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    Dutch-led investigators say Russian military missile shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014
    May24

    Dutch-led investigators say Russian military missile shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014

    The Kremlin could be found culpable for the deaths of 298 civilians, worsening tensions between Russia and the West. …read more Source: The Washington...

    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...

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now she’s accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.
    Mar28

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

    KIEV – Two years ago, Nadia 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. Today she is once again behind bars – only this time she’s been put there by Ukrainian authorities. Savchenko was arrested last week...

    Here are all the countries that just expelled Russian diplomats
    Mar27

    Here are all the countries that just expelled Russian diplomats

    BRUSSELS — Twenty-six countries around the world, including the United States, have announced plans to toss out Russian diplomats in an unusually coordinated response to a nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, England, that targeted a Russian ex-spy and his daughter. Affecting at least 150 people, it is the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since...

    After U.S. expels 60 diplomats, Russia does what it’s best at: trolling
    Mar27

    After U.S. expels 60 diplomats, Russia does what it’s best at: trolling

    When countries decide to expel diplomats, the measures are usually supposed to send a serious message: Enough is enough. Monday’s expulsion of more than 100 Russian spies and diplomats by two dozen countries may very well pose practical challenges to the Kremlin’s ability to gather intelligence overseas. In comparison to the measures...

    Watch a rocket carrying two Americans and one Russian blast into space
    Mar22

    Watch a rocket carrying two Americans and one Russian blast into space

    The United States and Russia seem to be in opposing camps on issue after issue of late. To list a few: the war in Syria, alleged interference in U.S. elections, Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and the poisoning of a former spy in Britain. Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed some of the U.S. concerns […] …read more...

    Occupied territory becomes home turf as Putin campaigns in Crimea

    Ukraine’s president denounced the Russian leader’s decision to hold a rally in the annexed region. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Putin condemned for saying Jews may have manipulated U.S. election
    Mar11

    Putin condemned for saying Jews may have manipulated U.S. election

    Jewish groups and U.S. lawmakers condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that the 2016 U.S. election may have been manipulated by Russian Jews. Putin’s remarks came during a long and occasionally surreal interview with NBC News on Saturday, in which he speculated that nearly anyone other than the Russian government...

    Ukrainian interpreter accused of spying for Russia participated in Trudeau talks
    Dec23

    Ukrainian interpreter accused of spying for Russia participated in Trudeau talks

    OTTAWA — The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prides itself on its close ties with Ukraine. Canada has signed a free-trade agreement with Ukraine, it is providing 200 soldiers to train their Ukrainian counterparts, and it recently decided to allow sales of automatic weapons to Ukraine’s army. So it is unlikely Trudeau was...

    Land mines in Ukraine’s east put it among world’s most dangerous areas for civilians
    Nov20

    Land mines in Ukraine’s east put it among world’s most dangerous areas for civilians

    Organizations that clear mines face faulty and incomplete information. …read more Source: The Washington...

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