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    United Nations: Aleppo civilians “shot on the spot”
    Dec13

    United Nations: Aleppo civilians “shot on the spot”

    Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children, the UN says, according to the BBC. The UN`s human rights office said it had reliable evidence that in four areas 82 civilians were shot on sight, the BBC reported. ”We`re filled with the deepest foreboding for those who...

    SWIFT confirms new cyber attacks, hacking tactics
    Dec13

    SWIFT confirms new cyber attacks, hacking tactics

    Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February`s heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide, Reuters reported....

    Russia provides political kidnappings against Crimean Tatars
    Dec13

    Russia provides political kidnappings against Crimean Tatars

    Human rights activists have warned of a worsening campaign of harassment in Crimea against Crimean Tatars, including political arrests, trials and kidnappings, according to The Guardian. Two-and-a-half years after the Russia`s grab of Crimea, Crimean Tatar activists accuse the Russians of trying to scare them into submission, Crimean Tatar...

    EU increases humanitarian aid in Donbas to over EUR 26 mln in 2016
    Dec12

    EU increases humanitarian aid in Donbas to over EUR 26 mln in 2016

    The European Commission has mobilized EUR 4 million additional emergency assistance to address urgent humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, bringing the total EU humanitarian aid in response to the crisis to EUR 26.4 million in 2016, according to the press service of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. ”We have kept the humanitarian aspects of the...

    Source shares details of Savchenko`s secret meeting with Donbas terrorists in Minsk – media
    Dec12

    Source shares details of Savchenko`s secret meeting with Donbas terrorists in Minsk – media

    Member of Parliament of Ukraine from the Batkivshchyna parliamentary faction Nadiia Savchenko has visited the Belarusian city of Minsk to attend talks with leaders of Donbas terrorist organizations, the Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”), according to Ukrainian news portal Obozrevatel. ”It is no secret that...

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin
    Dec12

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the possible handover of Ukrainian citizens convicted in Russia is currently on the agenda, though he gave no particular names, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”This issue has been repeatedly discussed during the contacts of working groups, it was mentioned by the Ukrainian side at the Berlin meeting of...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine over 50 times in last day, used tank and artillery
    Dec12

    Russian troops attack Ukraine over 50 times in last day, used tank and artillery

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 51 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size They used banned 122mm artillery systems and mortars to shell the town of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of...

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again
    Dec12

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again

    The Syrian military has taken a major district in the besieged city of Aleppo but has also retreated from historic Palmyra as extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters have retaken the ancient city, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Syrian forces had seized the southwestern Sheikh Said...

    Russian troops increased attacks on Ukraine positions up to 70 times in last day
    Dec11

    Russian troops increased attacks on Ukraine positions up to 70 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 70 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Most of the attacks occurred in the Mariupol sector where Russia`s hybrid military force fired 152mm and 122mm artillery at...

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters
    Dec11

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters

    Syrian`s military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus`s allies said victory was near, but insurgents fought back and army advances halted after rapid gains during the week, according to Reuters. Russia, whose military intervention helped turn the war in President Bashar al-Assad`s favor, said the...

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