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    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad
    Apr09

    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday indicated a willingness to work with Democrats toward drafting new sanctions targeting Russia in response to Moscow`s unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to The Washington Times. See also: U.S. imposes sanctions against eight Russian companies While Russia is already...

    Russia, Iran say U.S. crossed ”red lines” in Syria
    Apr09

    Russia, Iran say U.S. crossed ”red lines” in Syria

    A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed ”red lines” and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally, according to Reuters. ”What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a...

    Synchronized power grids of EU, Ukraine to contribute to Ukrainian exports – Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company
    Apr09

    Synchronized power grids of EU, Ukraine to contribute to Ukrainian exports – Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company

    President of Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company Energoatom Yuriy Nedashkovsky says that full synchronization of the Ukrainian power grids with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) will increase the capacity of Ukrainian power exports to the EU, up to 4 GW, according to Energoatom`s...

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict
    Apr09

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict

    More than 200,000 children – or 1 in 4 – in the two regions most severely affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine require urgent and sustained psychosocial support to address the trauma of living through more than three years of violence, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said on April 7. See also: Civilian casualties...

    Trump Administration ”seriously considering” lethal defensive aid to Ukraine – U.S. Senator McCain:
    Apr09

    Trump Administration ”seriously considering” lethal defensive aid to Ukraine – U.S. Senator McCain:

    The Trump administration is giving serious thought to providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid, U.S. Senator John McCain told The Weekly Standard, a move that is likely to rile the Kremlin if realized. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is slated to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin next week, expressed support for such aid during...

    Ukraine announces large-scale air defense drills
    Apr09

    Ukraine announces large-scale air defense drills

    This year, large-scale exercises of Ukraine`s air defense units have been scheduled, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. ”In 2016, after a long break, our S-300Ps (anti-aircraft missile systems) started firing again. Our plans for 2017 are more ambitious,” the General Staff wrote on Facebook. According to Major-General...

    Trump`s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea
    Apr09

    Trump`s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea

    The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea`s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News. Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy...

    Moody`s downgrades PrivatBank`s senior unsecured debt rating
    Apr08

    Moody`s downgrades PrivatBank`s senior unsecured debt rating

    Moody`s Investors Service has today downgraded the long-term foreign-currency senior unsecured debt rating of PrivatBank to C from Ca, according to a posting on the agency`s website. The bank`s baseline credit assessment (”BCA”), adjusted BCA, long and short-term local and foreign currency deposit ratings, and its long and short-term Counterparty...

    Containers for chemical weapons found at Shayrat Air Base in Syria – OSINT experts
    Apr08

    Containers for chemical weapons found at Shayrat Air Base in Syria – OSINT experts

    On April 7, 2017, two U.S. warships fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat Air Base located in the province of Homs in western Syria. This strike was delivered in response to the recent attack on civilians with the use of sarin, lethal chemical weapon. On April 4, 2017, the Air Force of Bashar al-Assad and his ally, the Russian Federation,...

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow, citing developments in Syria
    Apr08

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow, citing developments in Syria

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he has canceled a visit to Moscow scheduled to take place on April 10, citing developments in Syria, where an alleged chemical-weapons attack prompted the United States to launch missile strikes, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). ”Developments in Syria have changed the situation...

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