Section: War & conflict

      Reuters Exclusive: Syrian rebels tell U.S. they won`t leave Aleppo
      Dec04

      Reuters Exclusive: Syrian rebels tell U.S. they won`t leave Aleppo

      Syrian rebel groups have told the United States they will not leave Aleppo after Moscow called for talks with Washington over a full withdrawal of rebel fighters from the city`s besieged eastern districts, a rebel official said on Sunday, according to Reuters. Speaking to Reuters from Turkey, senior rebel official Zakaria Malahifji said the...

      Prosecutor General`s Office gets evidence of Russia using Ukraine`s drilling platforms in Black Sea
      Dec04

      Prosecutor General`s Office gets evidence of Russia using Ukraine`s drilling platforms in Black Sea

      Violations against Ukrainian drilling platforms in the Black Sea, seized by the Russian Federation, may strengthen Ukraine`s position in lawsuits against Russia, according to a statement published on the website of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. Military prosecutors recorded the fact of changing the navigation data of drilling...

      Ukraine reports 6 wounded in Donbas hostilities in past 24 hours
      Dec04

      Ukraine reports 6 wounded in Donbas hostilities in past 24 hours

      Six Ukrainian troops were wounded in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas in the past day, speaker of the Ministry of Defense for the ATO issues Andriy Lysenko told a briefing Saturday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. View map in full size ”Over the past day as a result of the fighting there are no casualties, but six troops...

      Lavrov ”doesn`t understand” why Kyiv continues ATO
      Dec03

      Lavrov ”doesn`t understand” why Kyiv continues ATO

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday he ”does not understand” the reasons Kyiv continues its military operation in eastern Ukraine against the self-proclaimed militant republics, according to Ukraine Today. ”I`ll be honest, I don`t understand why the so-called anti-terrorist operation is still going on in Ukraine and the leaders of...

      Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea
      Dec03

      Ukraine informs NATO on signs of possible transporting chemical weapons from Syria to Crimea

      During their visit to NATO Headquarters, the Ukrainian delegation handed over the Allies information, which indicates possible transportation of chemical weapons from Syria to the occupied Crimea, head of Ukraine`s Permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, MP Iryna Friz (BPP) has told UNIAN. ”We handed over an analytical report on...

      Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in last day
      Dec03

      Escalation in Donbas: Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 42 times in last day

      Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy used banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and...

      Putin on revision of Sentsov verdict: ”Appropriate conditions should ripen”
      Dec02

      Putin on revision of Sentsov verdict: ”Appropriate conditions should ripen”

      During the meeting of the Council for Culture and Arts and of the Council on the Russian language of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, Russian film director Alexander Sokurov appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconsider the verdict of Ukrainian citizen Oleh Sentsov. Putin refused, citing the fact that ”in a Russian way and...

      Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst
      Dec02

      Ukraine should watch out for Russian retaliation over missile drills – analyst

      Ukrainian political expert Oleksandr Khara spoke with Ukraine Today on missile drills near Crimea and the Russian threats of a harsh response. ”Russia is trying to make a grip over Ukraine, to threaten it by military means and to wage its hybrid war, so it`s a natural reaction of Ukrainian military to improve their ability to defend the country...

      Russian “provocation” risk worries Estonia amid U.S. transition
      Dec02

      Russian “provocation” risk worries Estonia amid U.S. transition

      Estonia is braced for ”provocations” from neighboring Russia, which it says could seek to undermine Western solidarity during Donald Trump`s transition to the U.S. presidency, according to Bloomberg. Instability in the Baltic region has risen because of ”the growing aggressiveness of Russia`s regime over several years,” according to Estonian...

      Hot spot in Mariupol sector in last day, militants use banned artillery
      Dec01

      Hot spot in Mariupol sector in last day, militants use banned artillery

      Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, focusing on the Mariupol sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the militants used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars...