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    Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak  accuses opposition of attempt to seize power
    Dec17

    Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak accuses opposition of attempt to seize power

    Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak accused opposition parties on Saturday of trying to seize power illegally, while lawmakers occupied parliament`s plenary hall for a second day in the country`s biggest political standoff in years, according to Reuters. ”In my opinion, yesterday`s events were an illegal attempt to seize power,” Blaszczak...

    Russian occupation authorities in Crimea put human rights activist in psychiatric ward
    Dec17

    Russian occupation authorities in Crimea put human rights activist in psychiatric ward

    Human rights activist Amir-Usein Kuku, who is one of the suspects of a so-called ”Hizb-ut-Tahrir case” has been thrown into a solitary confinement in a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol, where he was placed for a mandatory psychiatric examination, Radio Liberty reported citing the activist`s lawyer, Eden Semedlyaev, as saying. The information came...

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president
    Dec17

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president

    Alexei Navalny claimed he intends to hold an ”honest referendum” in Crimea and to completely fulfil Minsk agreements if elected Russia`s president in 2018, the Ukraine Today reports citing RFE/RL. ”The first step we must take is fulfilling the Minsk agreement. Basically, Putin himself speaks endlessly about it, but virtually nothing is really...

    Police break up blockade of Poland`s parliament amid political crisis – Reuters
    Dec17

    Police break up blockade of Poland`s parliament amid political crisis – Reuters

    Police early Saturday forcefully broke up an hours-long blockade of exits from the Polish parliament by protesters who said ruling party lawmakers violated the constitution by illegally passing the budget for next year, according to Reuters. The head of the PiS party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, left parliament in the early hours of Saturday after police...

    Russia preparing another gas crisis in January-February to put pressure on EU – Naftogaz
    Dec17

    Russia preparing another gas crisis in January-February to put pressure on EU – Naftogaz

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine considers the statements of PJSC Gazprom on the possibility of termination of gas supplies to European consumers as a preparation by Russia of another gas crisis in January and February 2017 in order to promote their own interests in relations with the EU, Naftogaz wrote in a statement published on the company website....

    13 soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey
    Dec17

    13 soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey

    Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, one week after a similar attack targeted police outside an Istanbul stadium, according to Reuters. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a...

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia
    Dec17

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia

    In a signal to Moscow of U.S. and NATO resolve, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. ”Mike” Scaparrotti ended a two-day visit to Ukraine earlier on Thursday in which he toured the combat positions of Ukrainian troops facing off against a combined Russian and separatist force, according to Military.com. On his second visit to Ukraine within three weeks,...

    Some leaks may have been Russian – Assange
    Dec17

    Some leaks may have been Russian – Assange

    On Sean Hannity`s radio show, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that hacked Democratic documents sent to reporters at Gawker and The Hill may have come from Russia. But, he said, he is confident the emails he received did not come from the same source. The Hill and other outlets received documents from a hacker or hackers calling itself...

    Bellingcat to realese the latest report on shellings of Ukraine from Russian territory
    Dec17

    Bellingcat to realese the latest report on shellings of Ukraine from Russian territory

    The international investigation community Bellingcat December 21 is expected to release a report on the Donbas conflict titled Putin`s Undeclared War – Summer 2014. Strikes of Russian Artillery on Ukraine. Bellingcat experts used publicly available satellite imagery to analyze hundreds of craters from shells in Donbas and revealed hundreds of...

    Date for Ukraine visa liberalisation vote removed from European Parliament website
    Dec17

    Date for Ukraine visa liberalisation vote removed from European Parliament website

    A preliminary date for the first reading vote of a visa liberalization package for Ukraine has been removed from the website of the European Parliament. The technical information on the corresponding bill does not include anymore the forecast date of a plenary sitting when the move is to be considered. Thursday reports stated that such forecast...

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