US expands sanctions against Putin henchman
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US expands sanctions against Putin henchman

The United States has updated the sanctions list against Russians and Russian companies to include three Russian citizens and five legal entities, the US Treasury official statement announced. Russian citizens Igor Lavrenkov, Andrey Mandel and…
Merkel Spoke with Putin about Donbas
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Merkel Spoke with Putin about Donbas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Minsk agreements and the situation in Donbas during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This news is posted on the Chancellor’s website. However, the German side did…
UN: FSB Tortures People Detained in Crimea
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UN: FSB Tortures People Detained in Crimea

Russia’s Federal Security Service and other law enforcement authorities in the annexed Crimea use drubbings, electric shocks and strangulation to force detainees to testify. According to the information of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in…
President of Switzerland to Visit Donbas
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President of Switzerland to Visit Donbas

President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga will pay a state visit to Ukraine on 20-23 July at the invitation of the Head of State. According to the Office of the President of Ukraine, two…
Mass Protests against Putin in Russia (video)
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Mass Protests against Putin in Russia (video)

Tens of thousands of people are rioting in Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur and several other Russian cities to protest against Putin for the second day in a row. They shout: “Putin must resign now!” “He’s got to…
Ukraine may face pro-Russian revenge
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Ukraine may face pro-Russian revenge

The fear of possible retaliation by the pro-Russian forces is growing in Ukraine. The sociological surveys confirm this hypothesis. Recent polls show that the pro-presidential “Servant of the People” party keeps losing electoral sympathy. President…
150 public figures warn over free speech
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150 public figures warn over free speech

More than 150 world-famous authors, publicists, academics, journalists and public figures have signed an open letter “On Justice and Open Debate.” In this appeal, the signatories applaud a recent “needed reckoning” on social and racial…