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    No one wants to build railway to Kerch bridge, deadlines may shift
    Dec26

    No one wants to build railway to Kerch bridge, deadlines may shift

    Terms of construction of a so-called Kerch bridge from mainland Russia to the occupied Crimea may be extended as the second tender to select a general contractor for the construction of the railway toward the bridge failed due to the lack of applications, Kommersant reports. It is noted that the railway is scheduled to be laid by November 2019...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 39 times in last day
    Dec25

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 39 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 39 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne, Talakivka and...

    Russian militants continue violating ”ceasefire”, attack in all sectors
    Dec25

    Russian militants continue violating ”ceasefire”, attack in all sectors

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 23 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Saturday, December 24, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Most of the attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane. The militants...

    10,000 social media users currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda in Turkey
    Dec25

    10,000 social media users currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda in Turkey

    The Ministry of Interior Affairs has announced that 10,000 people are currently under investigation on suspicion of terrorist propaganda and insulting senior state officials on social media, according to Turkish Minute. In a press release the ministry also stated that in the last six months 3,710 social media users were investigated, of whom...

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine 50 times in last 24 hours, used artillery, mortars and Grads
    Dec24

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine 50 times in last 24 hours, used artillery, mortars and Grads

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 50 times in the past 24 hours, including twice on the settlement, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy repeatedly fired 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade...

    Boris Johnson calls on all parties to implement agreed ceasefire in Donbas
    Dec24

    Boris Johnson calls on all parties to implement agreed ceasefire in Donbas

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has welcomed the announcement of the ceasefire in Donbas and called on all parties to implement it. ”I welcome the announcement of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, which follows particularly high levels of violence over recent days,” he said in a statement. According to Johnson, this conflict continues to...

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security
    Dec24

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017 authorizing up to US$350 million to be made available for security assistance to Ukraine, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States. This amount includes lethal defensive assistance, for the fiscal year 2017, the Embassy wrote on...

    Air strikes resume around Aleppo Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
    Dec24

    Air strikes resume around Aleppo Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said air strikes resumed in rebel-held areas of the countryside near Aleppo on Friday for the first time since the end of an operation this week to evacuate rebels and civilians from the city, according to Reuters. Strikes hit to the west, south-west and south of the city, which the Syrian government...

    Ukrainian army retakes village near Svitlodarska Duha bulge
    Dec24

    Ukrainian army retakes village near Svitlodarska Duha bulge

    Commander of the Donbas-Ukraine Battalion Viacheslav Vlasenko has announced the Ukrainian army has retaken the village of Novoluhanske, near the so-called Svitlodarska Duha bulge. ”Nice to see you, Svitlodarska Duha. Today, the Donbas-Ukraine Battalion has successfully conducted a bold operation to liberate the village of Novoluhanske. At one...

    Putin not to give a direct answer to question on Russian troops in Donbas, mumbling about ”Ukrainian occupiers” instead
    Dec24

    Putin not to give a direct answer to question on Russian troops in Donbas, mumbling about ”Ukrainian occupiers” instead

    Russian President Vladimir Putin during the press conference chose not to give a direct answer to the question regarding Russia`s military presence in the Ukrainian Donbas. Roman Tsymbaliuk, a UNIAN correspondent in Russia, asked Putin why he had sent troops to Donbas, allegedly to protect the Russian-speaking population, as well as where such...

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