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    Russian troops shell Ukraine positions in Donbas 44 times in past 24 hours, massing Grads near Svitlodarska Duha
    Dec28

    Russian troops shell Ukraine positions in Donbas 44 times in past 24 hours, massing Grads near Svitlodarska Duha

    Positions of the Ukrainian military in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas were fired on by pro-Russian militants 44 times over the past day. View map in full size It is noted that the occupying forces continue shelling the Ukrainian positions in all directions. In particular, in the Mariupol direction, the village of...

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
    Dec28

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

    A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and […] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
    Dec28

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

    Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say, according to Reuters. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad`s Alawite sect, is in...

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
    Dec28

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

    The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash
    Dec28

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash

    Russian investigators looking into the crash of a military plane that crashed, killing all 92 on board, believe a fault with its wing flaps was the reason it plunged into the Black Sea, an investigative source told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The Life.ru news portal, which has close contacts to law enforcement agencies,...

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros
    Dec28

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros

    Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Vasyl Hrytsak states that Ukraine`s main challenge related to the war in Donbas is balance, 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports. ”On the one hand, we are seeing that there is an ongoing war in the east of Ukraine, that is de jure called ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation]. But it`s still war, because even now,...

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”
    Dec28

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”

    The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reports that Russian military command secretly took away its killed in actions in the 59th so-called ”humanitarian convoys”. This is done to conceal presence of the Russian army in Donbas, according to Ukraine Today. Moreover, the intelligence reports that the tensions between Russia-backed separatist forces...

    Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, Washington refutes accusations
    Dec28

    Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, Washington refutes accusations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he had evidence that the U.S.-led coalition gave support to terrorist groups in Syria, according to Reuters. ”They were accusing us of supporting Daesh,” he told a press conference in Ankara, Reuters reports. ”Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh [the Islamic State], YPG,...

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice
    Dec28

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice

    The First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova states that the recognition by the court in Moscow the protests of 2014 in Ukraine as ”coup d`etat” does not bear any legal consequences for Ukraine, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official comments about the fact that Dorogomilovsky court in Moscow on the suit of...

    The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference
    Dec28

    The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference

    The U.S. officials reports that probably this week Obama administration to announce a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would include economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, The Washington Post reports. The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include...

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