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    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra
    Dec15

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra

    The head of U.S. forces fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday the United States may target weapons seized by the group when it captured the Syrian city of Palmyra, adding the equipment posed a danger to the U.S.-led coalition in the region, according to Reuters. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon video briefing that the...

    Russian militants fire on queue at Mayorsk checkpoint: One civilian killed, one wounded
    Dec15

    Russian militants fire on queue at Mayorsk checkpoint: One civilian killed, one wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces on Wednesday attacked the Mayorsk entry and exit checkpoint in Donetsk region, as a result of which one person has been killed and another one has been wounded, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. ”Today, terrorists have opened fire on people standing in a queue at the Mayorsk entry/exit...

    Ukraine security chief calls for better cyber defense against Russian attacks
    Dec15

    Ukraine security chief calls for better cyber defense against Russian attacks

    A Ukrainian security chief said on Wednesday Ukraine needed to beef up its cyber defenses, citing a recent spate of attacks on government websites that he said originated in Russia, Reuters reports. Over the past week, Ukraine`s Finance and Defense ministries and State Treasury said their websites had been temporarily downed by attacks aimed at...

    Russia`s cyber attacks aimed at destabilizing Ukraine`s finance & banking – National Security and Defense Council
    Dec15

    Russia`s cyber attacks aimed at destabilizing Ukraine`s finance & banking – National Security and Defense Council

    Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that cybercriminals from the Russian Federation are responsible for powerful cyber attacks on Ukraine`s financial and banking sectors in recent times. About a week ago, the active phase of large-scale cyber attacks on the information resources of the...

    Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarter reports about situation in Donbas in last day
    Dec14

    Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarter reports about situation in Donbas in last day

    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 Luhansk sector, the militants continued to use banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the village of Krymske. Also, they fired...

    How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video
    Dec14

    How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video

    During a successful offensive on Palmyra, ISIS fighters “captured” Russian army base with a huge number of weapons: 36 tanks 7 Infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) 8 army cargo truck 6 122mm cannons artillery 7 23 mm twin-barreled autocannons Several BPM-97 “Vystrel” – new model of Russian mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle Several...

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017
    Dec14

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017

    A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a new survey of experts. The Council on Foreign Relations` (CFR) ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified seven top potential flashpoints...

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say
    Dec14

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say

    Syrian government forces resumed attacks on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo for about half an hour on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of a ceasefire, rebel officials and witnesses said, according to Reuters. Artillery, tank-fire, and mortars shells hit the districts during the morning, a Turkey-based official in the Jabha Shamiya...

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas
    Dec14

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas

    The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered more than 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 16 trucks of the ICRC Mission drove through the Novotroyitske entry and exit checkpoint toward the...

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday
    Dec14

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday

    The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn has been delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi`ite militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up, according to Reuters. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad`s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of...

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