, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said the company was planning to supply 12 MiG-29M/M2 fighters to Syria in 2016-2017 under a contract concluded in 2007, but due to the ongoing war in the country there may be problems with the deliveries.
The new president-elect of Ukraine told a German newspaper Wednesday that he planned to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to "ease" the crisis in Ukraine, make for peace. When and where these talks will take place, is not yet decided AFP reports.
Kiev authorities are massing troops around Lugansk, but local self-defense forces are ready to repulse the aggression, President of the Lugansk People’s Republic Valery Bolotov said on Wednesday. self-defense forces prepared for possible attack,"have several fully combat-ready units."
Soldiers of Ukraine’s National Guard have used prohibited explosive bullets banned by international convention while shelling city of Rubizhne, near Luhansk. “They have begun firing explosive bullets in residential areas. People hiding in basements.”
Ukraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, promised to quickly crush activists, ruled out negotiations with pro-Russia protesters, vows to continue military operations in southeastern provinces. Kiev: controls Sergei Prokofiev Airport. 40 killed. 97 percent voted for rejoining Russia.
Obama: US military remains core of America’s ability to influence changes abroad. reserves power to launch attacks if America’s interests threatened, urged Congress earmark billions to assist nations combating terrorism.
A school and a kindergarten have been shelled in Slavyansk as the city becomes increasingly unsafe in the intensified Kiev military campaign. At least 9 civilians were injured in Wednesday’s shelling incidents, including a child. Shells started hitting residential blocks.
Ukrainian military helicopters and fighter jets reappeared, residents of the city rushed to the shops, sweeping foodstuffs from shelves, many fear full-scale storming of Donetsk being launched. Most popular products bought are cereals, canned goods and water, people expect a long-term assault.
50 militiamen, 20 to 50 civilians killed in military operation by Ukraine forces in combat near the city's airport. Impossible to take away the bodies of all the victims, because snipers are shooting at everyone who attempts to approach them.
Russia has called on Ukraine to put an end to violence against people after dozens of civilians were killed in clashes in the main airport of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for an immediate end to military operations in eastern Ukraine.
Bodies are piling up in Donetsk morgues after Kiev unleashed fighter jets and artillery on the country’s southeast just hours after the presidential election. New leader-elect Petro Poroshenko is pushing for the crackdown to become even “more effective.”
’Ukrainian fighter jets and combat helicopters struck terminal building at Donetsk airport to try to dislodge scores of separatist gunmen who seized the complex, triggered hours of heavy firefights, most forceful action by Kiev government in its battle to crush pro-Moscow insurgency.
Moscow has urged Kiev to halt its military operations in eastern Ukraine amid reports of civilian casualties during a full-scale assault on pro-Russian protesters there. Russian Foreign Ministry released statement urging Kiev government to stop Ukraine’s military operations against its people.
Ukraine launched air strikes, paratrooper assault; new leader rejected talks; said military campaign able to put down separatist revolt in hours. Fighting continuing after eight hours with planes, helicopters, rockets, cannon; spread to nearby neighborhoods. Full-blown military standoff, helicopter destroyed.
Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished 63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are reportedly receiving eviction orders. Bedouins for years have been defiantly rebuilding the unrecognized village,
A rocket-propelled grenade fired by Ukraine army has hit truck carrying wounded self-defense fighters near Donetsk airport, killingdriver, conflicting reports on number of casualties from latest attack. Governor of Donestk Region, Pavel Gubarev, Facebook post 35 killed, 15 wounded in strike.
At least three civilians have reportedly been killed and several wounded when the Ukrainian Army launched a mortar attack on the town of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. One of the shells fell near a local teachers college, according to Ridus news portal.
The Russian president believes a new Cold War is unlikely as no one is interested in it. Vladimir Putin cited Crimea as Moscow’s "reasonable response" to "the language of force" the West was trying to use, but added it should not happen again.
Ukrainian armed forces early Thursday suffered their worst losses since launching a military crackdown last month against civilian populations opposing Kiev’s coup regime in eastern and southern Ukraine. Attack on a pro-regime roadblock left 16 soldiers dead and at least 30 more wounded.
