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    Russian troops shell Ukraine positions in Donbas 44 times in past 24 hours, massing Grads near Svitlodarska Duha
    Dec28

    Russian troops shell Ukraine positions in Donbas 44 times in past 24 hours, massing Grads near Svitlodarska Duha

    Positions of the Ukrainian military in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas were fired on by pro-Russian militants 44 times over the past day. View map in full size It is noted that the occupying forces continue shelling the Ukrainian positions in all directions. In particular, in the Mariupol direction, the village of...

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
    Dec28

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

    A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and […] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
    Dec28

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

    Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say, according to Reuters. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad`s Alawite sect, is in...

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
    Dec28

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

    The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

    U.S. senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine on December 30-31
    Dec28

    U.S. senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine on December 30-31

    U.S. Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham will visit Ukraine on December 30-31, according to the United States Embassy in Ukraine. U.S. Senator Graham and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee McCain will arrive in Ukraine on Friday, the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has told UNIAN. The visit will last two...

    The National Bank of Ukraine sold up to $100 mln to maintain the hryvnia exchange rate
    Dec28

    The National Bank of Ukraine sold up to $100 mln to maintain the hryvnia exchange rate

    The National Bank of Ukraine on its official website reports that in the foreign exchange auction on December 28, 2016 sold $96.8 million to the Ukrainian banks. The Head of the Department of public markets, the NBU Serhiy Ponomarenko said: “On the interbank market continues to experience a temporary excess demand for foreign currency,...

    Cabinet restructures OPP`s UAH 1.5 bln debt to Naftogaz
    Dec28

    Cabinet restructures OPP`s UAH 1.5 bln debt to Naftogaz

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its meeting December 28 restructured the debt of Odesa Portside Chemical Plant (OPP) before the National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine for the gas consumed in the amount of UAH 1.5 billion. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, December 28. ”Now the OPP together with the State...

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash
    Dec28

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash

    Russian investigators looking into the crash of a military plane that crashed, killing all 92 on board, believe a fault with its wing flaps was the reason it plunged into the Black Sea, an investigative source told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The Life.ru news portal, which has close contacts to law enforcement agencies,...

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros
    Dec28

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros

    Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Vasyl Hrytsak states that Ukraine`s main challenge related to the war in Donbas is balance, 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports. ”On the one hand, we are seeing that there is an ongoing war in the east of Ukraine, that is de jure called ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation]. But it`s still war, because even now,...

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”
    Dec28

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”

    The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reports that Russian military command secretly took away its killed in actions in the 59th so-called ”humanitarian convoys”. This is done to conceal presence of the Russian army in Donbas, according to Ukraine Today. Moreover, the intelligence reports that the tensions between Russia-backed separatist forces...

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