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    Almost 100 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas in 2017 – Ukraine`s defense ministry
    May29

    Almost 100 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas in 2017 – Ukraine`s defense ministry

    Spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Petrenko has reported that 98 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in action in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, since the beginning of 2017, according to First Deputy Chairperson of Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko. See also: Over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas war –...

    Trump administration plans to restart Ukraine peace process
    May29

    Trump administration plans to restart Ukraine peace process

    In their Oval Office meeting in March, President Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Ukraine crisis was Europe`s responsibility and that the United States wouldn`t get heavily involved, according to two officials briefed on the discussion. Only two months later, the Trump administration is reversing course and planning to...

    War in Donbas to crawl into 2018 – U.S. military intel
    May28

    War in Donbas to crawl into 2018 – U.S. military intel

    The fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-supported militants and Ukraine government forces will continue in 2018, according to the report by Director of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Vincent Stewart. The conflict ”is likely to persist throughout the coming year as hopes dim for full implementation of the Minsk Agreements,” according to...

    Donbas hostage swap: militants demand release of ex-Berkut troops, terrorists, murderers – Gerashchenko
    May28

    Donbas hostage swap: militants demand release of ex-Berkut troops, terrorists, murderers – Gerashchenko

    Pro-Russian militants include in their requirements for the exchange of Ukrainian hostages the demand for the release of former [Yanukovych era police task force] Berkut officers, terrorists and murderers, Ukraine`s humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada...

    Ukraine’s Krasnohorivka under Russian shelling on Sunday: Hospital, school buildings damaged
    May28

    Ukraine’s Krasnohorivka under Russian shelling on Sunday: Hospital, school buildings damaged

    Russia`s hybrid military forces have been shelling residential areas of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Krasnohorivka in Donbas for two hours on Sunday, May 28, according to chief of the Main Police Department in Donetsk region Viacheslav Abroskin. ”Krasnohorivka. At 06:40 local time, militants started shelling the town. There are reports about...

    Militants rained 152mm shells on Ukraine troops near Avdiyivka for 40 minutes Friday – ATO HQ
    May27

    Militants rained 152mm shells on Ukraine troops near Avdiyivka for 40 minutes Friday – ATO HQ

    Russian-terrorist forces on Friday, May 26, fired from 152 mm artillery at the positions of Ukrainian troops non-stop for 40 minutes, Colonel Andrei Lysenko, press secretary of the defense ministry for the ATO told a Saturday briefing in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”In the Donetsk direction, the situation remains rather tense...

    Ukraine releases video showing aftermath of Russian Grad rockets shelling on Avdiyivka residential areas
    May27

    Ukraine releases video showing aftermath of Russian Grad rockets shelling on Avdiyivka residential areas

    A video showing the consequences of a Russian attack on the older part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas from the enemy`s 122mm Grad-P portable rocket launchers was uploaded on YouTube channel by the Military Television of Ukraine. The State Emergency Service officers show what`s left of the exploded shells. See also:...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister speaks of upcoming talks with France, Germany, without Russia
    May26

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister speaks of upcoming talks with France, Germany, without Russia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says it is necessary to bring the team of French President Emmanuel Macron up to speed to facilitate further work of the Normandy Four. Klimkin reminded that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had recently met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and had a very informative conversation with Macron....

    Ukraine`s Krasnohorivka under attack: Hospital, university block, houses damaged
    May26

    Ukraine`s Krasnohorivka under attack: Hospital, university block, houses damaged

    Russian-led hybrid troops have mounted an attack on a residential area and infrastructure facilities in the Ukrainian-controlled town of Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. ”According to an update, the attack has destroyed the district hospital`s building, a block of...

    EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk
    May26

    EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the European Union and the United States will continue their common sanctions policy toward Russia. ”My impression of that when it comes to conflict in Ukraine we were more or less on the same line with President Trump and Secretary Tillerson. Of course, maybe I`m less optimistic when it...

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