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‘We get the orders from Moscow as well’: Secret phone calls from pro-Russian rebels revealed in the investigation of the downing of MH17 that killed 298 people

Investigators probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 say they have recorded phone calls that connect pro-Russian rebels implicated in the missile strike and a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The international Joint Investigation Team, based in the Netherlands, on Thursday released the calls involving […]
‘We get the orders from Moscow as well’: Secret phone calls from pro-Russian rebels revealed in the investigation of the downing of MH17 that killed 298 people
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National-security experts say a US Marine veteran detained in Russia doesn’t fit the profile of a spy, but he could be a bargaining chip for a prisoner swap

National-security experts are sounding the alarm after Russian authorities charged Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, with espionage Thursday after he was detained in Moscow last month. Intelligence veterans said there are several details in Whelan’s past that make it unlikely that he is a US intelligence officer. But Whelan’s […]
National-security experts say a US Marine veteran detained in Russia doesn’t fit the profile of a spy, but he could be a bargaining chip for a prisoner swap
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The West is worried about Russian subs lurking around undersea cables, and the US is sanctioning companies helping them do it

Western officials are increasingly concerned about Russian sub activity. Part of that concern is about Russian subs interfering with undersea cables that support telecommunications. US sanctions announced Monday target Russian firms linked to undersea spying efforts. Russia has been investing heavily in its submarine fleet over the past decade and […]
The West is worried about Russian subs lurking around undersea cables, and the US is sanctioning companies helping them do it