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Section: War & conflict

    Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria`s Palmyra
    Mar22

    Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria`s Palmyra

    Russia`s force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow`s allies, the Syrian government forces,...

    UK Mission to the United Nations notes ”under-reported facet” of violence in eastern Ukraine
    Mar22

    UK Mission to the United Nations notes ”under-reported facet” of violence in eastern Ukraine

    The UK Mission to the United Nations Geneva has pointed out to an ”under-reported facet” of violations of human rights, including conflict-related sexual violence, in Russia-occupied Donbas. ”The UK welcomes the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) thematic report into conflict-related sexual violence, which...

    Pro-Russian separatists from ”Donetsk People`s Republic” opened office in Greece
    Mar22

    Pro-Russian separatists from ”Donetsk People`s Republic” opened office in Greece

    The so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) has opened an unofficial office in Greece on Tuesday, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”It is the third such center opened in European Union states,” so-called head of the ”DPR” representation center in Greece and a co-organizer of Greece`s Safe Donbas society Andreas Zaferis said at an...

    Over 3,000 Ukrainian hostages freed or tracked amid Russian aggression in Donbas
    Mar22

    Over 3,000 Ukrainian hostages freed or tracked amid Russian aggression in Donbas

    Adviser to the SBU chief Yuriy Tandit claims that 3,136 Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilian hostages have been released or tracked since Russia has unleashed aggression in Donbas. ”An important figure: I`m ben talking about this for the first time – 3,136 people were released or spotted, 416 people are reported missing. We must also remember...

    U.S. NSA director Rogers explains why Russia needs Ukraine`s Crimea
    Mar21

    U.S. NSA director Rogers explains why Russia needs Ukraine`s Crimea

    Director of the U.S. National Security Agency (NAS), Admiral Mike Rogers says Russia has no intention to return Crimea back to Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian language service of Voice of America (VOA). Answering a question whether Russia has intentions to return Crimea, he told a  congressional panel on Monday, March 20: ”They have publicly...

    Five Ukrainian soldiers in Dnipro hospital, two in critical condition
    Mar21

    Five Ukrainian soldiers in Dnipro hospital, two in critical condition

    Chief Physician of Dnipro Regional Mechnikov Clinical Hospital Serhiy Ryzhenko says that two out of the five wounded Ukrainian soldiers who have been taken to Dnipro hospitals in the past 24 hours are in a critical condition, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”Five people have been taken over the past week, three of them are in a serious...

    PACE President visits Syria with Russian Duma delegates, Ukraine reacts
    Mar21

    PACE President visits Syria with Russian Duma delegates, Ukraine reacts

    A delegation of deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Serbia, and Italy and the State Duma of Russia led by PACE President of Pedro Agramunt has arrived in Syria, Channel One Russia has reported. The State Duma deputies are reported to have arranged this visit despite the fact...

    Heavy fighting in Donbas with Grad and tanks near Mariupol: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 8 wounded
    Mar20

    Heavy fighting in Donbas with Grad and tanks near Mariupol: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 8 wounded

    Ukrainian Military Television published a video of the heavy shelling of the settlement of Vodiane by Russian-terrorist forces using Grad multiple rocket launchers. The footage shows explosions in Vodiane`s residential areas. ”At 9:30, two enemy groups totaling up to 40 Russian soldiers approached our positions near Vodiane. Having faced a strong...

    Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison
    Mar20

    Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison

    Warsaw`s District Court has sentenced a lawyer to a four-year prison term on spying charges, according to PAP. The lawyer was convicted for spying in favor of Russia`s military intelligence, GRU, the act which inflicted damage to Poland, PAP reports. However, the convict does plead guilty. The prosecution requested a six-year term. It is noted...

    Over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas war – Ukraine`s Defense Ministry
    Mar20

    Over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas war – Ukraine`s Defense Ministry

    Ukraine`s Defense Ministry has announced that over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and more than 9,400 have been wounded since the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Since the beginning of the ATO, 2,629 servicemen have been killed amid hostilities, including 2,220 soldiers...

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