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NATO blames Russia for undermining trust, predictability, security in Europe

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NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller has stressed the value of the OSCE as a forum for international dialogue. “The OSCE is a pillar of the international rules-based order, and essential for continued peace and security in Europe,” Gottemoeller said in a keynote speech at t...

CNN: Pew poll shows more people in the world have confidence in Putin than Trump

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Donald Trump is the fairly elected leader of the most prominent democracy in the world. Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian with a long record of punishing political allies and suppressing views divergent from his own. Read more here. The post CNN: Pew poll shows more people in the world have conf...

Russian special services involved in murders of SBU Colonel Kharaberiush in Mariupol, intelligenc...

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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has noted the Russian trace in the terrorist attack against Colonel Maksym Shapoval, an officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, and also points out the similarity of the ...

Foreign Policy: Basically everyone but Russia now looks on the US less favorably

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“We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a speech announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement earlier this month. “And they won’t be. They won’t be.” Read more here. The post Fo...

Deutsche Welle: Ukraine cyberattack widens to hit multinationals

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Several multinational companies have been targeted in a huge wave of cyberattacks starting in Russia and Ukraine before spreading. The virus demanded money from victims in exchange for a return of data. Read more here. The post Deutsche Welle: Ukraine cyberattack widens to hit multinationals appe...

New York Times: Global cyberattack – what we know and don’t know

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A quickly spreading ransomware attack is hitting countries across the world including Ukraine, Russia, Spain, France and the United States, just weeks after a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry.” Read more here. The post New York Times: Global cyberattack – what we know and don’t kn...

Associated Press: Kissinger says chaos in the West could give boost to Russia

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on June 27 warned of Russia’s simmering alienation from its western neighbors but said he believed that President Vladimir Putin will ultimately work toward cooperative relationships with countries on its borders. Read more here. The post Assoc...

Associated Press: Kremlin dismisses US warning of chemical attack in Syria

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The Kremlin on June 27 dismissed the White House’s warning that the Syrian government is preparing a new chemical attack and that President Bashar Assad and his military “will pay a heavy price” if it goes ahead, while the Syrian leader visited the Russian military base in Syria...

UNIAN: Media say officer blown up in car in Kyiv collected proof of Russian aggression for Hague ...

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Officer of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Department Colonel Maksym Shapoval, who died in a car blast in Kyiv on Tuesday, June 27, was commander of the deep reconnaissance division and was engaged in collecting evidence of Russia’s involvement in armed aggression agains...

Ukrainian chief military prosecutor see Russian trail as main theory behind Shapoval’s murder

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Investigators consider Russia’s involvement in the terrorist attack, which killed an officer of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Chief Intelligence Directorate, Col. Maksym Shapoval as the mail line of inquiry, Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said. “The main line of in...

Bloomberg: Ukraine, Russia report ransomware computer virus attacks

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Companies in Ukraine and Russia came under attack from hackers who planted a virus that locked computers at energy and transport companies, banks and state bodies. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: Ukraine, Russia report ransomware computer virus attacks appeared first on KyivPost.

Advisor to interior minister says huge cyberattack at Ukraine organized by Russia

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A huge cyber-attack at Ukrainian companies on June 27 has been organized by Russian intelligence services and it is one of the elements of the hybrid war against Ukraine, the advisor to the Interior Minister of Ukraine, MP Anton Gerashchenko has said. “A huge cyber-attack has been started a...

Moscow court rejects hearing Tatneft $144 million lawsuit with Ukraine

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MOSCOW – Moscow’s Arbitration Court has rejected hearing Tatneft’s claim on upholding the decision of an international court on collections with Ukraine to compensate Ukrtatnafta for $144 million, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom. A Tatneft representative to...

Verkhovna Rada speaker sees Nord Stream 2 as military threat to Ukraine

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Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy has described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as a security threat coming from Russia. “Ukraine’s security, including that in the field of energy, is inseparable from European security. Hence, we are preparing to resist this newest Russian ...

112.ua: Source says Maksym Shapoval, killed in car blast in Kyiv, ran Voronenkov’s guard

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Maksym Shapoval, the officer of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, killed in a car blast in Kyiv this morning, was the head of the guard service of the former Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov, UNN reports citing the source in the Ministry of Defense. Read more he...

Moscow court extended Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko's arrest for three months, - Feygin

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Lefortovo court of Moscow has extended Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko's arrest for three more months, until Sept. 30.

Washington Post: FBI questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe

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FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation. Read more here. The post Washington Post: FBI questioned Trump campaign adviser Carte...

NYT: EU must get more Russian guarantees over gas pipeline plan-Ukraine

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Ukraine urged the European Union on Monday to seek more guarantees on energy security from Russia before building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and said it could have "dangerous consequences" by leaving the bloc reliant on Russian supplies, according to The New York Times.

Washington Post: The Senate wants tough new sanctions against Russia, but key US allies are furio...

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The week before last, the Senate voted 97-2 in favor of extending sanctions against Russia. This was a remarkable statement of bipartisan unity — and anxiety — on the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The House has decided to refer the bill to the Foreign Affairs Co...

Associated Press: 3 CNN journalists resign over retracted story

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CNN says it has accepted the resignations of three employees involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. Read more here. The post Associated Press: 3 CNN journal...