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    U.S. has not said its last word on Donbas – Ukraine`s Presidential Administration
    Dec30

    U.S. has not said its last word on Donbas – Ukraine`s Presidential Administration

    The United States has not said its last word in the process of Donbas settlement yet, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has said in an interview with Obozrevatel. ”We look forward to the U.S. joining the Normandy format. We believe that with the arrival of the new administration, the U.S. position to...

    Ukraine unilaterally hands over 15 militants
    Dec30

    Ukraine unilaterally hands over 15 militants

    Ukraine has unilaterally handed over 15 militants, previously detained for participating in illegal groups, to representatives of the so-called ”DPR”/”LPR,” according to a message on the website of the SBU Ukrainian Security Service. According to the agency, the Ukrainian government has taken such a goodwill gesture with the hope to finally...

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in December 29
    Dec30

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in December 29

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times from 00:00 to 17:00 on Thursday, December 29, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired mortars on the town of Krasnohorivka, as well as rocket-propelled grenades...

    “Liquidate Ukraine… main part should go to Russia, 5 western regions – to Poland” –  former official of Russian Presidential Administration
    Dec29

    “Liquidate Ukraine… main part should go to Russia, 5 western regions – to Poland” – former official of Russian Presidential Administration

    Mikhail Khazin, an economist, a former official in the Russian Presidential Administration, and a member of an experts commission of the Moscow Patriarchate, outlines what he believes Moscow would want if the West acknowledged that Ukraine is in Russia`s sphere of influence. Once Ukraine is acknowledged as part of Russia`s sphere of influence,...

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online
    Dec29

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online

    Elves against trolls sounds more than just something out of The Lord of the Rings to Lithuania`s 43-year-old business consultant and blogger Ricardas Savukynas as the battle he`s fighting is no fantasy. The man is part of an informal internet army of Lithuanians trying to counter what they describe as hate speech and pro-Russia propaganda, The...

    Russia weaker than West but Putin has significant advantages – Edward Lucas
    Dec29

    Russia weaker than West but Putin has significant advantages – Edward Lucas

    In terms of figures, Russia is much weaker than the West. However, Vladimir Putin has some serious advantages, which may well prove decisive, a British journalist and publicist Edward Lucas wrote for Tyzhden. According to him, the decisive Russian president is ready for the economic problems that may arise as a result of his actions, and he is...

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec29

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia has increased to 17 people over the year, despite the fact that six Ukrainians have been released, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. “Though six prisoners have returned to Ukraine, their total number has not decreased but increased: now we have...

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure
    Dec29

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure

    A government commission investigating the reason the Russian DoD`s Tu-154 passenger plane crashed into the Black Sea off the Sochi coast has named equipment failure the cause of the tragedy, that`s according to Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov, RIA Novosti reports. ”It is obvious that the equipment did not work as intended. WThe experts...

    First details of Russian-Ukrainian clash near Kruta Balka in Donbas: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded
    Dec29

    First details of Russian-Ukrainian clash near Kruta Balka in Donbas: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded

    As a result of a military clash with the pro-Russian militants in the area of Kruta Balka, a Ukrainian soldier was killed, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ. ”Yesterday, around 15:00, near the village of Kruta Balka, located in the Donetsk direction, a clash occurred between one of the units of the ATO forces and...

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
    Dec29

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

    On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

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