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    Igor Dodon was sworn in as Moldova`s president promising unity and neutrality
    Dec24

    Igor Dodon was sworn in as Moldova`s president promising unity and neutrality

    Igor Dodon was sworn in as Moldova`s new president on December 23, calling for unity in the divided country and pledging to maintain Moldova`s neutrality, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The inaugural ceremony at the Palace of the Republic in Chisinau was attended by dignitaries from Russia, Belarus, Hungary and other European...

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine 50 times in last 24 hours, used artillery, mortars and Grads
    Dec24

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine 50 times in last 24 hours, used artillery, mortars and Grads

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 50 times in the past 24 hours, including twice on the settlement, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy repeatedly fired 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade...

    Boris Johnson calls on all parties to implement agreed ceasefire in Donbas
    Dec24

    Boris Johnson calls on all parties to implement agreed ceasefire in Donbas

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has welcomed the announcement of the ceasefire in Donbas and called on all parties to implement it. ”I welcome the announcement of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, which follows particularly high levels of violence over recent days,” he said in a statement. According to Johnson, this conflict continues to...

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security
    Dec24

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017 authorizing up to US$350 million to be made available for security assistance to Ukraine, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States. This amount includes lethal defensive assistance, for the fiscal year 2017, the Embassy wrote on...

    U.S. abstains as UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements
    Dec24

    U.S. abstains as UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements

    The United States on Friday allowed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction to be adopted, defying extraordinary pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s government in alliance with President-elect Donald Trump, according to CNN. The Security Council approved the resolution with 14 votes, with the US...

    Air strikes resume around Aleppo Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
    Dec24

    Air strikes resume around Aleppo Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said air strikes resumed in rebel-held areas of the countryside near Aleppo on Friday for the first time since the end of an operation this week to evacuate rebels and civilians from the city, according to Reuters. Strikes hit to the west, south-west and south of the city, which the Syrian government...

    Ukrainian army retakes village near Svitlodarska Duha bulge
    Dec24

    Ukrainian army retakes village near Svitlodarska Duha bulge

    Commander of the Donbas-Ukraine Battalion Viacheslav Vlasenko has announced the Ukrainian army has retaken the village of Novoluhanske, near the so-called Svitlodarska Duha bulge. ”Nice to see you, Svitlodarska Duha. Today, the Donbas-Ukraine Battalion has successfully conducted a bold operation to liberate the village of Novoluhanske. At one...

    Amid nuclear arms race, Trump releases friendly Putin letter
    Dec24

    Amid nuclear arms race, Trump releases friendly Putin letter

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday made public a conciliatory holiday letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin and said the two countries can forge a constructive new relationship or ”travel an alternate path,” according to Yahoo News. Trump released the message, which was dated December 15, after reportedly shrugging off concerns he...

    Ukrainian banks see 66.7% decline in loss in 11 months, to UAH 19 bln according to the National Bank of Ukraine
    Dec24

    Ukrainian banks see 66.7% decline in loss in 11 months, to UAH 19 bln according to the National Bank of Ukraine

    Ukrainian banks` losses in January-November 2016 declined by 66.7% year-over-year, to UAH 18.884 billion, or US$719 million, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. In the same period last year, the banks posted UAH 57.3 billion, or $2.18 billion, in losses. The banks` losses in November 2016 alone were UAH 6.29 billion, while in the 11 months...

    Putin not to give a direct answer to question on Russian troops in Donbas, mumbling about ”Ukrainian occupiers” instead
    Dec24

    Putin not to give a direct answer to question on Russian troops in Donbas, mumbling about ”Ukrainian occupiers” instead

    Russian President Vladimir Putin during the press conference chose not to give a direct answer to the question regarding Russia`s military presence in the Ukrainian Donbas. Roman Tsymbaliuk, a UNIAN correspondent in Russia, asked Putin why he had sent troops to Donbas, allegedly to protect the Russian-speaking population, as well as where such...

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