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Russia Confirms US Has Partially Removed Sanctions on Russian Defense Company to Service Mi-17s

September 13, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Russia has confirmed that the US has partially removed sanctions from a Russian defense company in order to service helicopters in Afghanistan. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis […]

‘Quiet Regimen’: Russian-Backed Forces Fire 30 Times on Ukrainian Positions; 2500 UAF Soldiers Killed in 2 Years

September 10, 2016

Despite the “quiet regimen” agreed upon by the two opposing sides, Russian-backed forces fired 30 times on Ukrainian positions today, including with heavy artillery banned under the Minsk agreement.

AM News: MinFin Warns of Depletion of Reserve Fund; Supreme Court to Review Removal of Opposition Parnas

September 9, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: – What Has Ramzan Kadyrov Been Up To? Quietly Cultivating Regional and Kremlin Officials, Now He Meets with Putin – […]

While Ceasefire Largely Holds, Russian-Backed Forces Still Fire on Ukrainian Positions, Block, Threaten OSCE SMM

September 3, 2016

Ukraine Day 929: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. READ OUR SPECIAL REPORT: An Invasion By Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine  

AM News: Kerry and Lavrov Discuss Syria; Police Detain Mothers, Journalists at Beslan Ceremony

September 1, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed possible cooperation on Syria in a telephone call. Mothers of children killed by terrorists and journalists detained at memorial ceremony in Beslan.