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    Swedish government resumes draft over Russian threat
    Mar03

    Swedish government resumes draft over Russian threat

    The Swedish government has decided to re-activate compulsory military draft, according to Marinette Radebo, Press Secretary of the Swedish Defense Ministry. Marinette Radebo has named Russian military activity as one of the reasons for the move, BBC Russian Service reports. About 4,000 young men and women, selected among 13,000 people born in...

    Militants down OSCE SMM`s drone near Donetsk filtration plant
    Mar03

    Militants down OSCE SMM`s drone near Donetsk filtration plant

    OSCE`s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has reported on the downing of the organization`s unmanned aerial vehicle in close proximity to the Donetsk filtration plant. ”OSCE SMM UAV went down near Donetsk Filtration Station after SMM heard small-arms fire, despite sec guarantees. Unacceptable,” the OSCE SMM tweeted. Earlier, ”DPR” militants...

    MH17 investigation: Bellingcat elaborates on role of Russian Major General Dubinsky
    Mar03

    MH17 investigation: Bellingcat elaborates on role of Russian Major General Dubinsky

    The international team of investigative journalism, Bellingcat, in its latest update of its large-scale report on the circumstances of the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing flight MH17 over Donbas focuses on a role in the incident of a retired Russian Major General Sergey Dubinsky aka ”Khmuryi.” Bellingcat experts have analyzed...

    U.S. senators call on Trump not to ease Russia sanctions
    Mar03

    U.S. senators call on Trump not to ease Russia sanctions

    On March 2, 2017, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez introduced a resolution marking three years since Russian government authorized military forces to illegally annex the Ukrainian Crimea. Sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham, the Resolution (S.Res.78) expresses concern over Russia`s continuing aggression and Vladimir Putin`s continued illegal support to...

    Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry
    Mar03

    Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

    The Russian Federation`s ongoing aggression in Ukraine continues killing Ukrainian citizens, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Ru continues to destabilize Ukraine killing our people. 116 attacks on UA positions yesterday, 1 soldier KIA, 15 WIA,” she tweeted. Earlier, Russia`s hybrid military forces...

    So-called Donetsk People`s Republic publishes list of seized Ukrainian enterprises
    Mar03

    So-called Donetsk People`s Republic publishes list of seized Ukrainian enterprises

    The so-called ”Council of Ministers” of the ”DPR” (Donetsk People`s Republic terrorist organization) has published the list of Ukrainian companies and institutions, where the so-called interim administration was introduced. Among such industrial giants, there is PJSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works as well as its Makiivka Branch, Khartsyzsk Pipe...

    Russian military active in Crimea along admin. border with mainland Ukraine: border guards
    Mar03

    Russian military active in Crimea along admin. border with mainland Ukraine: border guards

    Over the past three days, Russian air forces boosted their activity over the occupied Crimean peninsula near the administrative border with mainland Ukraine, speaker of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan told 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”It is not only the air force, but also Navy helicopters constantly patrolling the Black Sea....

    OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas
    Mar03

    OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has said that its observers noted coal being transported in the areas blocked by the Ukrainian activists in the zone near the demarcation line in Donbas. ”The SMM continued to monitor blockades at railway tracks, which cross the contact line. On 26 February, at the Kryvyi Torets station in...

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year
    Mar02

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, decided to extend sanctions against fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies for another 12 months. ”The decision was taken against 15 individuals,” the Council of the EU told UNIAN`s correspondent in Brussels following a meeting on Thursday. The decision should be endorsed by the Council...

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2
    Mar02

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2

    There were 78 attacks on the Ukrainian positions in Donbas on Thursday, March 2, which resulted in wounding eight Ukrainian soldiers in action, while one was killed in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size The occupiers continued using weapons banned under the Minsk peace...

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