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    Ukraine-Crimea checkpoints resume operations
    Aug07

    Ukraine-Crimea checkpoints resume operations

    Movement at the checkpoints between mainland Ukraine and Russia-annexed Crimea has resumed, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service. ”At about 14:30 local time, the Russian occupying authorities resumed operations at the checkpoints in occupied territory in Crimea, which are over against the Kalanchak and Chaplynka checkpoints [in...

    Reuters: Turkey`s Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt
    Aug07

    Reuters: Turkey`s Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

    More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup – a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions, according to Reuters. The ”Democracy and Martyrs` Rally” at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the...

    Poroshenko`s administration: Ukraine on alert awaiting start of Russian army offensive
    Aug07

    Poroshenko`s administration: Ukraine on alert awaiting start of Russian army offensive

    Ukrainian Presidential spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy Lysenko says Ukraine is on alert, waiting for an offensive by the Russian army to begin at any time. ”We`re expecting it at any time,” Lysenko said, answering a question about the possible aggravation of the conflict. Officials have noted the repositioning of equipment...

    Footage proves Yefremov participated in 2014 Luhansk pro-Russia rally
    Aug07

    Footage proves Yefremov participated in 2014 Luhansk pro-Russia rally

    Footage has been posted to the Internet proving that Oleksandr Yefremov, the leader of the former Regions Party parliamentary faction and an ally of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, participated in a pro-Russia rally outside the Luhansk regional council building in March 2014. At that rally, Yefremov addressed the public on the...

    Russia massing tanks near Crimean Dzhankoy at border with mainland Ukraine – witnesses
    Aug07

    Russia massing tanks near Crimean Dzhankoy at border with mainland Ukraine – witnesses

    Witnesses report large amounts of Russian military hardware have been massed near the towns of Dzhankoy and Armyansk in Crimea`s north, close to the administrative border with mainland Ukraine. ”Witnesses report that large groups of Russian military hardware have been massed near Armyansk and Dzhankoy. Dzhankoy has been cordoned off by troops...

    Naftogaz posts profit of over UAH 20 bln – Ukraine PM
    Aug06

    Naftogaz posts profit of over UAH 20 bln – Ukraine PM

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine posted a net profit of over UAH 20 billion from January to June 2016, without receiving compensation from the state budget for differences in gas prices and heating tariffs, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Facebook. ”In 2016, for the first time since 2006, Naftogaz has not been...

    Police detonate backpack near finish line of Rio Olympic cycling race
    Aug06

    Police detonate backpack near finish line of Rio Olympic cycling race

    A loud blast shook the media seats near the finishing line of the men`s cycling road race on the first day of the Rio Olympics when Brazil`s bomb squad detonated an unattended backpack on Saturday, amid tight security at South America`s first Games, Reuters reported. A Reuters witness reported seeing bomb squad agents in protective clothing...

    Reuters: Crimea power project finalizes plan to use turbines from Siemens – sources
    Aug06

    Reuters: Crimea power project finalizes plan to use turbines from Siemens – sources

    Builders of two power plants in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory Crimea have finalized plans to install turbines made by a joint venture of Siemens, Reuters reported referring to three sources. In response to questions from Reuters, the German company categorically denied it intends to send them to Crimea. Siemens says its joint venture...

    More details released about assassination attempt on LPR leader
    Aug06

    More details released about assassination attempt on LPR leader

    Former head of the Department for Countering Drug-Related Crime of the National Police of Ukraine Ilya Kiva, who is serving with the National Guards, has provided some details about the assassination attempt on leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky. According to doctors at the hospital where Plotnitsky was...

    ECHR begins weighing claim against Ukraine over MH17 crash in Donbas – media
    Aug06

    ECHR begins weighing claim against Ukraine over MH17 crash in Donbas – media

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has begun hearing a claim against Ukraine regarding the MH17 Malaysia plane crash in Donbas on July 17, 2014, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant. It is reported that the lawsuit has been filed by families of the German passengers who perished in the crash, noting that Ukrainian authorities did not...

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