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    Russia hacks Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security
    Dec31

    Russia hacks Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security

    A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials, The Washington Post reports. While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of...

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec31

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    Russia has been blackmailing Ukraine with prisoners whom Moscow refuses to release despite earlier agreements, however the talks on hostage liberation should continue with Russia, not with the militant leaders, according to First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact...

    Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president
    Dec31

    Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has no immediate plans to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the American expulsion of Russian diplomats over spying and interference in the November elections, a spokesman said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”There is nothing scheduled at this time. The priority right now is for the president-elect...

    Linseed exports from Ukraine three times lower this season
    Dec31

    Linseed exports from Ukraine three times lower this season

    Linseed exports from Ukraine totaled 4.8 KMT in November 2016/17 that is 14% more than last month (4.2 KMT) and 7% more than in November 2015 (4.5 KMT), UkrAgroConcult reports. Despite November`s upward trend in exports, their three-month total amounted to just a third of the volume exported in the same period last year: 13.3 KMT against 40 KMT,...

    Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers
    Dec31

    Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, December 30, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Russia`s hybrid military force continued to attack the Ukrainian positions in all sectors. In the Mariupol sector, the...

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan
    Dec30

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan

    The parliamentary Constitution Commission has approved amendments to the Turkish Constitution proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that pave the way to an executive presidency amid fears of one-man rule, according to Turkish Minute. With the constitutional amendments approved in the early hours of Friday, the president will...

    Putin decides not to expel U.S. diplomats from Russia
    Dec30

    Putin decides not to expel U.S. diplomats from Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision not to expel any U.S. diplomats from Russia in retaliation for Washington`s latest sanctions against Moscow, according to TASS. ”The Russian diplomats returning home will spend the New Year Holidays with their relatives and dear ones. At home. We will not create problems for U.S. diplomats. We...

    Over 6,000 cyber attacks against Ukrainian authorities detected over two months – Ukrainian President
    Dec30

    Over 6,000 cyber attacks against Ukrainian authorities detected over two months – Ukrainian President

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that over the past two months, about 6,500 planned cyber attacks have been detected in the objects of five institutions and 31 state information resources, according to the president`s press service. ”The cyber attack on December 6 put out of action the network of the State Treasury and the Ministry...

    National Bank of Ukraine in December spends $120 mln to support hryvnia
    Dec30

    National Bank of Ukraine in December spends $120 mln to support hryvnia

    The National Bank of Ukraine in forex auctions in December sold $119.4 million more than it bought, the NBU`s press service reports. According to the regulator, in the past month the NBU held three auctions for foreign currency sale, having purchased $115 million. At the same time, the central bank held another five auctions where it sold $234.4...

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