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    Ukraine, EU reaffirm course for visa-free travel
    Dec16

    Ukraine, EU reaffirm course for visa-free travel

    The EU-Ukraine Association Council, which began its work on December 15, has confirmed the determination of both parties to achieve a visa-free regime provided that conditions for well-managed and secure mobility are in place. This is stated in a press release following the first inaugural meeting of the council. “[The Association Council]...

    Terrorists shell Ukrainian positions nine times over past 24 hours
    Dec16

    Terrorists shell Ukrainian positions nine times over past 24 hours

    The situation in the anti-terrorist operation zone in eastern Ukraine has not changed dramatically over the past 24 hours, with terrorists firing nine times at the positions of Ukrainian security forces, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation has reported. “Nine instances of shelling by terrorists have been recorded,” reads...

    Military updates, 12/15 (6th “Day of Silence”)
    Dec16

    Military updates, 12/15 (6th “Day of Silence”)

    The ongoing “regime of silence” [ceasefire] in Donbas is accompanied by shelling from Russian-terrorist troops, as well as measures to improve their combat readiness and the logistical means necessary to continue fighting. A powerful disinformation campaign is underway in social networks and the general media field, to conceal the accumulation of...

    National Security and Defense Council: Militants and Russian Federation Armed Forces move weapons and military equipment to the territory of Ukraine
    Dec16

    National Security and Defense Council: Militants and Russian Federation Armed Forces move weapons and military equipment to the territory of Ukraine

    Kyiv, 15 December 2014 – Militants and units of the Russian Federation Armed Forces keep moving additional weaponry, military equipment and supplies to Ukraine. Anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces are monitoring such actions to prepare adequate response. Number and intensity of shelling in the ATO zone continues to decrease. It did not cease...

    Russian ruble tops world’s fall rating
    Dec16

    Russian ruble tops world’s fall rating

    Having fallen since the beginning of the year by 74%, the Russian ruble against the dollar is worth 58.35 RUB/USD today, December 16, Russian Izvestia reports. “According to the Central Bank’s rate, as of Tuesday, December 16, the dollar is 58.35 RUB/USD, the euro – 72.66 RUB/EUR,” the publication writes. The Russian source cites...

    Militants pull back tanks from Bakhmutka area
    Dec16

    Militants pull back tanks from Bakhmutka area

    Militants are pulling back armored vehicles from the front line in the area of the T-1303 Bakhmutka highway in Ukraine’s Luhansk region. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “In the area of the Bakhmutka highway armored vehicles and self-propelled howitzers of militants were seen...

    Poroshenko talks with Biden about support for Ukraine
    Dec16

    Poroshenko talks with Biden about support for Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the adoption by the U.S. Congress of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which was tabled in the Congress during the Ukrainian president’s visit to the United States on September 18. Poroshenko said this during a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, the presidential press...

    Ukrainian partisans attack communications center of Russian troops
    Dec16

    Ukrainian partisans attack communications center of Russian troops

    Ukrainian partisans have attacked a communications center of Russian troops north of Novoazovsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “Combat clashes occurred north of Novoazovsk – pro-Ukrainian partisans attacked a communications center of Russian...

    Most crimes in Donbas committed by militants – Simonovic
    Dec15

    Most crimes in Donbas committed by militants – Simonovic

    Illegal armed groups operating in eastern Ukraine are responsible for most crimes and violations of international humanitarian law in Donbas. UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He said that speaking about the number of crimes and the number...

    Nadia Savchenko goes on hunger strike
    Dec15

    Nadia Savchenko goes on hunger strike

    Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, who is illegally held in Moscow’s prison, has gone on a hunger strike, her Russian lawyer, Mark Feygin, has said live on Hromadske TV. He noted that Savchenko had made such a decision after her request to call an otolaryngologist had been rejected. According to Feygin, the pilot cannot hear in one...

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