The US military has coordinated its airstrikes in Syria today…

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The US military has coordinated its airstrikes in Syria today with Russia.

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The Pentagon denied the claims, and states that the Defense Department had a channel of communication with the Russian military that was solely focused on avoiding collisions in the airspace over Syria. "The Department of Defense is not coordinating air strikes with the Russian military in Syria," Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said. reut.rs/2iZ64va,

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  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, US, Syria
  • Keywords: Military, Syrian War
  • Outlet: Sputnik
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Ukraine is poised to enact a new language law which…

Ukraine is poised to enact a new language law which will ban Russian and make Ukrainian the sole and exclusive language in the country.

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It is an often repeated disinformation that Russian is or will be banned in Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP), . The draft law under consideration in the Ukrainian parliament allows the use of languages other than Ukrainian in government business but requires translation into Ukrainian.bit.ly/2kKuipe,

EU will punish Moldova for its closer relations with Russia

EU will punish Moldova for its closer relations with Russia. Moldova will lose the visa-free regime the EU.

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Visa liberalisation with the EU is a technical process, not a political process. Furthermore, the EU has not made any statements threatening to withdraw visa free regime if Moldova aligns with Russia.

Former Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenuk purchased 24 expensive properties in…

Former Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenuk purchased 24 expensive properties in Miami.

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The article uses information from the blog of an Ukrainian businessman without providing any further information or evidence to support this allegation. Yatsenyuk has filed a lawsuit against the blogger who wrote about his alleged purchase of 24 villas in Miami bit.ly/2kBdaSQ, .