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Hromadske Radio: Russian court rules to deport detained Uzbek journalist.

A Moscow court has found Uzbek journalist and activist Khudoberdi Nurmatov guilty of illegal labor activity and sentenced him to a five thousand rouble fine and deportation. However, Nurmatov will remain in a detention center in Moscow until the European Court of Human Rights has ruled on his case. The post Hromadske Radio: ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Russian mass media report leader of Luhansk People's Republic escaped to Russia.

Ihor Plotnytsky, the Head of the pro-Russian militants of the Luhansk People's Republic  and his entourage escaped from occupied Luhansk to Russia as Novaya Gazeta reported. The post 112.ua: Russian mass media report leader of Luhansk People's Republic escaped to Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018.

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely. The post Associated Press: Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018 appeared ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Requiem for a Hit Man.

Bodies are piling up on the streets of Kiev, as the military stalemate between Russia and Ukraine devolves into a murky contest of spies and hired guns. The Wall Street Journal caught up with one of them, a Chechen militant with two passports and a string of missions from Georgia to Turkey to Syria. His jailhouse interview ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Tensions down after 'coup' in Ukraine's separatist region.

Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of...

- Expatica - NL

Russian billionaire Kerimov charged in France following Moscow protest.

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.Kerimov was detained upon arrival at the...

- Expatica - NL

Klimkin says he discussed in Brussels Russian authorities' crimes in Crimea.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that at his meetings in Brussels, Belgium, he raises the issue of crimes of the Russian authorities in the occupied Crimea, where on Thursday after police searches a 82-year-old Crimean Tatar woman died. “Today, 82-year-old Vedzhiye Kashka, a veteran of the Crimean ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Merkel ally calls Russia's new Syrian peace push 'height of cynicism'.

BERLIN - A top member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Thursday dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s push to host a new Syrian peace process with the backing of Iran and Turkey, calling it “the height of cynicism.” The post Reuters: Merkel ally calls Russia's new Syrian peace push ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia not engaged in any 'Kuril diplomacy'.

MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry views the wording of “Kuril diplomacy” incorrect with respect to the implementation of Russian-Japanese agreements on joint economic activity on the Kuril Islands, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. “This wording, which is used , is not even ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Veteran Crimean Tatar Activist Dies As Associates Detained By Russia.

Russian security officers detained several Crimean Tatar activists in Crimea on November 23, a move that comes amid continuing pressure on a group that has broadly opposed Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula.

- Radio Free Europe - US

The Decrease of Exports to Russia are due to the Poor Russian Economy, not because of Sanctions.

The decline in Bulgaria's exports to Russia in the last four years is due to the problems of the Russian economy and not becuase the EU sanctions against Russia. This is stated in a report of the Bulgarian Industrial Association on Bulgarian exports to the Russian Federation.  According to BIA, the EU's sanctions against ...

- Novinite - BG

Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 12 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Attempted coup in 'LPR:' Security outside Plotnitsky's 'White House' stepped up

Militants of the so-called 'Luhansk People's Republic' in Ukraine's east have withdrawn the cordons in several districts in the center of the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk, but simultaneously stepped up security outside the building of the so-called 'White House,' the former Luhansk Regional State Administration, where ...

- UNIAN - UA

Law on tours of Russian performers comes into force in Ukraine

As of November 23, 2017, organizers of tours in Ukraine are required to apply to the SBU Security Service of Ukraine for permission allowing entertainers from Russia to perform in this country.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine Def. Ministry: All cash from Luhansk withdrawn to Russia

There is no cash money in banks and ATMs in the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman.

