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    Russia`s hybrid military force attacks Ukraine 26 times in past day
    Dec04

    Russia`s hybrid military force attacks Ukraine 26 times in past day

    The number of attacks by the combined Russian-separatist occupation forces on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, decreased to 26 on December 3, 2016, from 44 in the previous day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. View map in full size Despite the de-escalation, Russia`s hybrid military...

    U.S. Intelligence: Russia`s spreading fake news ”beyond propaganda”
    Dec04

    U.S. Intelligence: Russia`s spreading fake news ”beyond propaganda”

    U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia helped disseminate fake and propagandized news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the presidential election, two U.S. intelligence sources told BuzzFeed News. ”They`re doing this continuously, that`s a known fact,” one U.S. intelligence official said, requesting anonymity to discuss...

    Prosecutor General`s Office gets evidence of Russia using Ukraine`s drilling platforms in Black Sea
    Dec04

    Prosecutor General`s Office gets evidence of Russia using Ukraine`s drilling platforms in Black Sea

    Violations against Ukrainian drilling platforms in the Black Sea, seized by the Russian Federation, may strengthen Ukraine`s position in lawsuits against Russia, according to a statement published on the website of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. Military prosecutors recorded the fact of changing the navigation data of drilling...

    U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine
    Dec03

    U.S. Congress approves defense budget for 2017, providing for military aid to Ukraine

    The United States plans to expand military cooperation with Ukraine, in particular, to provide the equipment and technical support to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, as stated in the draft U.S. defense budget for 2017, approved by the lower house of Congress, according to Deutsche Welle. The document was adopted by an overwhelming...

    Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”
    Dec03

    Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”

    Pechersk District Court of Kyiv ordered to seize the ”Scythian gold”, which was exhibited at the expo in the Netherlands titled Crimea – the golden island in the Black Sea, as reported by the press service of the Prosecutor`s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In addition, a copy of the court order was forwarded to Interpol with a...

    Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea
    Dec03

    Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea

    During their visit to NATO Headquarters, the Ukrainian delegation handed over the Allies information, which indicates possible transportation of chemical weapons from Syria to the occupied Crimea, head of Ukraine`s Permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, MP Iryna Friz (BPP) has told UNIAN. ”We handed over an analytical report on...

    Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in last day
    Dec03

    Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and...

    Ukrainian and Polish Presidents criticize European Commission`s move to grant Gazprom access to OPAL
    Dec02

    Ukrainian and Polish Presidents criticize European Commission`s move to grant Gazprom access to OPAL

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Poland Andrzej Duda on Friday, December 2, delivered a Joint Statement calling for the revision of the European Commission`s decision that allows Gazprom to increase volume of gas supply to Europe bypassing Ukraine. ”Ukraine and the Republic of Poland were stunned by the European Commission`s...

    Boris Johnson: UK will not normalize relations with Moscow – media
    Dec02

    Boris Johnson: UK will not normalize relations with Moscow – media

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says that Britain is prepared to be tough with Russia, according to The Guardian. In his first set piece speech as foreign secretary, he will set out a strong warning to Russia that the UK will not normalize relations with Moscow, or buckle over Ukraine or Syria, adding that he fully supports Donald Trump,...

    Norway and Finland thaw relations with Russia
    Dec02

    Norway and Finland thaw relations with Russia

    Norway and Finland have revived economic and trade contacts with Russian ministers for the first time since the annexation of Crimea in a sign of a thawing in relations, according to the Financial Times. Three Norwegian ministers met their Russian counterpart for natural resources this week in the first such bilateral meeting in more than two...

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