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    Last survived defender of Donetsk airport freed after almost 2 years` captivity
    Dec19

    Last survived defender of Donetsk airport freed after almost 2 years` captivity

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that Taras Kolodiy, the last survived from among the Ukrainian soldiers who defended Donetsk airport, also known as ”cyborgs,” has been freed after almost two years` captivity by Donbas militants. ”The SBU chief has just reported about the release of our `cyborg` – Taras Kolodiy. He is free after...

    In two-hour battle against Russian troops on Sunday 5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 26 wounded
    Dec18

    In two-hour battle against Russian troops on Sunday 5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 26 wounded

    5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and 26 were wounded in action (WIA) during an attack on Sunday, December 18, by combined Russian-separatist forces on Ukrainian positions along the so-called Svitlodarska Duha, a stretch between the militant-controlled town of Horlivka and the town of Svitlodarsk in Donetsk region, according to the...

    Buses attacked, burned on way to evacuate besieged Syrian villages
    Dec18

    Buses attacked, burned on way to evacuate besieged Syrian villages

    Several buses en route to evacuate ill and injured people from the besieged Syrian villages of al-Foua and Kefraya were attacked and burned on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state television said, according to Reuters. Some buses, as well as Red Crescent vehicles, reached the entrance to the villages in Idlib province,...

    Ukraine reports 40 Russian attacks on its positions in Donbas in past day
    Dec18

    Ukraine reports 40 Russian attacks on its positions in Donbas in past day

    Russian troops and militants in Donbas attacked Ukrainian positions 40 times in the past day, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reported on Sunday morning. View map in full size ”In the past 24 hours, the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne in the Mariupol sector came...

    Ukraine reports 2 wounded in Donbas in past day
    Dec18

    Ukraine reports 2 wounded in Donbas in past day

    Over the past 24 hours, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, according to Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Defense Ministry spokesman for the ATO. View map in full size ”In the past day, no troops were killed and two were wounded in a shelling near the village of Nevelske,” Lysenko told a Kyiv briefing Saturday,...

    Russian occupation authorities in Crimea put human rights activist in psychiatric ward
    Dec17

    Russian occupation authorities in Crimea put human rights activist in psychiatric ward

    Human rights activist Amir-Usein Kuku, who is one of the suspects of a so-called ”Hizb-ut-Tahrir case” has been thrown into a solitary confinement in a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol, where he was placed for a mandatory psychiatric examination, Radio Liberty reported citing the activist`s lawyer, Eden Semedlyaev, as saying. The information came...

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president
    Dec17

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president

    Alexei Navalny claimed he intends to hold an ”honest referendum” in Crimea and to completely fulfil Minsk agreements if elected Russia`s president in 2018, the Ukraine Today reports citing RFE/RL. ”The first step we must take is fulfilling the Minsk agreement. Basically, Putin himself speaks endlessly about it, but virtually nothing is really...

    13 soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey
    Dec17

    13 soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey

    Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, one week after a similar attack targeted police outside an Istanbul stadium, according to Reuters. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a...

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia
    Dec17

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia

    In a signal to Moscow of U.S. and NATO resolve, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. ”Mike” Scaparrotti ended a two-day visit to Ukraine earlier on Thursday in which he toured the combat positions of Ukrainian troops facing off against a combined Russian and separatist force, according to Military.com. On his second visit to Ukraine within three weeks,...

    Bellingcat to realese the latest report on shellings of Ukraine from Russian territory
    Dec17

    Bellingcat to realese the latest report on shellings of Ukraine from Russian territory

    The international investigation community Bellingcat December 21 is expected to release a report on the Donbas conflict titled Putin`s Undeclared War – Summer 2014. Strikes of Russian Artillery on Ukraine. Bellingcat experts used publicly available satellite imagery to analyze hundreds of craters from shells in Donbas and revealed hundreds of...

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