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    Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation
    Mar18

    Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Turkey has reiterated the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. ”Three years have passed since Ukraine`s Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on the grounds of an illegitimate referendum held on March 16, 2014,” according to a press release regarding...

    Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump
    Mar18

    Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump

    Arming Ukraine and imposing tougher sanctions on Russia are among the six policies offered by former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Michael Carpenter to U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, according to the U.S. Foreign Policy...

    Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in international blind spot in Crimea – Amnesty International
    Mar18

    Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in international blind spot in Crimea – Amnesty International

    Three years after the peninsula`s unlawful annexation by Russia in March 2014, the human rights situation in Crimea is worsening fast, said Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on March 17, 2017. ”It is exacerbated by the absence of any effective international monitoring mechanism with access to the peninsula, which has emboldened the...

    Trump hopes for ”peaceful resolution” to Donbas conflict
    Mar18

    Trump hopes for ”peaceful resolution” to Donbas conflict

    U.S. President Donald Trump has announced after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that they seek a ”peaceful solution” to the conflict in Russia-occupied Donbas, the east of Ukraine. ”I also appreciate Chancellor Merkel`s leadership along with the French President [Francois Hollande] to resolve the conflict in Ukraine where we...

    ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine” – Lithuanian President
    Mar18

    ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine” – Lithuanian President

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has expressed support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine,” Grybauskaite wrote on Twitter on March 18, 2017. Memo. Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum...

    Ukraine reports 77 Russian attacks: 2 soldiers killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours
    Mar17

    Ukraine reports 77 Russian attacks: 2 soldiers killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 77 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 ”In the Mariupol sector, the enemy...

    OSCE reports almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in Donbas in last week
    Mar17

    OSCE reports almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in Donbas in last week

    OSCE Principal Deputy Chief Monitor in Ukraine Alexander Hug has announced that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine recorded almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine in the last week. ”The SMM recorded 14,698 ceasefire violations in the last week,” he said at a press event in Kyiv on Friday. ”This shows that sides...

    Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea
    Mar17

    Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea

    Germany`s Siemens says it has fulfilled its contract with Russia`s Technopromexport by supplying four gas turbines, while the buyer previously accused the manufacturer of contract breach. ”We have supplied turbines to Technopromexport,” CEO of the Siemens energy and gas production department in Russia Nikolai Rotmistrov said in an interview...

    SBU reports on new Russia`s tactics to split Ukraine
    Mar17

    SBU reports on new Russia`s tactics to split Ukraine

    Russia is trying to use ethnic groups living in Ukraine to promote national autonomies, head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak said at a security conference in Kyiv March 17, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The Russian side does not abandon the idea of Ukraine`s federalization and tries to use ethnic factors in the west...

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine

    The Kremlin lies, saying that they have not received a letter from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine. Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed such a letter existed. His words are quoted on the Kremlin`s website dated March 4, 2014. ”What can be the reason for using the Armed Forces? Of...

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