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    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept
    Dec01

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new concept of Russia`s foreign policy. A relevant document repealing the effect of the previous Russian foreign policy concept of February 12, 2013 was published on the official website of the Russian legal information. In particular, the document provides for efforts to strengthen positions of the...

    Pro-Ukrainian blogger arrested in militant-held Luhansk
    Dec01

    Pro-Ukrainian blogger arrested in militant-held Luhansk

    Russian-backed militants arrested a pro-Ukrainian blogger Eduard Nedeliayev in the occupied city of Luhansk. He is allegedly accused of a cooperation with Ukrainian secret services and the Aidar battalion, Ukraine Today reported. As the so-called ”Ministry of state security” of the non-recognized ”Luhansk people`s republic” claims, the man was...

    Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards
    Dec01

    Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards

    Ukrainian Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian says the Russian Federation plans to replace paratroopers from Stavropol, who have been serving in the north of occupied Crimea near the administrative border with mainland Ukraine from August, by paratroopers from Tula. ”Preparations for the immediate rotation of airborne units of the...

    Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches
    Dec01

    Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches

    Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that new external threats and challenges require innovative approaches. ”Complex modern realities, new external challenges and threats set highly sensitive tasks to the intelligence service, require innovative approaches to the protection of national...

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea
    Dec01

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explains that the only reason why Ukraine is now conducting missile tests in the country`s south near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula is the need to get prepared for a full-scale Russian incursion. ”Let me emphasize once again: the only reason that makes us conduct these exercises [by Ukraine`s Air...

    Ukraine publishes Russia`s letter against missile tests near Crimea
    Dec01

    Ukraine publishes Russia`s letter against missile tests near Crimea

    A letter handed over by the Russian side to Ukraine`s military envoy in protest at missile tests near Crimea has been shared with the public. The letter addressing the military attach? under Ukraine`s Embassy in Russia was published by the Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet. ”The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation warns that if launched...

    Ukraine kicks off missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Head of the Ukrainian South Air Command`s press center Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky has announced the beginning of Ukrainian military drills with missile launches in the south of the country, according to 112 Ukraine TV Channel. According to him, the drills include checking flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles, namely the S-300...

    OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29
    Dec01

    OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reports its monitors have recorded some 550 explosions in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region including some 550 explosions, compared with about 100 explosions in the previous reporting period,” the mission said in its daily update...

    ”No one will tell us what to do!”: Ukraine not to cancel drills near Crimea following Russian threats
    Dec01

    ”No one will tell us what to do!”: Ukraine not to cancel drills near Crimea following Russian threats

    Threats cannot thwart Ukraine`s plans concerning military exercises, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO issues Andriy Lysenko told a Kyiv briefing Wednesday, answering a question on Russia`s alleged threats to conduct a missile strike if Ukraine pursued with its plans to hold missile exercises near the temporarily occupied...

    Kerry knows what prevents Russia from ”marching to Kyiv”
    Dec01

    Kerry knows what prevents Russia from ”marching to Kyiv”

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says these are U.S. sanctions that prevented Russia from thinking about an ”easy path to march to Kyiv.” ”Across the ocean, we`ve been steadfast in backing a democratic Ukraine, and those who complain should look at the reality that our sanctions, our engagement, our support for Ukraine actually prevented Russia...

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