Monthly Archives: November 2019

Kremlin Says Syria Beheading Video Not Linked to Russian Forces

The Kremlin on Thursday distanced itself from a video showing four Russian-speaking men torturing, stabbing and beheading a Syrian man in 2017 and said the incident had nothing to do with Russia’s military. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he had not seen the footage, but said: “I am certain that this has no relation to Russian military operations in Syria.”

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Russia condemns Israeli airstrikes on Syria

The Russian Special Presidential envoy for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Moscow condemns the airstrikes carried out by the Israeli Air Force on the territory of Syria. “We are still clarifying the circumstances, but this is very wrong,” he said. “It just leads to an unnecessary escalation of tension in the region.” On Wednesday, the press service

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Putin: United States is a great country

During a “Russia Calling!” Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on Russian-American relations, said that the USA is a great country, and Russia has always treated it with respect, reports Interfax news agency. Putin also mentioned that in the two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the trade volume between the United States and Russia increased to $25 billion. “Is it a

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Russia invited Malaysian experts to study data on MH17 crash – Foreign minister

MOSCOW, Nov 21 — Russia has invited Malaysian experts to study all of the information it had given to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the 2014 Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash over eastern Ukraine, Sputnik news agency reported Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Thursday. Lavrov remarked that he and Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has discussed

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Workers in Donbas are getting paid……………………..

Employees of the Snezhnianskkhimmash enterprise seized by the “DNR” militants were given “moneyed assistance” in the form of food packages. The Donetsk Republic party, ruling in the occupied territory, reported this as an act of grace. It was noted that the “activists of the social movement” delivered 111 food packages to employees of the “state enterprise”. Against the background of chronic

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Russia’s FSB shifts blame for bad condition of three naval boats onto Ukraine

The FSB said it had returned the vessels “in good condition and with working equipment.” REUTERS Russia’s FSB Federal Security Service claims Ukraine itself is to blame for the bad condition of three returned Ukrainian naval boats. Read also Ukraine Navy chief: Russians turn boats seized near Kerch Strait into wreck “If the Ukrainian side turned the vessels into a

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Netherlands interested in cooperation with Ukraine on E40 waterway

21.11.2019 17:32Dutch companies are interested in cooperation with Ukraine to develop the international waterway E40 for linking the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. They are ready to share experience and participate in the implementation of Ukrainian inland waterway transport development projects.   “I have seen four companies interested in cooperation. The interest in Ukraine is very strong. We have met

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United States stands firmly with all Ukrainians – embassy

The United States stands firmly with all Ukrainians who are continuing to work to realize the aspirations of the Euromaidan. The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine posted a relevant statement on Twitter. “Six years ago today, brave Ukrainians, determined to achieve a better, European future, gathered on the Maidan and called for change. The U.S. stands firmly with all Ukrainians who

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Russian Fighters Filmed Decapitating and Burning Syrian, Linked to Wagner Group

This article contains graphic content which may be disturbing to some readers. Four Russian-speaking men who were filmed beheading, dismembering and setting fire to a Syrian man in 2017 are believed to be private mercenaries for the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group, the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported Wednesday. Novaya Gazeta said it has identified one of the fighters involved in the

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“Troubling”: High school students (like most people) are not good at evaluating misinformation

Stories in the ‘Context” section are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide greater insight for our readers about the techniques, methods and practices used by the Russian government in its information war. By Christine Schmidt, for Nieman Lab Sad non-surprise: Young people are not great — actually are kind of terrible — at evaluating digital sources on

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Russian Airlines ‘Desperate’ After $50M Losses in Georgia Flight Ban

Russian airlines are ‘desperate’ for compensation from the government after its ban on direct flights to Georgia cost them a combined 3.2 billion rubles ($50 million), the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday.  President Vladimir Putin ordered the temporary ban of passenger flights from Russia to Georgia this summer following an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi triggered by the visit of

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