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Putin faces escalating crisis as uprising in occupied area ‘targets pro-Russian officials’

The UK’s Ministry of Defence revealed anti-Russian sentiment is growing which is “exacerbating the already significant challenges” Russian strongman Vladimir Putin faces following his illegal invasion of Ukraine. It comes after a Russian mayor in Ukraine settlement Velykyi Burluk was killed by a car bombing on July 11. The MoD warned the targeting of officials […]

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Recent attacks on pro-Russian officials in southern Ukraine indicate signs of growing resistance movement

The Kremlin “faces rising partisan activity in southern Ukraine,” Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, said during a conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Ukraine has also conducted limited counterattacks near Kherson, further straining Russian forces. The region is critical to Russia’s hold on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast and controls access to the Crimean […]

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Norway blames “pro-Russian group” for cyber attack

OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) – A number of institutions in Norway have been subjected to a so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attack in the last 24 hours, the Norwegian NSM security authority said on Wednesday, blaming a “criminal pro-Russian group”. The attacks, which began overnight, targeted private and public institutions offering important services, the agency […]

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Ukraine hits oil Crimean drilling platforms, pro-Russian regional head says

June 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces attacked drilling platforms in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas company, the pro-Russian head of the annexed peninsula said on Monday, giving no details of what weapons were used. Three people were wounded and a search was under way for seven workers from the Chernomorneftegaz […]

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Two captured Brits face ‘20 years in jail’ after appearing in pro-Russian court

Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, who were detained in April before reportedly appearing in court in the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The pair, while fighting in Ukraine, are understood to have admitted to “training in order to carry out terrorist activities”. In footage shared by Ria Novosti, a Russian state news agency, […]

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Ukraine war backlash: Pro-Russian media savages Putin forcing troops to fight unprepared

The atrocities of the war in Ukraine are constantly buried by Russian state media, but the fallout has begun as Putin’s weaknesses are becoming evident even to his close supporters. Pro-Russian milbloggers (military sources documenting the operations) are using their Telegram channels to criticise the forceful mobilisation of troops against Ukraine. It comes as the […]

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Police scout for pro-Russian collaborators in eastern Ukraine

Oleksandr Malish, the patrol police chief for the cities of Kramatorsk and Slovyansk in the Donetsk region, is reluctant to call people suspected of collaborating with Russia Ukrainians. “I cannot even call these people Ukrainians, even though they have Ukrainian passports and were born here and lived here all their lives,” said Malish. “These are […]

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Ukraine war: British men captured by Moscow’s forces appear on state TV and ask to be exchanged for pro-Russian oligarch

Two British fighters captured by Moscow’s forces in Ukraine have appeared on Russian state TV and asked to be exchanged for pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk. It was unclear how freely the two men – Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin – were able to talk. Both spoke separately after being prompted by an unidentified man in […]

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‘Monstrous proposals!’ Emmanuel Macron slams ‘far right’ Marine Le Pen as pro-Russian

President Macron, who emphatically defeated Ms Le Pen in the second round of the 2017 contest, took aim at his closest rival ahead of the first hurdle in his re-election bid. French voters will flock to polling stations on Sunday to whittle down the 12 candidates to just two. Mr Macron and Ms Le Pen […]