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Alexei Bayer: Containing Putin

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on March 17, 2021 shows US President Joe Biden (L) speaking at White House in Washington, DC on March 15, 2021, and Russian President Vladimir Putin speakins at a press conference in Moscow on March 5, 2020. – The US announced economic sanctions against Russia on April 15, 2021, and the expulsion of

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Alexei Navalny is being transferred from IK-2 to a hospital for convicts in another colony. Those who have been there talk about beatings and torture

Politics Alexei Navalny is being transferred from the colony No. 2 in Pokrov, Vladimir region, to the inpatient department of the regional hospital for convicts , the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service reported . This hospital is located on the territory of IK-3 in Vladimir. The FSIN added that Navalny’s health condition is “assessed as satisfactory”, he is examined daily by a general practitioner, and the

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Case materials on recognizing Navalny’s organizations as extremist declared state secret

In Russia, the materials of the case on the recognition of the structures of politician Alexei Navalny – the “Anti-Corruption Fund ” , the  “Fund for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights”  and the public movement “Navalny’s Headquarters” – were classified as extremist organizations. This was announced by the director of the FBK Ivan Zhdanov with reference to the materials of the Moscow City Court. In his telegram

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“DNR reporter” passes off old coal shed as residential building destroyed by AFU shelling (PHOTO)

Russian propagandist, who called himself “reporter Rudenko”, passed off an old damaged coal shed as a residential building destroyed by the AFU shelling last Sunday. He posted photos, allegedly confirming this fact, on his page in Telegram. However, the pictures clearly show that the destroyed building is not residential. Rotten frames without glass in the windows glass and a coal

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Leader of “DNR” Pushilin is ready to ask for fraternal “assistance” in war with Ukraine. He says he has right

The “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin does not exclude that he will turn for help from outside in the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine. He stated this on the air of the radio Moscow Speaks radio. “We will make a decision (on applying for external assistance – OstroV) based on an assessment of the level of Kyiv’s armed aggression. Among

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Issue of threat to peace in Europe from Russia not included in PACE spring session’s agenda

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Maria Mezentseva, has invited PACE delegates to sign a statement on the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.Council of Europe The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has not included the issue of the threat to peace in Europe on the part of Russia in the agenda of

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Roskomnadzor demanded to remove the video with the announcement of the action in support of Navalny

Roskomnadzor demanded to remove the video with the announcement of the rally in support of Alexei Navalny. This was announced on Twitter by the press secretary of the politician Kira Yarmysh. She posted a screenshot of an email from YouTube. It says that Roskomnadzor notified the service that the video violates the Russian law on information and that the video’s address has

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Biden’s aide threatened Russia with consequences if Navalny dies in prison

The US presidential administration is considering several measures to hold Russia accountable if the politician Alexei Navalny dies in the colony. This was announced on the air of CNN by Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan. “We told the Russian side that it is responsible for what happens to Navalny in custody. They will be held accountable by the international community,

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Czech ammo blast likely staged by Russia to disrupt arms supply to Ukraine – media

The explosion caused large-scale destruction and the death of two local residents.The incident took place in October 2014 / Screenshot An explosion at an ammunition depot in the Vrbětice complex in the Czech Republic in 2014 was most likely staged by Russian agents to disrupt arms shipments, in particular, to armed forces of Ukraine. This was reported by the Ukrainian-based European

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Russian FSB claims to have prevented military coup in Belarus and assassination attempt on Lukashenko

On April 17, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it detained two people who allegedly were preparing a military coup in Belarus and an assassination attempt on the self-proclaimed president Alexander Lukashenko, TASS reports. “The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, together with the Committee of State Security of the Republic of Belarus (KGB), as a result of

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Ukraine expels senior diplomat of Russian embassy in Kyiv

Russia’s FSB officers detained the Ukrainian consul on Friday, April 16.REUTERS The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine says a senior diplomat of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv has been ordered to leave the territory of Ukraine within 72 hours, starting April 19, in response to the provocation against Ukrainian consul in St. Petersburg Oleksandr Sosoniuk. “Against the backdrop of

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NATO calls on Russia to allow freedom of navigation in Sea of Azov

17.04.2021 13:46 NATO considers Russia’s actions to restrict access through the Kerch Strait and ban on navigation in the Sea of Azov a part of the country’s broader pattern of destabilising behaviour in the region and calls on Russia to stop provocations immediately. “Russia’s plans to restrict access to parts of Black Sea and Kerch Strait would be unjustified move,

