Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions

The freshly agreed Yemen ceasefire deal covering the key Red Sea governorates of Hudaydah and Taiz has been welcomed by the World Food Programme (WFP), which on Friday expressed hope that it More »

Update and Analysis on the Political Situation in France

In this Dossier: (1) Do Macron and [Prime Minister] Philippe Really Think They Can Get Away With It? 2) What Is the “Yellow Vests” Movement? 3) Trade Unions Come to the Fore More »

France’s “yellow vest” protesters brave repression and mass arrests

by Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira For the fourth consecutive Saturday, “yellow vest” (gilet jaunes) protestors demonstrated yesterday across France against the rightwing government of Emmanuel Macron. They did so in defiance More »

Prosecutor General and Rule of Law in Ukraine

Since the end of November, martial law has been in force in Ukraine. At this time, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko visited Odessa, which is disloyal to the Kiev regime. More »

US, NATO Give Russia 60 Days to Comply With Nuclear Treaty

by Jason Ditz After years of claiming Russia is violating the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the US is giving Russia 60 More »

 

Russia | Ukrainian and Russian media report numerous details about the collision of ships in the Kerch Strait and its consequences

On November 25, two Ukrainian boats and a tug tried to pass through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov without prior approval from Russia. After the accession of Crimea, Russia considers the strait to be its internal waters, and Ukraine insists that the strait has an international character. The attempt was unsuccessful, so the Ukrainian ships turned around and set sail for neutral waters. The ships of the Russian border service began to pursue them for the purpose of detention.

Russia | No peace – no war: The future of the Russia-NATO relationship

by Prokhor Tebin

It was no surprise the issue of Russia played a crucial part in the NATO 2018 Summit in Brussels. Since 2014, the organisation has returned to its original raison d’être with Russia as NATO’s archenemy.

Russia | Russia trolling JIT MH17

 

Two of my previous articles discussed studies pretending to dissect trolls disrupting the honest flow of information about the MH17 debate. In Weaponizing info about MH17 I dissected a study published by Chatham House and Dutch journos trolling Russia is about some outlandish claims by Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer.

Russia | Russia: Missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian

The Russian military said on Monday that the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board, came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia.

The jet was shot down by a Soviet-made missile over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July 2014, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Russian border, where fighting had been raging for months between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists.

Russia | Russia protests demand: No to pension robbery

Moscow, Sept. 2: More than six thousand people came out to protest under red banners against the plans of the authorities to increase the retirement age.

The action was called by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), but was also supported by many public associations, initiative groups from various districts of the capital, and non-system left parties, including the United Communist Party (OKP).

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