- UNIAN - UA

Veteran Crimean Tatar activist dies after associates detained by Russia – media

An elderly Crimean Tatar activist has died after her associates were detained by Russian security officers in Crimea amid continuing pressure on a group that has broadly opposed Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

Chechen citizen suspected of Russian Forbes editor's murder detained in Kyiv

The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has detained a foreigner who is suspected of involvement in the murder of Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes magazine, according to the SBU's press center.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrinform: Rally in support of Ukrainian journalists Sushchenko, Sharoiko held in Brussels

The activists in Brussels have called for the release of imprisoned Ukrainian journalists Roman Sushchenko and Pavlo Sharoiko during the rally against the regimes of presidents of Russia and Belarus. The post Ukrinform: Rally in support of Ukrainian journalists Sushchenko, Sharoiko held in Brussels appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Ukrainian Defense Ministry says all cash from Luhansk withdrawn to Russia

There is no cash money in banks and ATMs in the separatist-held city of Luhansk, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman. The post UNIAN: Ukrainian Defense Ministry says all cash from Luhansk withdrawn to Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

EUobserver: Dutch anti-EU politician Wilders says Russia is 'no enemy' ahead of Moscow visit

Russia is “not an enemy” to the Netherlands, Dutch anti-EU politician Geert Wilders said in an interview published on Nov. 22, ahead of a visit to Moscow in the New Year. The post EUobserver: Dutch anti-EU politician Wilders says Russia is 'no enemy' ahead of Moscow visit appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known

WASHINGTON — Political guru Paul Manafort took at least 18 trips to Moscow and was in frequent contact with Vladimir Putin's allies for nearly a decade as a consultant in Russia and Ukraine for oligarchs and pro-Kremlin parties....

- The Raw Story - US

Russian senator says US plotting to 'discredit' World Cup

Moscow has found itself under assault in sport and politics alike.

- Daily Nation - KE

Ukrainian army reported to have advanced near occupied Horlivka

Ukrainian combat units are reported to have retaken the village of Hladosove in no-man’s land near the Russian-occupied Donetsk Oblast city of Horlivka, some 590 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. According to Russian-led forces in occupied Donetsk, Ukrainian troops belonging to the 54th Mechanized Brigade and the Aidar ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Veteran Crimean Tatar activist dies after associates detained by Russia

An elderly Crimean Tatar activist has died after her associates were detained by Russian security officers in Crimea amid continuing pressure on a group that has broadly opposed Moscow's 2014 seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula. The post RFE/RL: Veteran Crimean Tatar activist dies after associates detained by Russia appeared ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russian billionaire senator investigated for tax fraud in France

A French judge has put Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov under formal investigation for tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.

- France24 - FR

Moscow prosecutors to process statements regarding Sobchak's remarks on Crimea

MOSCOW - The Moscow Prosecutor General's Office has promised to process statements filed by citizens in connection with the high-profile remarks on Crimea made by television personality Kseniya Sobchak. “The requests filed by citizens with the Moscow Prosecutor General's Office for an inquiry into Kseniya Sobchak's ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Moscow Times: Children in Russian Arctic brave -50 Celsius to attend school

Students in the Russian Arctic are enduring freezing weather to attend school, as temperatures hover just 2 degrees above the threshold to cancel class. The post The Moscow Times: Children in Russian Arctic brave -50 Celsius to attend school appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russian senator says US plotting to 'discredit' World Cup

A top Russian senator said on Thursday he had credible evidence of the United States plotting to "discredit" the 2018 World Cup his country is staging for the first time.

- The Daily Star - LB

Wilders says Russia is 'no enemy' ahead of Moscow visit

Dutch anti-EU politician says that he is a 'big fan of Nato', but adds Russia 'is on our side'.

- EU Observer - EU

The Moscow Times: Amid radiation scare, Russian atomic agency finds 'no violations'

Russia's Atomic oversight agency says it has found no violations of radiation norms at the Mayak nuclear facility in Chelyabinsk. The post The Moscow Times: Amid radiation scare, Russian atomic agency finds 'no violations' appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

MP Friz says Kremlin wants to legitimize occupied territories, including Transdniestria

Russia is trying to legitimize the occupied territories, in particular, Transdniestria, Bloc of Petro Poroshenko MP Iryna Friz has said. “The Kremlin has taken a course toward legitimizing the occupied territories. Evidence of this could be an event in Moscow, involving the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bloomberg: Facebook to show users which Russian propaganda they followed

Facebook Inc. will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they’ve followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The post Bloomberg: Facebook to show users which Russian propaganda they followed ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Billionaire Russian senator under investigation in France

French authorities are investigating a Russian senator and billionaire over suspected tax evasion, according to reports.

