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    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC
    Dec16

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to the BBC. ”We need to take action and we will,” he told U.S. radio station NPR, the BBC wrote. ”I think there`s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our...

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants
    Dec16

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes that the Ukrainian authorities` decision to unilaterally release 15 individuals taken prisoner during the Donbas conflict will give momentum to the prisoner exchange process. ”The Vice President voiced strong support for the Ukrainian Government`s decision today [December 15] to unilaterally release 15...

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo
    Dec16

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo

    France on Thursday requested urgent closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on the evacuation of civilians from the Syrian city of Aleppo and plans for deliveries of aid, diplomats said, according to The Local France. Hundreds of civilians and rebels boarded buses earlier in the day to leave Aleppo as Syrian forces moved to assert...

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case
    Dec16

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case

    First Deputy General Prosecutor Dmytro Storozhuk has told a Kyiv briefing that the Joint Investigation Team is ready to ensure protection of all witnesses who can provide information on those involved in the destruction of the Malaysian Airlines passenger aircraft. Also, the PGO released audio recordings of conversations between the persons...

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months

    The leaders of the European Union during a summit December 15 agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, Reuters tweeted. ”BREAKING: EU leaders agree on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months: diplomats,” Reuters wrote on Twitter. As reported earlier, the...

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day
    Dec16

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day

    Civilian areas in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, came under militant fire twice in the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Militants attacked civilian areas twice. The village of Maiorsk was shelled with the use of small arms, while mortars, anti-aircraft guns and heavy machine guns were...

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister
    Dec15

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister

    Today`s ddos-attack on a data network of Ukrzaliznytsia was performed by Ukrainian hackers on the order of an unidentified person from St. Petersburg, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan wrote on Facebook. He said that the attack on the cargo database was carried out as a diversionary tactic. ”Reliable sources in law...

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International
    Dec15

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International

    The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, said Amnesty International in a report tilted ”In the Dark: The Silencing of Dissent, ” which was published on December 15. In the report, Amnesty International looks...

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre
    Dec15

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre

    A rally was staged outside Russia`s embassy in Kyiv on Thursday over alleged war crimes against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo that was captured on Tuesday by the regime forces backed by Russia, according to hromadske.tv. About a hundred protesters gathered on Povitroflotsky Avenue near the Russian embassy`s building, hromadske.tv said....

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials
    Dec15

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials

    U.S. intelligence officials now believe with ”a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence...

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