Russian infor war preceded Ukrainian ship seizures: EU

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Russia launched a year-long fake news campaign about Kiev’s and Nato’s plans for the Azov Sea before seizing three Ukrainian ships there, EU security commissioner Julian King alleged Monday (Dec 10). King said Russian media spread false claims that Ukraine had infected the Azov Sea with cholera and that British and Ukrainian secret services had tried to […]

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Bulgaria would face 'major crisis' if Black Sea tensions worsen

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria would face a “major crisis” if military tensions in the Black Sea were to worsen, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday, after Russia’s capture of three Ukrainian naval ships and its crews last month prompted fears of an escalation. Ignoring Western condemnation of the incident, Russia says Ukraine illegally entered its waters and is resisting […]

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Russian threat highest since 2014: Ukraine military chief

KIEV (Reuters) – Russia has been ramping up its forces near the border with Ukraine since August and now poses the greatest military threat since 2014, the year Moscow annexed Crimea, the commander of Ukraine’s armed forces told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. General Viktor Muzhenko gestured to a series of satellite images which he said showed the presence […]

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U.S. defense chief says Moscow cannot be trusted to keep its word

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy ships violated a treaty between the two countries and showed that Moscow cannot be trusted. “When you think that there is a treaty between the two countries … it just shows that Russia cannot be counted on right now to keep its […]

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European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

MOSCOW/KERCH, Crimea (Reuters) – Several senior European politicians on Tuesday raised the possibility of new sanctions against Russia to punish it for capturing three Ukrainian vessels at sea, an incident the West fears could ignite a wider conflict. A Russian minister said further sanctions would solve nothing and that the incident should not be used to derail the Minsk accord, […]

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Lions are saved from a circus in Ukraine and returned to Africa

It’s been a roaring success! Lions are saved from a circus in Ukraine and returned to Africa (after cuddling up to one another during a snooze on the plane) Three lionesses, Charlie, Kai and Luca, were rescued from captivity in Ukraine alongside tiny lion cub Nathan  Lions traveled for more than three days and 8,000 miles by car and plane […]

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Russia may take actions to protect its vessels in Azov Sea: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Friday that it reserved the right to protect the interests of Russian vessels in the Azov Sea where tensions have been rising with Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that any actions would be in line with international maritime law and said the Kremlin was closely following the […]

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Ukraine U21 vs Scotland U21: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for U21 Championship group tie

Scot Gemmill's side currently sit second in group for with only two games remaining as they aim to book their place in next year's tournament. What time is kick-off? This game takes place on Friday, October 12. It will be held at the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium. Kick-off is at 6pm UK time. Which channel is it on and can I live […]

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Ukraine achieves approval to split from Russian Orthodox church

‘The biggest split in Christianity for 1,000 years’: Ukraine secures approval to set up an independent church as it fights Russia for the country’s spiritual future Ukraine will be allowed to set up its own independent church free from Russia  The various Orthodox churches have around 300 million members world wide  Ukraine has been anxious to reduce Moscow’s influence over […]

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Missile that downed Malaysian airliner came from Russian base: probe

Detailed photos and videos prove that the missile that downed a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine nearly four years ago came from a Russian military base, a team of investigators said Thursday. The Joint Investigation Team concluded that the BUK-TELAR missile that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 — killing all 298 aboard, including 23 Americans — came from the Russian […]

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