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Spanish Police Arrest Dutch Lawyer of Telecoms Firm Related to Russian Oligarch Fridman Noted in Trump Dossier

January 18, 2017

Spanish police arrested prominent Dutch corporate lawyer Peter Wakkie, at the Madrid Airport as part of an investigation into the insolvency of the Russian-Spanish telecoms firm ZED+. The story attracted more interest because Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has an interest in ZED+ and is also mentioned in the Trump “kompromat” dossier.

Lavrov Sees No Linkage in Trump’s Offer to Remove Sanctions; Claims US Tried to Recruit Diplomat, Infiltrate Demonstrations

January 17, 2017

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said he saw no linkage in president-elect Donald Trump’s offer to remove sanctions if Russia reduced its nuclear weapons.

Obama Extends Sanctions on Russia; Kremlin Accuses US of ‘Arms Race’, Postpones Response to Trump Deal

January 16, 2017

US President Barack Obama extends sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine. The Kremlin deferred a response to president-elect Donald Trump’s offer to trade an end to sanctions for Russia’s nuclear cuts.

1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded; Moscow Murderer/Suicide Reportedly Fought in Donbass

January 14, 2017

Russia-backed fighters shelled Ukrainian positions 34 times all along the front line, with one Ukrainian soldier killed and two wounded.

3 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded in Battle; 1 Civilian Injured in Shelling of Maryinka by Russia-Backed Militants

January 12, 2017

Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded today on the front line in 38 attacks, the ATO reported. One civilian woman was also injured in shelling by Russia-backed forces in Maryinka.