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    Russian troops attack Ukraine 71 times in past day
    Aug21

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 71 times in past day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 71 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. Additionally, the enemy violated the ceasefire 26 times in the Donetsk sector. ”The most intense situation was in the area of Avdiyivka – the...

    Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep
    Aug21

    Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep

    A blast at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more, BBC has reported citing the local authorities. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State (IS) was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party, according to...

    RFE/RL: U.S. downplays Russian force buildup; urges restraint from Kyiv, Moscow
    Aug20

    RFE/RL: U.S. downplays Russian force buildup; urges restraint from Kyiv, Moscow

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged both Russia and Ukraine to show restraint one day after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned he could not rule out ”a full-scale Russian invasion,” according to Radio Liberty. The White House said Biden spoke with Poroshenko by phone on August 19 and ”relayed that the United States had sent a message to...

    Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 4 WIA in past 24 hours
    Aug20

    Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 4 WIA in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and four were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”There was one killed in action (KIA) and four wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday, a UNIAN correspondent reported. Motuzianyk...

    The Washington Post: Russia is now a threat. The U.S. should treat it like one
    Aug20

    The Washington Post: Russia is now a threat. The U.S. should treat it like one

    The next president should recognize that Russia under Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian, kleptocratic regime that poses a serious threat to our values, interests and allies. We should contain and deter Russian aggression by reassuring our NATO allies that we will defend them, fulfilling the collective-defense guarantees of Article 5 and...

    Russia sends 55th `humanitarian convoy` with ammo to Donbas
    Aug20

    Russia sends 55th `humanitarian convoy` with ammo to Donbas

    The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent the 50th so-called ”humanitarian convoy” to Donbas, the ministry`s press service reported. ”At 06:00 on Saturday, the trucks set off from the Noginsk rescue center in Moscow region, which will be part of the 55th ”humanitarian” batch to Donbas,” according to the report. The ministry notes that...

    Ukraine complains to UN about Putin`s visit to Crimea
    Aug20

    Ukraine complains to UN about Putin`s visit to Crimea

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, during a meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, discussed the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to annexed Crimea, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN reported on Twitter. The diplomat called the Russian leader`s visit to the peninsula illegal....

    CNN: Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe
    Aug20

    CNN: Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe

    FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, including the work of Paul Manafort`s firm, according to multiple U.S. law enforcement officials, CNN reports. The investigation is broad and is looking into whether U.S. companies...

    ATO HQ: Russian troops attack Ukraine 49 times in past day
    Aug20

    ATO HQ: Russian troops attack Ukraine 49 times in past day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 49 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The enemy violated the ceasefire 27 times in the Donetsk sector, having launched eight heavy artillery shells on the villages of Krasniy Pakhar and...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.26 to dollar
    Aug20

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.26 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.26 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 22: $100 costs UAH 2,526.2440 (on August 19, it was UAH...

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