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    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea
    Mar20

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has verified reports about the visit of politicians from the European Union and other countries to Russian-occupied Crimea at the occupying authorities` invitation to ”celebrate” the third anniversary of the Crimean pseudo-referendum, SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. ”It turned out that...

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords
    Mar20

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords

    Press secretary of Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mariana Betsa insists Russia has not fulfilled a single clause of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Moscow has no political will at all to fulfill them,” she said in a statement posted on the ministry`s Facebook page on Saturday evening. ”The situation in Donbas remains extremely...

    Russia to apply same migration rules to separatists states as to Ukraine
    Mar20

    Russia to apply same migration rules to separatists states as to Ukraine

    The Russian Federation will apply the same migration rules to citizens bearing ”passports” issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) as to Ukrainian citizens, according to the Russian news agency RBC. Citizens with ”DPR”/”LPR” ”passports” without a Russian residence permit could stay in...

    Russia`s hybrid forces attack old Avdiyivka: Woman injured, house on fire
    Mar20

    Russia`s hybrid forces attack old Avdiyivka: Woman injured, house on fire

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked the old part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas on Sunday, March 19, which has caused injuries to a female civilian and set a house on fire, according to a local police department. ”Avdiyivka. At 15:20 local time, fighters from the ”DPR” [self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic]...

    Poroshenko: recognizing Donbas as Russia-occupied territories will destroy Minsk process
    Mar20

    Poroshenko: recognizing Donbas as Russia-occupied territories will destroy Minsk process

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, while opening the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, said that the adoption of the law on temporarily occupied territories would destroy the Minsk process. ”Our partners do not understand why we are asking for support in restoring Ukraine`s integrity from the outside, when a number of...

    Ukraine`s defense minister calls on retired officers to return to army
    Mar19

    Ukraine`s defense minister calls on retired officers to return to army

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has called on the retired officers to return to active military service. ”I`m addressing the retired officers – those who, after time in service, have retired with pension provision from the state, housing and benefits and who are enjoying a well-deserved rest period. You have passed the tour of duty,...

    Ukrainian Canadians urge Canada to provide more military support to Ukraine
    Mar19

    Ukrainian Canadians urge Canada to provide more military support to Ukraine

    Canadian Federal Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan met with local Ukrainians in Winnipeg last night who urged the Canadian government to provide more military support to Ukraine, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. ”That`s what this is about, to show how seriously we take these viewpoints, as we look at the geopolitical aspect of things,” the...

    Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul
    Mar19

    Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul

    Iraqi forces in Mosul have said they have captured two key neighborhoods in its offensive to retake the western part of the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), according to Al Jazeera. Adel Ahmed, the captain of the federal police, said control of the al-Kur and al-Tawafa will allow for a safe corridor...

    OSCE reports close small-arms fire in Donetsk region
    Mar19

    OSCE reports close small-arms fire in Donetsk region

    A patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has faced a close small-arms fire in Donetsk region. ”On March 17, five SMM members were positioned – outside two of its vehicles – 15km north of Donetsk on the eastern side of highway H20, where it intersects with a secondary road leading east to Donetsk Water Filtration Station,...

    112 Russian attacks on Ukrainian position in Donbas – 4 killed, 3 wounded in last day
    Mar18

    112 Russian attacks on Ukrainian position in Donbas – 4 killed, 3 wounded in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 112 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and three as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy...

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