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Roger Stone

This is the type of horrible creep that Trump regards as such a close friend that he got his sentence commuted. (Info culled from BBC, Wiki, Mother Jones, politicus usa, Washington Times, Mother Jones). Stone was found guilty of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his attempts to contact Wikileaks, the website that released damaging emails about Mr Trump’s

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Stalin, Famine, and the New York Times

By KYLE SMITH July 2, 2020 6:30 AM The world is being invaded by monsters, but I suppose you don’t want to hear about that,” Both clauses of that sentence are devastatingly true: The reference is equally to the horrors of the Soviet Union’s mass murders — and to the West’s determination to turn its back to the monstrosity. The

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Forget Ukraine’s New Patrol Boats—Anti-Ship Missiles May Sink The Next Russian Invasion Fleet

David AxeContributorAerospace & Defense When Russian troops invaded Crimea in 2014, they quickly overran the Ukrainian navy’s port facilities and captured many of the fleet’s aging, Soviet-vintage ships.  After the annexation was complete, Ukraine was left with just one large warship—the 404-foot-long frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy—plus a few dozen smaller boats. Hopelessly outgunned by the much larger Russian navy, the Ukrainian

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Coronavirus: How ‘three musketeers’ helped Georgia fight virus

By Rayhan DemytrieBBC News, Tbilisi 6th July 2020 6 July 2020 Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionGeorgia’s public has been praised for complying with public health directives Georgia is enjoying the distinction of being included in a list of 15 non-EU states the European Union considers safe enough to open its borders to. It’s the only former Soviet republic to achieve that

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Virus may have been here just waiting to be ‘ignited’

By Sarah Knapton SCIENCE EDITOR CORONAVIRUS may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive – rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes. Dr Tom Jefferson, senior associate tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) at Oxford, and visiting professor at Newcastle University, says there is growing

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Book review: The making of Putin’s Russia

ROBERT WIHTOL  How did an uncharismatic former mid-level KGB spy rise to the pinnacle of Russian politics? Published 6 Jul 2020 12:00 Book Review: Catherine Belton, Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (HarperCollins, 2020) Last week, the Russian people voted to approve a constitutional amendment that resets the count on presidential term

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The price of Russia’s war is too heavy for Ukraine to lift alone – report

An apartment block in Donbas. Source: glavcom Six years of Russia’s war against Ukraine have decimated Donbas, and the end to it is nowhere in sight. Despite Russia’s best efforts to make its puppet “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics” financially self-sustainable, they are fully dependent on Russian funding to stay afloat. If Ukraine were to regain sovereignty over its belligerent

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Ukraine’s Zelensky accused by ex-leader of hosting Russian ‘fifth column’

By Jonah Fisher BBC Kyiv correspondent. July 5th 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53281086 Ukraine’s ex-president Petro Poroshenko has accused his successor, Volodymyr Zelensky, of pursuing him in the courts out of a desire for “revenge”. Mr Poroshenko marched with several thousand of his supporters to a pre-trial hearing in Kyiv last week.  He is facing more than 20 different investigations on what he

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If You Love Anti-American Riots, Thank Our Universities

By Philip Carl Salzman  July 2, 2020 Rioters who hate America are not an accident; they are the fruition of decades of ideological indoctrination at our universities. While Marxism was increasingly repudiated around the world by countries that had suffered and failed under communist rule, professors in Western universities enthusiastically took up the destructive system, breathing life into its rotting

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Says Russia-Annexed Crimea’s ‘De-Occupation Is Inevitable’

July 02, 2020 17:16 GMT By Crimea Desk, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (file photo) Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Russia’s departure from the Black Sea Crimea Peninsula, which it annexed in 2014, is “inevitable.” In an interview with RFE/RL, Kuleba said that Crimea’s “de-occupation” won’t be stopped, even by the controversial constitutional amendments — one

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Hunt for Biden tapes in Ukraine by Trump allies revives prospect of foreign interference

