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      ”No one will tell us what to do!”: Ukraine not to cancel drills near Crimea following Russian threats
      Dec01

      ”No one will tell us what to do!”: Ukraine not to cancel drills near Crimea following Russian threats

      Threats cannot thwart Ukraine`s plans concerning military exercises, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO issues Andriy Lysenko told a Kyiv briefing Wednesday, answering a question on Russia`s alleged threats to conduct a missile strike if Ukraine pursued with its plans to hold missile exercises near the temporarily occupied...

      Kerry knows what prevents Russia from ”marching to Kyiv”
      Dec01

      Kerry knows what prevents Russia from ”marching to Kyiv”

      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says these are U.S. sanctions that prevented Russia from thinking about an ”easy path to march to Kyiv.” ”Across the ocean, we`ve been steadfast in backing a democratic Ukraine, and those who complain should look at the reality that our sanctions, our engagement, our support for Ukraine actually prevented Russia...

      Ukraine forces attacked 31 times in last day; shelled from tanks, mortars in Mariupol sector
      Nov30

      Ukraine forces attacked 31 times in last day; shelled from tanks, mortars in Mariupol sector

      Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 31 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the militants opened fire from mortars on the village of Shyrokyne and the town of Krasnohorivka,...

      Kremlin threatens with missile strike if Ukraine tests new missile system. New Russian weapon was deployed in Crimea today (Video)
      Nov30

      Kremlin threatens with missile strike if Ukraine tests new missile system. New Russian weapon was deployed in Crimea today (Video)

      Russia threatened with missile strike in the case if Ukraine conducts military drills near the occupied Crimea. This warning is contained in the letter of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, addressed to the military attaché at the Ukrainian Embassy in the Russian Federation. ZN.UA reports this, citing sources in the Ministry of Defense of...

      YouTube may quit Russia – media
      Nov30

      YouTube may quit Russia – media

      A bill has been introduced to the Russian State Duma on restricting the activity of online movie theaters, according to the Russian media outlet Kommersant. Similarly to the law on media, the bill limits from June 1, 2017 to 20% the foreign share in companies that set up audiovisual services with professional content, Kommersant reports. This is...

      Gerashchenko: Ukraine in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas
      Nov30

      Gerashchenko: Ukraine in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas

      First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has said that the Ukrainian side at the Normandy Four foreign ministers meeting in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas. ”The Ukrainian side insists on liberating all hostages before Christmas and the beginning of the new year of 2017. The process of...

      Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”
      Nov30

      Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”

      The issue of an armed mission in eastern Ukraine ”is no longer relevant”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following the negotiations of theNormandy Four top diplomats in Minsk earlier today, November 29, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports. ”The question is no longer relevant, there exists no such need. Today, no one spoke about...

      Russia continues military build up at Ukraine`s borders: 2 infantry divisions set up
      Nov30

      Russia continues military build up at Ukraine`s borders: 2 infantry divisions set up

      Two motorized infantry divisions with units in Belgorod, Voronezh and Smolensk regions were formed in 2016, as announced by Russia`s Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu, TASS news agency reported. ”This year in the Western Military District, we took about a 100 of arrangement measures, including on the completion of setting up two...

      Over 2,140 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas after Russian invasion
      Nov30

      Over 2,140 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas after Russian invasion

      As of November 21, 2016, the number of Ukrainian soldiers who were killed during the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, was 2,145 people, according to the Ukrainian project ”Dostup do pravdy” (”Access to the truth”), which cited data it received from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. See also: Victims of the Russian military...

      No accord on withdrawal of Russian troops, mercenaries from Donbas – Ukraine`s Foreign Minister
      Nov30

      No accord on withdrawal of Russian troops, mercenaries from Donbas – Ukraine`s Foreign Minister

      No agreement had been reached on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied territory of Donbas, while Ukraine kept insisting on the deployment of an armed OSCE police mission, Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told a briefing after the talks of the Normandy Four top diplomats in Minsk, broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”There...