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US attorney wants to sue Putin for downing of MH17
Jerry Skinner, a US attorney, hopes to lay out a case against Russian President Vladimir Putin with the European Court of Human Rights. He wants to sue Putin for $330 million in compensation for relatives of the victims of the MH17 disaster. He wants Putin to be held accountable for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane while it was flying over the Donbas region in July 2014.
According to Reuters, Skinner, through the Australian LHD law firm, represents the relatives of the victims. …
Putin to make first trip to the EU since November 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the EU for the first time in six months when he travels to Greece on May 27th, according to the website of the Presidential Administration. Putin plans to meet with both the Greek President and Prime Minister during his two-day visit.
"I will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ... at the highest level will discuss key issues of bilateral trade, [and] economic and investment cooperation, including the …
Putin says new US missile defense installation in Romania violates Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated from his residence, Bocharov Ruchei, that the deployment of United States National Missile Defense systems in Romania violates the INF treaty.
"It is a clear violation of arms treaties because launchers which will be deployed in Poland once the radar station is completed in Romania, can be used for the deployment of short and intermediate-range missiles," Putin said on Friday in Sochi at the end of a meeting on military issues.
He noted that the re- …
Editors at Russian RBC news agency dismissed due to article about 'Putin's palace'
Several chief edtors of the Russian news agency RBC were dismissed under pressure from Russian authorities, Reuters reported.
According to Reuter’s source, members of management were forced to resign as a result of the publication of an article entitled "The breeding of the oysters will be started across from 'Putin's Palace' near Gelendzhik."
The Kremlin has denied the allegations of its involvement in the dismissals. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that RBC is a private information …
Turchinov urges the West to abandon its appeasement policy in regards to Russia
As was stated in the address by the Security and Defense Council’s Secretary Alexander Turchinov, regarding a day of remembrance and reconciliation, he called on "the civilized world" to remember that an aggressor cannot be placated.
"In the 30’s, when Hitler came to power, he violated the Treaty of Versailles, he started building his military forces... He was allowed to do that. But this was not just swallowed; an appeasement policy was implemented, believing Hitler’s assurances that it was ' …
Spain issues arrest warrant for Russian politicians with ties to Putin
Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for Russian politicians and former officials who are closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These individuals are suspected of being involved in two organized crime groups.
A list of these suspects was made public by Judge José de la Mata. It includes high-ranking officials who have worked, or who are still working for, Russian law enforcement agencies. It also includes individuals working in the judiciary, business, banking …
The Center for the Study of Corruption uncovers embezzlement scheme involving Putin associate
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) uncovered that cellist Sergei Roldugin, a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had withdrawn funds from the Russian budget and put them into an offshore company. The scheme was uncovered by Sergey Magnitsky, the lawyer of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management.As a result of several operations, in 2008, $230 million was transferred to the account of the company “Delco Networks” registered in the British Virgin Islands, …
Anti Corruption Foundation: Russia hid information about property owned by Putin’s son-in-law
An employee of Russia’s Anti Corruption Foundation, Georgy Alburov, posted a statement on his Facebook page indicating that property registrations belonging to the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kirill Shamanov, have been illegally deleted from the Registry’s database.
According Alburov, the deleted records list an apartment owned by Kirill Shamanov on Zoologicheskaya Street in Moscow; the records of which have disappeared from the Russian Registration Service. It is also …
Putin says informational attacks against him are a reaction to the strengthening of Russia
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, responded again to questions about the disinformation campaign against him and his associates. The question was again posed to him on Monday in Yoshkar-Ola at the All Russia People’s Front forum. Putin said that he considers the journalists’ investigations a reaction of his opponents to the strengthening of Russia.
“As for media confrontation, I’m used to it. Probably, you have forgotten, but I remember everything. I have heard and seen enough about …
Putin and Poroshenko discuss possible prisoner exchange
In a phone conversation on April 18th between the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agreed to allow the Ukrainian consul general in Rostov to visit Nadiya Savchenko.
On Poroshenko’s official website, he had urged Moscow to allow Ukrainian or German doctors to see the famous prisoner "due to the worsening health of Nadiya Savchenko." The parties have agreed "about the immediate admission of the consul general of Ukraine in Rostov to Nadiya Savchenko.”