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      OSCE reports close small-arms fire in Donetsk region
      Mar19

      OSCE reports close small-arms fire in Donetsk region

      A patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has faced a close small-arms fire in Donetsk region. ”On March 17, five SMM members were positioned – outside two of its vehicles – 15km north of Donetsk on the eastern side of highway H20, where it intersects with a secondary road leading east to Donetsk Water Filtration Station,...

      112 Russian attacks on Ukrainian position in Donbas – 4 killed, 3 wounded in last day
      Mar18

      112 Russian attacks on Ukrainian position in Donbas – 4 killed, 3 wounded in last day

      Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 112 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and three as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy...

      Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation
      Mar18

      Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Turkey has reiterated the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. ”Three years have passed since Ukraine`s Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on the grounds of an illegitimate referendum held on March 16, 2014,” according to a press release regarding...

      Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump
      Mar18

      Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump

      Arming Ukraine and imposing tougher sanctions on Russia are among the six policies offered by former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Michael Carpenter to U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, according to the U.S. Foreign Policy...

      Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in international blind spot in Crimea – Amnesty International
      Mar18

      Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in international blind spot in Crimea – Amnesty International

      Three years after the peninsula`s unlawful annexation by Russia in March 2014, the human rights situation in Crimea is worsening fast, said Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on March 17, 2017. ”It is exacerbated by the absence of any effective international monitoring mechanism with access to the peninsula, which has emboldened the...

      Trump hopes for ”peaceful resolution” to Donbas conflict
      Mar18

      Trump hopes for ”peaceful resolution” to Donbas conflict

      U.S. President Donald Trump has announced after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that they seek a ”peaceful solution” to the conflict in Russia-occupied Donbas, the east of Ukraine. ”I also appreciate Chancellor Merkel`s leadership along with the French President [Francois Hollande] to resolve the conflict in Ukraine where we...

      ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine” – Lithuanian President
      Mar18

      ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine” – Lithuanian President

      Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has expressed support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine,” Grybauskaite wrote on Twitter on March 18, 2017. Memo. Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum...

      Ukraine reports 77 Russian attacks: 2 soldiers killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours
      Mar17

      Ukraine reports 77 Russian attacks: 2 soldiers killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours

      Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 77 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and eight as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the enemy...

      OSCE reports almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in Donbas in last week
      Mar17

      OSCE reports almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in Donbas in last week

      OSCE Principal Deputy Chief Monitor in Ukraine Alexander Hug has announced that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine recorded almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine in the last week. ”The SMM recorded 14,698 ceasefire violations in the last week,” he said at a press event in Kyiv on Friday. ”This shows that sides...

      Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea
      Mar17

      Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea

      Germany`s Siemens says it has fulfilled its contract with Russia`s Technopromexport by supplying four gas turbines, while the buyer previously accused the manufacturer of contract breach. ”We have supplied turbines to Technopromexport,” CEO of the Siemens energy and gas production department in Russia Nikolai Rotmistrov said in an interview...

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