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    Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks
    Feb28

    Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 84 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier 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 Mariupol sector, the invaders fired 122mm artillery systems on...

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
    Feb28

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

    Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict, according to Reuters. China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria, Reuters said....

    Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media
    Feb28

    Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media

    Two soldiers of the 54th separate mechanized brigade were killed at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in Donbas on Tuesday, Tyzhden.ua reported, citing its sources. No other details have been reported so far. On Monday, February 27, Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) press officer Leonid Matiukhin said that...

    National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln
    Feb28

    National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues. ”Some 2 billion [US dollars] is the most pessimistic forecast. But it can become reality. We must not forget that [it is related to] metallurgy, one of the key...

    Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues
    Feb28

    Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues

    Russian-backed leaders of the so-called ”LPR/DPR” (the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics) demand that the Ukrainian authorities stop by early March the transport blockade of the occupied areas of Donbas. Otherwise, the terrorists threaten to introduce external management at the enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction (mainly...

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine
    Feb28

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Ministry has stated the possibility of ”new tragedies” in case Washington moves to supply lethal aid to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. The Russian side will ”explain” to the new U.S. administration ”the history and status of the conflict...

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia
    Feb28

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia

    Washington must make its own decision on the prospects for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, as Moscow did not ask and does not intend to ask for that, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, the BBC Russian Service reported. ”If we talk about sanctions, due to which the U.S. turnover dipped by almost a third – from $29...

    Russia`s recognition of ”DPR-LPR” travel documents to complicate Donbas settlement – UN official
    Feb28

    Russia`s recognition of ”DPR-LPR” travel documents to complicate Donbas settlement – UN official

    The fact that the Russian Federation has moved to recognize the so-called passports issued by self-proclaimed authorities of the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine can complicate the process of the conflict settlement in eastern Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in an interview with Kommersant....

    Russia`s crawling advance: ”LPR” to recognize ruble official currency from March 1
    Feb28

    Russia`s crawling advance: ”LPR” to recognize ruble official currency from March 1

    The self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic will adopt the Russian ruble as its official currency on March 1, according to The Moscow Times. The so-called Luhansk government, which currently uses rubles unofficially alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia, claimed that the change would help stabilize the occupied territory`s volatile economy, MT...

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor
    Feb28

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to remove from the text of the European Parliament (EP) resolution on annexed Crimea (Feb 4, 2016) a notion of the Crimean Tatars as the peninsula`s indigenous people, according to Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian online news outlet. ”A surprising thing happened. The resolution stipulates that Russia is an...

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