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    Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas
    Feb25

    Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas

    At 13:27 on February 24, 2017, the SMM heard a burst of small-arms fire (three to five shots) at close range while preparing to launch a mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the north-western edge of non-government-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk), about 130m south-east of the M-04 highway. ”The SMM patrol members took cover...

    Ukraine prolongs detention of late Uzbek President`s relative
    Feb25

    Ukraine prolongs detention of late Uzbek President`s relative

    A court in Kyiv has prolonged by one year the preliminary arrest of a relative of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov who is wanted by Tashkent for alleged forgery and embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Akbarali Abdullaev – a nephew of Karimov`s widow, Tatyana Karimova –...

    Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills dozens, prompts airstrikes – media
    Feb25

    Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills dozens, prompts airstrikes – media

    Suicide bombers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs on Saturday, killing dozens with gunfire and explosions including a senior officer and prompting airstrikes against the last rebel-held enclave in the western city, according to Reuters. The jihadist rebel alliance Tahrir al-Sham said in a social media post that five suicide bombers had...

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe
    Feb25

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe

    The U.S. Air Force is preparing to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe, according to Defence Blog. The head of U.S. Air Combat Command said Friday the U.S. Air Force`s F-35 joint strike fighter will soon fly over Europe, Defence Blog wrote. ”Europe is certainly a place that I think we would like to send that airplane so I can see...

    Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb25

    Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine

    The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to assist people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017, UNICEF Ukraine reported. ”The Italian Government continues to support the non-stop and commendable efforts carried out by UN agencies in Ukraine to assist the...

    Court of Appeal upholds ruling on Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine UAH 172 mln fine on Gazprom
    Feb25

    Court of Appeal upholds ruling on Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine UAH 172 mln fine on Gazprom

    Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling over the claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) to recover from Russia`s Gazprom a UAH 85.9 billion fine, imposed in January 2016, and UAH 85.9 billion in penalties, ACU head Yuriy Terentyev wrote on Facebook. Gazprom was initially fined for violations of Ukraine`s...

    Russian militants shoot at OSCE monitors in Donetsk, seize UAV
    Feb25

    Russian militants shoot at OSCE monitors in Donetsk, seize UAV

    OSCE Chief Monitor in Ukraine has condemned targeting of monitors and seizure of the SMM`s unmanned aerial vehicle by ”Donetsk People’s Republic” militants, the SMM press service wrote on Facebook. ”The incident occurred at around 14:30 on 24 February in `DPR`-controlled Yasynuvata, north of Donetsk city. An SMM patrol was attempting to...

    Ukraine`s military Concern Ukroboronprom strikes several deals at UAE`s IDEX 2017
    Feb25

    Ukraine`s military Concern Ukroboronprom strikes several deals at UAE`s IDEX 2017

    Ukraine`s Ukroboronprom Concern, which incorporates major enterprises of the country`s military and industrial complex, has signed a number of export contracts during the IDEX 2017 international exhibition, held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on February 19-23, according to the concern`s press service. In particular, the contracts...

    Russia loses WTO appeal over ban on pork imports from EU – media
    Feb25

    Russia loses WTO appeal over ban on pork imports from EU – media

    Russia lost its appeal on Thursday against a World Trade Organization ruling on its ban on imports of European Union pigs and pork products, according to Reuters. Thursday`s ruling means Russia will be expected to bring its rules into line with the WTO`s, Reuters said.  If the EU is not satisfied that it has done so, it could ask to be allowed to...

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed and 2 wounded amid 83 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last day
    Feb24

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed and 2 wounded amid 83 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 83 times in the past 24 hours with 1 Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and 2 wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Donetsk sector, an enemy tank...

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