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Ukraine says 1 WIA amid 19 enemy attacks in past day, reports provocation against civilians near Maiorsk.

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 19 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine reimburses legal costs incurred by Russia in 'Yanukovych debt' case – RF Def. Ministry.

Ukraine has complied with the order of the High Court of London to compensate part of the legal costs incurred by the Russian side, transferring GBP 1.16 million, according to Russia's Finance Ministry.

- UNIAN - UA

Moscow court helps Kyiv fine Russian air carrier for flights to Crimea despite Ukraine ban.

The Economic Court of Kyiv region has satisfied the claim of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to recover over UAH 10 million, or US$381,825, from the Russian air carrier for daily flights to the temporarily occupied Crimea, according to website of the prosecutor's office.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia ready for escalation with West up to full-out war – Turchynov.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that Russia is ready to escalate tensions with the West up to launching a full-scale war, as evidenced by massive nuclear strike tests within the Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 war games, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Wall Street Journal: There’s actual war, and then there’s @Ukraine vs. @Russia.

Three years after their military invaded Ukraine, @Russia - a team of diplomats at Moscow’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs - last month tried to rub it in: “We dedicate this video to those who try to hurt us with new sanctions!” they tweeted, with a video of burly knights swinging medieval weapons. The post Wall ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Pipe schemes - suspect claims top Navalny aide staged false-flag attack on self.

When an unidentified assailant smashed a top aide to Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny over the head with a metal pipe last week, the presidential hopeful called the attack “attempted murder.” The post RFE/RL: Pipe schemes - suspect claims top Navalny aide staged false-flag attack on self appeared first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrinform: Yarmolenko declared best Borussia player in match against Hamburg .

Borussia Dortmund winger Andriy Yarmolenko has been recognized as the best player in the 5th Bundesliga match against Hamburg , according to authoritative German sports news sites. The post Ukrinform: Yarmolenko declared best Borussia player in match against Hamburg appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Kremlin furious over draft UN Resolution calling Russia 'aggressor state'.

It would be unacceptable for the United Nations to adopt a resolution on the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas branding Russia an “aggressor state,” that’s according to Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, an UNIAN correspondent in Moscow reports. The post UNIAN: Kremlin furious over ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine ready to extradite 313 people for 88 Ukrainian hostages in Donbas.

First Deputy Speaker of Ukraine's parliament and Ukraine's envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko says that Ukraine is ready to exchange 313 people from Ukrainian prisons for 88 Ukrainian hostages in Russian-occupied Donbas. “Ukraine proposes an immediate exchange. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine central bank preliminarily approves purchase of Russia's VS Bank by TAScombank.

ODESA - The National Bank of Ukraine has preliminarily approved the purchase by TAScombank of VS Bank, which belongs to Russia's Sberbank, deputy head of the central bank Yekateryna Rozhkova has told Interfax-Ukraine. “We did receive a package of documents for the purchase of VS Bank. We are at the final stage of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns.

WARSAW, Poland — Thousands of Polish and other NATO troops have launched major defensive exercises in Poland’s north amid security concerns raised by war games recently held by neighboring Russia and Belarus. The post Associated Press: Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

There's Actual War, and Then There's @Ukraine vs. @Russia

Moscow dominates the countries' real conflict, but the underdog takes jabs at Russia on Twitter with snarky put downs and Simpsons GIFs.

- Wall Street Journal - US

America's Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers Were Expected to Crush Russia in a War

Kyle Mizokami Security, That may have never happenned, but they have been the backbone of U.S. military power for decades.  During Operation Desert Storm, the Nimitz-class carrier Theodore Roosevelt participated in air operations against Iraq. In 1999, Theodore Roosevelt again participated in the NATO bombing of ...

- The National Interest - US

UNIAN: Czech President says Putin's invitation 'honor'

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman says he has received an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Sochi, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty . The post UNIAN: Czech President says Putin's invitation 'honor' appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

NEW YORK — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press in an interview that he heard positive news in President Donald Trump’s United Nations address: “that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others.” The post Associated Press: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns

Thousands of Polish and NATO troops have launched major defensive exercises in Poland's north amid security concerns raised by war games recently held by neighboring Russia and Belarus.

