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    Air strikes resume around Aleppo Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
    Dec24

    Air strikes resume around Aleppo Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said air strikes resumed in rebel-held areas of the countryside near Aleppo on Friday for the first time since the end of an operation this week to evacuate rebels and civilians from the city, according to Reuters. Strikes hit to the west, south-west and south of the city, which the Syrian government...

    Ukrainian army retakes village near Svitlodarska Duha bulge
    Dec24

    Ukrainian army retakes village near Svitlodarska Duha bulge

    Commander of the Donbas-Ukraine Battalion Viacheslav Vlasenko has announced the Ukrainian army has retaken the village of Novoluhanske, near the so-called Svitlodarska Duha bulge. ”Nice to see you, Svitlodarska Duha. Today, the Donbas-Ukraine Battalion has successfully conducted a bold operation to liberate the village of Novoluhanske. At one...

    Amid nuclear arms race, Trump releases friendly Putin letter
    Dec24

    Amid nuclear arms race, Trump releases friendly Putin letter

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday made public a conciliatory holiday letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin and said the two countries can forge a constructive new relationship or ”travel an alternate path,” according to Yahoo News. Trump released the message, which was dated December 15, after reportedly shrugging off concerns he...

    Ukrainian banks see 66.7% decline in loss in 11 months, to UAH 19 bln according to the National Bank of Ukraine
    Dec24

    Ukrainian banks see 66.7% decline in loss in 11 months, to UAH 19 bln according to the National Bank of Ukraine

    Ukrainian banks` losses in January-November 2016 declined by 66.7% year-over-year, to UAH 18.884 billion, or US$719 million, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. In the same period last year, the banks posted UAH 57.3 billion, or $2.18 billion, in losses. The banks` losses in November 2016 alone were UAH 6.29 billion, while in the 11 months...

    Putin not to give a direct answer to question on Russian troops in Donbas, mumbling about ”Ukrainian occupiers” instead
    Dec24

    Putin not to give a direct answer to question on Russian troops in Donbas, mumbling about ”Ukrainian occupiers” instead

    Russian President Vladimir Putin during the press conference chose not to give a direct answer to the question regarding Russia`s military presence in the Ukrainian Donbas. Roman Tsymbaliuk, a UNIAN correspondent in Russia, asked Putin why he had sent troops to Donbas, allegedly to protect the Russian-speaking population, as well as where such...

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 22 times in last day, twice at Svitlodarska Duha
    Dec23

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 22 times in last day, twice at Svitlodarska Duha

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 22 times in the past 24 hours, including three times on the settlement, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)...

    8 Ukrainian troops were killed at Svitlodarsk Arc over 5 days – Lysenko
    Dec23

    8 Ukrainian troops were killed at Svitlodarsk Arc over 5 days – Lysenko

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action at Svitlodarsk Arc from December 18 to December 23, Col. Andriy Lysenko, speaker for the ATO at Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, said at a Friday briefing, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Col. Lysenko also said that over the past day, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and another three...

    Kyiv district court grants National Anti-corruption Bureau`s access to e-declaration database
    Dec23

    Kyiv district court grants National Anti-corruption Bureau`s access to e-declaration database

    Kyiv`s Solomyansky district court has ruled that agents of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) can have access to government workers` electronic declarations as part of a criminal investigation into alleged illicit enrichment. The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), which is the operator of the e-declaration,...

    Putin`s aide preparing ”DPR-LPR”`s accession to Russia
    Dec23

    Putin`s aide preparing ”DPR-LPR”`s accession to Russia

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov has pledged integration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”People`s Republics” into the Russian Federation within 1.5 years, head of Information Resistance Group, military analyst and MP Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook. According to Tymchuk, ”DPR” representatives held a meeting with Surkov,...

    Ukraine expects IMF decision on next loan tranche by end of January
    Dec23

    Ukraine expects IMF decision on next loan tranche by end of January

    Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk says Ukraine expects to conclude talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the next tranche of a $17.5 billion loan by the end of January 2017, according to Reuters. ”We are discussing amendments to the memorandum with the IMF. We hope to be ready for the IMF board meeting at the end of January,”...

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