- The Guardian(UK) 12:03June 24, 2021British warships might enter Crimean waters again, says ministerAfter incident between UK and Russia, George Eustice denies reports HMS Defender ‘harrassed’UK warships would again be prepared to pass through disputed waters around Crimea, a cabinet minister has said, after Wednesday’s unexpected diplomatic and military clash with Russia in the Black Sea.George Eustice, the environment secretary, reiterated the denial from the Ministry of Defence that no warning shots had been fired at HMS Defender by Russian vessels. Instead a “gunnery exercise” was taking place nearby, which is “not uncommon for Russians to do” in that area, he said.Asked on Sky News if the Royal Navy would enter the waters again, he said “of course, yes”, adding: “We never accepted the annexation of Crimea, these were Ukrainian territorial waters.”Eustice disputed reports from a BBC journalist on board the destroyer that the Russian military had “harassed” the ship, closely following HMS Defender as it passed near Crimea with firing heard in the distance. “This was something quite different,” Eustice said.He added: “Under international law you can take the closest, fastest route from one point to another. HMS Defender was passing through Ukrainian waters, I think on the way to Georgia, and that was the logical route for it to take.“This is a very normal thing, it’s quite common actually … so I think it’s important people don’t get carried away.” Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 15:03June 23, 2021Russian Ship, Aircraft 'Fired Warning Shots' Across Bow of British Warship, Claims MoscowA Russian warship and jet interceptor fired warning shots across the path of a British warship on Wednesday afternoon, it is claimed.
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:02June 21, 2021Christoph Baumgartner strike sinks Ukraine and puts Austria in last 16Austria had spent the buildup to this game batting away concerns that they might inflict another Anschluss on their rivals and the watching public, but they duly disabused everybody of that notion. There had been a temptation to wonder whether they and Ukraine might play out a draw that would see both through to the last 16, evoking memories of their famous entente with West Germany in 1982. Perhaps they did not get the memo: instead they offered a vigorous, insistent performance and deserved more than the Christoph Baumgartner goal that ensured they beat Andriy Shevchenko’s desperately disappointing team to second spot in Group C. Given they face a rampant Italy at Wembley next, they may come to regret their honesty; at least they have made it that far, though, while Ukraine’s prospects hang by a thread until the ranking of third-placed contenders shakes down.This was an unrecognisable Austria side to the one that had barely made any impression upon the onlooker in losing to the Netherlands. It was a very different Ukraine to that which gave the group winners an altogether wilder ride, too, and such a marked switch in personalities made for a one-sided contest in which Austria should have been virtually out of sight by half-time. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 18:33June 21, 2021Ukraine v Austria: Euro 2020 – live!Group C updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in BucharestNorth Macedonia v Netherlands: Euro 2020 – live!And you can email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 4.33pm BST “On the subject of 90s rock,” says Matt Burtz, “have some sympathy for those of us in the US [sic] as our exposure to Blur was limited to Song 2 and it was years before I realised they had lots of other songs. (And I listened to a lot of modern/alternative rock radio.) We had plenty of Oasis, though I’m not sure if you consider that to be a good or a bad thing.”Song 2 was a very college rocky effort. I remember seeing Blur at the first V in 1997 and people were shouting for it, so Damon says “Alright, alright, you know we’re gonna play it.” I remember being very taken with what a buzz that must’ve been for him, and for Oasis, they captured a moment. 4.30pm BST “If I doubt about the origins of words,” says Phil Lacy, “I always dash over to etymonline.com and am informed. They tell me the following: “From Dutch Nederland, literally “lower land” (see nether); said to have been used especially by the Austrians (who ruled much of the southern part of the Low Countries from 1713 to 1795), by way of contrast to the mountains they knew, but the name is older than this. The Netherlands formerly included Flanders and thus were equivalent geographically and etymologically to the Low Countries”.Got it, but now it refers to one single body should it not rebrand as plain on “Netherlands”? Or even “Netherland”? Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 22:07June 20, 2021Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'"In the end, not much was accomplished, but no damage was done," Christie said. "That's probably all they were looking for ... to come out unscathed."
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- Breitbart News 04:12June 19, 2021Pollak: What Biden Did to Ukraine Is Worse than What Trump DidBiden's actions have left Ukraine, a U.S. ally, weakened, just to smooth relations with Putin. Trump was impeached for less.
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- Breitbart News 21:53June 18, 2021White House Halted Lethal Aid Package to Ukraine Before Joe Biden Visit with Vladimir PutinPresident Joe Biden's White House halted a proposed package of lethal aid to Ukraine, according to a Politico report.
