Ukraine & NATO agree to strengthen military presence in Black Sea region

Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the security situation in eastern Ukraine and in the Black Sea and agreed to strengthen the military presence in the Black Sea region. They discussed these issues during a phone conversation on July 9, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reports. […]

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Two Crimean Tatars detained during July 7 searches to remand in custody until Sept 9

On July 9, the so-called “Kyiv District Court” in the city of Simferopol in Russian-occupied Crimea has ruled that two Crimean Tatars, namely Alim Sufyanov and Seyran Khayretdinov, who were detained during the July 7 searches, will remand in custody until September 9. The hearings were held behind closed doors. However, over 100 people rallied […]

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Ukraine at OSCE again urges Russia to implement Budapest Memorandum

Ukraine urges Russia to restore full compliance with its obligations under the Budapest Memorandum by ending its aggression and de-occupying Ukraine’s sovereign territories. “We urge the Russian side to restore its full compliance with the Budapest Memorandum by ending its aggression and de-occupying Ukraine’s sovereign territories, as well as compensating for the damage caused to […]

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EU calls on Russia to end pressure on Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

The European Union has condemned systemic human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea and called on Russia to end the pressure on the Crimean Tatar community. “On 7 July 2020, seven individuals, mostly Crimean Tatars, were arrested in the Crimean peninsula for their alleged political affiliation. The European Union considers their detention to be politically […]

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U.S. mulling over increasing military aid to Ukraine

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee on July 7 released the draft fiscal year 2021 Defense funding bill, according to which it is proposed to increase military aid to Ukraine by $25 million. “$275 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, $25 million above the request. Exempts funds from apportionment and requires the Secretary of Defense […]

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Russia sends 20 ammunition trucks and armored vehicles to Donbas

Russia continues to supply the occupying forces in Donetsk and Luhansk regions with weapons, ammunition, fuels and lubricants and other military equipment through border sections not controlled by Ukraine. Defense Ministry spokesman Dmytro Hutsuliak said this at a briefing on Tuesday, July 7, with reference to information from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian […]

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Russia is ready for aggression

Russia has set up three military groups, near Ukraine’s borders, capable of conducting sudden offensive operations. This was announced by the Ukrainian General Leonid Golopatiuk during the OSCE online conference on security. The Kremlin is actively forming new military units and reorganizing military formations in order to increase their combat potential. Continues rearmament and modernization […]

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