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Reuters: In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war

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BEIRUT — With the map of Syria’s conflict decisively redrawn in President Bashar al-Assad’s favour, his Russian allies want to convert military gains into a settlement that stabilises the shattered nation and secures their interests in the region. Read more here The post Reuters: In S...

Financial Times: Russia and the US vie for centre stage

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Over the past 25 years, Americans have come to think of their country as the world’s indispensable nation. Having won the cold war, the US was everywhere. It championed the reconstruction of eastern Europe and the eastward expansion of Nato and the EU. It led the international coalition to keep S...

112.ua: 4 wounded Ukrainian soldiers hospitalized, their lives not threatened

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Over the past 24 hours, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the militant attacks, as spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence Oleksandr Motuzianyk informed in today’s briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media centre. Read more here The post 112.ua: 4 wounded Ukrainian soldiers hospitalized, their...

RFE/RL: 3 militants reported killed in Russia’s Daghestan

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Russian authorities say three alleged militants have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan. Read more here The post RFE/RL: 3 militants reported killed in Russia’s Daghestan appeared first on KyivPost.

Associated Press: Johnson says Russia’s hostility to UK and West as bad as at the end of Cold War

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Russia has not been so hostile to the UK and the West since the end of the Cold War, Boris Johnson has said, as he prepares to meet his counterpart in Moscow. Read more here The post Associated Press: Johnson says Russia’s hostility to UK and West as bad as at the end of Cold War appeared f...

BBC: Lawyer says Mueller improperly obtained emails

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A lawyer for a group set up to help Donald Trump’s transition to the White House has accused special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining thousands of emails. Read more here The post BBC: Lawyer says Mueller improperly obtained emails appeared first on KyivPost.

UNIAN: Escalation mounts in Donbas as 4 Ukraine troops wounded in one day

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Ukrainian military officials report four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action over the past day amid the increased number and intensity of militant shellings from mortars and tanks of fortified positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Read more here The post UNIAN: Escalation mounts in Donba...

Polygraph: Why Putin says he has no strong rivals

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“Why do we seem to have vocal and proactive opposition members in this country but they do not really provide any serious competition to the incumbent authorities? You know, Russia’s path in the past decades has been quite remarkable, to put it mildly. Why is that? Of course, some younger p...

UkrInform: Photographer shows Europe children of war in Donbas

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Australian journalist Ashley Gilbertson has published in German online newspaper Zeit.online the photos of small residents of Avdiyivka whose childhood passes under the sounds of shots. Read more here   The post UkrInform: Photographer shows Europe children of war in Donbas appeared first on...

112.ua: 4 Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 31 attacks in Donbas

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The situation in the Donbas conflict zone escalated as the militants use Minsk-banned tanks, mortars, the Ukrainian Army HQ informs. Read more here The post 112.ua: 4 Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 31 attacks in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

UkrInform: SBU detains agent of Russian special services

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Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have detained an agent of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service in Cherkasy region, the SBU’s press service has reported. Read more here The post UkrInform: SBU detains agent of Russian special services appeared first on KyivPost.

UNIAN: Ukraine prosecutors say 75 ex-MPs of Crimean Supreme Council put on wanted list

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The Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea says that 75 former parliamentarians of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea (the Supreme Council of Crimea) have been put on the wanted list as of December 2017, according to RFE/RL’s Krym-Realii media project reports. ...

112.ua: Children accepted into pioneer movement, sing ‘Give us Stalin back’ in occupied Crimea

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In occupied Sevastopil, children sang a song called Give us Stalin back for the 138th anniversary since the birth of Joseph Stalin, according to Krym.Realii. Read more here The post 112.ua: Children accepted into pioneer movement, sing ‘Give us Stalin back’ in occupied Crimea appeared...

Washington Post: Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort home under curfew and GPS ...

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A federal judge Friday said a bail package has been put together that would release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from home confinement in his condominium in Virginia and allow him to reside at his house in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., but under a nightly curfew and on GPS monitoring....

UNIAN: ATO speaker says Donbas militants film fake videos to discredit Ukraine military

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Russian officers of the so-called “press service of the 1st army corps” on December 14-15 created fake videos on the front line in Donbas in order to demonstrate the alleged breach of the Minsk agreements by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrainian Defense Ministry speaker for ATO issues...

Agence France-Presse: Russia warns against fresh preconditions for US-North Korea talks

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MOSCOW – Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday (Dec 16) warned of a risk of escalation after Washington toughened its stance on North Korea nuclear talks and United States President Donald Trump accused Moscow of failing to help. Read more here The post Agence France-Pr...

Kyiv says any participation in electoral process in occupied Crimea is illegal

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine has stresses that any participation in the electoral process in the territory of Crimea occupied by Russia is illegal. “We constantly emphasize that Crimea is Ukraine. We address all international organizations and partners with a clear signal: any pa...

OSCE SMM: Donbas truce breaches up 25 percent in past week

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Monitors of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) have recorded a considerable increase in the number of ceasefire violations in the anti-terrorist operation zone in Donbas over the past week. OSCE SMM monitors recorded around 20,000 truce ...

Reuters: Bosnian, Russian gas firms to form a joint venture

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SARAJEVO – Bosnian gas distributor Gas-Res and Russian oil and gas company Gazprom SPG agreed on Saturday to form a joint venture that will build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated region, according to a regional television report. Read more here The post Reuters...

112.ua: Broadcasting Ukrainian TV channels in Crimea to be operated from two television towers

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Broadcasting Ukrainian TV channels and radio on the territory of the occupied Crimea is to start in 2018 and will be operated from two television towers, as Serhiy Kostynskiy, member of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting, wrote on Facebook. Read more here The post 112.ua: B...