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- The Guardian(UK) 07:00June 15, 2021No sign of thaw between Russia and US ahead of Geneva summitAnalysts say event will be ‘boring’ as both sides attempt a reboot following catastrophic meeting between Trump and Putin in 2017On the 24-hour Russian state news channel, Thursday began as any other might: with a segment about the ageing president of the United States battling back cicadas and then giving a “confused” speech about his upcoming summit in Geneva with Vladimir Putin.“I’ll let [Putin] know what I want him to know,’” said Biden after a cutaway shot of him swatting his neck before boarding Air Force One this week. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 19:43June 10, 2021Biden likely to come out of Putin summit empty-handed and risks handing the Kremlin a victory, former US officials warn"If there aren't clear deliverables ... criticism will grow that this high-level meeting ultimately benefited the Kremlin," a former US official said.
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- Business Insider 15:02June 8, 20212019 audio shows Rudy Giuliani pushing a Ukrainian official to investigate Biden in exchange for better relations with TrumpGiuliani's call came shortly before then-President Trump asked Ukraine's president to investigate the Bidens, an act that led to his first impeachment.
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- The Guardian(UK) 04:36June 8, 2021Audio shows how Giuliani pressured Ukraine officials to announce Biden inquiryLawyer pushed officials on the call to investigate baseless allegations about Trump’s rival, CNN reportedNewly revealed audio from a 2019 phone call has shown how Rudy Giuliani pressured Ukrainian officials to investigate baseless allegations about Joe Biden, CNN reported on Monday.In the call Giuliani, then working as a lawyer for Donald Trump, pushes the Ukrainian officials on the call to publicly announce an investigation into Trump’s 2020 rival. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 11:10June 7, 2021Ukraine’s football kit with map featuring Crimea causes outrage in RussiaNational team shirt features map of Ukraine that includes Russian-annexed CrimeaThe head of the Ukrainian football association has caused outrage in Russia by unveiling a new national team shirt emblazoned with a map of Ukraine that includes Crimea.Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and Moscow considers the peninsula part of Russia, but it is internationally recognised as part of Ukraine. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 15:29June 2, 2021Russia still has a military edge over Ukraine, but Ukraine has plans to make a future war more costly for MoscowThe Russian military still outnumbers and outmatches Ukraine's, but Kyiv is trying to raise the costs of conflict for any future adversary.
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- Business Insider 19:35May 30, 2021The Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand died suddenly while vacationing with his son"Preliminary investigations showed no signs of him being attacked, no signs of a raid or violence," a police spokesperson said.
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- Business Insider 18:24May 28, 2021A judge ordered a 'special master' to review evidence the FBI seized from Rudy Giuliani, saying it's needed for 'the perception of fairness'A "special master" - typically an independent judge - will review the 18 electronic devices seized from Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.
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- The Guardian 04:36May 28, 2021US investigating if Ukrainian officials interfered in 2020 election - reportAndriy Derkach, a Ukrainian member of parliament, is being investigated and has previously been sanctioned by the US TreasuryFederal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether Ukrainian officials attempted to interfere in the 2020 presidential election to undermine Joe Biden and help Donald Trump, the New York Times has reported, citing unnamed sources “with knowledge of the matter”.The criminal investigation includes examining whether the Ukrainian officials used Rudy Giuliani, then personal lawyer to the former president, to spread misleading claims about Biden, the New York Times reported. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 03:54May 28, 2021Feds investigate alleged plot by some Ukrainian officials to help Donald Trump win in 2020, NYT reportsProsecutors are investigating whether officials in Ukraine sought to use Rudy Giuliani to spread disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.
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- Breitbart News 02:31May 27, 2021'Keep That Between Us': Hunter Set Up Meeting Between Then-VP Biden, His Shady Business PartnersThen-VP Biden reportedly had dinner with his son's business partners from Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan in the U.S. capital in 2015.
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- Breaking Defense 20:32May 25, 2021Armenia, Ukraine Lessons Shape New US Cyber/EW UnitDrones aren’t decisive, said the head of Army Cyber Command, without a command system that can rapidly pull together all the data and order a strike before the enemy disappears again.
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- Time 20:09May 23, 2021Belarus Opposition Figure Detained When Ryanair Flight DivertedThe Belarusian Interior Ministry said Raman Pratasevich was arrested at the airport
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- Business Insider 05:16May 21, 2021Federal investigators seized 18 electronic devices in raid of Rudy Giuliani's apartment and officeFederal prosecutors raided Giuliani's Manhattan home and office in April in connection with a criminal probe into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine.
