Monthly Archives: March 2020

Russia-led forces strike Ukraine medical vehicle in Donbas (Photo)

The enemy hit the vehicle with two grenade launcher fragmentation rounds, using UAVs. Photo from JFO HQ The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) says Russia’s hybrid military forces have struck a Ukrainian medical vehicle of one of the JFO units near the village of Talakivka in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Read also Ukraine reports six WIAs, one KIA, amid six

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U.S. forces block large Russian military convoy from travelling on a road in northern Syria

U.S. military units once again blocked a Russian military convoy in northeastern Syria. The incident took place in the Syrian province of Hasaka, when Russian military equipment was being transported to one of the bases. “According to news reports, a large Russian military convoy tried to transport equipment passing through the Tal Tamr roundabout when it was blocked by an

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Russian Share Prices Collapse, Ruble and Oil Tumble

‘Black Monday’ sees state-backed Sberbank, VTB, Rosneft and Gazprom all suffer multi-billion dollar hits to their share price. Leading Russian firms saw their share prices collapse Monday, as the fallout from Moscow rejecting an oil production pact with Saudi Arabia rocks global financial markets. Among the biggest losers were state-backed lenders Sberbank and VTB, which both plunged by more than 20% when

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MH17 crash murder suspects absent as trial kicks off with reading nearly 300 names of those killed

Rob Fredriksz, who lost his son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy, places a sign next to 298 empty chairs, each chair for one of the 298 victims of the downed Malaysia Air flight MH17, placed in a park opposite the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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Kyiv: Russia to deport a coronavirus patient with Russian passport to DPR

A man who recently arrived in the Russian city of Novosakhtinsk from China with symptoms of coronavirus, will be soon deported to the territory of Donbas, which is not under Ukraine’s control, reports the command center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces operation, citing intelligence data. It is reported that the infected person is a resident of the separatist-held territories of Donbas, who

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Goldman Sachs: Prepare For $20 Oil

By Tsvetana Paraskova – Mar 09, 2020, 11:00 AM CDT The oil market is heading into a whole different era now that Saudi Arabia and Russia are squaring off in an all-out oil price war following Friday’s failed OPEC+ agreement—and US$20 Brent Crude is now a real possibility, Goldman Sachs said on Monday. Oil prices plunged by 10 percent on Friday after OPEC and its

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Baltics Call for Unified European ‘Frontline’ Against Russian Disinformation

Article by: Olevs Nikers, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 29 In light of the three Baltic States’ and other Central and Eastern European countries’ continued struggle against Russian disinformation, Latvian President Egils Levits emphasized that international law needs to be improved to promote cyber security and limit sovereign countries’ vulnerabilities to information warfare (President.lv, February 14). Speaking at this

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Occupy the Information Space!

Kremlin Tactics to Discredit the JIT The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, RISS, a Kremlin-funded think tank, published recently an essay with the title “Securing Information for Foreign Policy Purposes in the Context of Digital Reality”. The paper is quoting Russian military theorist Aleksander Bartosh who describes “disinformation and propaganda in media and social networks are the main characteristics of

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Russia sensationally claims Australia tampered with MH17 wreckage after the plane was shot down – as four separatists accused of killing 298 passengers and crew face court for the first time

Dr Alexey Pavlovsky believes evidence from MH17 was falsified by investigators He claims the investigation was predetermined to blame Russia for the attack Dr Pavlovsky says any contrary evidence was hidden by international media  There were 298 people killed including 38 Australians in the tragedy in July 2014 A BUK missile shot from land held by pro-Russia separatists hit the

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