Category Archives: Terrorism

German Prosecutors Suspect Russia Connection to Georgian Killing in Berlin

German federal prosecutors believe Russian intelligence was involved in the August killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin and want to take over the investigation, a legal source told Reuters on Tuesday, confirming a report by public broadcaster ARD. The measure could raise tensions between Germany  — and other western countries — and Russia, after strains over the poisoning of a former Russian

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Lavrov says West should abandon “imperial policy,” lift sanctions against Russia

15:20, 27 November 2019 Russian official claims “Donetsk and Luhansk [Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions] are in conflict with Kyiv” in eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is sure that Western countries should abandon the “imperial policy” and lift the sanctions against Russia. The minister said this when addressing students and faculty of the

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Islam and Orthodox Christianity Have the Same Values, Putin Says

Orthodox Christianity and Islam are based on the same fundamental values, President Vladimir Putin said in an address to a religious conference in Kyrgyzstan. The conference, titled “Orthodoxy and Islam — Religions of Peace,” aimed to promote interethnic and interreligious dialogue between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. “Islam and Orthodox Christianity, just like other world religions, are based on fundamental humanistic values

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Kremlin Says Syria Beheading Video Not Linked to Russian Forces

The Kremlin on Thursday distanced itself from a video showing four Russian-speaking men torturing, stabbing and beheading a Syrian man in 2017 and said the incident had nothing to do with Russia’s military. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he had not seen the footage, but said: “I am certain that this has no relation to Russian military operations in Syria.”

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Russian Fighters Filmed Decapitating and Burning Syrian, Linked to Wagner Group

This article contains graphic content which may be disturbing to some readers. Four Russian-speaking men who were filmed beheading, dismembering and setting fire to a Syrian man in 2017 are believed to be private mercenaries for the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group, the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported Wednesday. Novaya Gazeta said it has identified one of the fighters involved in the

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SBU detained provocateur who called for terrorist attacks on Day of Dignity and Freedom on instructions from Russia. He faces up to five years

Today, November 20, the Security Service of Ukraine announced the detention of a man from the city of Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk Region, who, on instructions from the Russian special services, publicly called for terrorist acts on the Day of Dignity and Freedom, which will be celebrated tomorrow, November 21. ОThe SBU press service reported on the detention. As plotted by the

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Kyiv to inspect equipment, documents on board ships returned by Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

As Russia has returned the Ukrainian Navy’s Nikopol and Berdyansk gunboats and the Yany Kapu tugboat, which were captured with the use of weapons in the Kerch Strait area in November 2018, Ukraine will inspect them to find out whether any equipment and documents were removed from them, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. “It would become clear following a careful

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Russia Says It Will Return Captured Naval Ships to Ukraine on Monday

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea’s border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday. A Reuters reporter in Crimea, which Russian annexed from Ukraine in 2014, earlier on Sunday saw coastguard boats pulling the three vessels through the

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MH17 Crash Probe Releases Intercepted Calls Between East Ukrainian Rebels and Russian Officials

A team of international prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has released a new batch of intercepted audio recordings of calls it says are between separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine and high-ranking Russian officials. The calls include conversations with separatist leaders including Alexander Borodai, self-proclaimed ‘prime minister,’ and defendant Igor Girkin, self-proclaimed ‘defense minister’ of the

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“DPR” secret prisons employ torture experts, not random people: ex-captives

A secret “DPR” prison opened in the summer of 2014. It hosted those whom pro-Russian forces sought to break down to get guilty pleas. Often, people would tell on themselves, giving up to torture. Despite the fact that the “DPR” doesn’t recognize the very existence of this “concentration camp”, it is still operating. UNIAN sat down with former inmates to

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Another proof of ‘Salisbury tourist’ ties to Russia’s GRU

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and OSINT group Bellingcat found in open sources the photos of Russian spy Anatoly Chepiga, who, according to the UK authorities, was at play in poisoning the Skripals in the British town of Salisbury. Anatoly Chepiga must have been caught on camera during the wedding ceremony of Major General Andrey Averyanov’s daughter. Averyanov is the commander

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Dutch prosecutors ask Russia to extradite MH17 suspect Tsemakh

The Russian authorities have not determined Tsemakh’s legal status yet. Dutch prosecutors have asked the Russian Federation to extradite Volodymyr Tsemakh, a suspect in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people. This was reported by NOS, the largest news organization of the Netherlands, referring to a letter sent by the

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Ukraine: Joint Forces advance near Horlivka – volunteer

10:15, 02 September 2019 Ukrainian infantry forced enemy units to retreat from some of their outposts. Ukraine’s Joint Forces have conducted a successful operation in the Donbas warzone without actually opening fire on the enemy. “Some good news came from the warzone. Near Horlivka suburbs, our infantry forced militants to retreat from some of their outposts and withdraw to the

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