- FOX News - US

Learning Lessons From Zapad 2017

NATO must signal to Moscow that any attempt by Russia for a landgrab in the Baltics would be met with a swift and overwhelming response.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Erdogan: Turkey is taking Steps for the Acquiring of Ballistic Missiles

Turkey takes steps to buy ballistic missiles to protect its citizens shared the Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who participates in the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, said BTA. A day ago, the Turkish head of state said he was continuing Ankara's talks with Moscow to buy C-400 missile systems. "If there are C-400 missiles ...

- Novinite - BG

Washington Post: Paul Manafort’s long history with oligarch Oleg Deripaska

In March, the Associated Press reported that former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had drafted a proposal to help advance the business interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2005. In light of that report, we’ve compiled this history of Manafort’s interactions with political campaigns and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Moscow Times: Two Russian babushkas battle for swing-set sovereignty

An expletive-ridden video of two Russian grandmothers confronting each other at a playground in Sepurkhov south of Moscow went viral Sept. 20 on the Russian internet. The post The Moscow Times: Two Russian babushkas battle for swing-set sovereignty appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Lukoil Looks To Sell Italian Refinery As Crimea Sanctions Intensify

Lukoil will begin to shift its focus towards domestic production by selling off its Italian refinery complex, two oil industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The move is part of the Russian firm's drive to sell some of its foreign assets. The initiative is pushing Lukoil to put its Swiss energy trading wing Litasco up ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Sevastopol Aviation Enterprise transferred to Russian government

The Russian government has formally transferred the Crimea-based Sevastopol Aviation Enterprise to the control of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. SAE undertakes a range of maintenance and support work on helicopters including the Mil Mi-8, Mi-17, Ka-25, and Ka-27. The company was owned

- Jane’s - US

Bipartisan Group of Security, Ethics and Investigations Experts Urge Senators to Support Legislation Protecting the Independent Special Counsel

Public CitizenA bipartisan group of experts issued a letter today calling on members of the U.S. Senate to support efforts to protect against the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Protecting the Special Counsel would ensure that the ongoing investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential ...

- Common Dreams - US

German officials see no sign of election hacking — yet

BERLIN — German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet. Security officials have warned over the past year that the Russian government in particular might attempt to destabilize ...

- SFGate - US

Associated Press: Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The post Associated Press: Manafort ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Politico: Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative

Former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort used his presidential campaign email account to correspond with a Ukrainian political operative with suspected Russian ties, according to people familiar with the correspondence. The post Politico: Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bloomberg: Putin pushes Ukraine peacekeeper plan in face of opposition

Russia said it will press ahead with President Vladimir Putin’s plan for United Nations peacekeepers in Ukraine, even after the effort stalled in the face of opposition from Washington and Kyiv this week. The post Bloomberg: Putin pushes Ukraine peacekeeper plan in face of opposition appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrinform: Separatists launched 19 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

Russia-backed separatists launched 19 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day. The post Ukrinform: Separatists launched 19 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

How China and India can keep the peace in Ukraine

Peacekeepers in southeastern Ukraine are suddenly back on the global policy agenda, and Asia now has its first major opportunity of this century to rescue Europe from itself – and, by extension, to save the world entire. The recent announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the BRICS summit in Xiamen to the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Democratic senators and representatives urge Federal Election Commission to consider rules preventing foreigners from using social media ads to influence voters

Dylan Byers / CNNMoney: Democratic senators and representatives urge Federal Election Commission to consider rules preventing foreigners from using social media ads to influence voters  —  Democrats on Capitol Hill are launching new efforts to prevent Russians and other foreigners outside the U.S. from using social ...

- Mediagazer - US

Paul Manafort hired to help promote controversial referendum in Iraq

Paul Manafort is working with allies linked to Iraqi Kurdish leaders who are pushing a controversial referendum effort opposed by the US. Manafort has a long history of work on behalf of foreign agencies, including the pro-Russia Party of Regions in Ukraine. His recent work in Iraq could be an effort to bolster his finances ...

- Business Insider - US

Ukraine's Poroshenko Rejects Russia's 'Hybrid' Peacekeeping Offer

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dismissed a Russian proposal to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as an effort to legalize its proxies and freeze the conflict. Relations between Kyiv and Moscow have never been worse since Russia annexed Crimea more than three years ago and Russian-backed separatist fighters ...

- Voice of America - US

How Matt Drudge became the pipeline for Russian propaganda

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 passengers and crew. The next day, President Barack Obama alleged that the responsible parties were Russian-backed separatists seizing territory in the region following Russia’s annexation of ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Will The White House Prevent Rosneft From Buying Citgo?

