Tusk: Decision: EU unanimously prolongs economic sanctions against Russia given zero progress in implementation of Minsk agreements.
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The commander of the Ukrainian tug Yani Kipu Oleg Melnichuk refused to testify in the Russian court. Melnychuk said that he is a prisoner of war and not consider himself guilty, - said his lawyer, Edem Semdlyaev.
Accused agent of Russia, Maria Butina, pleads guilty to a conspiracy count as part of a plea agreement with US federal prosecutors.
Chutkan says that she is accepting the plea agreement. Butina won't be charged with other crimes she committed in DC prior to execution of the plea agreement.
Russia says it's willing to keep key INF arms treaty with US
In Nov. 2016, Butina was wondering whether to establish a relationship with the President-elect's advisors. The Russian official advising her told her to "Go for it."
"In April 2015, Butina traveled to the U.S. to attend a gun rights organization convention where she was introduced to influential members of Political Party 1."
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Russia continues the force build-up in the region. A Russian Mi26 has arrived at Dzhankoi airbase, Crimea peninsula, for the first time since Russia-Ukraine current tension raised. Here's the image from today.
Two Michael Flynn associates tell that Flynn said he was in contact with Amb. Kislyak during the campaign and discussed how Trump and Russia could work together if Trump won—while Moscow was attacking and subverting US election.
Russia says rebuilding Syrian economy to cost $250B-$400B
Russia is ready to advance on path of integration with Belarus, including creating joint customs services, court, audit chamber, emission center - Medvedev
Maria Butina is scheduled to be in court and is expected to plead guilty to acting as an unregistered Russian agent - a sentence that can carry up to five years in jail.
In her signed statement of offense, obtained by NBC News ahead of the hearing, Butina admits that she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics" at the direction of the Russian government.
China and Russia rapidly expanding influence across Africa to gain an advantage over US, according to @AmbJohnBolton.
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Russian PM Medvedev is on visit today in Brest, Belarus
Mueller's "Russia investigation" is set to go global. In court filings due to drop in 2019, prosecutors will unveil Middle Eastern countries' attempts to influence U.S. politics
Austrian prosecutors announce that members of Russia's biathlon team are being investigated over alleged doping offences dating back to the World Championships in 2017 in the Austrian town of Hochfilzen
Ukrainian Security Service: Russia is plotting to stage riots in a number of Ukrainian cities on Saturday in a bid to disrupt the historic Kyiv assembly to establish an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church
In Russia, a group of pro-Kremlin MPs sponsored a bill introducing fines, 15-day incarceration and website blocking for internet publications "disrespectful" of the authorities. The move fundamentally means return of censorship
Morgan Stanley to shut down Moscow equities and FX desks
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blames the US for the Ukrainian church getting independence.
Kadyrov says that Chechnya could flourish if they gave it more money and didn't interfere.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the Slovak diplomat persona non grata
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Fire at Mega Belaya Dacha mall near Moscow
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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov giving a festive interview to Russia24 news channel. Lots of giggles, some blushing and a barrage of softball questions
Testimony in the trial of Pavlo Gryb, 19-y.o. Ukrainian kidnapped by Russia's FSB in Belarus, was delayed after he became unwell in court. Gryb has chronic medical issues and has not received consistent care in Russian custody.
EU on Kerch Strait incident (according to draft agreement seen by Reuters): No new sanctions against Russia; Financial support for regions affected by Russia's actions in the Azov Sea
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The President of Ukraine handed over to the President of the European Council lists of persons and ships of Russia involved in an open act of aggression in the Kerch Strait. Poroshenko stressed the need to provide a powerful and adequate response from the EU to an open act of aggression against Ukraine
"We have spoken with representatives of Russia and have been informed that their military aircraft, which landed in Venezuela, will be leaving on Friday and going back to Russia," says @PressSec.
Russian authorities informed U.S. that 2 Tu-160 will return from Venezuela on 14 December