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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones 0

“In terms of their actions in the de-escalation zones then from this moment these zones are closed for their flights,” Kremlin’s envoy Kazakhstan Alexander Lavrentyev says.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Russia Accuses Macron Campaign of Discriminating Against Its Media

FRANCE POLITICS: Russia Accuses Macron Campaign of Discriminating Against Its Media 0

Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT, said on social media the Macron campaign was refusing to accredit her organisation and the others for the second round as well however.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Eurovision 2017: Kremlin’s Provocation Tool

RUSSIA POLITICS: Eurovision 2017: Kremlin’s Provocation Tool 0

From the very beginning independent political experts have clearly realized that Russia had no intent to participate in Eurovision hosted this year by Ukraine.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Forum in Yalta: Kremlin’s Ideological Trap

EUROPE POLITICS: Forum in Yalta: Kremlin’s Ideological Trap 2

On April 20-22 a well-known Yalta resort in occupied Crimea will invite the so called 3rd Yalta International Economic Forum. Current Crimean “authorities” present this business forum as one of the high-profile events in international economic life.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Attacks Ukrainian-Polish Relations

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Attacks Ukrainian-Polish Relations 0

Providing hybrid war against Ukraine, Kremlin keeps creating new ways of attack. In the late night of March 28-29 the diplomatic mission of Poland in Lutsk was shot with RPG-22 rocket launcher.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework 0

Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”

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USA POLITICS: Tillerson Will Follow Strict Diplomatic Protocol When He Visits Russia

USA POLITICS: Tillerson Will Follow Strict Diplomatic Protocol When He Visits Russia 0

Reacting to media reports that Tillerson would use his visit to press Moscow to back away from supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia’s biggest Middle East ally, Peskov signalled that was a non-starter.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Trump: US Attack On Syria ‘Illegal Act of Aggression’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Trump: US Attack On Syria ‘Illegal Act of Aggression’ 0

Putin said the missile strikes broke international law and has halted agreement with US aimed at avoiding clashes between their forces in the skies over Syria.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Rejects US, EU Calls to Free Detained Opposition Protesters

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Rejects US, EU Calls to Free Detained Opposition Protesters 0

Medvedev’s spokeswoman has called corruption allegations against him “propagandistic attacks,” saying they amount to pre-election posturing by Navalny, who hopes to run against Putin next year.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Pardons Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Penal Colony for Text Message

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Pardons Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Penal Colony for Text Message 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned a 46-year old Oksana Sevastidi who was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony for sending a text message to a Georgian acquaintance about the movement of Russian military equipment.

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CANADA POLITICS: Chrystia Freeland Says Canada Should Prepare for Russia Destabilization Efforts

CANADA POLITICS: Chrystia Freeland Says Canada Should Prepare for Russia Destabilization Efforts 0

“It is public knowledge there have been efforts, as U.S. intelligence forces have said, by Russia to destabilize U.S. political system,” Freeland said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Dismisses Report of Trump Campaign Contacts With Russian Spies

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Dismisses Report of Trump Campaign Contacts With Russian Spies 0

“Let’s not believe anonymous information,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters, noting that the newspaper’s sources were unnamed.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin 0

Ildar Dadin was sentenced to 3 years in prison – reduced to 2 and a half on appeal – in Dec. 2015 for a series of peaceful one-man protests against Kremlin.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid 0

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the Kremlin of trying to block him from running in next year’s presidential election after a court found him guilty of embezzlement.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine 0

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Trump’s Hopes for Syria Safe Zones May Force Decision On Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: Trump’s Hopes for Syria Safe Zones May Force Decision On Assad 0

President Donald Trump’s push to create safe zones in Syria could force him to make some risky decisions about how far to go to protect refugees, including shooting down Syrian or Russian aircraft or committing thousands of U.S. troops, experts said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vladimir Putin Ready to Meet President Trump

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vladimir Putin Ready to Meet President Trump 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months, not weeks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: In Trump We Trust: Inauguration Prompts Celebration in Russia

RUSSIA POLITICS: In Trump We Trust: Inauguration Prompts Celebration in Russia 0

Konstantin Rykov, a former pro-Putin lawmaker and one of the event’s promoters, said on social media it was right to celebrate the first phase of the “New World Order.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Says No Compromising Dossier On Trump

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Says No Compromising Dossier On Trump 0

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Hacking Allegations ‘Reminiscent of Witch-Hunt’

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Hacking Allegations ‘Reminiscent of Witch-Hunt’ 0

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We are observing a serious fatigue with these accusations. It truly is reminiscent of a witch-hunt.”

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