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    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...

    Victims’ Relatives Expected Evidence of Russia’s Involvement in Malaysian Plane Crash
    Sep29

    Victims’ Relatives Expected Evidence of Russia’s Involvement in Malaysian Plane Crash

    Investigators say evidence shows the missile that downed a Malaysian aircraft on July 17, 2014 had been transferred from Russia to a rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine from where the plane was hit. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board the Boeing 777 were killed. Investigators say the Buk missile and the trailer from which it was...

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Respond to New Findings
    Sep28

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Respond to New Findings

    Relatives of people killed in Air Malaysia flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, spoke to journalists after a private briefing in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, on the latest findings of an international criminal probe that blamed Russia. (RFE/RL) …read more Source: Voice of...

    Prosecutors to Announce Launch Location of Rocket that Downed MH17
    Sep28

    Prosecutors to Announce Launch Location of Rocket that Downed MH17

    International prosecutors investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 are set to release their findings Wednesday. An earlier investigation launched by the Dutch Safety Board came to the conclusion that the plane was brought down by a Russian-made Buk missile, though the Kremlin has denied this claim. In a move...

    Central Europe Sees Anti-Immigration Fervor, No Migrants
    Sep27

    Central Europe Sees Anti-Immigration Fervor, No Migrants

    Together, Hungary and the Czech Republic took in just around 1,000 asylum-seekers last year. Still, rallying cries against migration have dominated the debates ahead of upcoming ballots in the two Central European countries. Along with Poland and Slovakia, they have also become the most vocal critics of the EU’s plan to share refugees...

    NATO Warns West Is ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS
    Sep27

    NATO Warns West Is ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS

    The West must step up its efforts to combat and counter the information war being waged by its opponents, according to NATO commanders. They warn that countries like Russia are exploiting the freedom of the press in Western media to spread disinformation. The term “hybrid warfare” is frequently used to describe the tactics used by the...

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