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The authorities want to recognize Navalny’s organizations as “extremist.” This is what threatens activists and supporters of the politician – in 11 points

The Moscow prosecutor’s office  demanded  to recognize the  FBK , the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and the headquarters of Alexei Navalny as “extremist organizations.” At Meduza’s request, Team 29’s lawyer Valery Vetoshkina explains how this threatens the workers of these organizations  – and everyone who helped them or participated in their actions. If the court recognizes FBK, the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and Navalny’s headquarters as

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FSB announced the detention of the Consul of Ukraine in St. Petersburg

The consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Alexander Sosonyuk, was detained. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Public Relations Center (DSP) of the FSB. The Ukrainian consul was detained on April 16 during a meeting with a Russian citizen “upon receiving information of a classified nature contained in the databases of law enforcement agencies

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President: Granting Ukraine NATO MAP could pave way to peace

16.04.2021 16:13P President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that granting Ukraine a NATO Membership Action Plan could pave the way to peace. “Ukraine needs action. And the best thing to do is to grant us a NATO Membership Action Plan,” Zelensky said in an interview with La Repubblica when asked about his vision of the restoration of peace. The President emphasized that

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FM Kuleba: Western partners to arm Ukraine in case of Russia’s further invasion

The defense aid will be provided by a number of international partners.Kuleba says Ukraine will get partners’ aid in case of Russia’s invasion / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Western partners will provide Ukraine with specific defense equipment, in particular weapons, in case the Russian Federation, which has been amassing troops near the Ukrainian border, mounts

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Bill on status of oligarchs – Zelensky’s new initiative

Oligarchs must no longer be allowed to influence politics, economy, and Parliament, Zelensky believes.president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed that a bill be drafted on the status of an oligarch in Ukraine. That’s according to the president’s televised address aired following a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on Thursday, an UNIAN correspondent reports. “I suggested that

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Polish Foreign Ministry announced the expulsion of three Russian diplomats

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland has recognized three employees of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw persona non grata. Representatives of the Foreign Ministry informed Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev about this, the ministry said in a statement. The basis for such a decision was the commission by these people of actions that do not correspond to the status of a

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“Army is ready”: Zelensky on latest tensions with Russia

Donbas has become a priority at today’s meeting of the NSDC, president said.Ukraine President’s Office Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the National Security and Defense Council has discussed the latest developments in eastern Ukraine at a meeting held Thursday afternoon. The content of discussion remains classified, the head of state said in a televised address following the NSDC meeting, an UNIAN correspondent

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Ukraine flies first Turkish-made strike drone over Donbas

The Bayraktar TB2 drones were ordered by Ukraine in January 2019, with the first batch delivered in June of the same year.Ukraine Defense Ministry For the first time, the Ukrainian military used a Turkish drone Bayraktar TB2 for a reconnaissance mission over the Donbas region, as reported by local media. The flight, reported by the vice-chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament’s

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Diplomat warns US placing dollar and West’s payment systems in jeopardy

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman pointed out that Russia’s gradual reduction of the dollar share in national and cross-border settlements is a “forced decision”Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Recent US actions cast doubt on the advisability of using the dollar and payment systems controlled by the West, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry,

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‘Not truly free and democratic’: Poll says over half of Russians cast doubt on US election

According to the survey’s results, 64% of those questioned took an interest in the November US election, while 35% said they had not followed the American presidential race© EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. More than half of Russians don’t think that the recent US presidential election was free, according to a poll conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research

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Biden declares “national emergency” over threat posed by Russia

The U.S. president has listed Russia’s harmful efforts in question.REUTERS U.S. President Joe Biden has declared a national emergency over the threat to the national security posed by Russia. In a letter to the U.S. Congress, released April 15, Biden said he had “issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national

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Russia Summons U.S. Envoy for ‘Harsh Talks’ on New Sanctions

Russia has summoned U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan for “harsh talks” after Washington widened economic sanctions and ordered diplomatic expulsions in retaliation to what it calls Moscow’s malign behavior, Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the ministry would like to speak with Sullivan less than an hour after President Joe Biden ordered restrictions on U.S. banks buying new

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Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany: Ukraine will consider restoring its nuclear status if not accepted in NATO

If Ukraine is not accepted into NATO, it may consider restoring its nuclear status to defend against Russia, said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk on Deutschlandfunk radio. According to him, to date, about 90,000 Russian military personnel have been transferred to the borders of Ukraine, the annexed Crimea and territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control. The

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