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Section: War & conflict

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria
    Dec10

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to attacks on civilians and all besieged areas in war-torn Syria, according to The New York Times. The non-binding resolution passed on Friday, December 9, by a vote of 122 to 13, with 36 abstentions, The New York Times wrote. The G.A. also expressed grave...

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia
    Dec10

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia

    Crimean human rights activists claim at least 2,200 prisoners with Ukrainian citizenship have been relocated from occupied Crimea to Russia since the beginning of the occupation. ”According to expert of the Regional Centre for Human Rights, lawyer Roman Martynovskiy, only for the period of the occupation of Crimea at least 2,200 detained citizens...

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation
    Dec09

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation

    Russia intends to use the improvement of relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” the annexation of Crimea among the Crimean Tatar population, according to the Information Resistance activist group. ”In particular, Russian State Duma MP, Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on Nationalities Ruslan Balbek has told a number of confidants that one...

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 15 times in last day, fire mortars on Pisky
    Dec09

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 15 times in last day, fire mortars on Pisky

    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 Donetsk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 120mm mortars on our positions near the village of Pisky, as well as rocket-propelled...

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin, OSCE`s Zannier discuss strengthening of SMM security component in Donbas
    Dec09

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin, OSCE`s Zannier discuss strengthening of SMM security component in Donbas

    In the framework of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Hamburg, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier discussed the possibility of strengthening the security component of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, according to MFA Ukraine press service. A corresponding...

    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...

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