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    Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine
    Mar01

    Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine

    The number of attacks on the Ukrainian positions by the Russian-backed militants in Donbas has sharply increased over the past day, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Ukraine wants peace, Russia needs war. 117 attacks by Russian militants, 2 UA servicemen KIA, 2 WIA, heavy weaponry used,” she tweeted....

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully
    Mar01

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully

    Interinstitutional talks between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament on EU visa liberalization for Ukraine have ended successfully, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. ”The Council of the EU, the European Parliament, and the European Commission have made a decision to grant a...

    Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks
    Feb28

    Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 84 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the invaders fired 122mm artillery systems on...

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
    Feb28

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

    Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict, according to Reuters. China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria, Reuters said....

    Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media
    Feb28

    Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media

    Two soldiers of the 54th separate mechanized brigade were killed at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in Donbas on Tuesday, Tyzhden.ua reported, citing its sources. No other details have been reported so far. On Monday, February 27, Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) press officer Leonid Matiukhin said that...

    National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln
    Feb28

    National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues. ”Some 2 billion [US dollars] is the most pessimistic forecast. But it can become reality. We must not forget that [it is related to] metallurgy, one of the key...

    Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues
    Feb28

    Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues

    Russian-backed leaders of the so-called ”LPR/DPR” (the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics) demand that the Ukrainian authorities stop by early March the transport blockade of the occupied areas of Donbas. Otherwise, the terrorists threaten to introduce external management at the enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction (mainly...

    Ukrainian central banker edging toward exit unnerves markets – Bloomberg
    Feb28

    Ukrainian central banker edging toward exit unnerves markets – Bloomberg

    The possible departure of Ukraine`s central bank governor unnerved bond investors as questions arose over the fate of vital economic overhauls should she step down, according to Bloomberg. Disappointed by a lack of government reforms, Valeriya Gontareva has told President Petro Poroshenko of her intention to resign, a person familiar with the...

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine
    Feb28

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Ministry has stated the possibility of ”new tragedies” in case Washington moves to supply lethal aid to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. The Russian side will ”explain” to the new U.S. administration ”the history and status of the conflict...

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia
    Feb28

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia

    Washington must make its own decision on the prospects for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, as Moscow did not ask and does not intend to ask for that, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, the BBC Russian Service reported. ”If we talk about sanctions, due to which the U.S. turnover dipped by almost a third – from $29...

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