Russia spreading disinformation about coronavirus

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, AP report. American officials voiced their comments on three information resources InfoRos.ru, Infobrics. org and OneWorld.press. There, in the last three months, about 150 fake materials about coronavirus were published. Among the headlines that caught the attention of […]

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Russia accused of ‘rewriting history’

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the United States have accused Russia of seeking to “rewrite history” to justify the annexation of the Baltic states in 1940. The joint statement marks the 80th anniversary of the Welles Declaration, in which the US outlined its “non-recognition policy” of the Soviet occupation of the Baltic countries, Euronews report. Estonia […]

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New sanctions against Russia, China and North Korea

European Union ambassadors have given the green light to sanctions on Russia’s GRU military intelligence unit, as well as on Chinese and North Korean entities over three separate cyberattacks in recent years, RFE/RL report. The attacks, which have been linked to the three countries by various intelligence agencies, hit several EU member states and other […]

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US backs sanctions against “Nord stream-2”

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment that would impose new sanctions on companies assisting Russia in completing a controversial gas pipeline to the European Union bypassing Ukraine. The United States opposes the project on the grounds that it strengthens the Kremlin’s grip on the European energy market and punishes Ukraine, which is […]

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EU urges Russia to claim responsibility for killing soldiers in Donbas

The European Union has called the escalation of violence in Donbas a breach of Minsk agreements, Normandy Summit commitments and international humanitarian law. “The escalation of violence in Donbas, incl. the killing of a Ukrainian medical officer, is a breach of Minsk agreements, Normandy Summit commitments and international humanitarian law. Imperative that all parties respect […]

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Policy regarding Ukraine and Russia will be among German priorities

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that Germany’s policy regarding Ukraine and Russia will be one of the priorities for his country during the presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to him, there is “minimal consensus” within the European Union on the policy vis-à-vis Russia; it includes, among other things, the regular […]

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Kremlin always denies its guilt

In Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, lying — willfully, methodically, shamelessly — is the default response to any accusations of wrongdoing. Russia did not meddle in American elections. Accusations of systematic Olympic doping are malicious foreign inventions. The Novichok nerve agent killers in Salisbury, were there only to admire the cathedral’s spire. Russia has nothing to do […]

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The Netherlands will force Russia to pay for MH17

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights over the downing nearly six years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, reports The New York Times. The Netherlands, home to roughly two-thirds of the victims, made the move to provide “maximum support” to individual cases brought to the […]

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EU calls on Russia to end pressure on Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

The European Union has condemned systemic human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea and called on Russia to end the pressure on the Crimean Tatar community. “On 7 July 2020, seven individuals, mostly Crimean Tatars, were arrested in the Crimean peninsula for their alleged political affiliation. The European Union considers their detention to be politically […]

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