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COVID-19 Disinformation: Russia Sends “Aid” to the US

COVID-19 Disinformation: Russia Sends “Aid” to the US

A statement by the U.S. Department of State shows that what Russia sent to Washington was not “humanitarian aid.” Moscow is looking to make a positive PR impression while undermining the effectiveness of Western efforts.

Kozak-Yermak Plan on Donbas: A Trap for Ukraine

Kozak-Yermak Plan on Donbas: A Trap for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is well aware of his dropping popularity ratings, is making efforts to reshuffle both the government and his presidential administration.

Russia’s Gazprom Lost in Court Battle with Poland’s PGNiG

Russia’s Gazprom Lost in Court Battle with Poland’s PGNiG

Russian state-run gas giant saw yet another failure in a legal spat with a Central and Eastern European company. First, it lost a court battle with Ukraine’s Naftogaz and now Poland’s largest gas distributor PGNiG emerged victorious in its litigation with Gazprom.

Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Prompt Putin to Change Strategy

Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Prompt Putin to Change Strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that his country is no longer an exception amid the global coronavirus outbreak. Its closure of the border with China brought adequate, albeit short-term results, as most people affected with the novel virus came back from trips to Europe, in particular from popular tourist destinations like Italy or Spain.

War or Peace? Erdogan Flies to Moscow for Syria Talks

War or Peace? Erdogan Flies to Moscow for Syria Talks

When it became clear that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will head to Moscow, as Putin has no plan to visit Istanbul, and the Ankara-sought meeting will not involve German and French leaders, it seemed that the Kremlin had outfoxed Turkey.

Russia Launches Syrian Express Operation as Turkey Attacks in Idlib

Russia Launches Syrian Express Operation as Turkey Attacks in Idlib

As earlier announced, Ankara pressed ahead with a military campaign in Syria’s Idlib province. In late February, there expired a deadline given by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad to withdraw from areas it had taken over after the offensive into Damascus.

Russia Poses Greater Threat to Georgia

Russia Poses Greater Threat to Georgia

In its policy toward Georgia, Russia is seeking to prevent Tbilisi from forging a close alliance with the United States while blocking the Caucasian country’s bid for NATO membership.

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