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    Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in last day
    Dec03

    Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and...

    Putin on revision of Sentsov verdict: ”Appropriate conditions should ripen”
    Dec02

    Putin on revision of Sentsov verdict: ”Appropriate conditions should ripen”

    During the meeting of the Council for Culture and Arts and of the Council on the Russian language of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, Russian film director Alexander Sokurov appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconsider the verdict of Ukrainian citizen Oleh Sentsov. Putin refused, citing the fact that ”in a Russian way and...

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst
    Dec02

    Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst

    Ukrainian political expert Oleksandr Khara spoke with Ukraine Today on missile drills near Crimea and the Russian threats of a harsh response. ”Russia is trying to make a grip over Ukraine, to threaten it by military means and to wage its hybrid war, so it`s a natural reaction of Ukrainian military to improve their ability to defend the country...

    Russian “provocation” risk worries Estonia amid U.S. transition
    Dec02

    Russian “provocation” risk worries Estonia amid U.S. transition

    Estonia is braced for ”provocations” from neighboring Russia, which it says could seek to undermine Western solidarity during Donald Trump`s transition to the U.S. presidency, according to Bloomberg. Instability in the Baltic region has risen because of ”the growing aggressiveness of Russia`s regime over several years,” according to Estonian...

    Hot spot in Mariupol sector in last day, militants use banned artillery
    Dec01

    Hot spot in Mariupol sector in last day, militants use banned artillery

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, focusing on the Mariupol sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the militants used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars...

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept
    Dec01

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new concept of Russia`s foreign policy. A relevant document repealing the effect of the previous Russian foreign policy concept of February 12, 2013 was published on the official website of the Russian legal information. In particular, the document provides for efforts to strengthen positions of the...

    Pro-Ukrainian blogger arrested in militant-held Luhansk
    Dec01

    Pro-Ukrainian blogger arrested in militant-held Luhansk

    Russian-backed militants arrested a pro-Ukrainian blogger Eduard Nedeliayev in the occupied city of Luhansk. He is allegedly accused of a cooperation with Ukrainian secret services and the Aidar battalion, Ukraine Today reported. As the so-called ”Ministry of state security” of the non-recognized ”Luhansk people`s republic” claims, the man was...

    Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards
    Dec01

    Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards

    Ukrainian Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian says the Russian Federation plans to replace paratroopers from Stavropol, who have been serving in the north of occupied Crimea near the administrative border with mainland Ukraine from August, by paratroopers from Tula. ”Preparations for the immediate rotation of airborne units of the...

    Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches
    Dec01

    Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches

    Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that new external threats and challenges require innovative approaches. ”Complex modern realities, new external challenges and threats set highly sensitive tasks to the intelligence service, require innovative approaches to the protection of national...

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea
    Dec01

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explains that the only reason why Ukraine is now conducting missile tests in the country`s south near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula is the need to get prepared for a full-scale Russian incursion. ”Let me emphasize once again: the only reason that makes us conduct these exercises [by Ukraine`s Air...

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