Section: War & conflict

      4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis
      Dec27

      4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis

      Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov has said that four states of the former Soviet Union are almost ready to recognize that Crimea is not the Ukrainian territory anymore, 112.ua reports. ”It is painful to me that four states of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan), these four...

      Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017
      Dec27

      Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017

      Moscow will continue to influence the processes in the European Union and the United States in order to undermine Western unity by cyberattacks, propaganda campaigns, and political manipulation. Moreover, Moscow will step up these efforts in 2017 to achieve its objectives, which include the lifting of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., which means...

      FSB general dealing with classified documents at Rosneft found dead in car in Moscow
      Dec27

      FSB general dealing with classified documents at Rosneft found dead in car in Moscow

      Russian FSB General Oleg Yerovinkin, 61, who headed a department at Russia`s oil giant Rosneft and was ex-head of the Office of Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, was found dead in a car in the center of Moscow on Monday morning, according to Life.ru. The death of Rosneft`s manager was confirmed by a spokesman for the company in an interview with Russian...

      Talks between Savchenko and self-proclaimed republics out of law – Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister
      Dec27

      Talks between Savchenko and self-proclaimed republics out of law – Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister

      Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister Natalia Sevostyanova has commented on a meeting between Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko and militant leaders of the self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, saying that unauthorized individuals` participation in such talks is not legal, according to Channel 112 Ukraine. ”In my opinion it is...

      Two Ukrainian soldiers, who earlier reported missing, captured by Russian militants, taken to occupied Luhansk
      Dec27

      Two Ukrainian soldiers, who earlier reported missing, captured by Russian militants, taken to occupied Luhansk

      Two Ukrainian troops who earlier went missing in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation are confirmed to have been captured by militants in Luhansk region, the ATO HQ has told TSN news service. ”At about 16:00 on December 26, 2016, two soldiers from a military unit deployed in Luhansk region took the wrong turn near the Zolote checkpoint while...

      NATO ex-General Richard Shirreff describes likely scenario of WWIII: Russia seizes part of Ukraine, Baltic States within few hours
      Dec27

      NATO ex-General Richard Shirreff describes likely scenario of WWIII: Russia seizes part of Ukraine, Baltic States within few hours

      Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff has published the book titled ”2017: War with Russia: An Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command”, where he assumes that Russia is capable of capturing part of Ukraine and the Baltic states in a matter of days, according to VOA. NATO and Russia are close to...

      Journalist on two female hostages released by Russian militants: ”One of them fell in love with DPR terrorist”
      Dec27

      Journalist on two female hostages released by Russian militants: ”One of them fell in love with DPR terrorist”

      As the terrorist-affiliated websites reported earlier today on the handover to the Ukrainian side of two female, a Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov commented on this episode. ”Who are these `prisoners`? Maybe they are some SBU agents or AFU snipers? Maybe they had been captured on the battlefield?” he wrote on Facebook. As it turned out, one of...

      Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea
      Dec27

      Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea

      Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been working on Donald Trump`s plan to normalize relations with the Russian Federation, Germany`s Bild reports. Kissinger should become a mediator between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, according to Bild`s article as the publication refers to the information of the EU intelligence. ”Russia...

      Ukraine retrieves all bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed near Svitlodarsk Duha
      Dec27

      Ukraine retrieves all bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed near Svitlodarsk Duha

      Ukraine`s Defense Ministry has announced that the bodies of all the Ukrainian soldiers killed in battles near the Svitlodarsk Budge have been returned by Russian-backed militants, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”During the fighting, militants seized the bodies of three Ukrainian soldiers,” Defense Ministry spokesperson Vilyen Podhorny said...

      No ceasefire in Donbas: Russian militants attack Ukraine 33 times in last day – Ukrainian Defense Minister
      Dec26

      No ceasefire in Donbas: Russian militants attack Ukraine 33 times in last day – Ukrainian Defense Minister

      Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said that the combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 33 times in the past 24 hours, the ceasefire is not observed, according to an UNIAN correspondent. View map in full size ”Unfortunately, the ceasefire is not observed by the terrorist groups....