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White House: US Supports MH17 Crash Probe as Trump, Dutch Prime Minister Discuss Issue

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump discussed the investigation into the MH17 air crash with visiting Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the White House said in a statement.

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‘It was to blame Russia from the beginning’: Malaysia PM fires back at MH17 probe

Malaysia is “unhappy” about the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry into the MH17 crash, which pointed the finger at Russia even before the probe began, the country’s PM said, noting that there was more politics than fact-finding.

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‘Where is the evidence?’ Malaysian PM says attempts to pin MH17 downing on Russia lack proof

Malaysia has accepted the Dutch report that a ‘Russian-made’ missile shot down its civilian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, but has yet to see evidence it was fired by Russia, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

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Biden’s Ukraine ties: Nepotism and corruption or ‘conservatives pounce’?

As Joe Biden leads the pack of candidates for Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, the New York Times has decided to describe accusations about his son’s shady dealings in Ukraine as a politically motivated Trump hit job.

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Passport sparring: Putin ‘welcomes’ idea of giving UKRAINIAN citizenship to Russians

President Vladimir Putin said the suggestion by Ukraine’s president-elect to give Ukrainian citizenship to Russians “suffering from an authoritarian regime” is “a good thing,” which would only bring the kindred nations closer.

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Poroshenko out, Zelensky in: West backed the wrong man in Ukraine & now it’s payback time

KRASNODAR, RUSSIA – Volodymyr Zelensky’s victory in Sunday’s Ukrainian Presidential election marks the moment when the Western populist wave comes to the post-Soviet space.

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Weary Ukrainian voters face ultimate choice between comedian & politician

After three weeks of flashy and outrageous campaigning, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent president Petro Poroshenko are facing off in a battle for the country’s top job.

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Ukraine Needs Peace With Russia – President Poroshenko

Relations between Russia and Ukraine have significantly deteriorated since Crimea’s reunification with Russia in 2014, which has not been recognised by Ukraine or Western states, who subsequently imposed economic and political sanctions on Moscow.

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Century behind Europe: World Bank says Ukraine needs up to 100 yrs to reach German growth

It will take Ukraine between 50 and 100 years to get to the same level of economic development as its European partners, the World Bank has revealed, as it called on Kiev to boost reforms further.

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‘Venezuela gets its Maidan’: Ukrainian minister makes connection between regime change ops

The current attempt to depose the president of Venezuela is similar to the toppling of the Ukrainian leader in 2014. Or at least that’s the view of the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin.

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Noisy Rally in Kiev Commemorates WWII Nazi Collaborator Bandera (PHOTOS)

KIEV (Sputnik) – Several hundreds of people participated Tuesday in marches commemorating the birthday of the Ukrainian fascist collaborator Stepan Bandera in Kiev, media reported.

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Take that, Trump! Russia finishes ‘The Wall’ on Crimea-Ukraine border (VIDEO)

While certain politicians are still having difficulties getting their walls built, Russia has announced it had finished a border barrier between Ukraine and Crimea. Construction took just over a year and less than $3 million.

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‘End silence of the lambs’: Austrian reporter fears for his life in Ukraine

A veteran Austrian journalist has urged for action against media crackdown in Ukraine, saying he fears for his life after being labeled “a Kremlin agent” by a vigilante website, according to Kronen Zeitung. Christian Wehrschuetz, a correspondent with Austria’s leading ORF broadcaster, said it is increasingly hard for him and his employees to feel safe […]

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New Cold War dangers: More potentially explosive Russia-US conflicts likely to come – Stephen Cohen

The Russian-Ukrainian military conflict in the Kerch Strait illustrates again how this Cold War is more dangerous than its predecessor was. A major theme of Cohen’s recently published book ‘War With Russia? From Putin and Ukraine To Trump and Russiagate’, is that the new Cold War is more dangerous in several ways than its 40-year predecessor, […]

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Ukrainian Sailors Face Up to 6 Years in Prison for Border Crossing – Lawyer

All 24 Ukrainian sailors who were detained for illegally crossing the Russian maritime border in the Azov Sea have had charges brought against them by Russian investigators and now face up to six years in prison, lawyer Nikolay Polozov told Sputnik on Monday.

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