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    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists
    Mar17

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists

    Berlin is concerned about the developments in eastern Ukraine, particularly, the blockade and calls to stop actions that lead to even greater escalation. German Federal Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert and German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer have stated this at on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Germany....

    Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet – Reuters
    Mar17

    Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet – Reuters

    Syria`s army high command said in a statement on Friday Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra in what it described as an act of aggression that aided Islamic State, Reuters reports. It said its air defenses shot down one of the Israeli jets over what it called ”occupied ground” and...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded
    Mar16

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 91 times in the past 24 hours, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired all types...

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks
    Mar16

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given a go-ahead to imposing sanctions against Russian banks, according to TSN news service. The president approved sanctions by adopting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of March 15, 2017 ”On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”...

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year
    Mar16

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year

    The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna on Thursday, March 16, agreed to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine by one year until March 31, 2018. ”The decision sets the Mission`s budget at EUR 105.5 million for the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018,” the OSCE said...

    Kremlin rules out another referendum in occupied Crimea for lifting sanctions
    Mar16

    Kremlin rules out another referendum in occupied Crimea for lifting sanctions

    The Kremlin ruled out the possibility of holding another referendum in the occupied Crimea, so that the U.S. could cancel anti-Russian sanctions, Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to an UNIAN correspondent in the Russian Federation. Asked, whether the Kremlin was ready for any deal with the U.S. on Crimea and, in...

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion
    Mar16

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

    The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two operatives of the Russian intelligence agency FSB and two criminal hackers hired by Russians in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials, according to The Washington...

    Russian Sberbank in Ukraine introduces new restrictions on cash withdrawals
    Mar16

    Russian Sberbank in Ukraine introduces new restrictions on cash withdrawals

    Russia`s PJSC Sberbank operating in Ukraine has introduced new, more stringent limitations for its clients on cash withdrawals, which have come in force today, March 16, according to the bank`s press service. Restrictions are introduced ”in the context of illegal actions against the bank by third parties,” the report says. New restrictions for...

    FSB resorts to mafia-style threats against Crimean Tatar detainee in occupied Crimea
    Mar16

    FSB resorts to mafia-style threats against Crimean Tatar detainee in occupied Crimea

    Russia`s FSB Security Service operatives on March 15 detained a Crimean Tatar Emil Mukhteremov in the town of Feodosia in the occupied Crimea, then took him to deserted area and forced him to dig a ”grave,” threatening to bury him there, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov posted on Facebook. ”Today,...

    European Parliament calls for international format for talks on end of Crimea occupation
    Mar16

    European Parliament calls for international format for talks on end of Crimea occupation

    The European Parliament requests the consideration of an international format for talks on the end of the Russian occupation of Crimea and calls for further sanctions against those who are responsible for infringements on human rights in occupied areas of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Such motions were articulated in a joint draft...

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