Category Archives: Russia

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

The Malaysian prime minister, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his resignation to the king. Mr Mahathir’s resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition without his promised successor, Anwar Ibrahim. The world’s oldest prime minister came into power in 2018. In a shock victory, he ousted then-prime minister Najib Razak, who has been linked to a multibillion-dollar

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Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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What Zelenskyy & Prystaiko call the Croatian experience for a return to peace is really a Russian scenario

Article by: Dmytro Sniehyrov During the recent Munich Security Conference, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine would support the idea of joint patrols along the Russian border in the Donbas with representatives of the self-proclaimed “LNR/DNR”, as well as with the OSCE. As he stated, such participation by Ukrainians in these patrols would guarantee the legitimacy of preparing for and

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US conducted exercises in case of Russian nuclear strike, outraged in Russia

The United States conducted military exercises in the event of a possible Russian nuclear strike on Europe. This was reported by the press services and the Ministry of Defense of the USA. The training took place at a military base in Nebraska. Pentagon CEO Mark Esper and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry attended. In the same time The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned US training in delivering a nuclear strike on targets in Russia. The department noted that the States “began

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"Zelensky lives in parallel reality." Famous Ukrainians – about the idea of ​​joint patrols in the Donbass

NV Magazine asked famous compatriots if they consider it possible to jointly patrol the eastern border of Ukraine with representatives and residents of the so-called “L / DPR” . The editors asked this question after President Vladimir Zelensky suggested organizing joint border patrols in the Donbas with the participation of representatives of the Armed Forces, the OSCE and “local communities” during the preparation for

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Russian MPs and ministers could be banned from keeping money abroad

New amendments to the Russian Constitution could ban Russian ministers and members of government from having accounts with offshore banks, said Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation, as cited by TASS. “The president of government, the vice presidents of government, federal ministers and other leaders of federal organs of executive government will be

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CBS News: MH17 prosecutor says Russians "haven't been helpful at all"

The trial of the suspects in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing over Donbas in the summer of 2014 will begin on March 9, 2020. Dutch Chief Prosecutor and Chairman of the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Russia-occupied Donbas in July 2014 Fred Westerbeke says that despite all the evidence pointing to

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Unidentified fighter jets attack Syrian targets near Russia's largest air base

Syrian television reported that the town of Jableh, located just one kilometer from Russia’s Khmeimim military airbase, had been hit by rocket fire coming from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea. Several air-to-surface missiles were reportedly fired in the direction of the Russian military airfield. “The Syrian Arab Republic’s air defense systems in the west of the country were activated

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Russian propagandists denied entry, banned from Ukraine

The three Russian nationals are Dmitry Sidorin, Andrei Frolchenkov, and Yekaterina Dementieva, who is a top manager of Russia’s Yandex Corporation. Ukrainian border guards have denied entry to several Russian nationals who were traveling to Kyiv to conduct training and deliver lectures on writing texts, communications, public relations, and journalism. A Russian citizen born in 1985 arrived from Minsk yesterday,

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Norway Rejects Moscow's Claim It Violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there escalated. Russia complained earlier in February that Oslo-imposed rules were restricting activities of Russian organizations there, calling for bilateral consultations, and on Thursday accused Norway of violating the Svalbard Treaty. But

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Russian Sailors Jailed in Greece for 400 Years for Trafficking Migrants – Reports

Two Russian sailors have been sentenced to a combined 395 years in prison in Greece for trafficking migrants, the RBC news website reported Friday. The sailors claim that they were initially hired to tow yachts and then received threats when they objected to trafficking people, human rights activist Ivan Melnikov told RBC. Interfax identified them as Alexander Illarionov and Andrei

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BEWARE ANOTHER RUSSIA RESET

Kremlin Proposals May Look Appealing but They Raise Russia’s Influence at Our Expense   With U.S. presidential elections fast approaching, the specter of another attempted “reset” with Putinist Russia looms over Washington. Regardless of who takes the reigns in the White House next January, there is a danger that in the hope of rebuilding relations with Moscow the administration will accommodate

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Putin: We're not friends with Ukraine, but there's always hope – Russian media

At the same time, Putin recalled Moscow and Kyiv had managed to agree on a prisoner swap, as well as on gas transit through Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia and Ukraine are not friends anymore, but he hopes for an agreement with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on improving relations between the two countries. “There’s always hope,”

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Russia-Turkey Tensions in Syria, Explained

Deadly fighting has led Russia and Turkey to the brink of conflict in Syria as the battle over the war-torn country’s final rebel bastions intensified this week.  Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation in northwest Syria’s Idlib, Russian and Turkish officials said. Moscow and Ankara back different sides

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