- Polskie Radio - PL

Russian billionaire Kerimov charged in France following Moscow protest

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.

- The Daily Star - LB

UNIAN: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukrainian military. The post UNIAN: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

EurActiv: Interview with Russia’s ambassador to the EU

In a wide-ranging interview on Nov. 22, Russia’s ambassador to the EU discussed Syria and other conflicts, the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, his country’s relations with Turkey and Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The post EurActiv: Interview with Russia’s ambassador to the EU ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Guardian: Bad Roads review – love, sex and terror in violent vignettes from Ukraine

Theatre can sometimes jolt the memory. At a time when Ukraine has fallen off the media radar, this play by Natal’ya Vorozhbit, translated by Sasha Dugdale, provides a powerful reminder of the bitterness of the war that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. In particular, it makes the point that women ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 12 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

White House disputes claim Gary Cohn faked bad reception to get Donald Trump off call

The White House is disputing a Democratic senator's claim that top economic adviser Gary Cohn faked bad reception to get U.S. President Donald Trump off the phone.

- Global News - CA

Russian billionaire senator charged with tax fraud in France

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice and released under strict conditions, a state prosecutor said. Kerimov, whose detention Monday upon arrival at the French Riviera airport in connection with a tax evasion case concerning his purchase of several luxury residences via ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine

With armored vehicles on streets, civilians fled a showdown between rival Moscow-backed political leaders in the breakaway Luhansk region.

- International NY Times - US

Kremlin Vows to Defend Russian Oligarch Who Is Under Arrest in France

Russia said Wednesday it will make every effort to defend Russian billionaire businessman and Senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was arrested in France Monday in connection with a tax evasion case. A  public prosecutor said in Nice Wednesday Kerimov would appear in court to be formally placed under judicial investigation, which ...

- Voice of America - US

Russian billionaire senator charged with tax fraud in France

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.

- France24 - FR

Russian anger as France arrests oligarch for 'tax evasion'

Moscow on Wednesday protested at the arrest of billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov in France, where he faced a second day of questioning over alleged tax evasion involving the purchase of luxury properties.

- The Local - INT

Kremlin Vows to Defend Russian Oligarch Who Is Under Arrest in France

Russia said Wednesday it will make every effort to defend Russian billionaire businessman and Senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was arrested in France Monday in connection with a tax evasion case.A public prosecutor said in Nice Wednesday Kerimov would appear in court to be formally placed under judicia...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Crimean Tatars' Dzhemilev: Russia violates Geneva Convention of 1949

Russian occupiers in the illegally-annexed Crimea persecute those who express dissent with de-facto authorities, Commissioner of the Ukrainian President for Crimean Tatar affairs, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said at a meeting with Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Rainin and the delegation of the Congress of local and ...

- UNIAN - UA

Power struggle in eastern Ukraine threatens peace process

Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Associated Press: Russia pulls basketball World Cup bid, blames negative image

MOSCOW — Russia has withdrawn a bid to host the 2023 basketball World Cup, saying that international criticism of the country’s athletes was to blame for the decision. The post Associated Press: Russia pulls basketball World Cup bid, blames negative image appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Voice of America: Kremlin vows to defend Russian oligarch who is under arrest in France

Russia said Wednesday it will make every effort to defend Russian billionaire businessman and Senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was arrested in France Monday in connection with a tax evasion case. The post Voice of America: Kremlin vows to defend Russian oligarch who is under arrest in France appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kremlin backs pro-Russia minister in Ukraine power struggle

The Kremlin is supporting Ukraine Interior Minister Igor Kornet amid tensions in the east region of Luhansk -- which is controlled by Moscow-backed separatists.

- UPI - US

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