Swiss fighter jets approach Putin’s delegation plane over Geneva

 Monday, August 19, 2019 1:00:52 PM The plane with the Russian delegation and Russian government media journalists was accompanied by two Swiss Air Force fighter jets over Geneva for several minutes, reports RIA Novosti. The Russian government delegation and journalists were on their way to cover the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron in France.

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France’s Macron Urges Putin to Respect Democracy

The French president told Vladimir Putin on Monday that Moscow must abide by fundamental democratic principles. French President Emmanuel Macron told Vladimir Putin on Monday that Moscow must abide by fundamental democratic principles, and that it was right to keep a dialogue between the countries to move forward on international crises. Macron, who was hosting Putin at his summer residence in southern

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Pro-Moscow Rebels Reject Evidence of Russian Tanks in Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have rejected newly published evidence of Russia’s military involvement in one of the deadliest battles of Ukraine’s five-year conflict. The battle of Ilovaysk, which pitted Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed rebels in August 2014, resulted in hundreds of deaths on both sides. Russia has consistently denied that it has provided arms or troops to eastern Ukrainian separatists

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Moscow officials reportedly expect higher turnout in next month’s elections, thanks to ‘protest voters’

Officials in Russia’s capital expect turnout in next month’s City Duma elections to reach 30 percent, thanks in part to a wave of “protest voting,” sources close to the Moscow Mayor’s Office tell the newspaper Vedomosti.  City officials will also rely on traditional methods to boost turnout, according to Vedomosti. For example, staff at social-services centers will encourage people to vote in

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Ukraine launches investigation into IMAX cinemas in annexed Crimea

 Monday, August 19, 2019 10:00:26 AM The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has taken note of recent media reports that the Canadian company IMAX and other western cinema companies are operating in annexed Crimea. “After verifying the information, if there is reason to, the SBU will commence with a legal response,” said SBU spokesperson Olena Hitlyanska as cited by Krym.Realii. The

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Ukraine to adopt Israel’s best practices in defense area

“We have discussed in detail our bilateral relations and the ways to deepen them. We started with the issue our Israeli friends know better than others: war and security,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said at a joint briefing with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He thanked the Israeli side for its continued

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Errant launch

Russia’s Defense Ministry is seeking 46 million rubles ($693,000) from two servicemen who “mistakenly” launched a missile in annexed Crimea in 2017, the Kommersant business daily reported.  The military accused two of its Black Sea naval aviation troops of failing to perform safety checks while inspecting the air-to-surface missile. (C)MOSCOW TIMES 2019

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Another member of Russia-led forces dies in Donbas (Photo)

The terrorist died on August 17, 2019. Another member of Russia-led forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, Egor Borisenko aka ‘Picaso’ died on August 17. “Egor Borisenko aka ‘Picaso’ from the town of Surgut, Russia. Self-destructed,” officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoliy “Shtirlitz” Shtefan wrote on Facebook, posting the terrorist’s photo. Russian social networks reported Borisenko had allegedly died

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Sara Netanyahu kicks up a row during flight to Kyiv

Israeli Premier’s wife reprimanded the crew commander, claiming he did not welcome her appropriately; later, she showed disrespect for Ukrainian traditional greeting ceremony at the airport A scandal occurred on board of El Al company’s passenger aircraft. Sara Netanyahu, the Israeli Premier’s wife who escorted him on his way to Ukraine kicked up a row during the flight from Tel

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Russian activists hold rally in center of Moscow demanding to return Crimea to Ukraine

The activists of the Strategy 18 Russian initiative group held a series of single-person pickets in the Arbat Street in the center of Moscow, demanding to return Crimea to Ukraine, release captured Ukrainian sailors and political prisoners. The Crimea.Realities reports this with reference to the initiative participant, Russian activist Vera Lavreshyna. “We keep our hopes up to establish a dialogue

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Netanyahu Touches Down In Kyiv, Hails ‘Excellent’ Ukraine Ties

August 19, 2019 05:41 GMT While in Ukraine, Netanyahu will visit a Holocaust memorial. KYIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received the traditional bread-and-salt gesture of hospitality from young Ukrainians dressed in embroidered attire after he and his wife Sara landed in Kyiv on August 18 for a two-day visit to Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko was at the

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Savior of the Apple Feast Day: How people celebrate holiday, main peculiarities and rules

08:00, 19 August 2019 We tell you everything important about Second Spas or Apple Spas Today, on August 19, the orthodox Christians celebrate Savior of the Apple Feast Day. The holiday got such name as supposedly this day the transfiguration of Jesus took place upon a mountain. His face and clothes became white as the light. According to the Bible,

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Former Donbas militant leader admits ‘republics’ exist because of Putin and Russia

One of the first leaders of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republics’ has admitted that without Russia’s military intervention, he and the other ‘insurgents’ would be dead.  Alexander Borodai only acknowledged what Ukraine and all independent observers knew, however this taped admission is important for the International Criminal Court at the Hague. which is still deliberating how much of the war

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British researchers publish new proof of Russian military fighting in Ilovaisk battle

08:03, 19 August 2019 The fights that took place in August 2014 remain one of the bitterest pages in the history of Donbas conflict A British investigation group has released new pieces of evidence of the Russian army fighting in the 2014 Battle of Ilovaisk. The Guardian came up with a report about T-72B3 tanks, which at that specific time

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Kremlin vows to respond to US military expansion in Europe, Asia and Pacific

Moscow will take symmetrical measures in response to the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (IMF) only when the U.S. begins deploying new missiles in Europe and Asia, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel. “We will not be there until they [the US] get to Asia and the Asia-Pacific region,”

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