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    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria
    Dec21

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria

    Russian authorities have ordered the Chechen leaders to form two new combat battalions to be deployed in Syria for Russia`s boots-on-the-ground operation, the Novaya Gazeta outlet has learned, according to Ukraine Today. The authorities of the Russia`s autonomous republic of Chechnya will form two battalions of 600 persons, the newspaper says,...

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine ongoing for 25 years – U.S. Ambassador
    Dec21

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine ongoing for 25 years – U.S. Ambassador

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch has said that the so-called ”hybrid war” of the Russian Federation against Ukraine began even before this term emerged. At a Kyiv presentation of the Foreign Policy Audit study, Yovanovitch said that over the 25 years since Ukraine had gained independence, the country remained in a...

    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21
    Dec21

    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21

    The release of hostages, the opening of the Zolote exit and entry checkpoint, as well as the aggravation of the situation at the Svitlodarsk arc will be discussed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on December 21, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. ”The meeting of the four working groups will begin, and at 14:00 local time...

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings
    Dec21

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings

    Turkey`s foreign minister has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, ministry sources said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Ankara has also accused Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in July, a charge the...

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon
    Dec21

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon

    A Pentagon memo outlining the incoming Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia, which has been identified by senior military officials as the No. 1 threat to the United States, according to Foreign Policy. ”People there [in Pentagon] now would be pretty concerned to see Russia not on the list,” said...

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid
    Dec21

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyber attack on Kiev`s power grid at the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution...

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec21

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine positions in all sectors last day: 1 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded
    Dec20

    Russian troops attack Ukraine positions in all sectors last day: 1 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size One Ukrainian soldier was killed and nine were wounded , according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman. ”There was one...

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea
    Dec20

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea

    The Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com ”for selling stolen property”. Access to the website can be blocked on the territory of Ukraine, according to Member of Parliament Hryhoriy Lohvynskiy. ”Dutch-based Booking.com, selling accommodation for 1.2 million nights daily, in violation of national and...

    Merkel calls Berlin tragedy “terrorist attack”
    Dec20

    Merkel calls Berlin tragedy “terrorist attack”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was ”horrified, shocked and saddened” on Tuesday about a truck attack that killed at least a dozen people at a Berlin Christmas market, according to Deutsche Welle. ”I want you to know that all of us, a whole country, is joined with you in mourning and sadness,” Merkel told reporters in the German capital,...

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