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Section: War & conflict

    North Korea says ready for any war scenario with U.S.
    Apr11

    North Korea says ready for any war scenario with U.S.

    Pyongyang cites ”reckless moves” by U.S. and says it will defend the country from invasion ”by powerful force of arms,” The Guardian wrote. North Korea has warned of ”catastrophic consequences” in response to any further provocations by the U.S., days after a U.S. Navy battle group was sent to waters off the Korean peninsula, according to The...

    Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media
    Apr11

    Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media

    The prospect of Russia rejoining the G7 group of the world`s leading industrialized nations will be used as part of a carrot and stick approach to persuade President Vladimir Putin to pull out of Syria, The Daily Telegraph understands. Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State, will fly to Moscow later this week with an ultimatum from the G7...

    Russia knew of upcoming Syrian chemical attack – media
    Apr11

    Russia knew of upcoming Syrian chemical attack – media

    The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria`s chemical weapons attack last week, but has no proof of Moscow`s involvement, a senior U.S. official said Monday, according to the Associated Press. The official said that a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were...

    Hague court announces date of decision on Russia over Ukraine
    Apr11

    Hague court announces date of decision on Russia over Ukraine

    The UN International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, will issue a ruling on a claim filed by Ukraine against Russia, the order will be delivered next Wednesday, April 19, according to the court`s press service. ”On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United...

    OSCE spots at least 10 Grads, howitzers and tanks near occupied Luhansk
    Apr10

    OSCE spots at least 10 Grads, howitzers and tanks near occupied Luhansk

    Monitors from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine have reported they spotted proscribed weapons in Russian-occupied areas in Donbas on the weekend; they included multiple rocket launchers, howitzers, as well as tanks, according to an update. ”In violation of the respective withdrawal lines in areas not controlled by the...

    Czech court closes down organization posing as ”Donetsk People`s Republic Consulate”
    Apr10

    Czech court closes down organization posing as ”Donetsk People`s Republic Consulate”

    The Regional Court in Czech Republic`s Ostrava started proceedings to liquidate the ”DPR” Representative Center in Czech territory headed by Czech national Nela Liskova, according to Hlidacipes.org. The court handed down the ruling on the second attempt, Hlidacipes.org reported. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek demanded court action as...

    Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels – U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard
    Apr10

    Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels – U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard

    Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top U.S. and NATO military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up ”splitting and distracting” the transatlantic alliance, according to Reuters. ”We`re seeing activity that we didn`t even see when it was the Soviet...

    Russian propaganda calls Crimean Tatar`s batallion ”Jihadisi Islamic Battalion”
    Apr10

    Russian propaganda calls Crimean Tatar`s batallion ”Jihadisi Islamic Battalion”

    The spokesperson of the self-proclaimed ”DPR”`s ministry of defense, Eduard Basurin on Saturday voiced baseless claims that an ”Islamic brigade” with as many as 500 fighters had been deployed to the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and was working with the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade, according to the Atlantic Council`s Digital Forensic Research...

    Ukrtelecom stops operations in occupied Donbas
    Apr10

    Ukrtelecom stops operations in occupied Donbas

    One of the largest Ukrainian telecom operators, Ukrtelecom, halted its telephone communication services and internet access on the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the company press service reports. ”Telephone communication and internet access services are not provided in the uncontrolled territory of Donetsk and...

    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...

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