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Crimean Tatar faces transfer to prison in Russia's Bashkortostan following illegal conviction – Ukraine's General Consulate.

Ethnic Crimean Tatar Ruslan Zeytullayev, who has been illegally sentenced to a prison term by a Russian court, will be transferred to Bashkortostan, as reported on Facebook by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don.

- UNIAN - UA

Militants fire over 60 shells at Ukraine positions near Krymske in Donbas, ATO HQ reports 1 WIA.

Headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation says Russian-controlled militants on Friday launched over 60 shells on the Ukrainian forces outside the village of Krymske.

- UNIAN - UA

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia - media.

The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week, on Independence Day, to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, according to the Washington Post citing the Associated Press.

- UNIAN - UA

Pentagon: Defense Secretary Mattis To Visit Ukraine Amid Tensions With Russia.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. The visit comes as the Trump administration considers plans to give Ukraine lethal weaponry, a plan endorsed by the ...

- TPM News - US

Associated Press: Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia.

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the US does not accept Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. The post Associated Press: Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe.

The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was “narrow” and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year. The post Reuters: ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Stolen 'Diablo' fan art is being used as a symbol of Ukraine's fight against Russia.

The above image was created by Toby Lewin for a Blizzard Entertainment fan art contest in 2011, and has since spread far and wide around the internet and the world. On Tuesday, it popped up on a monument honoring Ukrainian soldiers. SEE ALSO: Blizzard tries to rename Battle.net, fails A monument depicting a sword being ...

- Mashable! - US

Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine.

Between 2014 and 2017, Ukraine's leadership failed to transform the country's old post-Soviet Russia oligarchic system into a European and Western-style democracy. The transformation is inefficient and slow, and this entails risk, writes Roman Rukomeda.

- EurActive - UK

Washington Examiner: Special counsel's team focusing on Trump Jr.'s intent in Russia probe.

Members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team are looking at President Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to determine the intent behind his attendance at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer, according to a report. The post Washington Examiner: Special counsel's team focusing on Trump Jr.'s intent ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: US Defense сhief to visit Ukraine amid ongoing standoff with Russia.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Ukraine next week to meet with President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine's defense chief, a visit Kyiv has said could involve the signing of new defense agreements. The post RFE/RL: US Defense сhief to visit Ukraine amid ongoing standoff with Russia appeared ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

BuzzFeed: Special counsel Mueller focuses on Trump’s son.

Federal prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are focusing keenly on the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and are trying to determine his intent when he attended a controversial June 9, 2016, meeting with a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the investigation. The post BuzzFeed: ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry protesting Putin's Sevastopol trip once again

The visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the city of Sevastopol violates the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. In particular, Ukraine considers this trip, “as well as other so-called trips by Russian officials to the temporarily occupied Autonomous ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Putin proposes creating 'Russian Mecca' in Khersones

SEVASTOPOL - A 'Russian Mecca' ought to be set up in Khersones since the town has become a basis for the consolidation of the Russian statehood, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “A Russian Mecca should be created here. It's not that Prince Vladimir was baptized here, but after that, it was here that the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Hurriyet Daily News: Russian minister calls Turkey ‘crucial’ trade partner

Ankara is a “crucial” trade partner for Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on August 18. The post Hurriyet Daily News: Russian minister calls Turkey ‘crucial’ trade partner appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Putin Begins Working Visit To Russia-Annexed Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a working visit to the city of Sevastopol in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Moscow seized and annexed more than three years ago.

- Radio Free Europe - US

U.S. Defense Chief To Visit Ukraine Amid Ongoing Standoff With Russia

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Ukraine next week to meet with President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine's defense chief, a visit Kyiv has said could involve the signing of new defense agreements.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine Ombudswoman asks to inform whereabouts of Ukrainian 'saboteur' Limeshko

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska has asked her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova to inform the whereabouts of the Ukrainian citizen Hennadiy Limeshko detained in Crimea.

- UNIAN - UA

WikiLeaks turns down data on Russian military, intelligence involvement in Ukraine – media

In the summer of 2016, as WikiLeaks was publishing documents from Democratic operatives allegedly obtained by Kremlin-directed hackers, Julian Assange turned down a large cache of documents related to the Russian government, according to chat messages and a source who provided the records, Foreign Policy reported.

- UNIAN - UA

SBU reveals Russian ammunition in Donbas

The employees of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have revealed another fact of use of the Russian-made ammunition against the Anti-Terrorist Operation forces.

- UNIAN - UA

SBU: Russian secret services try to covertly use ATO soldiers to discredit Ukraine

Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak during a Thursday briefing in Kyiv informed that the SBU officers had revealed a mechanism of Russian secret services through which FSB secretly uses former ATO soldiers to cover terrorist attacks in the territory of Russia, the SBU's press center said.

- UNIAN - UA

SBU exposes Russian special operation for spreading fake news

The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has exposed a special operation of the Russian special services aimed at discrediting the security forces and Ukrainian journalism.

