EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions if Navalny released

The European Union will hold off from imposing fresh sanctions on Russian individuals if the Kremlin releases pro-democracy campaigner Alexei Navalny, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, sending the bloc’s top diplomat to Moscow next week. Reuters reports that despite calls from Baltic countries, Italy and Romania for sanctions on Russian officials in response to Navalny’s […]

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Ukraine Protests To BBC Over Map Showing ‘Russian Cities’ In Crimea

Ukraine has protested against the BBC’s inclusion of Moscow-annexed Crimean cities on a list of Russian cities where demonstrators rallied to support jailed Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny. The British broadcaster’s Russian service published the map on January 23 as tens of thousands of people rallied across Russia, saying the demonstrations were held in 122 “Russian […]

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Russia turning Crimea into a nuclear military base

Russia is actively increasing its army’s combat capabilities in the occupied Crimea, boosting the number of troops and arming them with new models of weapons, creating conditions for strengthening its nuclear potential in the region, Ukrainian intelligence reports. Ukrainian intelligence reports that the Russian government in Moscow, despite declarative statements, has never considered Crimea in […]

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EU to debate Russia sanctions after Navalny protest arrests

The European Union will consider fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday after more than 3,000 people were arrested across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Lithuania’s foreign minister, arriving in Brussels for a meeting of the bloc’s 27 top diplomats, said “a change is in the air in […]

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Russian ship resumes work on “Nord Stream-2”, despite US sanctions

The Russian vessel tapped to finish the controversial “Nord Stream-2” gas pipeline has begun work in Danish waters just days after the United States sanctioned its parent company. “The lay barge Fortuna has started works in the construction corridor in the Danish [Exclusive Economic Zone], ahead of the resumption of the “Nord Stream-2″ construction. All […]

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Russia-backed terrorists launch 2 attacks on Ukrainian troops

Over the past 24 hours, on January 17, two ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces operation on Donbas. The Russian occupation troops opened fire from tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and small arms. Ukrainian troops sustained no casualties. The OSCE representatives were informed through the Ukrainian side about the ceasefire violations […]

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British MP calls for sanctions by London on ‘Nord Stream-2’

Daniel Kawczynski said in the lower house of the British parliament: “Now, no longer constrained by our membership of the European Union, we ought to follow our American friends in imposing sanctions on any company involved in the Nord Stream-2 pipeline. ”The controversial link that Russia is building to Germany under the Baltic Sea while […]

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Ten more sentences over refusal to serve in Russian army passed in occupied Crimea

In December, the highest number of the passed sentences and initiated criminal cases over “evasion of call-up to military service in the Russian Armed Forces” has been recorded in the occupied Crimea. “In December 2020, the Crimean Human Rights Group has recorded 16 new criminal cases initiated against Crimean residents under Article 328 of the […]

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Elections in the CAR among Russian troops

Russia has been actively participating in the events in the Central African Republic for several years now. Earlier it was reported that fighters of the so-called “Wagner PMC” were operating there. This week, Russia has sent additional military instructors to the CAR. Russia is again training military personnel in one of the countries. As a […]

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Russia Admits to ‘World’s Largest’ Arctic Oil Spill

Russian authorities said the fuel spill at an Arctic power station earlier in 2020 was the largest in world history, a top emergencies official said Thursday. Some 21,000 tons of oil poured into the surrounding ground and waterways near the city of Norilsk after a diesel oil tank belonging to a subsidiary of Russian metals […]

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