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    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...

    Ukraine security chief calls for better cyber defense against Russian attacks
    Dec15

    Ukraine security chief calls for better cyber defense against Russian attacks

    A Ukrainian security chief said on Wednesday Ukraine needed to beef up its cyber defenses, citing a recent spate of attacks on government websites that he said originated in Russia, Reuters reports. Over the past week, Ukraine`s Finance and Defense ministries and State Treasury said their websites had been temporarily downed by attacks aimed at...

    Russia`s cyber attacks aimed at destabilizing Ukraine`s finance & banking – National Security and Defense Council
    Dec15

    Russia`s cyber attacks aimed at destabilizing Ukraine`s finance & banking – National Security and Defense Council

    Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that cybercriminals from the Russian Federation are responsible for powerful cyber attacks on Ukraine`s financial and banking sectors in recent times. About a week ago, the active phase of large-scale cyber attacks on the information resources of the...

    Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarter reports about situation in Donbas in last day
    Dec14

    Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarter reports about situation in Donbas in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Luhansk sector, the militants continued to use banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the village of Krymske. Also, they fired...

    How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video
    Dec14

    How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video

    During a successful offensive on Palmyra, ISIS fighters “captured” Russian army base with a huge number of weapons: 36 tanks 7 Infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) 8 army cargo truck 6 122mm cannons artillery 7 23 mm twin-barreled autocannons Several BPM-97 “Vystrel” – new model of Russian mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle Several...

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017
    Dec14

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017

    A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a new survey of experts. The Council on Foreign Relations` (CFR) ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified seven top potential flashpoints...

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