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- Business Insider 18:40May 16, 2021Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is smoldering again and there's a 'possibility' of another accident, scientists sayResearchers at the site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear explosion in Ukraine have detected a spike of neutrons in an underground room at the power plant.
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- Business Insider 01:38May 11, 2021Putin is looking abroad for an enemy as he feels the heat at homeAmid growing backlash at home, Russian President Vladimir Putin is sending a muscular message abroad.
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- New York Times 14:27May 8, 2021Where Ukrainians Are Preparing for All-Out War With RussiaA dried-up canal running from Ukraine into Russian-occupied Crimea is emerging as one of Europe’s main flash points.
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- Breaking Defense 20:01May 7, 2021Jamming Strikes OSCE Drones Tracking Russian ForcesSince March, the OSCE’s “long-range UAVs have been experiencing increased levels of GPS signal interference on take-off and landing, affecting both of their GPS receivers,” the group said in a statement.
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- Business Insider 17:42May 6, 2021Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ukraine and warns Russia the US will respond if it acts 'recklessly'Russia at one point this spring had amassed roughly 100,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border and in Crimea, sparking fears of an invasion.
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- New York Times 16:40May 6, 2021Blinken, in Ukraine, Warns of Dual Threats: Russia and CorruptionThe secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, noted that, despite a partial pullback by Moscow, “significant” military forces remained on the border. He also urged the Ukrainian president to tackle internal graft.
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- New York Times 00:12May 6, 2021U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Visiting UkraineThe secretary of state will reassure Kyiv of backing against Russian hostilities, but call for more determined efforts to clean up the political system.
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- Business Insider 23:34May 4, 2021Meet Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, the Republican power couple caught up in the FBI's Rudy Giuliani investigationToensing and diGenova have been Republican fixtures for decades and were instrumental in the Ukraine scandal that led to Trump's first impeachment.
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- Business Insider 21:49May 4, 2021Fiona Hill kept a box under her desk while working in the Trump White House in case she had to leave"By the time I got in ... there were so many people that had already gone out the revolving door," Hill said of working in the Trump administration.
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- Business Insider 13:55May 2, 2021News outlets including the Washington Post have retracted or amended reports claiming the FBI warned Giuliani he was the target of a Russian influence operationIt was reported that Giuliani was warned Putin's Russia was using him to spread falsehoods, but several outlets have now walked back the claim.
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- Business Insider 23:28April 30, 2021Secretary of State Antony Blinken heading to Ukraine to show support after Russia sparked fears of an invasionRussia this spring amassed roughly 100,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border and in Crimea, raising alarm bells across Europe and in Washington.
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- Business Insider 22:11April 30, 2021How 'America's Mayor' Rudy Giuliani could face criminal charges from the office he once ledRudy Giuliani used to lead the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Now, he might be prosecuted by it.
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- Breitbart News 15:42April 30, 2021Paoletta: Joe Biden '100 Percent' Violated Federal Law by Withholding Border Wall FundsMark Paoletta, a senior fellow at the Center for Renewing America, told House Budget Committee ranking member Jason Smith (R-MO) Thursday that the Joe Biden administration violated the Impoundment Control Act by withholding federal funds for the border wall.
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- Business Insider 15:02April 30, 2021The FBI investigation into Rudy Giuliani is focused on Trump's firing of the US ambassador to Ukraine, NYT saysFederal agents are searching Giuliani's electronic devices for communications about Marie Yovanovitch's firing in 2019, The New York Times reported.
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- Business Insider 04:31April 30, 2021The FBI reportedly warned Giuliani in 2019 that Russia was using him as a tool to spread disinformation before the electionRudy Giuliani ignored the warnings and continued his quest to dig up dirt on the Bidens.
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- Business Insider 04:20April 30, 2021Rudy Giuliani tells Tucker Carlson 'I could have destroyed evidence years ago'"They could have been Donald Trump's hard drives," Rudy Giuliani said on the Fox News show after his office and apartment were raided by the FBI.
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- Business Insider 06:45April 29, 2021Rudy Giuliani's lawyer said the feds raiding his Manhattan apartment is a 'clear example of a corrupt double standard'Federal investigators executed a search warrant against Giuliani on Wednesday in connection with a criminal probe into his dealings in Ukraine.
