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Politico: Giuliani says Trump shouldn’t issue pardons in Russia investigation

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As long as Rudy Giuliani is serving as President Donald Trump’s lawyer, he’ll advise the president to say no to pardons in the Russia investigation, Giuliani told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday morning. Read more here. The post Politico: Giuliani says Trump shouldn’t issue pardons in Russia investigati...

Klimkin grateful to Poland for calling on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners

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Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has expressed gratitude to the Polish Sejm for supporting the draft resolution with an appeal to the Russian Federation to release Ukrainian political prisoners. “I am sincerely grateful to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland for the adoption of the ...

Reuters: Russia’s Dzagoev eyes knockout stage return

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Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who injured his hamstring in the 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening match, is hoping to be fit if his team reach the knockout stage. Read more here. The post Reuters: Russia’s Dzagoev eyes knockout stage return appeared first on KyivPost.

Washington Post: Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 201...

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One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a Make America Great Again hat and a viscous Russian accent. Read more here. The post Washington Post: Trump associate Roger Stone...

Associated Press: Sweden coach apologizes over ‘spying’ squabble with Koreans

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Sweden coach Janne Andersson says one of his staff got into a closed South Korea training session and was asked to leave, leading to a squabble between the teams over spying ahead of their World Cup game on Monday. Read more here. The post Associated Press: Sweden coach apologizes over ‘spy...

Politico: Mattis talks tough on Russia as Trump weighs Putin summit

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blasted Russia on Friday for its disruptive actions on the world stage — even as the commander in chief seeks closer ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more here. The post Politico: Mattis talks tough on Russia as Trump weighs Putin summit appeared first...

Statistics: Balance of Ukraine’s trade in goods with Russia worsens in 4 months

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Exports of Ukrainian goods to Russia in January-April of 2018 declined by 6.4 percent, to $1.19 billion from the same period of last year, while imports of Russian goods increased by 31 percent, to $2.56 billion, the State Statistics Service has said. As a result, the negative balance of trade in...

Reuters: Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring 7

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A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. Read more here. The post Reuters: Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soc...

UNIAN: Ukraine reports 2 wounded amid 27 enemy attacks

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According to an intelligence report, one occupier has been killed for the past day. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine reports 2 wounded amid 27 enemy attacks appeared first on KyivPost.

Washington Post: Paul Manafort checks into ‘VIP’ section of jail where singer Chris Brown also di...

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The Northern Neck Regional Jail, where Paul Manafort will spend at least the next three months while awaiting trial, has the outward appearance of being a small local jail holding street thugs and assorted misdemeanants. Read more here. The post Washington Post: Paul Manafort checks into ‘V...

Rosselkhoznadzor bans imports of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life from Armenia

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Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the import of all types of animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and marine life from Armenia. The watchdog said that the ban came into force on June 14. The ban has been introduced to protect against the importation of diseases harmful to both people and animals, a sta...

UNIAN: Russian-led militants shell residential buildings in Novotoshkivske, use 80mm mortars

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Three mortar rounds hit a multi-apartment building. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Russian-led militants shell residential buildings in Novotoshkivske, use 80mm mortars appeared first on KyivPost.

Associated Press: UK, Russia police look beyond poisoned spy spat at World Cup

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Just as Bob Green was about to leave for a World Cup voyage across Russia, it became tense in the England supporter’s household, as his girlfriend worried about his safety. Read more here. The post Associated Press: UK, Russia police look beyond poisoned spy spat at World Cup appeared first on Ky...

UNIAN: JFO reports Russia-led forces violate ceasefire in Donbas 13 times June 16

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There have been no casualties among Ukrainian troops for the current day. Read more here. The post UNIAN: JFO reports Russia-led forces violate ceasefire in Donbas 13 times June 16 appeared first on KyivPost.

112.ua: US State Department says Russia should stop this deplorable behavior

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The U.S. State Department urged Russia to stop “deprolable behaviour”, as Heather Nauret, the Spokesperson of the Service, wrote on Twitter. Read more here. The post 112.ua: US State Department says Russia should stop this deplorable behavior appeared first on KyivPost.

With overall trade growth, Ukraine increases imports from Russia

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Into its fifth year of war against Ukraine, Russia increased its exports to Ukraine during the first four months of this year, Ukraine’s State Statistics Service reports. In a brief trade statement, the state agency reported that imports from Ukraine to Russia increased by 31 percent up to ...

112.ua: State Department recommends Americans not to visit occupied Crimea

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The US State Department issued a warning for Americans traveling in the Russian Federation, in which they urged citizens of the United States to avoid visiting the occupied Crimea. This is reported on the agency’s website. Read more here. The post 112.ua: State Department recommends America...

Kyiv expresses concerns about illegal movement of Russian equipment, weapons in unrecognized Tran...

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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has expressed concerns about the unlawful movement of Russian military equipment and weapons in the Transdniestrian region of Moldova escorted by representatives of the unrecognized republic. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses concern about...

New York Times: Hunger strike creates unwanted backdrop for Russia during World Cup

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A praised Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia has been turning down food for a month, attracting international support and creating an unwanted backdrop for Moscow as the World Cup is underway. Read more here. The post New York Times: Hunger strike creates unwanted backdrop for Russia du...

UkrInform: Ukrainians in Lisbon ask Portuguese president to discuss with Putin the release of pol...

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Ukrainian activists in Lisbon called on President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa to discuss in Moscow the issue of release of Oleg Sentsov and other 70 Ukrainian political prisoners. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Ukrainians in Lisbon ask Portuguese president to discuss with Putin the r...