Monthly Archives: March 2020

Russian combat helicopter accidentally discharges ammunition at residential building

A Russian Defense Ministry’s Combat helicopter accidentally fired a salvo at an apartment building in the city of Chita. No one was killed or injured. The building was only slightly damaged, reports the Telegram channel Baza. The incident took place on March 14 when the ammunition was offloaded from a Mi-35M helicopter at Cheryomushki Air Base near Chita. During the procedure there

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Putin’s sniper found dead in Moscow

A Federal Protective Service (FSO) sniper from the presidential guard was found dead in Moscow. A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene, reports the telegram channel Baza. The body of the deceased FSO serviceman was discovered by an acquaintance, who came to check on him because the person had not been in touch for

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Meet “Black Lenin”: A Leftist Mercenary Helping the Kremlin’s Cause

Plenty of sketchy foreign fighters have appeared as Russian-backed mercenaries in the war in eastern Ukraine. But Beness Aijo truly stands out. This internationally wanted Latvian extremist – nicknamed “Black Lenin” because of his radical left extremism and African heritage – has spent years on the Donbas frontlines. But now, as the Kremlin signals a possible desire to settle the

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UIA raised ticket prices 10 times before border closure

UIA has sharply raised ticket prices. Since March 17, the borders have been closed , and on March 15 and 16, the last two days, when Ukrainians will be able to return home on regular flights. Prices for some flights these days increased 10 times. This is evidenced by the data on the company’s website . This afternoon, UIA announced additional flights until March 17

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Ukraine agrees to dialogue with Russian-led republics

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Ukrainian officials have agreed to begin talks with representatives of Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine, marking a significant policy departure following six years of refusals to enter into direct dialogue with the Kremlin-appointed authorities of the breakaway regions. The agreement in question was signed in Minsk on March 11 by representatives of the Trilateral Contact Group, which consists

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