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Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

World
Ukraine has banned Russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering the country, amid fears Moscow is planning an invasion. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said the restrictions have been imposed to prevent Russians from forming "private armies" in his country.Moscow has been supporting Russian separatists in the east of the country with troops and weapons. 1:57 Video: Petro Poroshenko warns there is 'no red line for Putin' Mr Poroshenko...
The Latest: Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

The Latest: Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

World
The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Russia's foreign ministry says that Moscow is not going to mirror the travel ban that Ukraine has imposed on Russian men. Ukrainian officials announced earlier on Friday that all Russian men aged between 16 and 60 will be barred from entering Ukraine for the 30-day duration of martial law. The statement is the latest step in the escalation of the long-simmering conflict between Russia and Ukraine which began in 2014 with Russia's annexation of Crimea. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters that Russia is not planning to impose similar measures on Ukrainians. Zakharova blamed the Ukrainian government for implementing a policy that hurts ordinary people. ——— 12 p.m. The Ukrain...
Russian cyber security firm moves away from Moscow

Russian cyber security firm moves away from Moscow

Technology
Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab is moving key parts of its business out of Moscow in a bid to address the risks arising from its exposure to the Russian intelligence services. Last year, the US Department for Homeland Security (DHS) and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued warnings regarding the use of Kaspersky software on critical government systems, citing legal powers in Russia, allowing the state to exert control over private companies.The warnings left Kaspersky Lab needing to reassure customers that their data was handled properly in what it has called a global transparency initiative.Crucial parts of its customer data processing and software production are being relocated to an automated data centre in a secured facility in the privac...
New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

World
It seems like open season on the GRU. The Russian military agency had its inner workings exposed again Friday as determined journalists and Kremlin critics remain focused on uncovering its secrets. A new report details the alleged misbehavior and bizarre bureaucratic decisions that allowed a Russian journalist to identify people he says are GRU officers. Journalist Sergei Kanev said he wants to call attention to problems within an organization he thinks has moved from traditional spying into unchecked violence and foreign interference. But his story portrays the agency as more sloppy than scary: one finding was that suspected GRU agents appeared to blow their own covers. None of the few dozen agents he wrote about is suspected of grave wrongdoing. However, governments in multiple countri...
US, Russian astronauts safe after failed launch

US, Russian astronauts safe after failed launch

Technology
The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another blow to the troubled Russian space program that currently serves as the only way to deliver astronauts to the orbiting outpost. It also was the first such accident for Russia's manned program in over three decades. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin had a brief period of weightlessness when the capsule separated from the malfunctioning Soyuz rocket at an altitude of about 50 kilometers (31 miles), then endured gravitational forces of 6-7 times m...