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    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 80 times in the past 24 hours, 6 Ukrainian soldiers wounded
    Mar10

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 80 times in the past 24 hours, 6 Ukrainian soldiers wounded

    Russian troops fired over 60 mortar mines in Dokuchaievsk area in the Mariupol sector. Mariupol and its eastern outskirts remain the hottest spot. Russian troops violated the ceasefire in Donbas eighty times in the last day massively using heavy weapons, six Ukrainian troops were wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the...

    Kremlin sees Minsk-2 as only document for Donbas settlement
    Mar10

    Kremlin sees Minsk-2 as only document for Donbas settlement

    Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov claims Minsk peace agreements dated February 2015, also known as Minsk 2, are considered to be the only document for the settlement of the Donbas crisis, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia. ”The Minsk agreements remain the only signed text that is a road map within this intra-Ukrainian...

    Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine`s negotiator
    Mar10

    Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine`s negotiator

    Expert of the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Olga Aivazovska claims that the issue of holding local elections in Russia-occupied Donbas is no longer on the agenda of Minsk peace talks due to the efforts of the Ukrainian side, according to a Ukrainian television channel. ”In fact, the...

    Arbitrators rule Russia obliged under BIT to protect Ukrainian investors in Crimea following annexation
    Mar10

    Arbitrators rule Russia obliged under BIT to protect Ukrainian investors in Crimea following annexation

    In a pair of rulings rendered on February 24, 2017 by identically-constituted tribunals hearing parallel claims against the Russian Federation, certain key jurisdictional objections have been dismissed, according to IAReporter. In particular, arbitrators have accepted the principle that Russia could be liable under the Ukraine-Russia BIT for the...

    Montenegro coup suspects push for poll to foil NATO bid – Financial Times
    Mar10

    Montenegro coup suspects push for poll to foil NATO bid – Financial Times

    Pro-Russian politicians in Montenegro accused of attempting a failed, Kremlin-backed coup to stop the country joining NATO are planning an unauthorized referendum to rally public hostility to the alliance, according to the Financial Times (FT). The attempt will add to fears that Russia is backing attempts to turn parts of the Balkans away from...

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine
    Mar10

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine

    Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member Iryna Friz, who chairs the information systems security subcommittee of the Rada committee for national security and defense, announced that a resolution introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney on arming Ukraine passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2017. See also: Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine...

    Russian troops attacked 177 times Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last 48 hours
    Mar10

    Russian troops attacked 177 times Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last 48 hours

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 69 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”The town of Maryinka, and the villages of Chermalyk and Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector came under mortar fire, while grenade launchers...

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media
    Mar09

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media

    Once created to promote absolute transparency, Wikileaks has increasingly been turning into an instrument that Russia exploits in its own interests, according to Neue Zurcher Zeitung. In the first few years, WikiLeaks followed a community approach: everyone could upload to the portal and edit leaked documents; The whole team decided which...

    Hearings on Ukraine vs. Russia case in Hague over, ruling expected before May
    Mar09

    Hearings on Ukraine vs. Russia case in Hague over, ruling expected before May

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, agent of Ukraine Olena Zerkal has announced that the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague has completed hearings on Ukraine`s case against Russia; a court ruling is expected by the end of April, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”We`re looking forward to a court ruling, and I hope it will...

    Ukraine army to enhance combat tactics to avoid civilian casualties – Defense Minister
    Mar09

    Ukraine army to enhance combat tactics to avoid civilian casualties – Defense Minister

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak during a meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were ready to improve the processes of planning and conducting combat operations to avoid civilian casualties in Donbas, according to the ministry`s press service....

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