Russian Federation plotting revenge against Ukraine after Kiev launches new sanctions

Russian transit flights will also be banned if the aircraft carry military personnel or dual-use goods, under the decision announced in Kiev.


The men, who face terrorism charges, serve in the Third Special Forces Brigade, which is based in Togliatti, a city in southern Russian Federation, according to Ukrainian authorities.

Prosecutors called for life sentences and the hearing was adjourned.

Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev have acknowledged being Russian servicemen and said they were on a reconnaissance mission. Larry is our main news editor.

Putin barely mentioned Ukraine in his United Nations speech, even though the conflict has exacerbated tensions between Russian Federation and the West. He blamed Ukraine’s problems on NATO’s desire to expand and once again insisted an outside force caused the overthrow of then-President Viktor Yanukovych.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet along with the French and German leaders in Paris next weekend to discuss efforts to resolve the Ukrainian conflict.

Ms Savchenko, who has become a Ukrainian MP during her detention in Russian Federation, dismissed the case against her as a “piece of rubbish” when the trial began last week.

But Poroshenko’s greatest concern is that Ukraine’s struggles have fallen off the political radar as a disjointed Europe faces a refugee crisis and Washington tries to counteract Russia’s stepped up military presence in Syria.


“We have reached an agreement with our American partners that the training will start in November”, the president said.

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