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This is Ukraine today – December 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved Russia’s new military doctrine

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!

December 26 – One Ukrainian military was killed and one wounded in the ATO area in the last 24 hours, informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

December 26 – “Ukrzaliznytsia” has stopped its passenger and cargo traffic to/from Crimea. According to company’s statement, such measures are being taken “to ensure the safety of our passengers”.

December 26 – Lists of detained persons has been approved as a result of negotiations, held by the contact group, which aims to resolve situation in Donbas. Ukraine and separatists plan to exchange prisoners according to these prisoner lists.

December 26 – Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved Russia’s new military doctrine. Changes in the doctrine are “primarily related to emerging threats, as a result of situation in Ukraine and around it, as well as events in North Africa, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan”. Putin wants to present Russia as besieged fortress and fight the whole world.

December 26 – At 1:50 pm Crimea’s electric power system was disconnected from Ukraine’s electric power system as instructed by the National Energy Company “Ukrenergo”.

December 26 – Ukrainian military, who are taking part in ATO, have discovered and neutralized a sabotage enemy group at a stronghold near Lysychansk. A group of 11 terrorists was destroyed. Two saboteurs were captured. According to Ukrainian military, there is implicit evidence that one of the saboteurs is a Russian citizen while others have been trained in Russian military camps.

December 26 – International payment system Visa has decided to disconnect Russian banks operating in Crimea, from its services. In addition, Visa stated that these restrictions will be maintained until the sanctions against Crimea remain in place. 31 banks are currently operating in Crimea.

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Taras Voznyak

Culture expert, political scientist, editor-in-chief and founder of Independent Cultural Journal "Ї", Co-founder and Head of the Board of Directors of Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI), Member of the Board of Directors of International Renaissance Foundation, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Center of International PEN-Club
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