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    National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils scenario if Russia attacked Ukraine amid missile tests
    Dec16

    National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils scenario if Russia attacked Ukraine amid missile tests

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that Ukraine was ready to counter any Russian provocation during the testing of new Ukrainian missiles near Russia-occupied Crimea, according to Ukrainian news portal Liga.net. He said that had Russia launched missile bombardment of Ukrainian missile...

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants
    Dec16

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes that the Ukrainian authorities` decision to unilaterally release 15 individuals taken prisoner during the Donbas conflict will give momentum to the prisoner exchange process. ”The Vice President voiced strong support for the Ukrainian Government`s decision today [December 15] to unilaterally release 15...

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case
    Dec16

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case

    First Deputy General Prosecutor Dmytro Storozhuk has told a Kyiv briefing that the Joint Investigation Team is ready to ensure protection of all witnesses who can provide information on those involved in the destruction of the Malaysian Airlines passenger aircraft. Also, the PGO released audio recordings of conversations between the persons...

    Suspect in alleged Montenegro coup plot pictured with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
    Dec16

    Suspect in alleged Montenegro coup plot pictured with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

    A suspect in an alleged plot to assassinate pro-Western Montenegrin politician Milo Djukanovic has posted a photograph of himself standing near Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week in Belgrade, RFE/RL reports. Nemanja Ristic, who is wanted in Montenegro for conspiracy to kill Djukanovic in an alleged foreign-organized coup attempt in...

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day
    Dec16

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day

    Civilian areas in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, came under militant fire twice in the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Militants attacked civilian areas twice. The village of Maiorsk was shelled with the use of small arms, while mortars, anti-aircraft guns and heavy machine guns were...

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International
    Dec15

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International

    The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, said Amnesty International in a report tilted ”In the Dark: The Silencing of Dissent, ” which was published on December 15. In the report, Amnesty International looks...

    OSCE: Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka, Yasynuvata triangle of most ceasefire violations
    Dec15

    OSCE: Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka, Yasynuvata triangle of most ceasefire violations

    Approximately 50% of all ceasefire violations are reported in the triangle formed by Donetsk Airport, Avdiyivka and Yasynuvata, Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has told a press conference in the occupied Donetsk Wednesday, Dec 14. ”The OSCE is aware that the situation at the contact...

    Hopes rise for Aleppo evacuation – BBC
    Dec15

    Hopes rise for Aleppo evacuation – BBC

    Hopes have risen that a planned evacuation of rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo will now begin soon, after an earlier deal collapsed, according to the BBC. Rebel sources said a new truce had been in effect from 03:00 GMT and evacuations would take place early on Thursday, the BBC wrote. Sources from the Syrian military, the...

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra
    Dec15

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra

    The head of U.S. forces fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday the United States may target weapons seized by the group when it captured the Syrian city of Palmyra, adding the equipment posed a danger to the U.S.-led coalition in the region, according to Reuters. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon video briefing that the...

    Russian militants fire on queue at Mayorsk checkpoint: One civilian killed, one wounded
    Dec15

    Russian militants fire on queue at Mayorsk checkpoint: One civilian killed, one wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces on Wednesday attacked the Mayorsk entry and exit checkpoint in Donetsk region, as a result of which one person has been killed and another one has been wounded, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. ”Today, terrorists have opened fire on people standing in a queue at the Mayorsk entry/exit...

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