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    International community should maintain pressure on Russia until full Minsk implementation – Stoltenberg
    Dec07

    International community should maintain pressure on Russia until full Minsk implementation – Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the international community should continue to put pressure on Russia until Moscow fully implements Minsk agreements, an UNIAN correspondent reported from Stoltenberg`s press conference in Brussels, following a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. ”I call on all parties to redouble their...

    Ukraine may seize first foreign ship for visits to occupied Crimea
    Dec07

    Ukraine may seize first foreign ship for visits to occupied Crimea

    Tanzania`s freight ship, SKY MOON, which illegally crossed the Ukrainian administrative border with Russia-occupied Crimea may be seized in favor of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service. The vessel was towed to the Ukrainian port of Reni after which members of the local military prosecutor`s office came on board the ship to...

    NATO, EU to join efforts in countering hybrid threats
    Dec07

    NATO, EU to join efforts in countering hybrid threats

    NATO says the increased cooperation between the Alliance and the European Union will allow for more support for Ukraine. In 2017 the EU and NATO are planning to open a center on countering hybrid threats, that`s according to a joint statement following a meeting of defense ministers in Brussels, the EU`s External Action press service reports....

    Moscow accuses Ukraine troops of shelling Russian territory
    Dec06

    Moscow accuses Ukraine troops of shelling Russian territory

    Russian investigative committee claimed on Tuesday, December 6, that it established identities of two commanders from the Ukrainian troops, allegedly responsible for shelling Russian territories along the border between the two countries in June-August of 2014, Ukraine Today reports. Ukraine Today is unable to verify the claims and will not name...

    EU diplomats hope to prolong Russia sanctions without debate – media
    Dec06

    EU diplomats hope to prolong Russia sanctions without debate – media

    European officials are hoping for an extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, according to an RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. The EU diplomats are hoping that the European Council will extend the economic sanctions earlier imposed against Russia for another six months, according to Jozwiak`s...

    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...

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