    May03

    As Ukraine seeks America’s missiles, it halts its cooperation with Robert Mueller’s probe

    KIEV, Ukraine — In the United States, Paul Manafort is facing prosecution on charges of money laundering and financial fraud stemming from his decade of work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now Nadiya Savchenko is accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.
    Mar29

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now Nadiya Savchenko is accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.

    KIEV, Ukraine – Two years ago, Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who had been taken prisoner by pro-Russian forces in the country’s east, returned from captivity to a tumultuous hero’s welcome. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Orange snow blankets Eastern Europe. There’s an explanation.
    Mar27

    Orange snow blankets Eastern Europe. There’s an explanation.

    The photos and videos haven’t been edited by the latest Instagram filter or otherwise digitally manipulated. Orange-tinted snow did blanket parts of Eastern Europe on Friday and over the weekend, creating eerie post-Apocalyptic scenes and baffling people from countries like Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova, the BBC reported....

    Analysis | With Vladimir Putin’s re-election, expect rising tensions with the West
    Mar19

    Analysis | With Vladimir Putin’s re-election, expect rising tensions with the West

    MOSCOW – When Russian President Vladimir Putin took the stage on a square outside the Kremlin to claim victory in Sunday’s national election, he did so at an open-air concert celebrating the fourth anniversary of his annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    World briefs: US decision to arm Ukraine angers Russian leaders, who warn of escalation
    Dec27

    World briefs: US decision to arm Ukraine angers Russian leaders, who warn of escalation

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s long-delayed decision to provide Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons signaled a new willingness to oppose Russian intervention in its neighbor, but has made European allies nervous that a recent hike in fighting could escalate. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia issues stern warning US is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine
    Dec24

    Russia issues stern warning US is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine

    Russian officials said Saturday that the U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to combat Russian-backed separatists will cause new bloodshed, as long-standing tensions between Washington and Moscow escalated over the 4-year-old conflict. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

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