Crimea Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia’s Wagner Group of Mercenaries

1,000 mercenaries from the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company, are being deployed to the eastern part of Ukraine. For the past eight years, this group has been active in Syria, Ukraine, and African countries. They have been accused of committing human rights abuses and war crimes. Formation of the group Dmitri Utkin, a ..

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What was ‘2014 MH17 Crash’?

Australia and Netherlands decided to take legal action against Russia over its alleged role in downing Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine more than seven years ago. MH17 Crash In 2014, the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. The MH17 plane was flying between Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). ..

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Russia Military drills near Ukraine

Russia recently held military drills in the annexed Crimean region. More than six thousand troops participated in the drills. Russia had already stationed 100,000 soldiers in the Ukraine border. Why did Russia conduct the drill? The drill was conducted in response to US actions. According to Russia, the US is keeping its troops in alert. ..

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Bucharest Nine Group

The Bucharest Nine Group comprises of Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Estonia. The organisation was formed in 2015. It was formed under the initiative of Romania and Poland. It is also called Bucharest Format or B9. The group was formed at the Romania capital Rome and hence the name. Why ..

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Ukraine-NATO launch Black Sea drills

Ukraine and United States is conducting a military exercise, joined by 30 countries, in Black Sea and southern Ukraine. Exercise was started despite Russia called to cancel it. Key Points According to US Navy Capt. Kyle Gantt, large number of participants in exercise reflects shared commitment to ensure free access to international waters. Exercise is ..

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Netherland to bring Russia before European Court of Human Rights

The Dutch Government (Netherlands) will bring Russia before European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in downing of flight MH17. Highlights The Dutch Government will submit an inter-state application and will share relevant information about downing of Flight MH17. In 2014, the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in the conflict zone of eastern ..

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