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    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. State Department hopes that a long-term truce will be established in Donbas in connection with the intention of parties to armed conflict to observe the ”ceasefire” from midnight on December 24. ”The United States welcomes the trilateral contact group`s announcement of an agreement for a holiday ceasefire in eastern Ukraine – excuse me –...

    OSCE reports 300% increase in use of banned weapon in Donbas last week
    Dec23

    OSCE reports 300% increase in use of banned weapon in Donbas last week

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug has reported about a 300% spike in the use of weapons banned under the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Last week the use of Minsk-proscribed weapons increased by approximately 300%,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday. He also reported...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 24 times in last day: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 11 wounded
    Dec23

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 24 times in last day: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 11 wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 24 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 enemy fired 122mm artillery systems on the village of Novohryhorivka, as well as mortars on the...

    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...

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