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    Russian Civilians Helping Assad Use Military Base Back Home – Witnesses
    Apr25

    Russian Civilians Helping Assad Use Military Base Back Home – Witnesses

    MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. Molkino in southwestern Russia is where the Russian 10th Special Forces Brigade is based,...

    Pompeo Confirms U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries
    Apr12

    Pompeo Confirms U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries

    CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo confirmed on Thursday that United States forces killed a couple hundred Russians in Syria back in February. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), during Pompeo’s confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state, questioned the adequacy of the Trump administration’s actions in...

    Trump Tweets Warning to Russia on Potential Missile Strike Against Syria: You Shouldn’t Partner With a ‘Gas Killing Animal’
    Apr11

    Trump Tweets Warning to Russia on Potential Missile Strike Against Syria: You Shouldn’t Partner With a ‘Gas Killing Animal’

    President Donald Trump tweeted a warning to Russia Wednesday morning regarding a potential missile strike in Syria. Trump directed his criticism toward Russia and its recent threats to shoot down American missiles that may be launched at Syria in retaliation for recent gas attacks on civilians by Russia and the Assad regime. Trump called Assad a...

    Military Set for Cyber Attacks on Foreign Infrastructure
    Apr10

    Military Set for Cyber Attacks on Foreign Infrastructure

    American military cyber warriors are ready to shut critical infrastructures in China and Russia during a future conflict by conducting cyber intrusions into their networks, according to the general set to lead Cyber Command. Both China and Russia have been detected conducting similar cyber battlefield reconnaissance against the U.S. networks used...

    U.S. Sanctions Russians Over ‘Malign Activity’
    Apr06

    U.S. Sanctions Russians Over ‘Malign Activity’

    By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, striking at associates of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for a range of activities, including alleged meddling...

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan on Tuesday became the first person to be sentenced as part of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. Van der Zwaan, whose father-in-law is Russian oligarch German Kahn, was sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 for lying to federal investigators about his relationship with officials in...

    Mattis: U.S. Nearly Bombed Russians in Syria a Second Time
    Mar28

    Mattis: U.S. Nearly Bombed Russians in Syria a Second Time

    U.S. military forces in the Middle East nearly bombed a group of Russian mercenaries working with pro-government forces in Syria for a second time, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis revealed Tuesday. Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, also defended the mass expulsion of Russian intelligence officers around the world in response to...

    U.S. to Expel 60 Russian Intelligence Agents, Close Seattle Consulate
    Mar26

    U.S. to Expel 60 Russian Intelligence Agents, Close Seattle Consulate

    The Trump administration carried out a mass expulsion of Russian intelligence officers from the United States on Monday in retaliation for Moscow’s assassination attempt against a defector in Britain. The 60 officers include 48 embassy and consulate officials and 12 Russians working at the Russian mission to the United Nations, said...

    Trump: ‘The Fake News Media Is Crazed’ Over Congratulating Putin on Election Victory
    Mar21

    Trump: ‘The Fake News Media Is Crazed’ Over Congratulating Putin on Election Victory

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday explained via Twitter his reasons for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection. The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that Trump’s briefing materials instructed him not to congratulate Putin, who won reelection on Sunday, when the two talked on the phone. It is unclear...

    CNN Reporter: Russians Have Been ‘Immensely Disappointed’ With Trump’s Presidency
    Mar19

    CNN Reporter: Russians Have Been ‘Immensely Disappointed’ With Trump’s Presidency

    CNN reporter Matthew Chance said on Sunday that Russian citizens are “immensely disappointed” with President Donald Trump’s tenure. Chance was reporting from Russia as voters went to the polls in an election easily won by President Vladimir Putin, given that his chief opponent wasn’t allowed to be on the ballot. Host...

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