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    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...

    Ukraine`s State structures ”lost” UAH 2.6 bln in 2016 – audit
    Feb24

    Ukraine`s State structures ”lost” UAH 2.6 bln in 2016 – audit

    Ukraine`s State Audit Service in 2016 conducted nearly 2,700 financial inspections at more than 2,400 enterprises, institutions and organizations, revealing losses of financial and material resources totaling more than UAH 2.6 billion, as published on the agency`s website. Budgets of all levels, public institutions, organizations, and enterprises...

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath
    Feb24

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath

    Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) Natalia Korchak says her agency has received a request from Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk to probe into the finances of Ukrainian State Fiscal Service chief Roman Nasirov`s trip to attend the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The request cites publicly...

    Ukrainian President appoints envoy to represent Ukraine at International Criminal Court hearings in suit against Russia
    Feb24

    Ukrainian President appoints envoy to represent Ukraine at International Criminal Court hearings in suit against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the establishment of a Ukrainian delegation to participate in the International Criminal Court`s proceedings into the violation by Russia of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of...

    Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort
    Feb24

    Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

    Russian authorities have admitted for the first time the scale of their information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War, according to BBC. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian ”information troops” were involved in ”intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did not reveal details about the team or its...

    Reuters: Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at `top of the pack`
    Feb24

    Reuters: Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at `top of the pack`

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the ”top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity, according to Reuters. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea ”very easily if they want...

    Iraqi forces reportedly enter western Mosul – media
    Feb24

    Iraqi forces reportedly enter western Mosul – media

    The first Iraqi troops have entered a neighborhood in western Mosul as the government`s four-month-long offensive to recapture the city from Islamic State (IS) militants enters its final phase, military commanders have said, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Lieutenant General Sami al-Aridhi of the Counterterrorism Service...

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