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    Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria`s Palmyra
    Mar22

    Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria`s Palmyra

    Russia`s force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow`s allies, the Syrian government forces,...

    UK Mission to the United Nations notes ”under-reported facet” of violence in eastern Ukraine
    Mar22

    UK Mission to the United Nations notes ”under-reported facet” of violence in eastern Ukraine

    The UK Mission to the United Nations Geneva has pointed out to an ”under-reported facet” of violations of human rights, including conflict-related sexual violence, in Russia-occupied Donbas. ”The UK welcomes the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) thematic report into conflict-related sexual violence, which...

    Pro-Russian separatists from ”Donetsk People`s Republic” opened office in Greece
    Mar22

    Pro-Russian separatists from ”Donetsk People`s Republic” opened office in Greece

    The so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) has opened an unofficial office in Greece on Tuesday, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”It is the third such center opened in European Union states,” so-called head of the ”DPR” representation center in Greece and a co-organizer of Greece`s Safe Donbas society Andreas Zaferis said at an...

    Russia`s Sberbank looking at quick exit from Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia`s Sberbank looking at quick exit from Ukraine

    Russia`s biggest bank Sberbank is looking ”very actively” at options for a quick exit from Ukraine, the bank`s Chief Executive German Gref said on Tuesday, March 21, Reuters reported. Gref also told reporters that Sberbank`s loan-loss provisions in Ukraine made up around 70 percent of its potential losses, according to Reuters. Ukraine recently...

    Oil prices fall on bloated U.S. crude storage
    Mar22

    Oil prices fall on bloated U.S. crude storage

    Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as rising crude stocks in the United States underscored an ongoing global fuel supply overhang despite an OPEC-led effort to cut output, according to Reuters. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil, were at $50.79 per barrel at 0451 GMT, down 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, from...

    Over 3,000 Ukrainian hostages freed or tracked amid Russian aggression in Donbas
    Mar22

    Over 3,000 Ukrainian hostages freed or tracked amid Russian aggression in Donbas

    Adviser to the SBU chief Yuriy Tandit claims that 3,136 Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilian hostages have been released or tracked since Russia has unleashed aggression in Donbas. ”An important figure: I`m ben talking about this for the first time – 3,136 people were released or spotted, 416 people are reported missing. We must also remember...

    Russia`s Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia`s Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering Ukraine

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has banned Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova from entering Ukraine. ”The Security Service of Ukraine has put Russian citizen Yulia Samoilova on Ukraine`s stop list for a period of three years,” SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. The decision was made on the basis of...

    Ukraine`s spring sowing cost up $3.892 mln in 2017
    Mar22

    Ukraine`s spring sowing cost up $3.892 mln in 2017

    The cost of the spring sowing campaign launched in Ukraine will amount to early UAH 103 billion, or US$3.892 million, which is 14% more than last year, according to the Ukrainian AgriBusiness Club Association (UCAB) press service. This year`s campaign cost will increase due to a 26% rise in the cost of fuel compared with the last year, as well as...

    Sophisticated scheme of money laundering from Russia to EU, U.S. revealed
    Mar22

    Sophisticated scheme of money laundering from Russia to EU, U.S. revealed

    The Laundromat is a name given by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project to a vast money-laundering scheme involving Russian officials and insiders moving billions of dollars into Europe, the U.S. and other countries between autumn 2010 and spring 2014, according to The Guardian. Law enforcement officers in Moldova and Latvia have...

    Macron on top after first presidential debate of French race
    Mar22

    Macron on top after first presidential debate of French race

    In the first debate between the main contenders to become France`s next president the centrist front-runner emerged with his lead intact, according to Bloomberg. Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old running for office for the first time, parried attacks from both ends of the political spectrum as he navigated questions on the economy, terrorism, and...

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