Any chance Russia will join G7 again? Germany says ‘no,’ but admits Moscow’s help needed to put out flaming hotspots

There’s “no chance” of Moscow returning to the elitist Group of Seven unless the Ukrainian conflict is solved, Berlin has said. But untying this and other knots is unimaginable without Russia’s helping hand, it admitted. … Read More >Any chance Russia will join G7 again? Germany says ‘no,’ but admits Moscow’s help needed to put out flaming hotspots

‘It can’t come close to happening again’: Biden tells Poroshenko in alleged 2016 call on Ukrainian sabotage operations in Crimea

Petro Poroshenko acknowledged that Ukraine carried out a sabotage operation in Crimea but promised it would never happen again, in what appears to be a 2016 phone call with the then-US Vice President Joe Biden. … Read More >‘It can’t come close to happening again’: Biden tells Poroshenko in alleged 2016 call on Ukrainian sabotage operations in Crimea

We got a complaint’: YouTube deletes channels focusing on Crimea & eastern Ukraine, cites ‘terms of use’ violation

Google has unexpectedly wiped the channels of three Russian-speaking news outlets from its video service YouTube, explaining the decision to one of them by “terms of use violation.” … Read More >We got a complaint’: YouTube deletes channels focusing on Crimea & eastern Ukraine, cites ‘terms of use’ violation

In major gaffe, US envoy MISTAKES Holocaust victims for Crimean Tatars… and he is NOT the first to do it

A top US diplomat was left red-faced after using a picture of a Jewish ghetto in Poland as part of his post on the 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars, a blunder described as “disgusting” and which also drew ridicule on him. … Read More >In major gaffe, US envoy MISTAKES Holocaust victims for Crimean Tatars… and he is NOT the first to do it

Washington Post breaks ranks with other US & UK media, ADMITS polls show Crimeans prefer to be part of Russia

One of the curious things about Western media coverage of Crimea since 2014 has been the consistent narrative that Russia’s reabsorption of the peninsula was carried out against the will of locals. … Read More >Washington Post breaks ranks with other US & UK media, ADMITS polls show Crimeans prefer to be part of Russia