Category Archives: Russia

Trump Wants Putin To ‘Join Forces’ On China, Former Adviser Says

Fiona Hill: “Trump is really wanting to have Putin join forces [on China].” (file photo)

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Russian Agents Offered 10K Soldiers to Aid Catalan Separatists – Reports

Alleged Russian agents offered to send 10,000 soldiers to Catalonia during its failed bid for independence from Spain in 2017, Spanish and European media reported Wednesday. The claims are based on audio recordings from one of the 21 Catalan businessmen detained this week on suspicion of corruption and incitement of public disorder, according to Politico Europe. A Barcelona judge probing

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Disinformation Review: Elections Everywhere

With multiple elections coming up, the pro-Kremlin media is definitely not at ease. Let us start with Moldova. According to pro-Kremlin media, the US is allegedly preparing the opposition for mass protests(opens in a new tab), or even a colour revolution(opens in a new tab). Why should the US do such a thing? Because Moldova supposedly plays a strategic role

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Opposition Platform – For Life party to do everything in order to preserve memory of people’s feat during Great Patriotic War, – Medvedchuk

The politician believes that the current authorities, like the previous ones, continue trying to rewrite history On the one hand, the authorities prohibit the use of the term Great Patriotic War, on the other – the previous authorities banned the use of St. George ribbons on awards. This was stated by the Chairman of the political council of Opposition Platform

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India signs key military agreement with the U.S. moving further away from Russia

India, once Russia’s key ally in Asia and Russia’s largest buyer of weapons, is finally refocusing on military cooperation with the United States. On Tuesday India and the United States signed an agreement BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation), which provides for the exchange of advanced military technologies and geospatial information. Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said

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This week’s Russian propaganda: Ukraine to smuggle Russian vaccine via EU as British vaccine turns people into monkeys

Six real sandworms and fake monkey vaccines On Monday the US Justice Department indicted six GRU officers working for Unit 74455. According to the Justice Department, the Unit, dubbed in the media as “Sandworm,” is responsible for at least one billion dollars in damages. The indictment further concedes that the group “deployed destructive malware and took other disruptive actions, for the strategic

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Errare Humanum Est

Mistakes as a Means of Disinformation Lies are more fun than the boring truth and images from the battlefields of video games are more interesting than actual footage from fighting. Once again, a pro-Kremlin outlet is caught presenting pictures from video games as documents from a war zone. Vladimir Solovyov, the host of talk-show Polny Kontakt on Russian state broadcaster

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Another ancient Orthodox church recognizes Ukrainian autocephaly despite Moscow’s efforts to block it

Chrysostomos II, the primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, has recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, making his ancient church the fourth to do so since Constantinople extended the tomos two years ago and constituting another defeat for Moscow which continues to try to prevent such actions. At a service today, Chrysostomos signaled this breakthrough by mentioning

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Pro-Kremlin media: Trump good, Biden bad

Russian state-controlled media outlets and their affiliates have a clear and persuasive bias in favour of current US President Donald Trump over former US Vice President Joe Biden. Prior to the US presidential elections on November 3, the primary narrative is that a second Trump term will be good for the United States and US-Russia relations, while a Biden administration

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Putin offers NATO concessions in Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Russia is ready to abandon the deployment of 9M729 missiles in its European part, provided that NATO countries take similar steps, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a statement published by the Kremlin’s press service. According to Putin, Moscow invites “all interested parties to consider specific options for reciprocal verification measures to address existing concerns.” The President noted that Russia

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Russia Quotes Law of Sea to Calm Greek-Turkey Tension

The dispute between Turkey and Greece over energy-rich waters in the Mediterranean should be settled on the “basis of international law”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. The discovery of huge natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has exacerbated tensions between Ankara and Athens following Turkish exploration operations in waters claimed by Greece and Cyprus.  Their differences “must

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Kremlin lashes out at Ukraine’s construction with Western help of new bases on Black Sea

Vladimir Putin‘s press secretary Dmitry Peskov says that Kyiv’s construction of new bases on the Black Sea, bases being built with American and British help, threatens to “destabilize” the situation, although the Kremlin spokesman suggested that the exact nature of that threat requires further study. This week, in his message to the Verhovna Rada, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that

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Pompeo reassures Lukashenko of absent NATO threat – media

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in a telephone conversation with the United States’ State Secretary Mike Pompeo that as members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Minsk and Moscow are obliged to respond to foreign aggression; Pompeo said there was no such threat from NATO countries. According to the presidential press pool’s Telegram-channel, Lukashenko said that Russia was Belarus’

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YouTube mysteriously bans Russia-friendly opposition politician just before crucial elections in Ukraine

The YouTube channel of Viktor Medvedchuk, the co-chair of Ukraine’s main opposition party, has been suspended just as the country holds crucial municipal elections. Medvedchuk is a controversial figure in Ukraine, going defiantly against the anti-Russian line to which most other political forces adhere. For example, earlier this month he called on Kiev to purchase the Russian-developed vaccine against Covid-19,

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Russian ambassador calles US sanctions against Russian institute illegitimate

Antonov states that Russia does not conduct offensive operations in cyber domain Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov considers the US sanctions against the Russian Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics illegitimate. The ambassador stated this on Facebook in response to a media request to comment on Washington’s decision. “We completely reject the charges brought by the

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Film About Gorbachev and Reagan in Pre-Production

From the team that made “The Death of Stalin” HOLLYWOOD—The historic 1986 Reykjavik summit between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan will be the backdrop for a new satirical film. The working title of the movie is “Tear Down This Wall,” Reagan’s famous entreaty to Gorbachev. Based on the book “An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev and a

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Foreign Minister Kuleba: Confidence in PACE undermined by return of Russian delegation

Permanent Representative of Ukraine Tarasyuk says Russia owes almost EUR 9 million due to be paid to the budget of the Council of Europe. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says that it was the unconditional return of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session hall that undermined confidence in the organization. He made the

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Putin warns of China’s, Germany’s strive for superpower status

According to the Russian leader, such a change in the political arena is caused by the USA’s diminishing influence President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that China and Germany were heading for superpower status, Reuters reports. The president suggested that the role of the United States had faded, along with other countries such as Britain and France. Beijing

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Yatsenyuk at Kyiv Security Forum: ‘Putin’s eyes are full of blood’

The Normandy Four countries and the United States should make Russia fulfill the Minsk agreements in the Ukrainian interpretation or they should set a condition that Russia signs a new international legal agreement with security guarantees for Ukraine and the guarantees of the return of Donbas and Crimea, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the head of the Kyiv Security Forum (KSF)

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Russia Continued Developing Novichok After Program’s Official Closure, Investigation Says

Russian military scientists continued working on the Novichok nerve agent’s development long after Moscow said it destroyed its chemical weapons stockpiles, an international investigation said Friday.  The investigation comes amid mounting questions in the West over Russia’s alleged use of chemical weapons on foreign and domestic soil, accusations that Moscow denies. The European Union and Britain have slapped sanctions on

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Snowden Granted Permanent Russian Residency – Lawyer

Russia has granted permanent residency to former U.S. spy agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden after his current permit expired, his lawyer told state media Thursday.  Russia granted Snowden, 37, asylum in 2013 after the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor exposed mass surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies around the world. He faces up to 30 years in jail in

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