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Bosnian Serb leader: Putin and China will help if west imposes sanctions

Exclusive: Milorad Dodik dismisses fears Serb separatists are planning breakup of Bosnia-HerzegovinaThe Bosnian Serb leader accused of risking war by pursuing the breakup of Bosnia-Herzegovina has dismissed the threat of western sanctions and hinted at an imminent summit with Vladimir Putin, saying: “I was not elected to be a coward”.In an interview with the Guardian, Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the tripartite leadership of Bosnia-Herzegovina, said he would not be deterred by the outcry fr...
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Kremlin Hopes Biden and Putin Will Talk on Video Before Year-End

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Sunday it was hoping that U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin would speak via...
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Putin is 'deadly serious' about neutralizing Ukraine, and has the upper hand over the West, former US diplomats and officials warn

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a concert marking the seventh anniversary of the Crimea annexation on March 18, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images The buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border has prompted fears of an invasion. Former US diplomats and officials say there's a significant risk of a Russian incursion, given Putin's history. "One way or another, he wants Ukraine neutralized," Fiona Hill, a top Russia expert, told Insider. For the se...
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Putin Gets Armenian and Azeri Leaders to Agree to Work on Defining Border

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed at talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to work towards...
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What is happening at Ukraine's border? Putin's buildup of Russian troops sparks concern

A previous build-up of Russian forces on the border preceded Moscow's annexation of Crimea. President Vladimir Putin is threatening Ukraine again.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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The president of Ukraine accused Russia of preparing a coup, as Russian troops amass near the border

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a ceremonial event.MIKHAIL METZEL/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images Ukraine's president said a coup involving Russia was being planned for early Dec.,, Reuters reported. It comes after the US warned allies that Russia is boosting troop numbers and could invade, per Bloomberg. Experts also told Insider that a Russian invasion of Ukraine was a "very real possibility." Ukraine's president has accused Russia of preparing a coup as early as next week.Volodymy...
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Putin to Host Leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan for Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan for talks.
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Putin Says Russia Will Offer Good Gas Deal to Serbia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow will continue providing natural gas to Serbia on terms favorable to its ally.
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Putin Fires Russian Prison Chief After Torture Scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that...
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Turkey accused of using Interpol summit to crack down on critics

Campaigners claim Ankara is abusing its position as host, by pressuring the police body to harass dissidents living abroadHuman rights activists have accused Turkey of using its role as host of Interpol’s general assembly to push for a crackdown on critics and political opponents who have fled the country.The alert came after the Turkish interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, said his government would use the three-day event in Istanbul to persuade the international criminal police organisation’s of...
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All options fraught with risk as Biden confronts Putin over Ukraine

Analysis: Moscow presents Washington with a no-win situation: capitulate on Ukrainian sovereignty or risk all-out warJoe Biden is preparing for a virtual summit with Vladimir Putin with the aim of fending off the threat of another Russian invasion of Ukraine.The summit has been previewed by the Kremlin. The White House has not confirmed it, but a spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said that “high-level diplomacy is a priority of the president” and pointed to the teleconference meeting with Xi Jinping earl...
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CIA director is said to have warned Russia of 'consequences' if it's found to be behind the 'Havana Syndrome' illnesses hurting US personnel around the world

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images US personnel have reported brain damage and other symptoms of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome." CIA Director Bill Burns warned Russian intel services over the cases, The Washington Post reported. The warning was hedged, suggesting the US doesn't know if Russia is involved, the report said. The CIA director warned Russia of "consequences" if the country turns out to be behind the "Havana Syndrome" illnesses afflicting A...
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Russia's Putin tests experimental intranasal Covid-19 vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tested an experimental Covid-19 nasal vaccine that is not yet in clinical trial phase, his fourth vaccination in total, he said Wednesday.
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Roman Abramovich wins first round of libel battle over Putin’s People book

UK judge rules some passages convey a defamatory meaning, including claim Putin told him to buy ChelseaA judge has ruled that a number of passages in the bestselling book Putin’s People convey a defamatory meaning against Roman Abramovich, including a claim that he bought Chelsea football club on Vladimir Putin’s orders.The Russian oligarch said he was defamed by 26 specific passages in the book by the journalist Catherine Belton, all of which he says convey untrue meanings about him. Continue r...
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Court cases threatening human rights group Memorial start in Russia

