Monthly Archives: January 2020

‘DPR’ terrorists hunting cars with Ukrainian number plates – blogger

They seize cars that do not have number plates issued by the “DPR.” The ‘DPR’ is backed by Russia / REUTERS Terrorists of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) have started seizing cars in the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk if they have Ukrainian-issued number plates. “They are now after owners of [cars with] Ukrainian-issued number plates,” Ukrainian blogger Denys Kazansky

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Iran reveals how Ukrainian airliner with 176 passengers crashed, apportion blames

The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation, has revealed how the Ukrainian air plane with 176 passengers on board crashed. It said the crew refused to call for help during the crisis. Investigations are ongoing to unveil the reason behind the tragic incident and the Aviation Organisation has claimed that witnesses, including the crew of another passing flight saw the plane engulfed

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Russia at War: a review of “From Russia with Blood”

2020/01/09 – 20:11 • Hybrid War Article by: Dirk Mattheisen Heidi Blake’s, From Russia With Blood, about Russian state-sponsored attacks and murders of individuals in Russia and abroad, including Russian defectors Sergei Skripal and Alexander Litvinenko and others, is a gripping read. But the real story is the larger picture that emerges from these murders confirming what is already widely

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Iranian officials maintain it’s ‘scientifically impossible’ for the Ukraine International Airlines flight to have been shot down by a missile

Multiple US outlets are reporting that Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Iran. However, Iran continues to maintain that its missile defense system is not to blame. An Iranian official said Thursday that it was “scientifically impossible” for one of their defense missiles struck the plane because of its altitude and the fact

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U.S. Believes Ukraine Airliner Accidentally Brought Down By Iran, Officials Say

A Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was most likely brought down accidentally by Iranian anti-aircraft missiles, U.S. officials said on Thursday. According to satellite data, one U.S. official said, the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 bound for Kiev was airborne for two minutes after departing Tehran when the heat signatures of two surface-to-air missiles were detected.

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Trump on downed Ukrainian plane: Somebody could have made a mistake

President Trump on Thursday suggested that “somebody could’ve made a mistake” as reports emerged that Iran may have shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. Trump was asked during a White House event for his response to the plane crash at the same time multiple outlets reported U.S. officials increasingly believe an Iranian missile took down the aircraft. The president declined to speculate on

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BREAKING: U.S. Officials ‘Confident’ Ukraine Plane Was Shot Down By Iranian Missile

Multiple sources are reporting that U.S. military officials believe that the Ukraine plane crash outside of Tehran earlier this week – resulting in the deaths of all 176 people on board – was caused by an Iranian missile strike. Newsweek reports that a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official believe that a surface-to-air missile

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Protesters Storm Pro-Russian Leader’s HQ in Breakaway Georgian Region

Crowds of demonstrators contesting a local election broke into the authorities’ headquarters in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia on Thursday and demanded the resignation of its president, Russian state media reported. A few hundred people gathered outside the building in the city of Sukhumi, the pro-Russian region’s capital, before breaking down the door and smashing windows to get inside, pictures

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Russian special services planned to kill ex-commander of Ukrainian army battalion – SBU

PHOTOS, VIDEO09.01.2020 16:33 Counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prevented in Kharkiv an attempt to kill a former combat commander of an intelligence unit of a Ukrainian Armed Forces battalion, which was organized by Russian special services, the SBU press center has reported. “SBU operatives established that Russian special services involved a Kharkiv resident, who had previously

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PS752 crash: Ukrainian experts examining Boeing wreckage in Iran say fire didn’t start from engines

16:55, 09 January 2020 The team expects to gain access to air traffic control system radar data. Members of the Ukrainian state commission investigating the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 near Tehran, who had earlier arrived in Iran and have examined the plane wreckage. The engine malfunction version cannot be confirmed, a Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov said with reference

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Ukraine studying theory of Russian rocket attack against UIA plane

Ukraine is studying four theories behind the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, one of them being the downing of the plane by a rocket of the Russian-made Tor surface-to-air missile system, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov has reported on Facebook. “Experts are studying various theories behind a sudden fall of the plane,

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Zelensky invites Sweden to join investigation into UIA plane crash

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone conversation with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, expressed condolences to the families of the Swedish citizens killed in the UIA plane crash in Iran and invited Sweden to join the investigation, according to the president’s press service. “We are taking every effort to find out the causes of

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Disinformation Review: Twenty Years of Distorting the Media

This week’s disinformation cases reflect a culture of resentment that has become an established trend in the loyal pro-Kremlin media over the last decade. The Russian word обида – “obida” – umbrage, resentment, pouting, holding a grudge – has become a core element in shaping public attitudes by the state media’s spin doctors. The Russian writer Andrey Arkhangelsky, featured earlier

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Russian Airlines Continue Flying Through Iranian Airspace

Russian airlines are continuing to operate flights to Tehran and fly over Iranian airspace following the crash of a Boeing 737 Ukrainian International Airlines flight Wednesday that killed 176 passengers and crew. Russia’s national airline Aeroflot completed a round trip from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport to the Iranian capital just hours after a handful of other international airlines cancelled or diverted

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Ukrainian passenger jet crashed after being hit by Iranian Tor-M1 missile

Ukrainian passenger jet probably crashed after being hit by a Russian-made Tor-M1 missile over Parand and crashed in the town of Khalaj Abad. Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752, en route from Tehran to Kyiv, with 176 people on board has crashed in Iran just minutes after take-off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, and officials say there is no chance of

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None Of Versions Of UIA Plane’s Crash In Iran Must Be Ignored

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksii Danilov, states that none of the versions of the crash of the plane of Kyiv-based Ukraine International Airlines air company in Teheran (the Islamic Republic of Iran) must be ignored. He said this in a comment to Ukrainian News Agency. Therefore, Danilov did not rule out the possibility of a

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