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    Russia focuses on far-right and far-left European movements to influence EU
    Apr29

    Russia focuses on far-right and far-left European movements to influence EU

    Evidence suggests the Kremlin is reaching out to youth organizations, including the youth wings of European parties in order to work on goals such as campaigning to lift EU sanctions against Russia or help boost Russia`s image abroad, Bellingcat reported in an article titled ”Russia Seeks to Influence European Politics Through Youth Wings of...

    Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017 not to turn into invasion of Ukraine
    Apr29

    Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017 not to turn into invasion of Ukraine

    Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the large-scale Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises West-2017 near the Ukrainian border would not turn into a military invasion, Poroshenko said Friday while visiting the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent reports. See also:...

    70th anniversary of the Operation “Vistula” criminal act – forced relocation of 500 000 Poland’s Ukrainians after WWII
    Apr28

    70th anniversary of the Operation “Vistula” criminal act – forced relocation of 500 000 Poland’s Ukrainians after WWII

    28.04.1947 at 4.00 am 6 Polish division (near 17 000 soldiers) and groups of Polish Internal Security Corps surrounded the area where the Ukrainian population lived. In addition, 13 602 soldiers of the Czechoslovak army blocked the border, and 17 reconnaissance aircraft controlled in the border of the forest and mountains. Soldiers surrounded the...

    Russia develops bills to turn occupied Crimea into offshore jurisdiction
    Apr28

    Russia develops bills to turn occupied Crimea into offshore jurisdiction

    Russia`s State Duma is preparing a package of bills, initiated by Deputy Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Chepa (”Fair Russia”), on the introduction of an offshore regime in the annexed Crimea, according to Kommersant publication. In addition to expanding tax benefits, the amendments propose a mechanism for creating trusts...

    About 1,500 Russian soldiers killed in Donbas since spring 2014 – Russian NGO
    Apr28

    About 1,500 Russian soldiers killed in Donbas since spring 2014 – Russian NGO

    Chairperson of NGO Union of the Committees of Soldiers` Mothers of Russia Valentina Melnikova estimates that at least 1,500 Russian servicemen have been killed in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, since spring 2014, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”There aren`t any exact numbers – we`ve got general estimates,” she told Channel 112. ”Unlike...

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council
    Apr27

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council

    Hacked emails show that the Kremlin directs and funds the ostensibly independent ”republics” in eastern Ukraine and runs military operations there, Aric Toler and Melinda Haring wrote in an article for Atlantic Council titled ”Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show.” In late 2016, Ukrainian hacker groups released emails...

    Lessons of ”patriotism”: Russian militants in Donbas experiment with children`s minds in occupied areas
    Apr27

    Lessons of ”patriotism”: Russian militants in Donbas experiment with children`s minds in occupied areas

    ”Help Dima the sapper evade all enemy mines, overcome all obstacles and pay a visit to his grandmother,” a labyrinth-style wargame published in the children`s magazine Polite Little People issued in occupied Luhansk tells its readers. There have been only two copies published, but the ideas outlined here are already blooming and giving fruit,...

    Escalation in Donbas: 65 Russian attacks, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 wounded in last 24 hours
    Apr26

    Escalation in Donbas: 65 Russian attacks, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 wounded in last 24 hours

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 65 times in the past 24 hours, with 3 Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and 4 as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector, the enemy opened...

    Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Ukraine
    Apr26

    Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Ukraine

    31 years passed since  26 April 1986, when near Ukrainian town Prypyat exploded Reactor No. 4 at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. That was one of the worst nuclear accident to have ever occurred on the Earth after which 350,000 residents of Ukraine that was a part of the former USSR were evacuated, and was created the 30-kilometer Exclusion...

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with  Russian delegation
    Apr25

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with Russian delegation

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demands the resignation of Pedro Agramunt from the post of PACE President. Italian representative Michele Nicoletti made a relevant statement at the PACE session in Strasbourg on Monday. After that, a number of deputies rose from their seats and supported the statement with applause....

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