Russia's top general Valery Gerasimov, Russian military’s chief of staff warned that Moscow will retaliate against NATO's increased military activities near the country's border amid escalating tensions with the Western alliance over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the crisis in Ukraine has evolved into a full-scale civil war during an economic forum in the western Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Blames the situation on Washington’s backing for the overthrow of former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukrainian helicopter gunships shot at a Ukrainian military checkpoint in Donetsk Region in the aftermath of a night battle, attack may have been a case of friendly fire, in which one pro-Kiev unit mistakenly attacked another unit. 16 Ukrainian troops killed, 30 injured.
When the military retreated after the shootout, about 30 of them decided to stay and surrender. Cherniy said that self-defense forces fed the prisoners and decided to relocate them in the local college. “After they boarded a bus and drove to the college, the military opened fire at the bus with a heavy machine gun,” said the self-defense force representative.
Luhansk People’s Republic will declare a general mobilization of men aged 18 to 45, Head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) Valery Bolotov said Thursday, particular attention will be drawn to the formation of “special medical groups.”
Russian ambassador to United Nations: Moscow vetoed anti-Syria resolution to prevent Western military intervention in the Arab country. French-sponsored document could attemptto use International Criminal Court for political support, lay groundwork for military intervention in Syria.
Pro-Russian protesters seized four coal mines in east Ukrainian region of Lugansk as the country prepares for a presidential election on Sunday that the pro-Russia protesters have vowed to disrupt.
16 Ukrainian troops were killed and over 30 injured in an attack on a military checkpoint in Donetsk Region. The deadliest assault on the army since Kiev launched its military operation in the south-east of the country comes a few days ahead of election.
Acting President Aleksandr Turchinov says Kiev is ready to “clear eastern Ukraine of terrorists” in a final stage of their military operation, dubbed punitive by Moscow. This comes just after the parliament’s call for immediate troop withdrawal.
Ukrainian troops deployed in the country’s east should immediately return to their bases, the country’s parliament said in a memorandum. The freshly-adopted document also urges constitutional reforms based on the decentralization of Kiev’s power.
Ukraine government troops stationed outside the city of Slavyansk in Donetsk region targeted residential areas of the city. Several houses destroyed during overnight attack on Tuesday, no reports of fatalities. Attack has sparked anger among residents, anti-Kiev sentiments continue to rise.
United Nations warned of worsening humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine due to lack of social services as continued assaults by army on protesters. System on verge of collapse. Could have major wave of displaced persons. Upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine would make no difference.
Professor James Petras: very clear in the U. S. vast majority of people opposed to US engaging in overseas wars which have no benefits to the US population nor to the US economy; nor do these interventions further democracy. Public wants to concentrate on economy and unemployment.
Television debates with three nationalist presidential candidates ended up in calls to pursue a guerilla war against pro-federalist Ukrainian citizens and conduct targeted assassinations of their leaders.
Mali's Prime Minister Moussa Mara says the West African country "at war" with terrorists in city of Kidal after clashes between Tuareg separatists and the Malian army left dozens dead. Eight soldiers, 28 militants killed in fighting Saturday. Mali’s natural resources, include gold and uranium.
Local officials in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv said they will hold referendum on independence from Kiev government. No date set for vote yet. Earlier in the day, clashes between Ukraine National Guard forces, pro-Russian protesters in city of Kramatorsk in Ukraine's region of Donetsk.
US Central Intelligence Agency denied its agents killed in clashes between Ukraine army, pro-Russia forces in southeast Ukraine. Self defense units killed, injured, arrested 650 troops among them 70 foreigners. 13 CIA operatives killed, 12 injuried. 14 Greystone officers US private security company 50 from Academi security contractor -formerly known as Blackwater- killed or wounded in clashes.
US and Israeli military forces begin a massive joint military exercise; Juniper Cobra, in Israel. Claims the five-day drill preparing Israel for military responses to missile attacks. two US warships, stationed at the Mediterranean Sea, will also take part. U. S. helped Israel finance, develop missile architecture.
Ukraine army shelled city of Kramatorsk Sunday, fierce clashes between Kiev military, self-defense forces who stopped convoy from entering city. Intense shooting, large-caliber guns. Powerful explosions. Water, gas lines shelled, factory on fire. Blasts, gunfire in city of Slavyansk.
Shoot-out between Ukrainian military and self-defense forces occurred on Saturday at the airport in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, according to the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Ministry outraged by Kiev authorities; situation in Donetsk region dramatically worsened. Ukraine troops supported by aviation attempted to storm the city. Civilian installations shelled by heavy artillery."We are insisting on immediate stoppage of military actions by Kiev.
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