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    Russian Official: We Are Working on Reopening Cuba, Vietnam Bases
    Oct07

    Russian Official: We Are Working on Reopening Cuba, Vietnam Bases

    With relations between Washington and Moscow deteriorating, Russian news agencies are quoting a top defense official as saying the possibility of reopening Russian military facilities in Cuba and Vietnam is under consideration. Asked Friday by lawmakers in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, if the Russian military might...

    Finland Accuses Russia of Violating Its Airspace
    Oct07

    Finland Accuses Russia of Violating Its Airspace

    Finland and the U.S. signed an agreement Friday to strengthen their military collaboration, in the wake of accusations that Russian fighter jets violated Finnish airspace the day before. Russia’s defense ministry quickly denied the accusations, saying their Su-27 military planes flew “in strict compliance with the international...

    Election in Ex-Soviet Georgia Seen as Test of Stability After Violence
    Oct06

    Election in Ex-Soviet Georgia Seen as Test of Stability After Violence

    A close parliamentary election in Georgia on Saturday is being seen as a test of stability in the ex-Soviet state after a car bombing and a shooting marred the runup to the vote. Crisscrossed by strategically important oil and gas pipelines and traditionally buffeted between Russia and the West, a fifth of Georgian territory remains under the...

    US-Russia Relations Go from Reset to Retrograde
    Oct06

    US-Russia Relations Go from Reset to Retrograde

    Russia on Wednesday suspended a three-year-old agreement with the United States on cooperation on nuclear and energy-related research — the latest move signifying a deteriorating bilateral relationship. “It’s frankly concerning,” a senior U.S. official told VOA on condition he not be named. Russian President Vladimir Putin on...

    Kerry: West Willing to Talk to Russia About Ukraine
    Oct04

    Kerry: West Willing to Talk to Russia About Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Western alliances are willing to work with Russia to seek solutions to end the unrest in Ukraine, but will stand firm on principles based on freedom and international law. Speaking Tuesday in Belgium, Kerry said NATO “does not seek to weaken, to contain or to divide their nation or any other...

    Russia: High-ranking Ukrainian Spy Arrested
    Oct03

    Russia: High-ranking Ukrainian Spy Arrested

    Russia’s FSB security service said on Monday it had arrested a senior Ukrainian intelligence officer for gathering secret information about Russian defense and security bodies. Ties between Moscow and Kiev have been tense since 2014, when, after a popular uprising toppled Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Russia annexed the Crimea...

    US Suspends Talks with Russia over Syria
    Oct03

    US Suspends Talks with Russia over Syria

    The U.S. is suspending Syria cease-fire talks with Russia, citing Moscow’s and Damascus’ continued military attacks against civilian targets. “This is not a decision that was taken lightly,” U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Though Washington “spared no effort” in trying to...

    Putin Orders Suspension of Plutonium Cleanup Program with US
    Oct03

    Putin Orders Suspension of Plutonium Cleanup Program with US

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Monday to suspend an agreement with the United States on disposing of weapons-grade plutonium, citing Washington’s “unfriendly actions”. It also claimed the United States was unable “to ensure the implementation of its obligations to utilize surplus weapons-grade...

    Russian Drugging Incident Raises US Concerns
    Oct03

    Russian Drugging Incident Raises US Concerns

    WASHINGTON — Two U.S. officials traveling with diplomatic passports were drugged while attending a conference in Russia last year, and one of them was hospitalized, in what officials have concluded was part of a wider, escalating pattern of harassment of U.S. diplomats by Russia. The incident at a hotel bar during a UN anti-corruption...

    Ukraine Marks 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar, WWII’s Worst Civilian Massacre
    Sep30

    Ukraine Marks 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar, WWII’s Worst Civilian Massacre

    On Thursday, Ukraine marked the 75th anniversary of the worst single massacre of civilians in World War II and one of the bloodiest war crimes in human history — the 1941 slaughter at Babi Yar. Nazi SS forces and Ukrainian collaborators murdered nearly 34,000 Jewish men, women and children over two days in a Kyiv forest. Almost all of the victims...

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