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First came tanks, then Marines and soon missiles - US military boost in Norway

Since 2014 the United States has deployed Norwegian caves full of military equipment, including far over 6,500 pieces of fighting material for over 15,000 soldiers. On Monday US Marines made first troop deployment to Norway and by the latest news, Norway is preparing to join NATO missile shield targeting Russia.  Today Norway is, and has been for years already, remarkable part of full scale preparation for US-NATO-led war against Russia - Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Minsk agreement: Seven questions to Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel

The new year 2017 hasn’t become a breakthrough in implementation of the Minsk Agreements, the Ukrainian party became even more impudent and absolutely - ‘went off the rails’. Even though they don't refuse to discuss economic problems, but express readines to do it anywhere, but not in the relevant subgroup.

Detained Dutch journalists worked legitimately in Donetsk - The Head of DPR

The Head of Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, gave a statement about two Dutch journalists, who were detained by Dutch police after working trip in Donbass. All materials and equipments, including findings and documents from the flight MH17 crash site, were confiscated by Dutch police.

Alexander Zakharchenko discusses pressing issues answering questions set by Republic's journalists

On January 14 in Donetsk there took place a press conference of Alexander Zakharchenko during which the Head of State answered the current questions of journalists. - How would you characterize the situation in the lines and is it possible to say that the ceasefire regime you had negotiated for holidays was violated?

Staromikhailovka village in DPR under Ukrainian shelling - Video Report

Civilian village in the outskirts of Donetsk capital, Staromikhailovka, is constantly shelled by Ukrainian troops. This video report is from Staromikhailovka, January 12, 2017.

DEFENCE

Children under Ukrainian fire in Dolomitnoye, DPR - TV Report

Gorlovka and its vicinities underwent an especially heavy strike. Seven houses sustained damage within the city limits. Besides, shell-hits were detected in the localities of Zaitsevo, Sheleznaya Balka and Dolomitnoye.

Video Report: Details about Ukrainian offensive in Spartak, DPR

Armed forces of the Donetsk People's Republic thwarted an Ukrainian army attack on its positions in vicinity of Spartak industrial area north of Donetsk on Wednesday, 10.1.2017. Two Ukrainian soldier died and five was wounded in breakthrough attempt. Video report from the Spartak positions of the Donetsk People's Militia.

Ukraine terror bombing civilians on holidays in Gorlovka - TV Report

Unfortunately, public holidays in Gorlovka haven’t been without shellings of the city by Ukrainian forces. Once again Zaitsevo locality in the Donetsk People's Republic sustained damage.

New Year greetings from the Lugansk People's Militia (Video)

Soldiers of the Lugansk People's Militia sends their New Year greetings from the positions of northern Donbass front line. Video is published by Lugansk Ministry of Defense on 30 December 2016. As one of the soldiers say, Dear residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic, you are under reliable protection, welcome in the New Year safely.  DONi News Agency Video: LPR People's Militia, 30.12.2016

New Year greetings from Donetsk 'hot spot' - Yasinovataya positions (Video)

Greetings from the Donetsk People's Militia soldier from Avdeyevka industrial zone for the year 2017. The front line position is located in the outskirts of Yasinovataya city, what has been 'hot spot' in the war in Donbass since beginning of March 2016, when Ukraine attacked over the 'gray zone'. Daily intense infantry fighting and constant Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk People's Republic has taken place there since then.

Donbass Life

Donbass Youths in Patriotic Sport Camp, 'Dawn 2017' - TV Report

The Republican health centre located in Snezhnoye, Donetsk People's Republic, holds winter student military sports games "Dawn 2017". They were organized by Education and Science Ministry with the help of Ministry of Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism, Emergency Situation Ministry and People’s Council. 

1,000 Days of Ukrainian Armed Operations Against Donbass People

It’s the day of sorrow in Donbass today: 1,000 days since the so-called Ukrainian anti-terroristic operation had begun. On April 6, 2014 by the acting president, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Aleksandr Turchinov, the corresponding decree was signed. According to his commands, the army was thrown against the civil citizens of the Republics. Later the next state leader – Petr Poroshenko, supported the initiative.

Ukraine hand over 15 released prisoners to DPR, LPR - TV Report

In the evening of December 29, on the outskirts of Gorlovka in the PPC "Majorsk" area the handover of prisoners took place. After long negotiations, which never seemed to get the ball rolling, at the end Ukraine decided to hand over people whom it kept in captivity.

Gesture of good will: Donetsk People's Republic release 2 Ukrainian female prisoners

Two Ukrainian prisoners have been released Tuesday morning, told DPR state security ministry. On Monday, the heads of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, announced a decision to hand over to the Ukrainian side two female prisoners though Ukrainian lawmaker Nadezhda Savchenko.

Donetsk Republican Natural History Museum fully restored - officially re-opened (Video)

The museum is located in the center of Donetsk city, Donetsk People's Republic, and it was very badly damaged in the Ukrainian artillery fire in August 2014.  On Saturday 24.12.2016 Donetsk Republican Natural History Museum was officially opened again by the Deputy Head of Council of Ministers, Dimitry Trapetznikov. Video: News Front, 25.12.2016 DONi News Agency

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First came tanks, then Marines and soon missiles - US military boost in Norway

Since 2014 the United States has deployed Norwegian caves full of military equipment, including far over 6,500 pieces of fighting material for over 15,000 soldiers. On Monday US Marines made first troop deployment to Norway and by the latest news, Norway is preparing to join NATO missile shield targeting Russia.  Today Norway is, and has been for years already, remarkable part of full scale preparation for US-NATO-led war against Russia - Operation Atlantic Resolve.

US sends 3,600 tanks against Russia - Massive NATO deployment underway

The NATO war preparation against Russia, 'Operation Atlantic Resolve', is in full swing. 2,000 US tanks will be sent in coming days from Germany to Eastern Europe, and 1,600 US tanks is deployed to storage facilities in the Netherlands. At the same time, NATO countries are sending thousands of soldiers in to Russian borders. 

Orwellian law signed by Obama: 'Just like that, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born'

Late on Friday, with the western population concentrating to the upcoming holidays and media keeping silent about it, president Obama has quietly signed into law 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Sweden heats up war preparations with US forces: Largest war games in 20 years

For the first time US tanks will roll to Sweden. Past week it was reported, that Sweden is preparing for war against Russia. Today on Monday Swedish media reports, that US and French forces are heading to Sweden to participate in the largest military exercise in Sweden in 20 years.

Facing the Threats: Russia Expands Ground Forces (Video)

The West is obviously preparing for war against Russia. Moscow answers to growing threats by expanding its ground forces. News reports from the last weeks have identified several units undergoing reactivation procedures. The South Front has produced a video analysis: 'Russia Expands Ground Forces'. 

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