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    Ukraine kicks off missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Head of the Ukrainian South Air Command`s press center Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky has announced the beginning of Ukrainian military drills with missile launches in the south of the country, according to 112 Ukraine TV Channel. According to him, the drills include checking flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles, namely the S-300...

    OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29
    Dec01

    OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reports its monitors have recorded some 550 explosions in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region including some 550 explosions, compared with about 100 explosions in the previous reporting period,” the mission said in its daily update...

    ”No one will tell us what to do!”: Ukraine not to cancel drills near Crimea following Russian threats
    Dec01

    ”No one will tell us what to do!”: Ukraine not to cancel drills near Crimea following Russian threats

    Threats cannot thwart Ukraine`s plans concerning military exercises, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO issues Andriy Lysenko told a Kyiv briefing Wednesday, answering a question on Russia`s alleged threats to conduct a missile strike if Ukraine pursued with its plans to hold missile exercises near the temporarily occupied...

    Kerry knows what prevents Russia from ”marching to Kyiv”
    Dec01

    Kerry knows what prevents Russia from ”marching to Kyiv”

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says these are U.S. sanctions that prevented Russia from thinking about an ”easy path to march to Kyiv.” ”Across the ocean, we`ve been steadfast in backing a democratic Ukraine, and those who complain should look at the reality that our sanctions, our engagement, our support for Ukraine actually prevented Russia...

    Ukraine forces attacked 31 times in last day; shelled from tanks, mortars in Mariupol sector
    Nov30

    Ukraine forces attacked 31 times in last day; shelled from tanks, mortars in Mariupol sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 31 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 militants opened fire from mortars on the village of Shyrokyne and the town of Krasnohorivka,...

    Kremlin threatens with missile strike if Ukraine tests new missile system. New Russian weapon was deployed in Crimea today (Video)
    Nov30

    Kremlin threatens with missile strike if Ukraine tests new missile system. New Russian weapon was deployed in Crimea today (Video)

    Russia threatened with missile strike in the case if Ukraine conducts military drills near the occupied Crimea. This warning is contained in the letter of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, addressed to the military attaché at the Ukrainian Embassy in the Russian Federation. ZN.UA reports this, citing sources in the Ministry of Defense of...

    YouTube may quit Russia – media
    Nov30

    YouTube may quit Russia – media

    A bill has been introduced to the Russian State Duma on restricting the activity of online movie theaters, according to the Russian media outlet Kommersant. Similarly to the law on media, the bill limits from June 1, 2017 to 20% the foreign share in companies that set up audiovisual services with professional content, Kommersant reports. This is...

    Gerashchenko: Ukraine in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas
    Nov30

    Gerashchenko: Ukraine in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has said that the Ukrainian side at the Normandy Four foreign ministers meeting in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas. ”The Ukrainian side insists on liberating all hostages before Christmas and the beginning of the new year of 2017. The process of...

    Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”
    Nov30

    Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”

    The issue of an armed mission in eastern Ukraine ”is no longer relevant”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following the negotiations of theNormandy Four top diplomats in Minsk earlier today, November 29, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports. ”The question is no longer relevant, there exists no such need. Today, no one spoke about...

    Russia continues military build up at Ukraine`s borders: 2 infantry divisions set up
    Nov30

    Russia continues military build up at Ukraine`s borders: 2 infantry divisions set up

    Two motorized infantry divisions with units in Belgorod, Voronezh and Smolensk regions were formed in 2016, as announced by Russia`s Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu, TASS news agency reported. ”This year in the Western Military District, we took about a 100 of arrangement measures, including on the completion of setting up two...

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