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    International Committee of the Red Cross head arrives in Ukraine
    Mar06

    International Committee of the Red Cross head arrives in Ukraine

    President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has arrived in Ukraine. ”[I`ve] arrived in Ukraine for a visit. For nearly three years, people in the east have lived in the shadow of war, and hostilities again on the rise,” he wrote on Twitter on March 6. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged Maurer...

    Fillon France election: `No one can stop me` says candidate
    Mar06

    Fillon France election: `No one can stop me` says candidate

    Beleaguered French politician Francois Fillon has declared ”no one can stop” his bid for the presidency after a mass rally attended by thousands in Paris, according to the BBC. The center-right candidate insisted he would not be standing down during an interview on French television, despite growing calls for him to quit the race, the BBC said....

    Russian general seriously wounded in land mine blast in Syria – Kommersant
    Mar06

    Russian general seriously wounded in land mine blast in Syria – Kommersant

    Russian Maj. Gen. Pyotr Milyukhin, who heads the combat training department of the Russian Armed Forces` Western Military District Staff, has been seriously wounded in an explosion of a land mine with remote control on his way from the Tiyas military airbase to the Syrian town of Homs, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. The incident...

    Ukraine still has over 8 bcm of natural gas in stock
    Mar06

    Ukraine still has over 8 bcm of natural gas in stock

    Gas stocks in Ukraine`s underground storage facilities shrank by 1.8%, or 154 million cubic meters (mcm), to 8.232 billion cubic meters (bcm) February 25 through March 4, from 8.386 bcm, according to the operator of the Ukrainian gas transport system, state-owned company Ukrtransgaz. On March 4 alone, 16.51 mcm was taken from the underground...

    Oil falls on lower China growth targets, doubts on Russian output curbs
    Mar06

    Oil falls on lower China growth targets, doubts on Russian output curbs

    Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Monday, wiping out some of the gains of the previous session amid worries lower growth targets in China could cut oil demand and ongoing concern over Russia`s compliance with a global deal to cut oil output, according to Reuters. But worries over escalating violence in the Middle East put a floor under prices, as...

    New attacks on Avdiyivka cause blackouts, mobile service irregularities
    Mar06

    New attacks on Avdiyivka cause blackouts, mobile service irregularities

    Attacks on the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas have caused new blackouts and mobile service irregularities, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. ”Avdiyivka has just again been left without the power supply. The mobile telephone service is irregular. Yet, the water supply to households still...

    Hague Court to begin hearing of Ukraine case against Russia on March 6
    Mar06

    Hague Court to begin hearing of Ukraine case against Russia on March 6

    The Hague-based International Court of Justice will start hearings on Monday, March 6, on the Ukraine case concerning Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine vs. Russian Federation). The...

    IMF reaches staff-level agreement in Ukraine in third review under EFF
    Mar05

    IMF reaches staff-level agreement in Ukraine in third review under EFF

    The International Monetary Fund has announced it reached a staff-level agreement with Ukraine on the third review of the arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). ”The IMF staff has reached agreement with the Ukrainian authorities on an updated Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies. This paves the way for consideration of the...

    Over 200 Russian attacks in Donbas in the past 48 hours: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 12 wounded
    Mar05

    Over 200 Russian attacks in Donbas in the past 48 hours: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 12 wounded

    12 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), another 1 was killed in action (KIA) in Donbas in the past 48 hours, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. The total number of attacks on Ukrainian positions was 115 on March 4 and 110 on March 5, the ATO HQ said. View map in full size The...

    Seizure of Ukraine assets in Donbas another evidence of Russian occupation – Ukrainian President
    Mar05

    Seizure of Ukraine assets in Donbas another evidence of Russian occupation – Ukrainian President

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian assets in Donbas is another evidence of Russian occupation of the east of Ukraine. ”There was another brutal and dreadful violation of international law – Russia has de facto confiscated Ukrainian state and private assets located in the occupied territory. This is...

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