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    Russia Sentences Estonian to 15 Years for Spying
    Aug19

    Russia Sentences Estonian to 15 Years for Spying

    Russia sentenced an Estonian security officer to 15 years in prison for spying. The lawyer for Eston Kohver told reporters a regional court in the western Russian city of Pskov handed down the ruling Wednesday, finding Kohver guilty of spying, arms smuggling and violating border regulations. Russia said Kohver illegally crossed the border into...

    Ukraine Fighting Eases as Putin Blames Kyiv for Hostilities
    Aug18

    Ukraine Fighting Eases as Putin Blames Kyiv for Hostilities

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels eased Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Kyiv for a week of intense clashes that threatened to unravel a shaky cease-fire. Putin, on a visit to Russia-annexed Crimea, claimed Ukrainian troops and hardware are massing in the southeast. Russian media...

    Russian Court Backs Ex-Kremlin Internet ‘Troll’ in Lawsuit
    Aug18

    Russian Court Backs Ex-Kremlin Internet ‘Troll’ in Lawsuit

    A Russian court has awarded symbolic damages to an online Russian writer who claimed her employer’s main goal was churning out Internet propaganda favorable to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. In a ruling Monday, the court in St. Petersburg set the damages at one ruble – the penalty sought by plaintiff Lyudmila...

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Blame for Escalation in E. Ukraine
    Aug17

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Blame for Escalation in E. Ukraine

    Kyiv and Moscow are accusing each other of fueling tensions, as fighting in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced President Vladimir Putin’s arrival Monday in Crimea. In a Facebook posting, Poroshenko called the Russian leader’s visit to the Black Sea peninsula “a challenge to the...

    Russia Dismisses Iran General Visit as ‘Rumor’
    Aug17

    Russia Dismisses Iran General Visit as ‘Rumor’

    Russia is dismissing as “rumors” reports it hosted an Iranian general, despite a United Nations travel ban on such a visit. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “all commentaries” on these rumors have been made and there is nothing he can add to what he called a “chain of suspicions” from his American colleagues....

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. Critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. Russia added Dutch flowers to the fire just days after officials destroyed more than 500...

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. As VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov
    Aug13

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed “grave concern” to his Russian counterpart about a “sharp rise” in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine. A senior State Department official told reporters in Washington on Thursday that in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry urged “an...

    Kerry: ‘No’ Vote on Iran Could Fray Ties With Allies
    Aug12

    Kerry: ‘No’ Vote on Iran Could Fray Ties With Allies

    If the U.S. Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, that could destabilize the country’s relations with allies on other crucial issues, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday. “That is a recipe, quickly, my friends, for them to walk away from Ukraine, where they are already very dicey and ready to say, ‘Well, we have done...

    Truce Faltering as E. Ukraine Fighting Spikes
    Aug11

    Truce Faltering as E. Ukraine Fighting Spikes

    Intense clashes this week between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels are jeopardizing a fragile peace agreement and renewing concerns of a possible summer offensive. Ukrainian officials say it is the worst fighting since a cease-fire deal six months ago and may signal the start of a Russia-backed offensive by rebels in eastern Ukraine. A...

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