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    U.S. Mission to OSCE: Police mission in Donbas should be first discussed by Ukraine, Russia
    Dec06

    U.S. Mission to OSCE: Police mission in Donbas should be first discussed by Ukraine, Russia

    Ambassador of the United States Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council has said that the issue of deployment of the OSCE armed police mission in the east of Ukraine is not on the agenda of a summit in Hamburg, and should be discussed by Ukraine and Russia. ”Whether there`s a need for other tools from the international community, whether...

    FSB on ”ghost hunt in occupied Crimea: Russian media tell of trial of ”Ukrainian saboteurs”
    Dec06

    FSB on ”ghost hunt in occupied Crimea: Russian media tell of trial of ”Ukrainian saboteurs”

    Lefortovo District Court of Moscow extended the arrest of citizens of Ukraine Yevgeny Panov and Andriy Zakhtey, charged with plotting terrorist attacks in the occupied Crimea. However, the defense insists that the suspects were simply private taxi drivers, according to Russia`s Kommersant newspaper. A court hearing was held on December 5 behind...

    Donetsk police chief: Militants release criminals from jails in exchange for service in ”DPR”
    Dec06

    Donetsk police chief: Militants release criminals from jails in exchange for service in ”DPR”

    The criminals serving sentences in prisons in the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are being released by militants in exchange for joining the ranks of the so-called Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”), Chief of the National Police Department in Donetsk region Vyacheslav Abroskin wrote on Facebook. ”In the Yenakiyeve...

    OSCE reports more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region
    Dec06

    OSCE reports more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported an increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk region between the night of December 2 and the evening of December 3. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region in the reporting period between the night of December 2 and the evening of December 3, including more...

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube joining efforts to fight terrorism
    Dec06

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube joining efforts to fight terrorism

    The United States` biggest social networks are working together to build a database of photos and videos used to recruit people into terrorism, the companies said, according to The Verge. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Google`s YouTube will create a shared database that identifies images via a unique digital fingerprint, making it easier for...

    Ukrainian citizen Panov illegally captured and tortured in Crimea into confessing – lawyer
    Dec06

    Ukrainian citizen Panov illegally captured and tortured in Crimea into confessing – lawyer

    Ukrainian citizen Yevhen Panov was reportedly tortured into confessing ”sabotage” plans for Crimea after he had been detained on the Russian-occupied peninsula, according to the detainee`s lawyer. ”There`s some hidden agenda in the case. According to my client, investigators still visit him and persuade him to give up our services as lawyers,”...

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria
    Dec06

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko condemned the blocking by Russia and China of the resolution on a week-long truce in Aleppo. The Ukrainian envoy compared the situation in Syria with what has been happening in Donbas. ”The methods used by Russia and the forces under its control in Donbas are exactly the...

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce
    Dec05

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

    Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria`s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow, according to Reuters. It was the sixth time Russia has vetoed a Security Council resolution on...

    Secret warehouse of Russian demining unit near Donetsk kindergarten revealed
    Dec05

    Secret warehouse of Russian demining unit near Donetsk kindergarten revealed

    Ukrainian volunteer intel community InformNapalm reported on its latest discovery as a result of OSINT efforts. InformNapalm published pictures showing a demining system UR-77 Meteorite, BKT RK2 or TMK-2 vehicle and charges for the UZP demining system, which contain 725 kg of PVV-7 explosive each. ”It is assumed that the warehouse is used for...

    Russian militants use mortars near Shyrokyne, anti-aircraft guns in Luhansk sector
    Dec05

    Russian militants use mortars near Shyrokyne, anti-aircraft guns in Luhansk sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 26 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers started firing mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Shyrokyne. View map in full size...

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