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    Pentagon vows to strengthen potential of Ukraine’s army
    Feb16

    Pentagon vows to strengthen potential of Ukraine’s army

    The United States remains “strongly supportive” to building the capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces, the Pentagon spokesperson announced on Wednesday, APA reported citing Sputnik International. …read more Source:...

    Diplomat on US statements about Crimea: Russia does not give its land away
    Feb16

    Diplomat on US statements about Crimea: Russia does not give its land away

    Crimea is Russian territory and Russia does not give away its territories, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said about White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s remark Donald Trump “has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate … …read more Source:...

    FMs to gather in Germany for G20 summit
    Feb16

    FMs to gather in Germany for G20 summit

    DUSHANBE, 16.02.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Top diplomats of the G20 members will gather on Thursday in Germany’s western city of Bonn, paving the way for the G20 Summit in July, Xinhua reports citing media on Wednesday. According to the official agenda, the two-day ministerial informal meeting will mainly focus on the 2030 sustainable...

    Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure
    Feb16

    Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure

    Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyberoffensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s security service chief of staff, said at a press conference that the...

    Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy
    Feb16

    Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy

    Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting to work out a response to a two-week strike by ultranationalists who have blocked a railroad between the coal-producing […]...

    Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms
    Feb16

    Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms

    An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile front line by Monday in line with a tattered peace plan. Martin Sajdik, the lead negotiator from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the crisis, said Ukraine, Russia and the eastern rebels...

    China, Ukraine agree to develop security cooperation
    Feb16

    China, Ukraine agree to develop security cooperation

    The National Guard of Ukraine said on Wednesday it had agreed to develop security cooperation with the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force. …read more Source: English China News...

    Trump dodges questions as Russia scandal deepens
    Feb16

    Trump dodges questions as Russia scandal deepens

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump dodged questions about ties with Russia, railed against intelligence leaks and defended a key aide he just fired, as crisis engulfed his young presidency Wednesday. Amid revelations that Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials in the run-up to his shock election victory last year, the...

    Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support
    Feb16

    Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support

    BRUSSELS: US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies Wednesday that Donald Trump’s administration would “moderate its commitment” to the transatlantic alliance unless members met their spending pledges. Mattis’s no-nonsense message to his counterparts in Brussels follows years of calls by Washington for...

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said US President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Moscow says an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of Russia in a 2014 referendum wanting...

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