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- The Guardian 22:26April 28, 2021Rudy Giuliani’s apartment searched as part of Ukraine investigationGiuliani’s lawyer condemns ‘legal thuggery’ after investigators reportedly seize electronic devices from Manhattan residenceUS politics – live updatesFederal investigators have executed a search warrant at a New York office and private apartment belonging to Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of the city and personal lawyer to Donald Trump.Federal authorities have been examining whether Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration in 2019 on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs, who at the same time were helping him search for dirt on Trump’s political rivals. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 20:39April 28, 2021Feds Execute Search Warrant at Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan ApartmentFederal investigators executed a search warrant at Rudy Giuliani's apartment in Manhattan as part of an investigation involving dealings with Ukraine, according to a Wednesday report.
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- The Guardian 19:39April 28, 2021US investigators reportedly search Rudy Giuliani’s home as part of Ukraine investigation – liveSearch reportedly relates to Giuliani’s dealings in UkraineBiden to mark 100 days in office with address to CongressWhite House announces sweeping plan for childcare and pre-school 5.39pm BST Some early reaction to the breaking news that federal investigators searched the apartment of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, today. Federal authorities have been looking into whether Giuliani illegally lobbied Trump’s administration on behalf of Ukraine government officials and oligarchs who were helping the former NYC mayor search for dirt on then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.A former personal attorney for Trump, Michael Cohen, tweeted: “Here we go folks!!!” with a link to the news. Here we go folks!!! @RudyGiuliani Apartment Searched in Federal Investigation - The New York Times @nytimes @maggieNYT https://t.co/fmpk18NH5XOh my -- Giuliani's apartment searched based on his nasty doings in Ukraine, which were plainly dishonest and based on wild lies -- but this means that a magistrate judge has found probable cause to believe that they were also criminal. very major development.This seems understated.“Executing a search warrant is an extraordinary move for prosecutors to take against a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for a former president, and it marks a major turning point in the long-running investigation into Mr. Giuliani.” https://t.co/CkBITDTOQT 5.13pm BST Federal investigators searched Rudy Giuliani’s apartment on Wednesday, according to the New York Times.Investigators executed a search warrant at the New York City apartment of Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who worked as Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, as part of a criminal investigation in Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, three unnamed sources told the Times. The newspaper reported: Executing a search warrant is an extraordinary move for prosecutors to take against a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for a former president, and it marks a major turning point in the long-running investigation into Mr Giuliani.The federal authorities have been largely focused on whether Mr Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration in 2019 on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs, who at the same time were helping Mr Giuliani search for dirt on Mr Trump’s political rivals, including president Biden, who was then a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 19:15April 28, 2021Federal investigators reportedly raided Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartmentThe raid was part of a federal criminal investigation into Giuliani's foreign dealings with Ukraine, sources told The New York Times.
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- New York Times 23:36April 23, 2021After Testing the World’s Limits, Putin Steps Back From the BrinkThe Russian president pulled back troops from Ukraine’s border and relented on medical treatment for his nemesis Aleksei A. Navalny, after a performance blending fear and force to affirm his power.
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- Business Insider 18:49April 22, 2021Russia suddenly says it's pulling back troops from Ukraine's borders after weeks of tensions and fears of an invasionThis abrupt announcement came just one day after President Vladimir Putin warned that anyone who threatens Russia's security will "regret" it.
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- Business Insider 18:36April 22, 2021Military experts told us who they think would win if Russia invades Ukraine - a slow and nasty war, if it happensRussia could be in for a surprise: Ukraine has been fighting in Donbass for seven years. Its skills and equipment are vastly improved.
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- New York Times 15:41April 22, 2021Russian Defense Minister Orders Partial Pullback From Ukraine Border RegionSergei K. Shoigu said troops would withdraw from the area by May 1, citing a training exercise there that had ended. But the plan includes leaving some armored vehicles in field camps near Ukraine.
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- New York Times 02:06April 22, 2021Putin Warns of a Russian ‘Red Line’ the West Will Regret CrossingIn a state-of-the nation speech, President Vladimir Putin warned of a “fast and tough” response to security threats, in a message seemingly aimed at President Biden and delivered amid large protests.
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- Business Insider 16:38April 21, 2021Putin warns that anyone who threatens Russia's security will 'regret' it as he amasses 100,000 troops on Ukraine's bordersAnyone who threatens Russian security "will regret their deeds more than they have regretted anything in a long time," Putin said.
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- New York Times 20:36April 20, 2021‘We Know How to Defend Our Interests’: Putin’s Emerging Hard LineWith an air of moral superiority, the Russian president seems intent on teaching President Biden and other Western leaders a lesson.
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- Business Insider 17:55April 20, 2021US ambassador to Russia returning to Washington after the Kremlin urged him to leave amid heightened tensionsThe ambassador said he's returning to Washington to "speak directly" with the Biden administration on the current state of US-Russia relations.
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