By Paul Sonne, Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey and David L. SternJuly 1, 2020 at 12:31 a.m. GMT+3 President Trump’s allies were in pursuit of a tantalizing prospect last year: tape recordings ofJoe Biden speaking to Ukrainian officials while he was vice president, conversations they believed could help them damage Biden’s currentbid for the White House. The previously undisclosed hunt

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PUTIN’S MURDER-FOR-HIRE RING

30th June 2020 Russian military intelligence is commissioning contract killings of U.S. and allied soldiers in Afghanistan. An escalation — but one that fits a pattern.  While shocking and deeply disturbing, reports that an elite clandestine unit of Russian military intelligence paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan should actually not be all that surprising.  The

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“A Missive from a Free Country” – A letter from ERG Chairman Mark Francois to Michel Barnier.

A letter from the chairman of the ERG (European Research Group), Mark Francois MP, to Michel Barnier, Head of the European Commission Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom. It’s a masterclass in being firm, fair and polite, concerning Britain’s soon to be independence from the repellent Franco-German Russia lackey that the EU has become.

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Did the Ukrainian President Secretly Meet withWith Putin’s ‘Grey Cardinal’?

Stephen Komarnyckyj. From 28 January 2020 A Ukrainian MP claims that Volodymyr Zelensky met Vladislav Surkov in Oman. Stephen Komarnyckyj looks at the evidence. strange meeting took place on the 6 January 2019 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Photographs of it show Oman’s Foreign Minister staring bewildered into space. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is sitting tensely opposite him

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Russia is quietly occupying Ukraine’s information space

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio SAT, JUN 27, 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk is Ukraine’s leading pro-Kremlin politician and a personal friend of Vladimir Putin. Medvedchuk’s expanding Ukrainian media empire is sparking concerns over Russian influence in Ukraine’s information space. (Photo: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin)  Vladimir Putin’s six-year military intervention in Ukraine has failed to reverse the country’s turn away from Russia, but the Kremlin

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Russia admits its constitutional changes are aimed at making return of Crimea to Ukraine “impossible”

26.06.2020 | Halya Coynash HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN RUSSIAN-OCCUPIED CRIMEA Crimea STOLEN    The main reason that Russia’s Vladimir Putin initiated constitutional amendments was undoubtedly to enable him to remain President until 2036, however the amendments are an affront to democratic principles and international law for other reasons as well. Andriy Klishas, a Russian senator and co-chair of the working group on the

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BREAKING NEWS: Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan in plot orchestrated by secret unit which poisoned a defector spy – and White House has known for MONTHS

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com22:32 BST 26 Jun 2020 , updated 23:18 BST 26 Jun 2020 U.S. intelligence concluded a Russian unit paid bounties to Taliban elements for killings of U.S. troops Would amount to a major escalation for Moscow Trump administration took no apparent action in response Donald Trump was briefed on the activity, the New York

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What John Bolton tells us about President Trump’s Ukraine policy

TUE, JUN 23, 2020 UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Trump in 2018-19. Bolton’s new book “The Room Where It Happened” portrays Trump as being deeply hostile towards Ukraine. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAPRESS.COM) Former White House national security advisor John Bolton’s new book “The Room Where It Happened” is an extraordinary read. It

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In the midst of an abysmally managed crisis, the Russian leader argues that he should rule forever. Why? Because he should

Brian Whitmore Director, Russia  Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the

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Bolton memoir: Trump talks profanely about Ukraine, Zelensky

By Matthew Kupfer. Published June 22. Updated June 22 at 8:48 pm In his new memoir, former U.S. National  Security Advisor John Bolton confirms what others have concluded: President Donald J. Trump doesn’t like Ukraine, had no interest in meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and fawned over Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as other authoritarian leaders. And Bolton quotes

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What could the prosecution of Petro Poroshenko mean for Ukrainian democracy?

MON, JUN 22, 2020 UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appeared in court on June 18 for a pretrial hearing on charges related to alleged abuse of office during his presidency. This is one of around twenty cases involving the ex-president that are currently being pursued in what critics have labeled a clear-cut case of political persecution.

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