A colonel in Ukraine’s armed forces has been killed in a car bomb in Kyiv that authorities are investigating as a “terrorist attack.”
A Defense Ministry statement on the June 27 explosion identified the victim of the blast as Colonel Maksim Shapoval.
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President claims he disclosed information for ‘humanitarian reasons’ – in statement appearing to contradict administration’s previous account
Donald Trump has insisted he has the “absolute right” to share selected information with Russia amid allegations he passed on classified intelligence.
The President made his first statement on Twitter following a series of denials from White House officials.
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The Shirokorechenskoe Cemetery, located on the southwestern outskirts of Yekaterinburg, in Russia, is the final resting place of many famous locals including folk artists, scientists, and heroes of World War 2.
Their graves are adorned with unusual funerary sculptures, including reliefs, gem-embedded headstones and laser engravings of the deceased on granite.
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This Wednesday, three days before the political movement “Open Russia” hopes to mobilize nationwide protests against the Kremlin, Russia’s Prosecutor General blacklisted the group as an “undesirable organization,” banning all its activities.
This Saturday, Open Russia is planning anti-Putin demonstrations across Russia.
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While Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov implies Ukraine is “undemocratic” for voicing suspicions about Russia – which not only seized and annexed Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula in March 2014 but has backed separatists in eastern Ukraine – Kyiv has valid grounds to implicate Russia in the murder of a Russian MP who fled to Ukraine fearing for his life, and who told reporters of threats made against him.
Voronenkov was a key witness in Ukraine’s treason case against deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. In January 2017, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced that Voronenkov had given testimony about two letters written by Yanukovych in February 2014, one of which was registered with the UN Security Council by Russia on behalf of Yanukovych by the late Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, in which Yanukovych requested Russian troops to put down the Maidan demonstrations.
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The meeting will allow to define Washington’s position and may set the tone for bilateral relations for years to come
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are holding talks with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow.
Russia still has many questions regarding the foreign policy course of the new US administration. The meeting between the two top diplomats will allow to define Washington’s position and may set the tone for bilateral relations for years to come.
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