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    Rival Syria resolutions by West and Russia defeated at UN
    Oct09

    Rival Syria resolutions by West and Russia defeated at UN

    Rival resolutions on Syria backed by the West and Russia were defeated in the UN Security Council on Saturday, offering no relief to the besieged city of Aleppo and leaving the key powers even more divided over a course of action in the war-ravaged country, according to ABC News. Russia vetoed a French-drafted resolution demanding an immediate...

    Russia moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad: U.S. intelligence official
    Oct08

    Russia moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad: U.S. intelligence official

    Russia is moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad, a tiny Russian enclave sitting between Poland and Lithuania, a U.S. intelligence official said Friday, confirming Estonian news reports, according to Reuters. Russia`s reasons for shipping the 500-kilometer-range Iskander-M missiles to Kaliningrad ”could be innocuous,” said the official,...

    EU ready to consider sanctions against Russian MPs ”elected” in occupied Crimea
    Oct08

    EU ready to consider sanctions against Russian MPs ”elected” in occupied Crimea

    The European Union is ready to consider the imposition of sanctions against the so-called deputies of the State Duma, which had been ”elected” in the Russian-annexed Crimea, that`s according to Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Serhiy Petukhov and First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzhaparova who spoke after the completion of...

    Russian S-400 put in full operation in annexed Crimea – Russian Ministry of Defense
    Oct08

    Russian S-400 put in full operation in annexed Crimea – Russian Ministry of Defense

    The new Russian anti-aircraft missile systems have been put on combat duty in the annexed Crimea, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported October 7. ”In the middle of 2016, a regimental kit of the anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Triumph and an anti-aircraft missile-gun system Pantsyr-S...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, fire artillery on Avdiyivka
    Oct07

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, fire artillery on Avdiyivka

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, including 16 in the Mariupol sector, 10 barrages in the Luhansk sector, and four in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. In the Donetsk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force...

    173 Ukrainian troops killed in Donbas in 2016 – Defense Minister
    Oct07

    173 Ukrainian troops killed in Donbas in 2016 – Defense Minister

    173 Ukrainian military servicemen have been killed during the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the 173 Ukrainian servicemen have died since the beginning of 2016, Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said during a meeting with the Chief of the Defense Staff of the Armed Forces of Sweden Dennis Gyllensporre held in Stockholm, the press service of...

    Putin threatens to shoot down any “unidentified flying targets” over Syria
    Oct06

    Putin threatens to shoot down any “unidentified flying targets” over Syria

    More sabre rattling is coming from Russia as the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov says missiles will be downed to ”secure” the Russian military bases in Syria, according to RIA Novosti. ”I should remind the U.S. `strategists` that the air shield of Russian military bases in Hmeymim and...

    Ukraine`s defense minister starts first visit to Sweden
    Oct06

    Ukraine`s defense minister starts first visit to Sweden

    Ukrainian Defense Minister, General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak has left for Sweden on his first visit to that country since Ukraine`s independence, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. During his visit to Stockholm General Poltorak will hold bilateral meetings with Minister of Defense of Sweden Peter Hultqvist and Chief of...

    Germany`s ex-Chancellor Schroeder gets top position at Gazprom subsidiary
    Oct05

    Germany`s ex-Chancellor Schroeder gets top position at Gazprom subsidiary

    Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder now chairs the Board of the new company Nord Stream 2, which is part of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, according to Tagesspiel. Former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder took over the chairmanship of the Board of the energy company Nord Stream 2, the one that works to expand the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany....

    Serious escalation in Eastern Ukraine: heavy shelling in Luhansk sector
    Oct05

    Serious escalation in Eastern Ukraine: heavy shelling in Luhansk sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 68 times in the past 24 hours, including 36 barrages in the Luhansk sector, 19 in the Mariupol sector, and 13 in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In the Luhansk sector, the enemy resorted to...

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