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    Escalation in Donbas: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded due to 47 Russian shellings in last day
    Apr21

    Escalation in Donbas: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded due to 47 Russian shellings in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 47 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and eight as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size The worst situation was in the...

    Ukraine`s death toll rises amid escalation in Avdiyivka
    Apr21

    Ukraine`s death toll rises amid escalation in Avdiyivka

    Two soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed in a shelling of fortified positions of Ukrainian troops by Russian-controlled militants outside Avdiyivka, according to the press center of the ATO headquarters. ”According to preliminary information, two soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed as a result of the shelling of the...

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons
    Apr21

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and retained chemical weapons, an issue that would have to be taken up diplomatically, according to Reuters. The United States launched dozens of missiles earlier this month against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical attack that killed...

    Russia reportedly moving military equipment toward North Korean border
    Apr21

    Russia reportedly moving military equipment toward North Korean border

    Russia is reported to be moving heavy military equipment toward its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Local media in Russia`s Far East say residents have witnessed large military convoys traveling by train and road toward...

    FSB hands Ukrainian man detained for alleged espionage in Samara over to ”DPR” militants
    Apr20

    FSB hands Ukrainian man detained for alleged espionage in Samara over to ”DPR” militants

    The Ukrainian citizen earlier detained in Russia`s Samara allegedly for spying for Ukraine`s intelligence services was deported from Russia to the militant-controlled area of Donetsk region, the self-styled ”Donetsk People`s Republic,” TASS reported with reference to the regional office of the FSB Federal Security Service. ”A citizen of Ukraine,...

    Exxon declined to comment information that it is seeking waiver from Russia sanctions
    Apr20

    Exxon declined to comment information that it is seeking waiver from Russia sanctions

    Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday declined to comment on a media report that it is seeking permission from the U.S. government to drill in several areas of the Black Sea banned by U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to Reuters. The Wall Street Journal reported that Exxon had in recent months applied to the U.S. Treasury Department for a waiver to...

    Russia`s further invasion will take 2-3 hours if it chooses to advance – Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
    Apr20

    Russia`s further invasion will take 2-3 hours if it chooses to advance – Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov claims that if Russia chooses to further advance in Ukraine, the invasion will take from two to three hours. ”The Russian units stationed near the state border [with Ukraine] are capable of arriving in the territory of our state and assisting hybrid troops in...

    UK stands ready to help defend Ukraine against any further Russian aggression – British Prime Minister Theresa May
    Apr20

    UK stands ready to help defend Ukraine against any further Russian aggression – British Prime Minister Theresa May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Downing Street on Wednesday, saying Britain was ”ready to support” Ukraine which is under threat from Russia, according to The Sun. Prime Minister May also vowed to push for further sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Sun reports. Yesterday Moscow`s...

    Russia`s tanks in Donbas represent ”peak” of its warfare capability – Bellingcat
    Apr20

    Russia`s tanks in Donbas represent ”peak” of its warfare capability – Bellingcat

    Russia has used the T-90 main battle tank and its variants in occupied Donbas, which currently represent ”the peak of armored warfare capability of Russian ground forces,” according to Bellingcat, an international OSINT community. ”In the summer of 2014, reports of T-90 family tank sightings in eastern Ukraine started to appear,” Bellingcat said...

    France says it has proof Assad carried out deadly chemical attack
    Apr20

    France says it has proof Assad carried out deadly chemical attack

    The French foreign minister has said that France`s intelligence services have evidence that the Syrian government carried out the alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel village earlier this month, The Independent reports. ”There is an investigation underway… it`s a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out...

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