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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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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Lithuania bans Russian television channel RT

Lithuania’s media watchdog has banned RT due its connection with Dmitry Kiselev, a Russian national who is under EU sanctions for his role in promoting Kremlin’s propaganda during the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. The ban includes five different RT channels: RT, RT HD, RT Spanish, RT Documentary and RT Documentary HD. The move […]

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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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Ukraine calls on UN secretary-general to react to Russian terror in Crimea

Ukraine has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to react to Russia’s violation of international law in the temporarily occupied Crimea. “Russia raids homes in Crimea early in the morning [on July 7] when families are still asleep, unlawfully detaining six Crimean Tatars, including a person with a disability,” reads the statement “This is how […]

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UN: Russia’s actions in Syria are war crimes

Reuters informs, that Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday in a report that also condemned attacks by jihadist fighters. They said that “indiscriminate bombardment” by pro-government forces, ahead of a March ceasefire brokered with […]

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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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More victims of Russian mines in Libya

Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by Russian mercenaries\Haftar forces exploded.The blast occurred in the south of the capital Tripoli, according to a statement from Health Ministry officials. Two volunteers from two different non-governmental organizations who were carrying out demining activities in the region died due to […]

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