Senators have pressed the Trump Administration to review the chances of Russia's Rosneft acquiring Venezuela's PDVSA and its U.S. business, Citgo. Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez believe a change in the ownership of Citgo's assets would constitute a security risk, Reuters reported. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov’s powerful final words in surreal trial where ‘traitors put patriots on trial’

Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov has ended his final address to a de facto court under Russian occupation by suggesting that they will all meet again at the international courts at the Hague and these are no empty words

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

The Battle for Ukraine

Members 31 Oct 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham HouseProfessor Kataryna Wolczuk, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of BirminghamChair: Orysia Lutsevych, Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and ...

- Chatham House - UK

Report: Manafort offered to give 'private briefings' on 2016 campaign to Russian billionaire

While he was still serving as Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort sent an email to a Kiev-based employee of his consulting business requesting he tell a Russian billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin that if he wanted "private briefings" on the presidential race, Manafort would set it ...

- The Week - US

Top senator says there are likely 'a lot more' fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite There are likely "a lot more" fake Facebook accounts affiliated with Russia than what the company has so far disclosed, the vice chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, said on Wednesday. Warner, who is helping lead the committee's investigation into Russian interference ...

- Business Insider - US

RFE/RL: Kazakh citizen gets suspended sentence for fighting alongside separatists in Ukraine

A court in northeastern Kazakhstan has handed down a suspended prison sentence to a local man convicted of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty .

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko at UN: Talks on release of hostages in Russian-occupied Donbas deadlocked

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that talks held as part of the Minsk peace process on the release of Ukrainian hostages kept by terrorists in Russian-occupied Donbas are deadlocked.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's president sees Russia as biggest threat to international security

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is confident that Russia is the biggest threat to international security today.

- UNIAN - UA

Paul Manafort reportedly offered 'private briefings' about the Trump campaign to a Putin ally

AP Photo/Matt RourkePresident Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to Russian billionaire and ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Oleg Deripaska, in an email on July 7, 2016, according to The Washington Post. The email was read to the Post ...

- Business Insider - US

Turkish state media boasts about its Russian-made missile system's ability to shoot down US planes

Thomson Reuters Turkey finalized its purchase of the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system earlier this month. The acquisition has stirred concern in other NATO countries since it was first reported several months ago, and the sale comes at time of increased tensions between Ankara and the West, the US in ...

- Business Insider - US

Journal OpEd Deciding Russian Meddling Might Be Awesome

We now know that from 2014 through 2016 the FBI had obtained a FISA warrant to surveil Paul Manafort because of his work for the Russia-aligned leader of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and then for his party once he went into exile. They started again at some point in the second half of 2016. The second run was tied to the ...

- TPM News - US

Reuters: Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses US of missile treaty breach

MOSCOW - Russia is “extremely concerned” by US President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The post Reuters: Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Euronews: Western concerns over Russia-Belarus military drills

Seven days of joint Russia-Belarus military exercises have ended amid a warning from the Lithuanian president that the drills could be used as a pretext for an attack on the West. The post Euronews: Western concerns over Russia-Belarus military drills appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine's Naftogaz files $5bln lawsuit over Crimea assets

Ukraine's energy giant Naftogaz has filed a $5 billion lawsuit against Moscow to a Hague-based tribunal over what it said was the illegal seizure of its assets in Crimea, the company said on Wednesday."The...

- Expatica - NL

112.ua: Poroshenko shows proof of Russian military presence in Donbas during UN Security Council meeting

The Russia’s mantra that “we are not there” does not hold water , according to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko’s address during the UN Security Council meeting, broadcasted by 112.UA Channel. The post 112.ua: Poroshenko shows proof of Russian military presence in Donbas during UN Security Council ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Slovakia delays decision to replace Russian fighter jets

BRATISLAVA - Slovakia will postpone a planned fighter jet purchase pending a broader upgrade of its armed forces, the defense minister said on Sept.20, following warnings that such a move could prolong its dependence on Russia. The post Reuters: Slovakia delays decision to replace Russian fighter jets appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Poroshenko says Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom

Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom. Kyiv will never concede to that, Petro Poroshenko said in his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, broadcasted by 112.UA. The post 112.ua: Poroshenko says Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom appeared first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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