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112.ua: Hryb detained in Russia not allowed to take medicine

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Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb who is illegally detained in Russia isn’t allowed to take medicine, as his gather Ihor Hryb wrote on Facebook. “The consuls say that Pavlo is very pale, he keeps complaining about his bad state of health, serious pain in the stomach, overall weakness, weight loss (I don’t kno...

RFE/RL: Argentina – Five arrests in Russian Embassy cocaine probe

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Five suspected members of a drug trafficking ring were arrested in Argentina and Russia as part of a joint police investigation that was launched more than a year ago after 389 kilograms of cocaine were found in the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentinian officials say. Argentina’s Sec...

U.S. urges Russia to calm its proxies in Donbas

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The United States has called on Russia to order a group of its proxies to comply with the ceasefire regime in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has reported on Twitter.

One Ukrainian soldier killed, another injured in Donbas

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Russia-backed separatists have mounted 19 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another one as wounded in action (WIA), the press service of the headquarters of Ukraine’s military operations in D...

Meeting of Ukrainian consul with illegally detained Pavlo Hryb held in Russia for the first time ...

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On Thursday, February 22, a meeting of the Ukrainian consul with theillegally detained citizen of Ukraine,Pavlo Hryb, was held.

CNN: Alina Zagitova becomes first Russian to win gold after intense skating final

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Alina Zagitova has won gold in the women’s ice skating, becoming the first Russian athlete to win the top medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. After a stunning showdown at the Gangneung Ice Arena, the 15-year-old took the top spot after her rival, 18-year-old fellow Russian Evgenia Med...

State Department blames Russia for fueling conflict in Donbas

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Washington has blamed Russia for fueling the conflict in Donbas and creating extremely dangerous conditions for the civilian population and those who help people go through the conflict.

U.S. comments on death of Ukrainian medic in Donbas conflict zone, calls on Russia to cease violence

UNIAN

The military nurse was killed in a shelling by militants in Luhansk region Feb 20.

UNIAN: Russia’s Gazprom stops invoicing Ukraine for gas supplied to occupied Donbas

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Russia’s gas giant Gazprom has stopped invoicing NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine for natural gas supplied to the occupied areas of Donbas, eastern Ukraine. “They have issued no invoice for January [2018] and the entire 2017,” a source on the Ukrainian market told the Ukrainian economic...

FC Dynamo Kyiv makes it to UEFA Europa League round of 16

UNIAN

Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together.

FC Dynamo Kyiv make it to UEFA Europa League round of 16

UNIAN

Based on decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together.

Voice of America: Russian election meddling part of well-oiled propaganda machine

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The Russian state has constructed a “full spectrum” propaganda machine, and its attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. election through social media is just one example of the new type of espionage that the world faces, according to a team of analysts who have forensically examined the hu...

Wall Street Journal: Merkel calls on Iran, Russia to curb Syria’s assault

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on February 22 urged Russia and Iran to rein in Syrian forces’ offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, calling the attacks a massacre. The comments come hours before a possible vote by the United Nations Security Council on a resolution for a 30-day ceas...

The Moscow Times: Moscow mayor approves memorial for Boris Nemtsov

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Moscow officials have approved a request to install a plaque in honor of slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on the third anniversary of his murder outside the Kremlin. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and fierce Putin critic in his later years, was gunned down on the evening of Feb....

Reuters: Russia’s Otkritie Bank calls for more central bank backing

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Otkritie Bank needs more capital from the central bank despite an $8 billion rescue package last year, the Russian lender’s new chief executive Mikhail Zadornov told Reuters. Read more here.  The post Reuters: Russia’s Otkritie Bank calls for more central bank backing appeared first on Kyiv...

The Moscow Times: Iraq returns 27 Russian children home from Islamic State

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The Iraqi government has returned 27 Russian children and four women suspected of terrorist ties to their homeland. Around 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State (IS) fighters have reportedly been held in Iraq since U.S.-backed forces recaptured the city of Mosul last year. M...

RFE/RL: Moscow cinema fined for showing Stalin comedy

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A movie theater in Moscow has been fined 100,000 rubles ($1,750) for showing the banned satirical film The Death Of Stalin. Russia’s Culture Ministry withdrew permission last month for the British-directed film to be shown in theaters, just days before it was supposed to premiere in Russia....

Reuters: Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead of Russian election

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained by police on February 22 and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running. Read more here.  The post Reuters: Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead o...

Reuters: Russia makes $15 million anti-doping payment to comply with ban terms

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Russia’s Olympic Committee (ROC) has paid $15 million to help develop international anti-doping efforts as part of the conditions set for the country’s possible return to the Games, it said on Feb.22. Read more here. The post Reuters: Russia makes $15 million anti-doping payment to comply with ba...

RFE/RL: US warns ‘significant transactions’ with Russian military could face sanctions

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The United States has warned governments around the world that they could face sanctions over any “significant transactions” they make with Russia’s military, senior U.S. officials have said. The warnings officials disclosed on February 21 to reporters in Washington follow the U...