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    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria
    Mar02

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

    Russian and Syrian aircraft bombed positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition near the Syrian town of al Bab on Tuesday, inflicting casualties, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ”Yesterday [February 28] , we had some Russian aircraft and (Syrian) regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe...

    ”DPR” leader Zakharchenko`s tapped conversation reveals beneficiary of Ukrainian assets` ”nationalization”
    Mar02

    ”DPR” leader Zakharchenko`s tapped conversation reveals beneficiary of Ukrainian assets` ”nationalization”

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine tapped another conversation of the leader of so-called ”DPR” Aleksander Zakharchenko with a Russian citizen, as they discussed the further fate of Ukrainian enterprises seized by the pro-Russian terrorist in the occupied areas of Donbas, the SBU press service reported Wednesday. The conversation proves that...

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation
    Mar02

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation

    The experts from a private U.S. intelligence company Stratfor have reported on why they believe the conflict in the occupied Donbas escalated following Donald Trump`s inauguration. Strategically, Ukraine is the most important post-Soviet state for both Russia and the West, Ukraine`s Apostrophe wrote, referring to a Stratfor report. Experts point...

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament
    Mar02

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament

    Britain is not Russia`s enemy, and should stop accusing Vladimir Putin of war crimes in Syria, effectively calling for a reappraisal of relations with Moscow – stated the report of Foreign Affairs Committee. Until this moment UK has been among the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Russia, differentiating itself from Donald Trump,...

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation –  Presidential Administration
    Mar02

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation – Presidential Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has had two telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian presidential administration told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. ”Since the latest escalation in Donbas, in order to stop the...

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses
    Mar02

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses

    Ukraine may lose up to $2 billion and the national currency exchange rate will weaken due to the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. If the blockade fails to be stopped, Ukrainian metallurgy may lose up to 300,000 jobs, according to the Ukrainian president. ”300,000 people will lose their jobs. The state...

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways
    Mar02

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways

    The organizers of the blockade of the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas are proceeding to the second phase of their rally, claiming the blockade of motorways is to follow the already-introduced blocking of railways. ”After we`ve blocked almost all railway traffic, we`re proceeding to the second phase – we`re starting to block motorways,...

    Ukraine Justice Ministry says Ukraine expects International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in Donbas
    Mar02

    Ukraine Justice Ministry says Ukraine expects International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in Donbas

    Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has said Ukraine expects the International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in eastern Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It will be interesting and challenging hearing. But I am sure that we have a very strong position, the truth will see triumph and we will win,”...

    Russia`s financial aggression cost Ukraine nearly $1 bln – Trade Envoy
    Mar02

    Russia`s financial aggression cost Ukraine nearly $1 bln – Trade Envoy

    Direct financial losses Ukraine has suffered as a result of Russian trade aggression amounted to about $1 billion, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine`s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska said in an interview with ZN.ua. ”The greatest losses are related to exports to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan – more than 40% of...

    Escalation in Eastern Ukraine: 117 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 2 killed, 2 wounded in last day
    Mar01

    Escalation in Eastern Ukraine: 117 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 2 killed, 2 wounded in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 117 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russian...

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