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    Avdiyivka under heavy artillery fire at night, civilian wounded, 1 WIA, 1 KIA
    May22

    Avdiyivka under heavy artillery fire at night, civilian wounded, 1 WIA, 1 KIA

    Russian proxies severely attacked the residential area of the town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region at night, having wounded one civilian, one Ukrainian soldier and killed another soldier; they then turned their weapons to shell the militant-controlled city of Donetsk as an act of provocation, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist...

    BBC: Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour killed, Afghans confirm
    May22

    BBC: Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour killed, Afghans confirm

    Afghanistan`s spy agency has confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed, after the U.S. targeted him in a drone strike, according to the BBC.The drone targeted his vehicle in a remote area of south-west Pakistan, near the Afghan border, on Saturday, the BBC wrote.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Mansour had posed...

    Parties to Donbas conflict cannot agree on number of armed police mission
    May22

    Parties to Donbas conflict cannot agree on number of armed police mission

    Participants in negotiations on the settlement of the Donbas crisis have been in dispute over the number of a future police contingent to be deployed in eastern Ukraine to ensure security during local elections in occupied areas in Donbas, according to zn.ua.The minimum possible number begins with 1,500 men, though Kyiv considers it unacceptably...

    EgyptAir MS804: Debris photos released
    May21

    EgyptAir MS804: Debris photos released

    The Egyptian military has released the first images of debris from doomed EgyptAir flight MS804, as the French aviation safety agency confirmed media reports of smoke in the cabin before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board, according to Australia`s ABC.The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the...

    6 Ukraine troops wounded in past 24 hrs in ATO zone
    May21

    6 Ukraine troops wounded in past 24 hrs in ATO zone

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed May 20 in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the Ukrainian Donbas but six were wounded in the shelling, according to presidential administration spokesman for ATO Andriy Lysenko, an UNIAN correspondent reported from the official`s Kyiv briefing.”Over the past day, no Ukrainian soldiers were killed in...

    Lukashenko goes on 1st EU trip since sanctions lifted
    May21

    Lukashenko goes on 1st EU trip since sanctions lifted

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has visited Italy during his first European trip since the EU sanctions have been lifted, according to Ukraine Today.The Belarusian leader has met with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella to discuss trade, economic and investment bilateral cooperation.On May 21, Lukashenko is expected to have a...

    Poroshenko calls on Germany to speed up consideration of deployment of armed police mission in Donbas
    May21

    Poroshenko calls on Germany to speed up consideration of deployment of armed police mission in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed Germany, as the OSCE Chair, to accelerate consideration of a proposal to deploy an international armed police mission in Donbas, the president`s press service reported on the results of a telephone conversation between President Poroshenko, Germany`s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of...

    U.S. to not lift Crimea sanctions unless peninsula de-occupied – U.S. official
    May21

    U.S. to not lift Crimea sanctions unless peninsula de-occupied – U.S. official

    The U.S. sanctions against Russian-occupied Crimea will remain in place until the peninsula is de-occupied, said Daniel Fried, U.S. Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, in his interview to Ukrainian media outlet Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, Ukraine Today reports.”The U.S. has already imposed separate sanctions against Crimea,” Fried stated. ”[...] The position...

    Australian families demand compensation from Russia over MH17 crash
    May21

    Australian families demand compensation from Russia over MH17 crash

    An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, according to Reuters.Australia`s Fairfax media reported on Saturday that 33 next of kin were of victims named in an...

    Turkish parliament strips MPs of immunity in blow to Kurdish opposition
    May21

    Turkish parliament strips MPs of immunity in blow to Kurdish opposition

    Turkey`s parliament on Friday approved stripping its members of immunity from prosecution, a move likely to see the pro-Kurdish opposition sidelined, ease President Tayyip Erdogan`s path to stronger powers, and raise concern among Western allies, according to Reuters.Erdogan has accused the pro-Kurdish HDP, parliament`s third-biggest party, of...

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