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    Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Mar05

    Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported that the number of civilian casualties in Donbas doubled in January-February 2017 compared to the previous reporting period of November-December 2016. ”Insecurity peaked up again in late January across eastern Ukraine, generating additional civilian...

    Portugal recognizes Ukraine Holodomor (Famine Genocide) in 1932-1933 as genocide
    Mar04

    Portugal recognizes Ukraine Holodomor (Famine Genocide) in 1932-1933 as genocide

    The Portuguese parliament has recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide, according to the Ukrainian Diaspora`s media portal VIDIA. The document, which was adopted on March 2, 2017, condemns the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 and recognizes it as genocide committed by Joseph ”Stalin`s totalitarian communist regime, which...

    EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas
    Mar04

    EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas

    A European Union spokesperson for foreign affairs has declined to comment on an idea of sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news portal Yevropeiska Pravda. Asked by a German journalist at a daily briefing in Brussels on Friday whether UN peacekeepers could be sent to the east of Ukraine, she said: ”I would...

    Ukrainian Tax Service Head detained and suspected of inflicting UAH 2 bln damage to budget including using money on trip to Trump oath
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Tax Service Head detained and suspected of inflicting UAH 2 bln damage to budget including using money on trip to Trump oath

    The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SACPO) suspects Chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov of committing acts which resulted in a damage to the state in the amount of UAH 2 billion, according to a SACPO official Roman Syvkiv, TSN news service reported. The investigation believes that Nasirov took unreasonable...

    MH17 investigation: Bellingcat elaborates on role of Russian Major General Dubinsky
    Mar03

    MH17 investigation: Bellingcat elaborates on role of Russian Major General Dubinsky

    The international team of investigative journalism, Bellingcat, in its latest update of its large-scale report on the circumstances of the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing flight MH17 over Donbas focuses on a role in the incident of a retired Russian Major General Sergey Dubinsky aka ”Khmuryi.” Bellingcat experts have analyzed...

    Process of liberalization of EU travel visa for Ukrainians probably will finish in May
    Mar03

    Process of liberalization of EU travel visa for Ukrainians probably will finish in May

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, confirmed, on behalf of the Council of the European Union, the informal agreement reached on February 28, 2017, between the Maltese Presidency and the European Parliament on visa liberalization for Ukrainians. The agreement provides for visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens when travelling to the EU for a period...

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2
    Mar02

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2

    There were 78 attacks on the Ukrainian positions in Donbas on Thursday, March 2, which resulted in wounding eight Ukrainian soldiers in action, while one was killed in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size The occupiers continued using weapons banned under the Minsk peace...

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria
    Mar02

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

    Russian and Syrian aircraft bombed positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition near the Syrian town of al Bab on Tuesday, inflicting casualties, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ”Yesterday [February 28] , we had some Russian aircraft and (Syrian) regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe...

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament
    Mar02

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament

    Britain is not Russia`s enemy, and should stop accusing Vladimir Putin of war crimes in Syria, effectively calling for a reappraisal of relations with Moscow – stated the report of Foreign Affairs Committee. Until this moment UK has been among the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Russia, differentiating itself from Donald Trump,...

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses
    Mar02

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses

    Ukraine may lose up to $2 billion and the national currency exchange rate will weaken due to the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. If the blockade fails to be stopped, Ukrainian metallurgy may lose up to 300,000 jobs, according to the Ukrainian president. ”300,000 people will lose their jobs. The state...

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