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    Russia claims two years after MH17 crash: No side objects in the sky
    Sep27

    Russia claims two years after MH17 crash: No side objects in the sky

    Two years after the MH17 crash in Donbas, Russia`s Defense Ministry on Monday, September 26, released radiolocation data to prove that there were no side objects in the sky over the site of the accident, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. ”There were no airborne side objects near the Malaysian airliner. Except for two commercial...

    European Parliament`s Committee on home affairs okays report on visa-free travel for Ukraine
    Sep26

    European Parliament`s Committee on home affairs okays report on visa-free travel for Ukraine

    The European Parliament`s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has approved a report on visa-free travel for Ukraine and provided a mandate for the launch of talks between the EU`s institutions. A corresponding voting took place at a committee meeting in Brussels on Monday. Thirty-eight EP members voted for the decision,...

    MH17 crash in Donbas: Bellingcat explains why Russia provides radar data so late
    Sep26

    MH17 crash in Donbas: Bellingcat explains why Russia provides radar data so late

    According to the results of an independent investigation by an international team of open source data experts Bellingcat, Boeing flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft missile. The Buk was transferred from Russia to the militant-controlled territory of Donbas and operated by the crew from Russia`s 53rd Air Defense Missile Brigade. The...

    U.S. intelligence investigates Russian ties of Trump advisor
    Sep25

    U.S. intelligence investigates Russian ties of Trump advisor

    U.S. intelligence officials are investigating whether Carter Page, a businessman described by Donald Trump as a foreign policy advisor, has been making backroom promises to Moscow to lift some sanctions against top Kremlin officials if Trump is elected, according to the Foreign Policy magazine. ”Intelligence officials believe Page has had...

    Russian troops violate ”ceasefire” 28 times in past 24 hours
    Sep24

    Russian troops violate ”ceasefire” 28 times in past 24 hours

    Russian occupation forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 28 times in the last day, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In particular, 13 attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector alone. The occupiers fired rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and small arms in the villages of Avdiyivka, Zaitseve,...

    OSCE monitors in Donbas report threats to be detained, handcuffed by Russian militants
    Sep24

    OSCE monitors in Donbas report threats to be detained, handcuffed by Russian militants

    Armed members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) have threatened to detain and handcuff monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. ”Armed `DPR` members threatened to `detain` handcuff SMM monitors near Staromykhailivka. [The] OSCE SMM [is] ready/able to monitor, but prevented,” the OSCE SMM tweeted on...

    Confirmed : Russian bomb remains recovered from Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy attack
    Sep23

    Confirmed : Russian bomb remains recovered from Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy attack

    Yesterday, Bellingcat published its report on the bombing of the Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy on September 19th. The report examined various aspects of the attack using open source information, including the comparison of what appeared to be the tail section of a OFAB 250-270 bomb that appeared in images from the attack, first published by CIT....

    ”Silence” gets louder in Eastern Ukraine: 21 shellings recorded in past 24 hrs
    Sep23

    ”Silence” gets louder in Eastern Ukraine: 21 shellings recorded in past 24 hrs

    Over the past day, Russian occupation forces opened fire 21 times on the positions of the Ukrainian military in Donbas, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. In particular, 10 attacks were recorded in the direction of Donetsk, the ATO press service wrote on Facebook. The occupiers fired rocket-propelled grenades, machine...

    Ukraine-EU Association deal may reserve ”separate position” for the Netherlands
    Sep23

    Ukraine-EU Association deal may reserve ”separate position” for the Netherlands

    The Government of Ukraine hopes for the ratification by the Netherlands of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, considering as an option the country`s separate position, according to Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanka Klympush-Tsintsadze. According to the Ukrainian official, it is regrettable to...

    No bill on elections in Donbas is being worked out during Minsk talks – Ukraine
    Sep22

    No bill on elections in Donbas is being worked out during Minsk talks – Ukraine

    First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the country`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko has said that no bill on elections in Donbas is being worked out during Minsk talks, an UNIAN correspondent reports from a parliament briefing. ”The Ukrainian side is...

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