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      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...

      Russian central bank loses $31 million in cyber attack
      Dec04

      Russian central bank loses $31 million in cyber attack

      Hackers stole more than RUB 2 billion ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday, the latest example of an escalation of cyber attacks on financial institutions around the globe. Central bank official Artyom Sychyov discussed the losses at a briefing, saying that the hackers had attempted to...

      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...

      RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award
      Dec04

      RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award

      The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service`s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony today presided over by BBG Chief Executive Officer...

      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 asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”
      Dec03

      Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”

      Pechersk District Court of Kyiv ordered to seize the ”Scythian gold”, which was exhibited at the expo in the Netherlands titled Crimea – the golden island in the Black Sea, as reported by the press service of the Prosecutor`s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In addition, a copy of the court order was forwarded to Interpol with a...

      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...