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      Norway and Finland thaw relations with Russia
      Dec02

      Norway and Finland thaw relations with Russia

      Norway and Finland have revived economic and trade contacts with Russian ministers for the first time since the annexation of Crimea in a sign of a thawing in relations, according to the Financial Times. Three Norwegian ministers met their Russian counterpart for natural resources this week in the first such bilateral meeting in more than two...

      ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept
      Dec01

      ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new concept of Russia`s foreign policy. A relevant document repealing the effect of the previous Russian foreign policy concept of February 12, 2013 was published on the official website of the Russian legal information. In particular, the document provides for efforts to strengthen positions of the...

      U.S. Congress set to boost up to $350 mln security aid to Ukraine in National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017
      Dec01

      U.S. Congress set to boost up to $350 mln security aid to Ukraine in National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017

      U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have presented their consolidated version of the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017, with up to US$350 million to be allocated as security assistance to Ukraine, according to a posting on the website of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”From amounts authorized to be provided for...

      Ukraine offers latest weapons and equipment at NATO headquarters for first time
      Dec01

      Ukraine offers latest weapons and equipment at NATO headquarters for first time

      For the first time in history, Ukrainian military-industrial complex (MIC) is showcasing its latest weapons and equipment at NATO Headquarters, offering its partners the possibility of complete refusal from the products of the Russian military-industrial complex. According to an UNIAN correspondent, the presentation is held in Brussels today in...

      European Court annuls part of sanctions against Putin`s friend Rotenberg. Document
      Dec01

      European Court annuls part of sanctions against Putin`s friend Rotenberg. Document

      The General Court of the European Union on November 30 declared unfounded EU sanctions against Russian businessman and President Putin`s friend Arkady Rotenberg, which were in force from July 2014 to March 2015. General Court of the European Union from Hanna Minenko ”By today`s judgement, the General Court partly upholds the action for annulment...

      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...

      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...

      55,000 Russian troops massing near Ukraine – Ukrainian Defense Ministry
      Nov30

      55,000 Russian troops massing near Ukraine – Ukrainian Defense Ministry

      Ukraine`s Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov says some 55,000 Russian troops are now massing near the border with Ukraine. ”Currently, Russia has amassed about 55,000 servicemen near the Ukrainian border. The presence of the Russian regular army on the territory of Ukraine varies from 5,000 to 7,500 soldiers. In Crimea, this figure is 23,000...

      Canada adds Crimean officials to sanctions list
      Nov29

      Canada adds Crimean officials to sanctions list

      In order to maintain the necessary pressure on Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations with respect to Ukraine, the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations have been amended to list 15 additional separatist individuals, including six members of Russia`s State Duma from Crimea, who are subject to an asset freeze...

      Ukraine reports 38 attacks in Donbas in last day, hot spot near Mariupol
      Nov29

      Ukraine reports 38 attacks in Donbas in last day, hot spot near Mariupol

      Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 38 times in the past 24 hours, and most of the attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector in Donetsk region, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Russia`s hybrid military force used 120mm and 82mm mortars,...

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