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    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...

    Why Moscow seeks more security cooperation with Eurasian neighbors – Stratfor
    Dec21

    Why Moscow seeks more security cooperation with Eurasian neighbors – Stratfor

    Stratfor, the U.S.-based geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, notes that Moscow`s military and diplomatic standoffs with the West continue, therefore Russia is renewing its efforts to boost security cooperation with its Eurasian neighbors. ”Moscow seeks opportunities to increase its presence throughout the region,” Stratfor said in the...

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon
    Dec21

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon

    A Pentagon memo outlining the incoming Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia, which has been identified by senior military officials as the No. 1 threat to the United States, according to Foreign Policy. ”People there [in Pentagon] now would be pretty concerned to see Russia not on the list,” said...

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec21

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
    Dec21

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine positions in all sectors last day: 1 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded
    Dec20

    Russian troops attack Ukraine positions in all sectors last day: 1 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size One Ukrainian soldier was killed and nine were wounded , according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman. ”There was one...

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea
    Dec20

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea

    The Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com ”for selling stolen property”. Access to the website can be blocked on the territory of Ukraine, according to Member of Parliament Hryhoriy Lohvynskiy. ”Dutch-based Booking.com, selling accommodation for 1.2 million nights daily, in violation of national and...

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year
    Dec20

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

    The UK training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) will be extended for another year to ensure more members of the UAF benefit from UK Armed Forces` training, British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Monday, the UK Government press service reported. ”Britain is stepping up in Europe and around the world. Extending...

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer presents new An-132
    Dec20

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer presents new An-132

    Ukraine`s state-owned enterprise Antonov, the only Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger planes, on December 20 presented the first prototype of a new An-132 transport aircraft Ukraine`s top officials — President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov — have...

    OSCE counts 2,900 ceasefire violations amid Svitlodarska Duha battles within one day
    Dec20

    OSCE counts 2,900 ceasefire violations amid Svitlodarska Duha battles within one day

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported almost 3,000 ceasefire violations on December 18 during battles near the so-called Svitlodarska Duha, a stretch between the militant-controlled town of Horlivka and the town of Svitlodarsk in Donetsk region. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region on both...

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