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      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...

      Russia says foreign spies plan cyber attack on banking system
      Dec02

      Russia says foreign spies plan cyber attack on banking system

      Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia`s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust, according to Reuters. Russia`s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said in a statement that the servers to be used...

      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...

      Pro-Ukrainian blogger arrested in militant-held Luhansk
      Dec01

      Pro-Ukrainian blogger arrested in militant-held Luhansk

      Russian-backed militants arrested a pro-Ukrainian blogger Eduard Nedeliayev in the occupied city of Luhansk. He is allegedly accused of a cooperation with Ukrainian secret services and the Aidar battalion, Ukraine Today reported. As the so-called ”Ministry of state security” of the non-recognized ”Luhansk people`s republic” claims, the man was...

      Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards
      Dec01

      Russia preparing paratroopers rotation in Crimea`s north – border guards

      Ukrainian Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian says the Russian Federation plans to replace paratroopers from Stavropol, who have been serving in the north of occupied Crimea near the administrative border with mainland Ukraine from August, by paratroopers from Tula. ”Preparations for the immediate rotation of airborne units of the...

      Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches
      Dec01

      Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches

      Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that new external threats and challenges require innovative approaches. ”Complex modern realities, new external challenges and threats set highly sensitive tasks to the intelligence service, require innovative approaches to the protection of national...

      Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea
      Dec01

      Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explains that the only reason why Ukraine is now conducting missile tests in the country`s south near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula is the need to get prepared for a full-scale Russian incursion. ”Let me emphasize once again: the only reason that makes us conduct these exercises [by Ukraine`s Air...

      Ukraine publishes Russia`s letter against missile tests near Crimea
      Dec01

      Ukraine publishes Russia`s letter against missile tests near Crimea

      A letter handed over by the Russian side to Ukraine`s military envoy in protest at missile tests near Crimea has been shared with the public. The letter addressing the military attach? under Ukraine`s Embassy in Russia was published by the Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet. ”The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation warns that if launched...

      Ukraine kicks off missile tests near occupied Crimea

      Head of the Ukrainian South Air Command`s press center Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky has announced the beginning of Ukrainian military drills with missile launches in the south of the country, according to 112 Ukraine TV Channel. According to him, the drills include checking flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles, namely the S-300...

      OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29
      Dec01

      OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29

      The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reports its monitors have recorded some 550 explosions in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region including some 550 explosions, compared with about 100 explosions in the previous reporting period,” the mission said in its daily update...