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    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini
    Dec09

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says that the EU is ready to increase its support for Minsk implementation and to sustain a possible OSCE mission to bolster the security of local elections in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. ”The European Union is ready to increase its support for the...

    Rada votes for spending occupied areas` budgets on coal miners` wages
    Dec08

    Rada votes for spending occupied areas` budgets on coal miners` wages

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada on Thursday passed a bill in first reading to boost budget support of state-owned coal mines in Ukraine in 2017 by UAH 1 billion ($US38.8 million), to UAH 1.25 billion ($48.5 million). Bill No. 4744 on amendments to the 2017 national budget was supported by 244 lawmakers with the required minimum being 226 votes. ”This...

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6
    Dec08

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6

    Speaking for the first time, inside the London headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 head Alex Younger was highly critical of what Moscow is trying to achieve in the Middle East, according to Sky News. ”Russia seeks to make a desert and call it peace,” he said of the country`s bombing of Aleppo, Sky News reported. ”The human...

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas
    Dec08

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia`s Foreign Minister, believes that Kyiv needs to switch to direct talks with `authorities` of the occupied cities of Luhansk and Donetsk to effectively solve Donbas conflict, Ukraine Today reports citing Europeiska Pravda. Lavrov made the statement during a meeting of 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, which began on Thursday in...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions
    Dec08

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 20 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 120mm mortars on the villages of Chermalyk and Shyrokyne, and...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”
    Dec08

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko says that the northeastern part of the Black Sea has turned into a ”grey area” due to Russia-occupied Crimea. ”In view of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine`s rights as a coastal state in the maritime zones adjacent to...

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting
    Dec08

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting

    A ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has no agreement on the text of a joint declaration due to Russia`s position, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said before the OSCE ministerial meeting, which started on Thursday morning in Hamburg, Europeiska Pravda reported. The minister admitted...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department
    Dec08

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Hamburg December 7 to discuss the situation in Syria`s Aleppo, according to Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson John Kirby. ”Secretary Kerry met tonight in Hamburg, Germany with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,” Kirby said in a statement. ”They...

    Ukraine against forced mental health tests of four Ukrainians detained in Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine against forced mental health tests of four Ukrainians detained in Crimea

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared a protest against an unlawful and forced assessment of the metal health of four Ukrainian citizens who were illegally detained by the Russian occupying authorities in Crimea. The forced mental health assessment of Vadym Siruk, Muslim Aliyev, Refat Alimov, and Arsen Dzhepparov who are groundlessly...

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