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    Russia deploys spec-op forces close to Libya border – media
    Mar14

    Russia deploys spec-op forces close to Libya border – media

    Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow`s deepening role in Libya, Reuters wrote in an exclusive report. The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the...

    RFE/RL: EU Commissioner says Gazprom appears set to comply with antitrust rules
    Mar14

    RFE/RL: EU Commissioner says Gazprom appears set to comply with antitrust rules

    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says Russia`s state-run gas giant Gazprom appears ready to comply with European Union rules in order to end a five-year antitrust case and avoid fines, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Vestager said on March 13 that Gazprom`s commitments met its objectives regarding...

    War-damaged Avdiyivka again connected to power grids – local authorities
    Mar14

    War-damaged Avdiyivka again connected to power grids – local authorities

    Local authorities in Ukrainian-controlled areas in Donetsk region in the country`s east have reported the town of Avdiyivka, which has recently encountered numerous attacks by Russia`s hybrid military forces, has again been connected to the power grids, however, some more damaged sections were revealed while the power lines were being repaired....

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position on Donbas 228 times on March 11-13. 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 14 wounded
    Mar13

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position on Donbas 228 times on March 11-13. 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 14 wounded

    Avdiivka remained the main “flashpoint” in the last 24 hours. A series of Russians’ mortar attacks was registered there yesterday. The enemy shot from a tank one and fired one fourth of ammunition load from Grad multiple rocket launcher system at our strongholds in the industrial area. In total, combat in Avdiivk and its flanks lasted over 10...

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico
    Mar13

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico

    As ”little green men” invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, while Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraine`s Euro-Revolution as a ”fascist coup d`etat,” a group of Ukrainian professors and students struck back launching StopFake.org, the first site to directly tackle and refute Russian propaganda, according to Politico. Now that the...

    Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016
    Mar13

    Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016

    Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve, according to Reuters. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as ”obsolete”...

    Eurovision-2017: SBU to check Russia`s representative, to take ”weighted decision”
    Mar13

    Eurovision-2017: SBU to check Russia`s representative, to take ”weighted decision”

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine will take a weighted decision on entry to Ukraine of Yulia Samoilova, Russia`s representative at the upcoming Eurovision-2017 Song Contest, SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. ”In response to the numerous media requests about Yulia Samoilova, I want to emphasize: the SBU will study the issue...

    Russia not to boycott Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine
    Mar13

    Russia not to boycott Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine

    Russia has taken a decision to participate is Eurovision 2017 international song contest to be held in Kyiv this May. Broadcaster Channel One has confirmed that Julia Samoylova will represent Russia with the song Flame is Burning, according to Eurovision.tv. Julia Samoylova was selected to represent Russia internally. Yuri Aksyuta, Head of the...

    IMF confirms date of Executive Board meeting on Ukrainian issue
    Mar13

    IMF confirms date of Executive Board meeting on Ukrainian issue

    Ukraine`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has confirmed that the meeting of its Executive Board on assessment of the economic situation in Ukraine and approval of the third revision of the reform program adopted in March 2015 will be held on March 20, according to its schedule of meetings posted on the IMF`s website. The...

    Ukrainian gas reserves shrink to 8.2 bcm
    Mar13

    Ukrainian gas reserves shrink to 8.2 bcm

    Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground gas storages (USFs) decreased by 0.5%, or 40 million cubic meters (bcm), on March 4-11, to 8.192 bcm from 8.232 bcm, according to the state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. As reported, 4.63 bcm of gas was injected into USFs, while 0.53 bcm of gas pumped from the facilities on March 11...

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