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112.ua: Klimkin says accusations of Czech communist against Ukrainians absurd

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called claims of the head of Czech communist party Vojtěch Fillip that Ukrainians suppressed the Prague Spring a complete absurd. He wrote this on his Facebook page. Earlier Czech communist party’s leader, Vojtěch Filip in the interview for The Guard...

Associated Press: Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

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Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, s...

OSCE mission in Moldova says officials barred from monitoring Russian drills in Transdniestria

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The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Moldova said it is concerned about military exercises the Operational Group of Russian Forces conducted in the Security Zone in Transdniestria on August 14 and 15. “The OSCE Mission deployed its team to the area of t...

UkrInform: Poll shows most residents of Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv are patriots of Ukraine

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This is evidenced by results of the poll conducted in Lviv, Kharkiv and Odesa by the Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute for Social Studies, the Center for Social Monitoring, the Institute for Analysis and Forecasting, the Kyiv Press Club. According to the poll, the overwhelming majority of respondents...

Associated Press: Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

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Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS and then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried up. Manafort’s d...

JFO HQ reports 6 enemy attacks on Ukrainian army positions

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The militants have violated the ceasefire regime in Donbas during Thursday six times, including one time from heavy weapons, the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters has said. “There are no casualties among the personnel of the JFO. The situation in the area of the...

112.ua: Ombudswoman says another 3 Russia’s citizens asks Putin to exchange them for Ukrainians

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Another three citizens of Russia in the detention facilities in Ukraine wrote the claims to President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the request to exchange them for the Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russia as Lyudmyla Denisova, the Ukrainian ombudswoman reported on Facebook. The claim...

Another three Russia's citizens asks Putin to exchange them for Ukrainians, - ombudswoman

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Earlier 11 citizens of Russia in the detention facilities in Ukraine appealed to the president of Russia with such request

Denisova: Another Russian writes appeal to Putin to exchange him for Ukrainian political prisoners

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A citizen of the Russian Federation Pavel Chernykh, who is detained in the Mariupol Detention Center, has written an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking to exchange him for Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia, Ukrainian ombudswoman Liudmyla Denisova has said. “We have...

Polygraph: Britain has good reason to consider Russia a threat

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On August 15 the Russian Embassy, UK Twitter account tweeted a photo of and an article from that day’s Daily Telegraph, which spoke of a Russian security threat in the Arctic. According to the tweet, the threat posed to Britain by Russia is “imaginary” and utilized in order to justify increasing ...

112.ua: Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister announces new restriction of trips to Russia

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Volodymyr Omelyan, the Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine has announced new restrictions on the trips to the Russian Federation as Interfax-Ukraine reported. “Today I have signed a historical document. Only the bears will go to Moscow as in good old days,” he said. Read more here. The...

RFE/RL: Russia mulls retaliation for US sanctions over North Korea

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Russia says it is working on retaliatory measures against the United States after Washington imposed sanctions on a Russian company and its head for helping North Korea evade United Nations sanctions. “These restrictions have been introduced without providing any evidence and on the basis o...

Bloomberg: Deripaska’s En+ power unit moves to Russia after US sanctions

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En+ Group Plc, billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s sanctioned company, said its power unit will move from Cyprus to a Russian offshore zone, created by the Kremlin in response to American sanctions. En+’s board “approved in principle” the re-domiciling of En+ Holding Ltd., which owns hydro-power s...

UkrInform: Ukrainian Navy to increase its presence in the Sea of Azov

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Ukraine will increase the presence of its Navy in the Sea of ​​Azov due to Russia’s blocking of ships. “The presence of the Ukrainian Navy in the Sea of ​​Azov must be increased. We plan not only to strengthen our presence in the sea, but also to take measures to defend the coast,R...

UkrInform: Ukraine ready to pardon 11 Russians who appealed to Putin

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The Ukrainian side is ready to pardon 11 Russian citizens, convicted of crimes against Ukraine’s sovereignty, who appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with the request to return them to Russia in exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners. Ukraine’s representative in the Trila...

RFE/RL: Prosecutors seek 15 years in prison for Ukraine’s ex-president

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Ukrainian prosecutors in the treason trial against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych have asked the court in Kyiv to sentence the pro-Russian former leader to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors Ruslan Kravchenko and Maksym Krym made the request on August 16 during closing arguments of Yanukovych’...

Ukraine preparing for new restrictions on transportation to, from Russia

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Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has announced new restrictions on transportation to and from Russia. “I have signed a historic document today. Bears will be the only transport to Moscow, just like they were in the good old days,” Omelyan wrote on Facebook. He said ...

Bloomberg: Russians buy Apple, Amazon as sanctions push investment overseas

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Russian politicians may be warning that U.S. sanctions will backfire and undermine the dollar, but to the middle classes, the appeal of investing abroad is only increasing. TCS Group Holding Plc became Russia’s fifth-biggest brokerage by active clients in the space of just a few months by offerin...

RFE/RL: Local authorities withdraw approval for Russia’s first gay-pride parade

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Local authorities in Russia say they have withdrawn their approval of what would have been the country’s first officially approved gay-pride parade — an event that had been scheduled for August 26 in a village with only seven residents on the outskirts of the city of Novoulyanovsk. No...

UNIAN: Young female marine seriously wounded in Donbas

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A 20-year-old female marine has been wounded seriously by the Russian-led forces in Donbas. “Olena… A female marine from our 503rd battalion of the Marine Corps. Defending the peaceful Ukrainian sky, she received wounds during enemy shelling yesterday. She is 20. She is still a child....

Aljazeera: Calls for release of Russian teenage girls arrested for extremism

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Hundreds in Moscow gathered for an unauthorised march in support of two girls arrested for their involvement with an extremist group, calling for their release. Read more here. The post Aljazeera: Calls for release of Russian teenage girls arrested for extremism appeared first on KyivPost.

Bloomberg: Russia leaves US debt hoard intact after $81 billion retreat

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Russia halted a shift out of Treasuries held onshore in the U.S. after a mass exodus in the wake of sanctions in April. Figures published on August 15 indicated Russia’s holdings of U.S. bills, notes and bonds were unchanged at $14.9 billion in June. The numbers for April and May showed a reducti...

Bloomberg: Rich Russians start family offices as heirs lie in wait

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Russia’s wealthiest have held an iron grip on their assets since the Soviet Union’s collapse, defending their fortunes from rivals or bureaucrats. Now they face pressure to cede some control as they prepare for a transfer to the next generation and executives running their businesses push them to...

UNIAN: Russia’s Gazprom supplies over 1.5 bcm of gas to occupied Donbas in H1

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Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom says it supplied 1.534 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine in January-June 2018 (H1). Gazprom’s shipments to the occupied areas of Donbas in the first six mont...

Financial Times: Kaz Minerals declares surprise dividend after Russia mine purchase

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Copper miner Kaz Minerals has declared its first dividend since 2012 following its purchase of a Russian copper project from Roman Abramovich, which prompted shares to plunge. The London-listed miner said it would pay a dividend of 6 cents per share, following the ramp up of its two mines in Kaza...