Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Ukraine

US would give ‘positive response’ to troop boost request over Ukraine threat

Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has since backed separatists fighting Kiev in the east of the country.

Kiev crematorium doubles cremations as Ukraine virus deaths soar

Ukraine reported 442 daily coronavirus fatalities on Monday, the second-highest number in the world after Russia.

Ukraine president’s aide targeted in assassination attempt

More than 10 bullets hit the car, and the driver is said to be seriously injured.

Families of MH17 victims to speak in court

The court has scheduled three weeks to hear the relatives speak and will also review around a hundred written statements provided by other family members.

Russia takes Ukraine to European court over MH17, civilian deaths

Prosecutors say Ukraine is to blame for deaths during a 2014 uprising in Kiev and in an ongoing conflict with pro-Moscow separatists in the country's east that has claimed more than 13,000 lives.

Ukrainian army defends female soldiers drilling in high heels

The decision for the women to march in high heels had angered a number of lawmakers after local media picked up images published by the defence ministry.

Russia says warning shots fired at British destroyer in Black Sea

The UK challenges the claim, saying it was conducting ‘innocent passage’ through Ukrainian waters.

Peluru berpandu BUK didakwa jatuhkan MH17 dijejak mahkamah Belanda

Peluru berpandu itu dipercayai berasal dari Briged Peluru Berpandu Anti-Pesawat ke-53 tentera Rusia yang berpangkalan di Kursk berdekatan sempadan Ukraine.

Dutch court tracks BUK missile that downed MH17

Intercepted communications suggest a defence strategy was quickly drafted after the plane was shot down, according to which it was said to have been hit by a Ukrainian combat jet, which was then downed by the Russian missile battery.

Missile must have downed MH17, judges say

An international investigation previously concluded that a BUK missile that had originally come from the Russian army's 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade based in the city of Kursk was responsible.

Trial in MH17 crash to start hearing evidence

The trial formally began in March 2020 but has so far been dealing with legal arguments, mainly about the admissibility of evidence in the crash in which 298 passengers and crew were killed.

Ukraine authorities seize shipment of ‘safe’ Chernobyl vodka bound for UK

The experimental batch of 'moonshine' was headed to London when it was intercepted by Ukrainian authorities.

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