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    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online
    Dec29

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online

    Elves against trolls sounds more than just something out of The Lord of the Rings to Lithuania`s 43-year-old business consultant and blogger Ricardas Savukynas as the battle he`s fighting is no fantasy. The man is part of an informal internet army of Lithuanians trying to counter what they describe as hate speech and pro-Russia propaganda, The...

    Russia brought criminal charges against its citizen for reposting video condemning Russia`s war against Ukraine
    Dec29

    Russia brought criminal charges against its citizen for reposting video condemning Russia`s war against Ukraine

    Russia`s Investigative Committee has brought criminal charges against Roman Grishin for merely reposting a video clip back in 2014, according to Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. The investigators claim that the clip, a biting attack on Russia`s excuses for its aggression against Ukraine, contains utterances that fall under Russia`s...

    Iraqi forces resume fight for Mosul
    Dec29

    Iraqi forces resume fight for Mosul

    Iraqi security forces started a new push into Mosul on Thursday in an attempt to recapture the city held captive by the self-styled ”Islamic State” (IS) since June 2014. Government troops pushed into several southeastern districts of the city in an effort to bring eastern Mosul under their control, according to Deutsche Welle. ”The second phase...

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec29

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia has increased to 17 people over the year, despite the fact that six Ukrainians have been released, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. “Though six prisoners have returned to Ukraine, their total number has not decreased but increased: now we have...

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure
    Dec29

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure

    A government commission investigating the reason the Russian DoD`s Tu-154 passenger plane crashed into the Black Sea off the Sochi coast has named equipment failure the cause of the tragedy, that`s according to Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov, RIA Novosti reports. ”It is obvious that the equipment did not work as intended. WThe experts...

    First details of Russian-Ukrainian clash near Kruta Balka in Donbas: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded
    Dec29

    First details of Russian-Ukrainian clash near Kruta Balka in Donbas: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded

    As a result of a military clash with the pro-Russian militants in the area of Kruta Balka, a Ukrainian soldier was killed, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ. ”Yesterday, around 15:00, near the village of Kruta Balka, located in the Donetsk direction, a clash occurred between one of the units of the ATO forces and...

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
    Dec29

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

    On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

    Ukraine reports battle with Russian militant forces near Kruta Balka in Donbas
    Dec29

    Ukraine reports battle with Russian militant forces near Kruta Balka in Donbas

    The press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported 50 ceasefire violations and a direct clash with militants in the past day. In Mariupol direction, the invaders shelled Maryinka and Vodiane from 120mm mortars. They also shelled Krasnohorivka, Talakivka and Shyrokine from 82mm mortars, and Talakivka, Pavlopil, Starohnativka, Shyrokine,...

    OSCE security monitors targeted by Russian hackers
    Dec29

    OSCE security monitors targeted by Russian hackers

    An international monitoring body has said its IT systems were hit by cyber attackers in a ”major security incident” that compromised its network, according to the BBC. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) refused to speculate on reports that Russian hackers were behind the attack, the BBC reported. It has observers in...

    Russia`s embassy in Damascus comes under shelling twice today
    Dec29

    Russia`s embassy in Damascus comes under shelling twice today

    The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice over the day, Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”At 13:00 and 13:19 [Moscow time] on December 28, the Russian embassy in Syria was shelled by terrorists. One mine, which, fortunately, did not explode, fell in the courtyard of the compound of...

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