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    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
    Dec29

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

    On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

    Gazprom continues to violate contractual obligations on gas transit – Ukrtransgaz
    Dec29

    Gazprom continues to violate contractual obligations on gas transit – Ukrtransgaz

    Russian energy giant Gazprom, which transits its gas to the EU via Ukraine, continues to violate the agreements on gas pressure values, decreasing the pressure on the entry to the Ukrainian gas transport system at the eastern border, according to Ukrtransgaz spokesman Maksym Beliavskiy. ”Gazprom continues to violate contractual pressure values:...

    Ukraine reports battle with Russian militant forces near Kruta Balka in Donbas
    Dec29

    Ukraine reports battle with Russian militant forces near Kruta Balka in Donbas

    The press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported 50 ceasefire violations and a direct clash with militants in the past day. In Mariupol direction, the invaders shelled Maryinka and Vodiane from 120mm mortars. They also shelled Krasnohorivka, Talakivka and Shyrokine from 82mm mortars, and Talakivka, Pavlopil, Starohnativka, Shyrokine,...

    Visa liberalisation postponed due to position of individual member states – Presidential Administration
    Dec29

    Visa liberalisation postponed due to position of individual member states – Presidential Administration

    The European Union has postponed the decision on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime across the Schengen zone because of the position of individual member states, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has told Obozrevatel. ”The delay was due to the position of individual Member States, for whom it is very...

    OSCE security monitors targeted by Russian hackers
    Dec29

    OSCE security monitors targeted by Russian hackers

    An international monitoring body has said its IT systems were hit by cyber attackers in a ”major security incident” that compromised its network, according to the BBC. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) refused to speculate on reports that Russian hackers were behind the attack, the BBC reported. It has observers in...

    Russia`s embassy in Damascus comes under shelling twice today
    Dec29

    Russia`s embassy in Damascus comes under shelling twice today

    The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice over the day, Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”At 13:00 and 13:19 [Moscow time] on December 28, the Russian embassy in Syria was shelled by terrorists. One mine, which, fortunately, did not explode, fell in the courtyard of the compound of...

    Russian troops shell Ukraine positions in Donbas 44 times in past 24 hours, massing Grads near Svitlodarska Duha
    Dec28

    Russian troops shell Ukraine positions in Donbas 44 times in past 24 hours, massing Grads near Svitlodarska Duha

    Positions of the Ukrainian military in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas were fired on by pro-Russian militants 44 times over the past day. View map in full size It is noted that the occupying forces continue shelling the Ukrainian positions in all directions. In particular, in the Mariupol direction, the village of...

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
    Dec28

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

    A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and […] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
    Dec28

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

    Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say, according to Reuters. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad`s Alawite sect, is in...

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
    Dec28

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

    The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

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