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    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response
    Dec22

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed decree No. 561 to pardon nine convicts. The Head of State considered the petition for pardon of individuals convicted by Ukrainian courts and proposals by the Amnesty Commission, taking into account the severity of the crimes committed, the term of the actual sentence, the identity of convicts,...

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking
    Dec22

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking

    Millions of dollars` worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say, according to Reuters. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an...

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report
    Dec22

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report

    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday, Reuters reports. The malware was able to...

    Ukrainian troops take new positions after counter-attack during battles near Svitlodarsk
    Dec22

    Ukrainian troops take new positions after counter-attack during battles near Svitlodarsk

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has announced that during recent battles near the town of Svitlodarsk the Armed Forces of Ukraine counter-attacked enemy troops, moved forward and took new positions. The new positions ”have become an additional advantage over the enemy in that defense sector,”...

    OSCE Special Representative Sajdik says when ”all-for-all” POW swaps in Donbas possible
    Dec22

    OSCE Special Representative Sajdik says when ”all-for-all” POW swaps in Donbas possible

    Ambassador Martin Sajdik, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the implementation of the peace plan in the east of Ukraine, says that before prisoners of war (POW) in Donbas are swapped with the use of the ”all-for-all” formula, both sides should verify their POW...

    Ukraine at Minsk talks insists on disengagement in Debaltseve, occupied by Russian militants
    Dec22

    Ukraine at Minsk talks insists on disengagement in Debaltseve, occupied by Russian militants

    Darka Olifer, the spokesperson for ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma who represents Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) at Minsk peace talks on Donbas, says the Ukrainian side continues insisting that the contact line agreed as of September 19, 2014, should be observed and also demands disengagement of troops and equipment in the...

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 33 times in last day
    Dec22

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 33 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 33 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired artillery systems on the village of Lebedynske, and mortars on the town of...

    Bellingcat presents interactive data map of Russia artillery attacs on Ukraine
    Dec21

    Bellingcat presents interactive data map of Russia artillery attacs on Ukraine

    Bellingcat, an international OSINT community, has presented an interactive data map of Russian artillery attacs on Ukraine in summer 2014. Bellingcat experts have used available satellite images and open sources to analyze hundreds of impact craters left after Russian artillery strikes in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, and spotted hundreds of firing...

    Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27%
    Dec21

    Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27%

    Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that government requests for user account data rose 27% in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year, with U.S. law enforcement agencies topping the list, according to Reuters. Government requests for account data globally rose to 59,229 from 46,710 and more than half contained a non-disclosure...

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria
    Dec21

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria

    Russian authorities have ordered the Chechen leaders to form two new combat battalions to be deployed in Syria for Russia`s boots-on-the-ground operation, the Novaya Gazeta outlet has learned, according to Ukraine Today. The authorities of the Russia`s autonomous republic of Chechnya will form two battalions of 600 persons, the newspaper says,...

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