Section: War & conflict

      Russia threat to civilized world, new sanctions needed – diplomat
      Mar07

      Russia threat to civilized world, new sanctions needed – diplomat

      Russia consciously undermines the international order and threatens the entire civilized world, therefore the West should apply more economic sanctions against Moscow to make it respect international law, according to Volodymyr Vasylenko, the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine, judge of the International Court of Justice...

      Day 2 of Hague Ukraine vs. Russia hearings: Moscow denies Kyiv`s accusations
      Mar07

      Day 2 of Hague Ukraine vs. Russia hearings: Moscow denies Kyiv`s accusations

      During the second day of hearings on the Ukraine vs. Russia case, the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, considered Kyiv`s request to introduce provisional measures against Russia to protect Ukrainian citizens` rights to life. The case is being considered as an urgent matter. See also: Hague Court to begin hearing of...

      Ukraine interior minister claim Russia`s Sberbank servicing clients with Donetsk and Luhansk separatist passports
      Mar07

      Ukraine interior minister claim Russia`s Sberbank servicing clients with Donetsk and Luhansk separatist passports

      Minister of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov in a harsh statement published on Facebook wrote that Sberbank of Russia in Ukraine has greenlighted services for its clients, owners of non-recognized ”passports” issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”people`s republics.” ”Sberbank of Russia must stop its operations in...

      Trump once again addresses Crimea annexation, calls Obama ”weak”
      Mar07

      Trump once again addresses Crimea annexation, calls Obama ”weak”

      U.S. President Donald Trump has rained criticism down on his predecessor, Barack Obama, over the fact that Russia managed to seize Crimea during his tenure. ”For eight years Russia `ran over` President Obama, got stronger and stronger, picked-off Crimea and added missiles. Weak!,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. Earlier, February 15, acting spokesman for...

      Russian banks don`t accept ”LPR”/”DPR” passports, despite Putin`s decree
      Mar07

      Russian banks don`t accept ”LPR”/”DPR” passports, despite Putin`s decree

      Russian banks do not work with clients holding ”passports” of the self-proclaimed Donbas republics – the so-called Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”), despite a decree issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize such ”documents,” according to the Russian media outlet RBC. None of the top 30 banks...

      Russia outraged by extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine
      Mar07

      Russia outraged by extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine

      The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada has condemned the extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine and called it ”counterproductive.” ”The Canadian government`s decision to extend the military mission in Ukraine is counterproductive and does not facilitate intra-Ukrainian political process, including direct dialogue between Kyiv...

      Ukraine reports 5 wounded amid 100 Russian attacks in last day
      Mar07

      Ukraine reports 5 wounded amid 100 Russian attacks in last day

      Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 100 times in the past 24 hours with 5 Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”The invaders repeatedly opened fire from tanks on Butivka coal mine and...

      Another Luhansk terrorists` leader aka “Plastun” reportedly eliminated in Donbas
      Mar06

      Another Luhansk terrorists` leader aka “Plastun” reportedly eliminated in Donbas

      Ukrainian Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied territory and internally displaced people George Tuka says a ”warlord” of the so-called ”Luhansk People`s Republic” (”LPR”) terrorist organization, a Russian mercenary, nom-de-guerre `Plastun,` has been killed in the Donbas conflict zone. ”Another one has joined the `ceasefire`…,” he wrote on...

      Pro-Russian Bosnian Serb leader claims Crimea issue ”settled”
      Mar06

      Pro-Russian Bosnian Serb leader claims Crimea issue ”settled”

      The so-called ”president” of the self-proclaimed Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Milorad Dodik, has said that the Russian annexation of Crimea is ”settled,” according to the Russian newspaper Izvestia. Speaking about the results of the so-called referendum in Crimea, he said that the ”will of the people must be respected,” Izvestia...

      International Committee of the Red Cross head arrives in Ukraine
      Mar06

      International Committee of the Red Cross head arrives in Ukraine

      President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has arrived in Ukraine. ”[I`ve] arrived in Ukraine for a visit. For nearly three years, people in the east have lived in the shadow of war, and hostilities again on the rise,” he wrote on Twitter on March 6. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged Maurer...