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Polygraph: Russian state news agency blames Ukraine for breakdown in relations, Ignores Russian a...

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On October 22, the Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti ran a story on President Vladimir Putin giving an order to draw up a list of counter-sanctions against Ukraine in retaliation for that country’s sanctions against Russia. RIA Novosti cited a statement on the Kremlin’s website which de...

Nuclear treaty: Tension between U.S. and Russia over nuclear missiles

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As relations between the United States and the Soviet Union began to improve in the 1980s, that risk was reduced. High-profile summits were the stages for negotiations to agree cuts to nuclear stockpiles

UNIAN: Russia furiously reacts to idea of renaming Crimea

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Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov’s idea of renaming Crimea has been met with a furious reaction in Russia. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Russia furiously reacts to idea of renaming Crimea appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: Russian, Pakistani forces launch joint exercise in northwestern Pakistan

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Around 200 Russian and Pakistani troops have kicked off annual joint exercises in the mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northwestern Pakistan. A contingent of more than 70 mountain troops from a motorized rifle brigade based in the North Caucasus republic of Karachai-Cherkessia is partic...

New York Times: US begins first cyberoperation against Russia aimed at protecting elections

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The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on the operation. Read mo...

Ukraine, Albania, Norway and Montenegro join extension of EU sanctions against Russia

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The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, align themselves with Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect ...

RFE/RL: Russia tries seven for bath lotion drinking deaths

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The defendants were charged with production and selling the bath lotion that contained methanol — which can be fatal if consumed — instead of regular alcohol, or ethanol. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Russia tries seven for bath lotion drinking deaths appeared first on KyivPost.

UNIAN: Ukraine reports 12 separatist attacks in past 24 hours

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Russian-led forces mounted 12 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last 24 hours. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine reports 12 separatist attacks in past 24 hours appeared first on KyivPost.

Associated Press: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight

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Unnerved by public disputes and bullying claims, the World Anti-Doping Agency is urging critics of the decision to reinstate Russia to cease their distracting attacks. WADA director general Olivier Niggli told The Associated Press it’s more beneficial to work with the country, as the three-year s...

Bloomberg: Bolton tells Russians election interference was ineffective

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White House National Security Adviser John Bolton told his Russian counterpart that his country’s interference in the 2016 presidential election didn’t affect the outcome but has nonetheless damaged relations with the U.S. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: Bolton tells Russians election interfe...

U.S. to build up nuclear arsenal to pressure China, Russia

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Earlier, Trump stated the U.S. abandons the Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

RFE/RL: Trump cites China nuclear buildup in vowing to abandon treaty with Russia

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U.S. President Donald Trump says that his decision to withdraw from a decades-old nuclear treaty with Russia was driven not just by Moscow’s alleged violations but by a need to respond to China’s nuclear buildup. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Trump cites China nuclear buildup in vo...

Lavrov, Bolton discuss Syria, N. Korea, Ukraine, Afghanistan, strategic stability

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a meeting with United States National Security Advisor John Bolton, who is on a working visit to Moscow, on October 22. “The interlocutors exchanged views on topical international issues, including the situation surrounding Syria and in Afghanista...

Wall Street Journal: Merkel changes course, concedes to US gas imports

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BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered government support to efforts to open up Germany to U.S. gas, a key concession to President Trump as he tries to loosen Russia’s grip on Europe’s largest energy market. Read more here. The post Wall Street Journal: Merkel changes course, concede...

Reuters: Russia pledges to act to ‘restore’ military balance if US quits nuclear arms pact

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MOSCOW – Russia said on Oct. 22y it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles. Read more here. The post Reuters: Rus...

Reuters: Russian oligarch under US sanctions files suit against Nordic banks

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HELSINKI – A Russian businessman under U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine conflict due to his close ties with President Vladimir Putin has filed suit against four Nordic banks, accusing them of discrimination, a court said on Oct. 22. Read more here. The post Reuters: Russian oligarch under US...

Two Russian actors added to Ukrainian ‘blacklist’

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The Ukrainian Culture Ministry has added at the request of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) two more names to the list of persons who pose a threat to the country’s national security. According to the updated list of the ministry published on Oct. 22, Russian actors Leonid Yarmolnik an...

Billboard: VIPs won’t get VIP treatment at Sting concerts in Russia, Ukraine

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Sting has demanded that no “VIP zones” should be created at his upcoming Russian and Ukrainian concerts next month. Read more here. The post Billboard: VIPs won’t get VIP treatment at Sting concerts in Russia, Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: Putin signs decree on ‘special economic measures’ against Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree setting the stage for “special economic measures” in response to what the document calls Ukraine’s “unfriendly actions” against Russian citizens and companies. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Putin signs decree on...

Putin signs decree to slap sanctions on ‘unfriendly’ Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to draw up a series of measures as a response to “unfriendly actions by Ukraine towards citizens of the Russian Federation.” A decree to impose the unspecified measures was published on the Russian president’s official website, k...

112.ua: Gas price increase: Poroshenko demands to expand subsidy program for Ukrainians

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commissioned the Government to expand the subsidy program for Ukrainians due to the gas price increase. The press office of the Presidential Administration reports. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Gas price increase: Poroshenko demands to expand subsidy progr...

Voice of America: Political will could end eastern Ukraine conflict quickly

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The outgoing deputy head of the monitoring mission to Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says newly compiled statistics prove that lack of political will is the only thing allowing near-daily outbreaks of violence to continue claiming lives in Russian-occupied east...

Reuters: Russia to draw up sanctions list targeting Ukrainian firms, individuals

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President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to draw up a list of Ukrainian firms and individuals to be targeted for economic sanctions. Read more here. The post Reuters: Russia to draw up sanctions list targeting Ukrainian firms, individuals appeared first on KyivPost.

Bolton starts talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

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The U.S. National Security Adviser's visit to Moscow comes after Trump vowed to withdraw from the INF nuclear pact

UNIAN: Swiss Supreme Court rejects Russia’s complaint in dispute with Ukrnafta over property seiz...

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The Swiss Federal Tribunal rejected Russia’s petition for appealing decisions on jurisdiction and ruled to recover from Russia legal costs and compensation to Ukrainian companies worth CHF 550,000. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Swiss Supreme Court rejects Russia’s complaint in dispu...