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    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year
    Mar02

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, decided to extend sanctions against fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies for another 12 months. ”The decision was taken against 15 individuals,” the Council of the EU told UNIAN`s correspondent in Brussels following a meeting on Thursday. The decision should be endorsed by the Council...

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2
    Mar02

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2

    There were 78 attacks on the Ukrainian positions in Donbas on Thursday, March 2, which resulted in wounding eight Ukrainian soldiers in action, while one was killed in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size The occupiers continued using weapons banned under the Minsk peace...

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria
    Mar02

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

    Russian and Syrian aircraft bombed positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition near the Syrian town of al Bab on Tuesday, inflicting casualties, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ”Yesterday [February 28] , we had some Russian aircraft and (Syrian) regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe...

    ”DPR” leader Zakharchenko`s tapped conversation reveals beneficiary of Ukrainian assets` ”nationalization”
    Mar02

    ”DPR” leader Zakharchenko`s tapped conversation reveals beneficiary of Ukrainian assets` ”nationalization”

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine tapped another conversation of the leader of so-called ”DPR” Aleksander Zakharchenko with a Russian citizen, as they discussed the further fate of Ukrainian enterprises seized by the pro-Russian terrorist in the occupied areas of Donbas, the SBU press service reported Wednesday. The conversation proves that...

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation
    Mar02

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation

    The experts from a private U.S. intelligence company Stratfor have reported on why they believe the conflict in the occupied Donbas escalated following Donald Trump`s inauguration. Strategically, Ukraine is the most important post-Soviet state for both Russia and the West, Ukraine`s Apostrophe wrote, referring to a Stratfor report. Experts point...

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament
    Mar02

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament

    Britain is not Russia`s enemy, and should stop accusing Vladimir Putin of war crimes in Syria, effectively calling for a reappraisal of relations with Moscow – stated the report of Foreign Affairs Committee. Until this moment UK has been among the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Russia, differentiating itself from Donald Trump,...

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert
    Mar02

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert

    The drills involve over 1,000 pieces of armament, military and special hardware, the press office of Russia`s Southern Military District told TASS on Thursday. ”Pursuant to a decision by Southern Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, military units and formations stationed in Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic,...

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation –  Presidential Administration
    Mar02

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation – Presidential Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has had two telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian presidential administration told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. ”Since the latest escalation in Donbas, in order to stop the...

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses
    Mar02

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses

    Ukraine may lose up to $2 billion and the national currency exchange rate will weaken due to the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. If the blockade fails to be stopped, Ukrainian metallurgy may lose up to 300,000 jobs, according to the Ukrainian president. ”300,000 people will lose their jobs. The state...

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways
    Mar02

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways

    The organizers of the blockade of the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas are proceeding to the second phase of their rally, claiming the blockade of motorways is to follow the already-introduced blocking of railways. ”After we`ve blocked almost all railway traffic, we`re proceeding to the second phase – we`re starting to block motorways,...

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