Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Russia and China warn US Navy to steer clear as warships near both ‘backyards’

Moscow and Beijing are separately accusing Washington of provocative behaviour over Ukraine and Taiwan.

Russia thumbs nose at Ukraine, supplies Sputnik V jabs to rebels

Ukraine has little control over the Moscow-backed, self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

Iran to pay families of passengers on Ukranian airliner it shot down

Iran at first denied responsibility before finally admitting Revolutionary Guards had made a 'disastrous mistake'.

Judges nix bid to probe wider theory in MH17 trial

Defence lawyers had asked judges to allow the examination of other possibilities, including the idea that a Ukrainian fighter jet was to blame.

MH17 crash suspect ‘saw no sign of missile’

Oleg Pulatov says no BUK or any commands related to a BUK were mentioned during meetings with other rebels on the day of the crash.

Church leader who called virus ‘God’s punishment’ for gay marriages tests positive

Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

Kidnapped Belarus opposition leader rips up passport to avoid forcible expulsion to Ukraine

Border officials claimed she had been trying to flee the country, but colleagues said authorities want to exile her as this is necessary to de-escalate the situation in Belarus.

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