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    Standing side-by-side: British Ambassador vows support for Ukraine regardless of Brexit
    Nov19

    Standing side-by-side: British Ambassador vows support for Ukraine regardless of Brexit

    Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Ukraine Judith Gough has pledged her country`s continued support for Ukraine regardless of the outcome of the referendum on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, the Verkhovna Rada press service reported following the Ambassador`s meeting with Rada...

    Ukraine reports 40 attacks in Donbas in last day. Russian troops used artillery and multiple rocket launcher Grad
    Nov18

    Ukraine reports 40 attacks in Donbas in last day. Russian troops used artillery and multiple rocket launcher Grad

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 40 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired banned 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, as well as tank shells on the Ukrainian positions in the...

    OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas
    Nov18

    OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas

    Ambassador of the United States Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council has said that the OSCE Observer Mission has seen more than 30,000 individuals in military-style dress crossing just at the two Russian checkpoints of Gukovo and Donetsk on the border with Ukraine. ”Despite the strict limits imposed on the Observer Mission`s mandate and...

    Putin circle nervous as corruption probe widens
    Nov18

    Putin circle nervous as corruption probe widens

    Russian government officials and investors fear that the arrest of economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev over alleged corruption could spark wider uncertainty amid signs that investigators are broadening their probe, according to the Financial Times. Russian government officials and investors fear that the arrest of economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev...

    Obama, Merkel discuss maintaining Russia sanctions until full implementation of Minsk
    Nov18

    Obama, Merkel discuss maintaining Russia sanctions until full implementation of Minsk

    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the issue of maintaining economic sanctions against the Russian Federation until Moscow fully implements the Minsk agreements, Mr Obama said during the two leaders` joint press conference in Berlin Thursday. ”Of course, we discussed our commitment to meet our shared...

    OSCE SMM: Number of Donbas truce violations 150% up last week
    Nov18

    OSCE SMM: Number of Donbas truce violations 150% up last week

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug reports that the OSCE has recorded a sharp increase in the number of ceasefire violations in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in Donbas last week. ”No. of ceasefire violations recorded by OSCE SMM monitors last week [was] up by approx 150%...

    Putin awards medals to active Russian military after their return from Donbas war
    Nov17

    Putin awards medals to active Russian military after their return from Donbas war

    A journalist investigation provides a significant amount of evidence that proves direct participation of Russia`s 61st Separate Naval Infantry Brigade in the Ukrainian conflict near Luhansk in the summer and fall of 2014. About dozen of servicemen were identified during the journalist investigation`s OSINT efforts, many of whom were awarded...

    European leaders, NATO caution Trump on warming relations with Russia
    Nov17

    European leaders, NATO caution Trump on warming relations with Russia

    European and NATO defense officials cautioned President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday about his warming relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that they welcome dialogue but that the United States should not abandon its allies in a bid for improved ties with Moscow, according to The Washington Post. The warnings came hours...

    Prosecutor General readies to announce suspicion against Yanukovych of complicity in kidnapping of assistant of Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church
    Nov17

    Prosecutor General readies to announce suspicion against Yanukovych of complicity in kidnapping of assistant of Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko Wednesday said his office had prepared a suspicion notice against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, claiming he set up a kidnapping of Archbishop Oleksandr Drabinko, the assistant of Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, in order to put pressure on the top cleric...

    Canadian diplomat quietly visited Russia for talks on Syria, Ukraine
    Nov17

    Canadian diplomat quietly visited Russia for talks on Syria, Ukraine

    Although Canada is taking a tough line with Russia in public, a senior Canadian diplomat quietly visited Moscow for talks on Ukraine and Syria earlier this month, prompting opposition concerns Ottawa might move to ease its sanctions, according to Canada`s Globe and Mail. Mark Gwozdecky, the foreign ministry`s political director, met Russian...

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