- UNIAN - UA

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

- FOX News - US

UkrInform: Investigation into Sushchenko’s case may be completed in September

Investigative actions into the case of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko who was illegally detained in Moscow may be completed in September if it is not deliberately “slowed down”. Lawyer of the journalist Mark Feygin said this in an interview with Ukrinform. The post UkrInform: Investigation into ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

- Townhall.com - US

Ukraine resumes PSA with Vanco Prykerchenska, will use it in court against Russia

The interdepartmental commission for the arrangement of signing and executing production sharing agreements has decided to cancel the decision dated June 2008 on the abolition of state registration of the agreement with Vanco Prykerchenska on distribution of hydrocarbons that will be extracted within the Prykerchensky ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: SBU exposes Russian special operation for spreading fake news

The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has exposed a special operation of the Russian special services aimed at discrediting the security forces and Ukrainian journalism. The post UNIAN: SBU exposes Russian special operation for spreading fake news appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Ukrainian schoolchildren on vacation to Russia on parents’ initiative

Ukraine’s Education and Science Ministry said it did not have the right to forbid Ukrainian schoolchildren to visit the country-aggressor. This was stated by the deputy minister Pavlo Khobzey, reports Ukrainian Truth. “Now there are holidays and teachers are on a vacation. When these trips take place - we learned ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Russian Bombardier worker charged with aggravated bribery

A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier was charged August 18 with aggravated bribery and faces up to six years in jail and deportation if found guilty. Swedish prosecutor Thomas Forsberg said Evgeny Pavlov bribed a public servant in Azerbaijan to win a contract for a new ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Is a Tolerant Culture Being Replaced by an Intolerant One?

One need not go back centuries to the Muslim conquest of the Christian late classical world -- the medieval Barbary corsair raids, the Ottoman yoke in Central and Eastern Europe or the slave markets of Kaffa in Tatar Muslim Crimea -- to understand that

- Hudson New York - US

UNIAN: SBU reveals Russian ammunition in Donbas

The employees of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have revealed another fact of use of the Russian-made ammunition against the Ukrainian forces. The post UNIAN: SBU reveals Russian ammunition in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Ex-Aussie Olympian says he’s cleared to compete for Russia

Former Australian Olympian Shane Perkins says he has completed his sporting defection to Russia after President Vladimir Putin signed off on granting him citizenship. In to bid to compete at Tokyo 2020, Olympic bronze medalist Perkins switched his allegiance after missing selection on the Australian team for last ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Under occupation, Crimean Tatars still fighting for justice

Editor’s Note: This article is a part of the “Journalism of Tolerance” project by the Kyiv Post and its affiliated non-profit organization, the Media Development Foundation. The project covers challenges faced by sexual, ethnic and other minorities in Ukraine, as well as people with physical disabilities and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

War For Minds

When Taras Gren, a Ukrainian Army colonel, was ousting Russian-backed separatists from Popasna, an eastern city 740 kilometers away from Kyiv back in 2014, he had been expecting the locals to be grateful for their liberation. What he got was very different from gratitude. To his surprise, an elderly woman from the city ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency

After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it’s capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene. The agency, known as RUSADA, boasts of anti-corruption training and a newfound respect for whistleblowers — a group vilified by top Russian officials, including President ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Everything You Need to Know: Russia's Lethal Su-27 Fighter

Robert Farley Security, An F-15 killer?  For such a remarkable aircraft, the Su-27 has seen relatively little combat. It has flown combat missions in several theaters across the world, although it has yet to serve in a sustained air superiority campaign. Flankers flew in some of the wars that characterized the ...

- The National Interest - US

There's 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions

Tom Engelhardt Hint: It's not North Korea, Russia, or Iran. The post There's 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

UNIAN: Ukraine reports 2 WIA`s amid 27 separatist attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 27 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukrainian Army. The post UNIAN: Ukraine reports 2 WIA`s amid 27 separatist attacks in last day appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Xinhua: Kyiv accuses Moscow of plotting sabotage activities in Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine on August 17 accused Russian Federal Security Service of plotting sabotage activities in Ukraine. “The Russian FSB continues to send sabotage groups to the Ukrainian soil to commit acts of violence on our territory. The strategic facilities of the vital infrastructure are the main ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Russia, China warn US against military conflict with North Korea

Russia joined with China on August 17 in urging the United States not to take military action against North Korea, saying the escalating threats of war being traded between Washington and Pyongyang could reach the “point of no return.” The separate statements from Moscow and Beijing came as U.S. military leaders ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 27 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 27 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

Ukraine Hacker Cooperating With FBI In Russia Probe, Says Report

schwit1 shares a report from The Hill: A hacker in Ukraine who goes by the online alias "Profexer" is cooperating with the FBI in its investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, The New York Times is reporting. Profexer, whose real identity is unknown, wrote and sold malware on the dark web. The ...

- Slashdot - US

Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

- Reuters - US

Donbas Militants Coordinate Fake ‘Ukrainian Saboteur’ Arrests with Russian FSB

A day after Russia’s FSB produced a video of a Ukrainian ‘confessing’ to his part in an SBU plot to commit acts of sabotage in Crimea, Donbas and Russia, Kremlin-backed militants have come up with their own videoed arrest.  The alleged saboteur is seen supposedly being seized in the middle of summer ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. More than half of the 11 Republicans on the S...

- The Raw Story - US

Ukraine billed for Russian gas to occupied Donbas

In the first half of 2017, Russian Gazprom delivered 1,389 billion cubic meters of gas to the self-proclaimed 'DPR' and 'LPR' . The price of Russian gas as of the first quarter of 2017 was $306.6 per 1,000 cubic meters, according to the data from Gazprom’s report for the second quarter, UAWire wrote.

- UNIAN - UA

Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

- BDNews24 - BD

In Ukraine, a malware expert and FBI witness who could blow the whistle on Russian hacking

It is the first known instance of a living witness emerging from the arid mass of technical detail that has so far shaped the investigation into the election hacking

- National Post - CA

There's gore but little glory for veterans of Russia's war in Ukraine

Dominique Faget/Getty Images Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather -- a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II -- by fighting against "fascists and Nazis." Using ...

- Business Insider - US

The Telegraph: Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist'

Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist organisation, placing the pacifist sect in the company of neo-Nazi and jihadi groups. The post The Telegraph: Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist' appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

BBC: Australian cyclist granted Russian citizenship

Australia's former cycling world champion Shane Perkins has been granted Russian citizenship and could compete for Russia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The post BBC: Australian cyclist granted Russian citizenship appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

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