Caucasus-2020: Preparation for a new aggression?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a snap “combat readiness check” involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure security in Russia’s southwest, where he sees a “serious threat” from terrorism. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on July 17 that the “check” had already begun and will test the readiness […]

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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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UK imposes sanctions against Russians

Britain has imposed sanctions on more than two dozen Russian individuals in connection with the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky as relations between the two nations remain frayed over what London calls Moscow’s destabilizing acts. Addressing parliament, foreign minister Dominic Raab said: “The first designations will cover those individuals involved in the torture and murder […]

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Macron Plans To Raise Ukraine, Other Security Matters In Video Talk With Putin

Today, on June 26, French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a videoconference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The coronavirus pandemic and security issues, including the situation in Ukraine, are on the agenda. The situations in Syria, Iran, and Libya will also be raised as well as “cooperation in the fields of health and the environment,” […]

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Is it possible to sentence Putin in Russia?

Russian opposition leader Leonid Gozman is demanding that the Investigative Committee of Russia initiate a case “on the fact of preparations for the murder” against Russian President Vladimir Putin for a parade and voting in the midst of a coronavirus epidemic. The relevant statement is registered by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Military […]

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