INFR UKRAINE 20 JAN 2017

20 Jan 2017

09:09 Russian-U.S. relations fully degraded by end of Obama’s second term – Russian PM Medvedev
09:34 Russian Helicopters board approves appointment of dealer in S. Korea
09:37 Novatek assumes oil at $45 per barrel, exchange rate at 68 rubles/$1 in 2017
09:38 Yamal LNG investment totals $21 bln, 2017 budget is about $6 bln
10:07 Ruining of Russia-U.S. relations major foreign policy mistake of Obama administration – Russian PM Medvedev
10:07 Severstal reduces steel production 2% to 2.92 mln tonnes in Q4
10:11 Russian Defense Ministry considers possibility to withdraw Tu-154 planes from service – press
10:23 Yelenivka village in Donbas shelled – DPR
10:26 Georgian PM, Ukrainian president discuss strategic bilateral issues in Davos
10:48 Yelenivka village in Donbas shelled – DPR (Part 2)
11:05 OSCE SMM principal deputy chief monitor comes to DPR’s Kominternove village to assess security situation
12:30 Lukashenko advocates alternative oil supplies for Belarus
12:47 DPR does not support OSCE SMM’s idea to clear frontline road of mines, suggests it be discussed in Minsk
13:15 Comets jeopardize Earth with possible impact, electromagnetic impulses created by lightning discharges – expert
13:21 Demolition of Soviet war memorials in Europe is at odds with UN Charter – Lavrov
13:26 Belarus does not need somebody else’s migrants – Lukashenko
13:31 LPR reports over 20 strikes by Ukrainian army in past week
LUHANSK. Jan 20 (Interfax) – The Ukrainian military shelled the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) 24 times in the past week, LPR people’s militia chief department Oleg Anashchenko said.

“The Ukrainian army committed 24 ceasefire violations over the period from January 14 to January 20. The strikes involved 122mm artillery weapons and 120mm and 82mm mortars that are banned by the Minsk agreements. BMP-1[infantry fighting vehicle] weapons, ZU-23-2 [anti-aircraft gun], SPG, RPG, AGS weapons and small arms,” he told reporters on Friday.

A total of 540 projectiles and mines were fired against LPR territory, he said.

The Ukrainian side shelled LPR people’s militia positions near the populated localities of Kalynivka, Lohvynove, Nizhne Lozove, Lozove, Kalynove, Smele, Sokolniki, Dolhe, as well as near the Prince Igor Monument in the vicinity of Stanytsia Luhanska, Anashchenko said.

For its part, the Kyiv-appointed Luhansk region state administration recorded four truce violations along the entire contact line in the past day. The number of shelling incidents has been declining, it said.

The Luhansk region state administration said on its Facebook account on Friday that 120mm mortars, anti-aircraft guns and automatic grenade launchers had been used against Ukrainian military positions near Krymske in the Novoaidar district.

Automatic grenade launchers were also fired on the village of Novozvanivka in the Popasna district.

Militia units used under-barrel grenade launchers and small arms against the Ukrainian army’s fortifications near Stanytsia Luhanska after midnight.
14:24 OSCE mission calls Donbas situation unstable, considers installation of additional surveillance cameras
15:17 FLIGHTS BETWEEN RUSSIA, EGYPT MAY RESUME WITHIN MONTH, FIRST FLIGHTS TO BE REGULAR FLIGHTS TO CAIRO – SOURCE
15:25 Serbian, Finnish reps conduct inspections in Russia’s Western Military District
15:57 DPR reports death of 2 militiamen in attacks over past week
15:58 Peskov: I don’t know how they feel in Davos but Moscow is not terrified of global geopolitical situation
16:13 Up to 2,500 militants amassed near Afghan-Tajik border – Tajik Interior Minister
16:15 U.S. COMPANIES ARE ASKING TO BEGIN RUSSIAN-AMERICAN BUSINESS DIALOG EVEN BEFORE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CONTACTS – SHUVALOV
16:40 DPR reports 12 deaths of militiamen in Jan
16:41 AGREEMENT TO EXPAND RUSSIAN NAVY BASE IN TARTUS AIMS TO STRENGTHEN DEFENSIVE CAPABILITIES OF BOTH RUSSIA AND SYRIA – DOCUMENT
16:49 RUSSIA MAY DEPLOY UP TO 11 WARSHIPS, INCLUDING NUCLEAR-POWERED ONES, AT TARTUS BASE – AGREEMENT
16:54 Nord Stream pumping at maximum capacity – Miller
17:13 Russian army to start receiving new Tu-160M2 strategic bombers soon
18:39 Fuel situation in Moscow, Moscow Region will be stable in the spring, boosting reserves and organizing railway supplies
18:40 Russian warships in Syria’s Tartus to be deterring factor, to be able to strike terrorists if they step up activities – ex-FSB director
19:11 Kyiv accuses Russia of breaching Vienna Document after intl inspectors visit Russia’s Rostov region (Part 2)
19:44 Ruble inching down against dollar, euro despite higher oil
20:06 Ukrainian military provocations in Donbas rise after holiday period – DPR

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