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    Lithuanian President visiting Ukraine December 12
    Dec12

    Lithuanian President visiting Ukraine December 12

    President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite is visiting Ukraine on December 12, 2016, to take part in the 9th session of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania, according to the Ukrainian president`s press service. The two leaders will separately hold bilateral negotiations, as well as a Presidents Council meeting in an expanded format....

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again
    Dec12

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again

    The Syrian military has taken a major district in the besieged city of Aleppo but has also retreated from historic Palmyra as extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters have retaken the ancient city, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Syrian forces had seized the southwestern Sheikh Said...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 05.12.– 11.12.2016
    Dec12

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 05.12.– 11.12.2016

    Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : Torture, threats & absurd ‘confessions’ in FSB’s new ‘Crimean saboteur’ plots - 11 December 2016, 13:42 The Central European Policy Institute (Slovakia) : Information war monitor for Central Europe: November 2016 US Elections- 11 December 2016, 13:42 Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group...

    Oil prices soar on global producer deal to cut crude output
    Dec12

    Oil prices soar on global producer deal to cut crude output

    Oil prices shot to their highest levels since mid-2015 on Monday after OPEC and other producers reached their first deal since 2001 to jointly reduce output in order to rein in oversupply and prop up markets, according to Reuters. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil prices, soared to $57.89 per barrel in overnight trading between...

    Ukraine border guards prevent smuggling of military-purpose lamps from Moldova
    Dec12

    Ukraine border guards prevent smuggling of military-purpose lamps from Moldova

    State border guards in Chernihiv region prevented the smuggling into Ukraine of 12 missile lamps, the press service of the Chernihiv border guard unit reported. Last night, the Chernihiv unit border guards operating together with the fiscal service officers at Senkivka border checkpoint discovered 12 lamps for military purpose in a bus heading to...

    Poland kicks off international command post exercises Common Challenge-16
    Dec11

    Poland kicks off international command post exercises Common Challenge-16

    Poland kicked off international command post exercises Common Challenge-16 with the participation of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade and an air assault battalion of the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces, the military branch of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reported on its website. The opening ceremony was held at...

    Ukrainian Parliament Chairman names date for budget adoption
    Dec11

    Ukrainian Parliament Chairman names date for budget adoption

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, Andriy Parubiy has set a goal to ensure the adoption of the state budget on December 20-23. This statement he made during his visit to Lviv region, according to Ukrainian TV channel ZIK. ”I have previously expressed an ambitious goal – to adopt the budget by December 8, for which I am now...

    Ukrainian unmanned ground vehicle Phantom demonstrates its combat capabilities
    Dec11

    Ukrainian unmanned ground vehicle Phantom demonstrates its combat capabilities

    Unmanned tactical multipurpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) Phantom made by the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport, which is part of Ukraine`s state-owned defense giant Ukroboronprom, showed its combat capabilities, according to the press service of Ukroboronprom. It is noted that the demonstration took place in critical severe...

    Blast near Coptic cathedral in Cairo kills at least 20 people
    Dec11

    Blast near Coptic cathedral in Cairo kills at least 20 people

    An explosion near Cairo`s Coptic cathedral has killed at least 20 people and wounded 35 others, Egyptian officials say, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Egypt`s official MENA news agency reported that the December 11 blast was caused by a bomb thrown by an assailant into St. Peter`s church, next to St. Mark`s Cathedral,...

    Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attack
    Dec11

    Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attack

    Turkey has declared a day of national mourning over the twin bombing in Istanbul which killed 29 people, Milliyet daily newspaper reported, according to TASS. According to a decree signed by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, flags will be lowered to half-mast across the country, TASS wrote. The first explosion occurred on Saturday around 22:30...

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