Cases under ‘foreign agents’ law mark attack on civil society and attempt to recast Soviet historyRussia may dissolve Memorial, the country’s premier human rights group, in an attack on civil society and symbolic reversal of the freedoms won by dissidents at the fall of the Soviet Union.A supreme court case, to be heard on Thursday, may mark a watershed in Vladimir Putin’s campaign to recast Soviet history by banning International Memorial, which began meeting in the late 1980s to shed light on ...
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Russia's Putin tests experimental intranasal Covid-19 vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tested an experimental Covid-19 nasal vaccine that is not yet in clinical trial phase, his fourth vaccination in total, he said Wednesday.
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Putin tests experimental nasal Covid vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tested an experimental Covid-19 nasal vaccine that is not yet in clinical trial phase, his fourth vaccination in total, he said Wednesday.
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Analysis: Putin's Ukraine Gambit Seen as Part of Play for New Biden Summit

By Tom Balmforth and Andrew OsbornMOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's re-positioning of tens of thousands of troops closer to Ukraine is...
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Putin Tests Experimental Nasal Vaccine Against COVID-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster shot, as Russia faces its worst surge of infections and deaths since the pandemic began.
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Putin says he took an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images Vladimir Putin said he took part in a trial for a nasal COVID-19 vaccine. He also received a booster shot of Russia's own Sputnik vaccine on Sunday. Putin said his immunity had been waning since he got his first vaccine shots. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he took an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine.Putin said on Wednesday that he had taken part in tests for the nasal form of the vaccine, Russian news agenc...
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Russia's Putin Took Part in Trials of Nasal Form of COVID Vaccine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he had participated in trials of a nasal form of a vaccine against COVID-19....
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After getting stripped of its F-35s, Turkey wants to buy other US fighter jets, but it won't give up its new Russian weapons to do it

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and then-Vice President Joe Biden in Ankara, August 24, 2016.Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images After getting kicked out of the F-35 program, Turkey says it wants to buy more US-made fighter jets. But Turkey refuses to yield on the issue that got it booted: Its purchase of Russian-made weaponry. That dispute is one of several that have strained relations between Ankara and its NATO allies. In early October, Turkey sent the US State Department a lett...
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Putin plays a weak hand well, and the chaos on Russia's border shows how

Russian servicemen in T-14 tanks during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2016.REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Crises are multiplying on Russia's western border, and Vladimir Putin appears to be stirring the trouble. Stoking hotspots is usually seen as strategic malpractice, creating more problems for a state to deal with. Provoking mayhem may just be part of a strategy to distract and exhaust Russia's adversaries. What do Russians want? Moscow seems to be going out of i...
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Putin Spokesman: Russia Won’t Invade Ukraine – Unless it’s ‘Provoked’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman pledged Tuesday that his country will not launch a war with Ukraine, but he warned of threats from Kyiv that may require military action.
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The US's refusal to accept reality in Ukraine could get a lot of people killed

President Joe Biden with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Oval Office, September 1, 2021AP US officials continue offering security assurances to Ukraine amid escalating Russian military pressure. Biden must honestly assess if it's worth starting a war over a territory with little significance to US security. Sascha Glaeser is a research associate at Defense Priorities. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently met with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in Washington...
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Russian Cybersecurity Executive Appeals to Putin as Detention for Treason Extended

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ilya Sachkov, the head of a Russian cybersecurity firm, on Tuesday appealed to President Vladimir Putin to let him be moved to...
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Russia is increasing combat readiness in eastern Ukraine, defense ministry warns

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, July 2021.ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images Ukraine said Russian was increasing "combat readiness" and conducting exercises in Donetsk and Luhansk. Both Ukraine and the US recently warned that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine soon. Experts also say it's a very real possibility. Ukraine's defense ministry warned that Russia was stepping up its "combat readiness" in Ukraine.In a statement on...
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A Russian invasion of Ukraine is a 'very real possibility' as its troops mass near the border, experts warn

Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow.Reuters/Maxim Shemetov A Russian troop buildup near Ukraine has raised concerns that it may move to invade. Russia watchers say that is a "very real possibility." The US has reportedly been in discussions with its allies and partners in Europe about a possible Russian invasion. Russia is massing troops and military equipment near the border of Ukraine, stirring fears that it...
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Italy's Draghi, Russia's Putin Discuss Migrant Crisis, Ukraine-Statement

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Monday and discussed the migrant crisis...
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Russia accuses west of building up forces on its borders

Moscow, which has nearly 100,000 troops near Ukraine border, also criticises ‘provocative policy’ of US and EU towards KyivRussia has accused the west of building up forces on its borders as well as those of Belarus in remarks that appeared tailored to mirror recent US warnings about Moscow’s aggressive positioning towards Ukraine.The Kremlin, as well as Russian intelligence, security, and diplomatic officials, have all gone on the offensive in the past 48 hours after Vladimir Putin publicly ins...
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