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EU Council, European Parliament reach compromise on visa-free travel for UkraineWorld December 08, 12:51
Russia’s Defense Ministry rejects reports of pilotage error as cause for Su-33 crashMilitary & Defense December 08, 12:45
Assad says Aleppo’s seizure won’t be end of war in SyriaWorld December 08, 12:29
Prosecutor seeks 5-year sentence for a female student for trying to join ISRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 12:26
Putin points to priority of boosting transportation projects with Asia-Pacific statesBusiness & Economy December 08, 11:43
Two Ukrainians charged in absentia over abduction of Russian servicemenWorld December 08, 11:33
Top diplomat says Philippines should no longer be Washington’s ‘little brown brother’World December 08, 11:18
China condemns militant attack on Russian hospital in AleppoWorld December 08, 11:16
The Boeing 777 that was performing a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on the territory of the much-troubled east-Ukrainian Donetsk region, some 50 kilometers away from the Ukrainian-Russia border. All the 283 passengers and a fifteen-strong crew were killed.
The collapse of parts of the disintegrated jet was witnessed by dozens of people of the ground, with many of them saying the fallout of the debris had been preceded by two or three loud explosions, the sound of which came from the skies.
The Donetsk region is swept by a military operation the Ukrainian authorities are conducting against local self-defense forces and supporters of federalization of the country. It has claimed the lives of several hundred civilians to date and has turned hundreds of thousands of others into refugees.