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U.S. Releases More Details About MiG-29s, Su-24s It Says Were Flown To Libya

The U.S. military has provided more details about an alleged Russian deployment of fighter jets to Libya, as officials in Russia continued to deny the presence of Russian military aircraft or personnel in the North African country.

Chechen Leader Says He's Healthy But Doesn't Deny Hospital Stay For COVID-19.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says he is feeling well, in an apparent attempt to dispel media reports about his hospitalization with COVID-19.

«Unprecedented move» : Russia envoy to OSCE trying to interrupt Ukrainian speech on Crimea.

Unfortunately, Ukraine's dialogue with Russia has turned into a monologue, a Ukrainian MP said earlier.

Heavy Storms Kill Two People In Siberia, Damage Houses, Infrastructure.

Heavy storms and rains in Russia's Siberian region of Kemerovo have left two people dead and damaged dozens of houses and social infrastructure.


U.S. accuses Russia of sending jets to Libya

Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC that is supporting the Libyan National Army's fight, the report states.

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COVID-19: Moscow Offers Free Antibodies Tests For Residents.

Here's a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL's broadcast regions.

Former Head Of Russia's Chuvashia Sues Putin Over Dismissal.

In an unprecedented move, the former head of the Russian region of Chuvashia, Mikhail Ignatyev, has filed a lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin challenging a presidential decree that removed him from office in January.

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Donbas warlord's official residence address in Russia revealed – media.

Journalists found new evidence of Pushilin's strong ties with Russia, this time – through real estate paperwork.

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Ukraine in UN urges Russia to give up «logic of war» in Donbas.

Ukraine has also recalled Russia must implement its obligations under the Minsk Agreements.

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Russian Su-35 Jets Intercept U.S. Aircraft, Risk Midair Collision Over Mediterranean

Two Russian Su-35 fighter jets flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft over international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean, the U.S. Navy said. 

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HRW: Russia's Proposed 'Uniform Federal Database' Would Threaten Right To Privacy.

A proposed new law to create a "uniform federal database" in Russia infringes on the right to privacy and weakens protection of personal data for the country's entire population, Human Rights Watch says.

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OSCE Members Blast Russia's Lack Of Response To Rights Violations In Chechnya.

The United States, Canada, and 14 European states say Russia has failed to respond to serious human rights violations and abuses in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, where a "climate of impunity" continues to prevail against human rights defe...


COVID-19: Russia Says CSTO Should Focus On Biosecurity; Georgia Marks Subdued Independence Day.

Here's a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL's broadcast regions.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Sending Jets To Libya To Support Mercenaries

The United States says Moscow has deployed military jets to Libya to provide support for Russian mercenaries helping a local warlord battle the North African country's internationally recognized government.

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Vladimir Putin Says Russia «Passed» COVID-19 Peak

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has passed its peak of coronavirus infections and ordered a World War II victory parade postponed by the pandemic to be held next month.

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Putin Sets Date For Delayed World War II Victory Parade.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has set June 24 for holding a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Yakut Shaman Who Wanted To Drive Putin From Power Files Complaint With ECHR.

Lawyers of Aleksandr Gabyshev, a shaman in the Siberian region of Yakutia who gained notoriety in 2019 after declaring that he wanted to drive Russian President Vladimir Putin from power, have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rig...

Russian Military Helicopter Crashes In Chukotka, Killing Four.

A Russian military helicopter has crashed in Russia's northeastern Chukotka peninsula, killing four people.

Activists Detained As 'Fabricated' Terrorism Trial Resumes In Russia.

Activists were reportedly detained and single-person pickets were halted in St. Petersburg before the resumption of the trial of two defendants accused of belonging to a group that prosecutors allege planned to carry out terrorist acts and sought ...

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Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian Sailors Freed After Africa Kidnapping.

Eight foreign crew members kidnapped from a container ship off Benin's coast last month have been freed, the Nigerian Navy says.

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Current Time Report Sparks Investigation At Makeshift Hospital In Moscow Region.

Prosecutors in Moscow say they have started an investigation after Current Time reported alleged shortages of medicines and labor violations at a makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients set up by a well-known Azerbaijani-Russian businessman Ar...

Russian Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Term For American On Spying Charges.

Russian prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to find former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan guilty of espionage -- a charge Whelan and U.S. officials vehemently deny -- and sentence him to 18 years in prison.

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Russia Demands Apology From Bloomberg Over Report About Putin's Low Ratings.

Russia has demanded an apology from the Bloomberg news agency over a report it published about President Vladimir Putin's low trust rating among Russians.

Turkish State Broadcaster Launches Russian Channel To Fight 'Disinformation and Manipulation'.

Turkey’s state-run TRT broadcaster on May 24 launched a new Russian digital platform.

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Russian Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of Higher Coronavirus Death Rate.

The head of Russia's consumer protection and well-being agency, Anna Popova, warned on May 24 of increased COVID-19 death rates even as official figures show a slight easing in daily infections since peak counts around two weeks ago. 

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