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Ukraine marks sad anniversary of independence

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, which was preceded by three intense days of …

Vestnik Kavkaza expresses condolences in connection with terrorist attack in Nice

The team of Vestnik Kavkaza is grieving and expresses condolences to injured and the relatives of the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice. A terrorist attack was committed on Thursday night in Nice during Bastille Day celebrations. A truck rammed into the crowd at full speed. The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres through the festive crowd. Authorities said they found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the truck. 84 people were killed and dozens more were injured. At least 18 more people are currently in critical condition, according to AFP.

Francois Hollande: Russia Is No Threat, but Our Partner

French PresidentFrancois Hollande said on Friday that NATO should not consider Russia to be their threat, but a partner. "NATO has no role in relations between Europe and Russia. For France, Russia, is neither an enemy nor a threat", Hollande said in Warsaw, where he participated in the NATO Summit.

Hollande: Brexit vote tough test for Europe

French President Francois Hollande said the Brexit vote posed a serious challenge to Europe and that the bloc must focus on its key priorities like security and defence, border protection and job creation as well as reinforcing …

Has 'terrorist summer' started?

An unknown gunman shot and wounded five teens in a playground in New York's Brooklyn at around 17:00 local time (around midnight Moscow time). Police said that five teens, ages 15 to 18, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. There have been no arrests yet, the police have launched an investigation, TASS reports. Another incident took place in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville. A French police officer have been killed in knife attacks by an unknown assailant. The 42-year-old police commander was in plain clothes when he was stabbed to death as he arrived home in the evening. The attacker then entered the house and held hostage the commander’s wife.