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    Russia hacks Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security
    Dec31

    Russia hacks Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security

    A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials, The Washington Post reports. While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of...

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec31

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    Russia has been blackmailing Ukraine with prisoners whom Moscow refuses to release despite earlier agreements, however the talks on hostage liberation should continue with Russia, not with the militant leaders, according to First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact...

    Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers
    Dec31

    Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, December 30, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Russia`s hybrid military force continued to attack the Ukrainian positions in all sectors. In the Mariupol sector, the...

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

    Over 6,000 cyber attacks against Ukrainian authorities detected over two months – Ukrainian President
    Dec30

    Over 6,000 cyber attacks against Ukrainian authorities detected over two months – Ukrainian President

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that over the past two months, about 6,500 planned cyber attacks have been detected in the objects of five institutions and 31 state information resources, according to the president`s press service. ”The cyber attack on December 6 put out of action the network of the State Treasury and the Ministry...

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec30

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    The official Moscow has made every effort to discredit the Minsk process, because it is linked to the sanctions, according to Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement. ”Now, on the eve of the formation of Trump`s new administration, we see exacerbation in...

    Situation in Donbas: snipers active in all areas
    Dec30

    Situation in Donbas: snipers active in all areas

    Militants continue to carry out attacks in all directions, according to the morning summary of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. In Mariupol direction, the invaders fired mortars on Krasnohorivka and Talakivka. They also shot from grenade launchers and small arms on Shyrokine, Starohnativka, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Hnutove and...

    Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency
    Dec30

    Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency

    The Austrian government seeks to have the EU sanctions against Russia eased, according to the country`s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, Spiegel reports. From January 2017 Austria will be chairing the OSCE, and it intends to seek through the organization a change of the EU sanctions policy toward Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria...

    OSCE spots vehicle for dead Russian soldiers transportation on Ukraine-Russia border
    Dec30

    OSCE spots vehicle for dead Russian soldiers transportation on Ukraine-Russia border

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in its weekly report says the monitors have spotted a vehicle with a sign Gruz 200 [`Cargo 200`, or killed in action] and several ambulance vehicles at the checkpoint on the border with Russia. ”On 22 December at 16:09hrs the OT [observer team] in Donetsk BCP [border crossing point] observed a van with...

    Ukraine introduced sanctions against Russia
    Dec30

    Ukraine introduced sanctions against Russia

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has introduced additional sanctions against individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation, the NSDC`s press service said on Thursday. In particular, ”the sanctions have been imposed on Crimea residents who have been elected to the Russian State Duma, as well as against the...

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