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    Minsk talks: April 1 set as new deadline for Donbas truce
    Mar30

    Minsk talks: April 1 set as new deadline for Donbas truce

    The Trilateral Contact Group has agreed during a new round of the Minsk peace talks on Donbas that a full ceasefire will be declared from April 1, 2017, due to Orthodox Easter holidays, according to a Ukraine envoy`s spokesperson. ”The Trilateral Contact Group has welcomed the determination demonstrated by all the participants in the Minsk...

    NATO`s Supreme Commander Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine
    Mar29

    NATO`s Supreme Commander Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is both the U.S. European Commander and NATO`s Supreme Commander, told a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Tuesday that Washington should consider granting Ukraine lethal aid to deter Russian-backed militants, Washington Examiner reports. ”I personally believe that we need to consider lethal...

    Donetsk militants open fire as OSCE monitors try to enter occupied village of Kozatske
    Mar29

    Donetsk militants open fire as OSCE monitors try to enter occupied village of Kozatske

    Russian-controlled militants of the ”DPR” terrorist organization have opened fire to force the Special Monitoring Mission`s patrol out of the eastern part of the occupied Kozatske in Donetsk region, according to the OSCE spot report. ”At 11:07 on 28 March, an SMM patrol composed of six members and two armored vehicles approached a compound where...

    Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $14 bln – economy ministry
    Mar28

    Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $14 bln – economy ministry

    Export losses due to the occupation of Donbas and Crimea amounted to US$12.9 billion, while total export losses of Ukraine amounted to $25.2 billion over the past years, that`s according to a draft export strategy, published on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. ”The cost of export losses at the expense of these areas...

    Ukrainian army Geneneral Nazarov sentenced to 7 years in prison in Il-76 case
    Mar28

    Ukrainian army Geneneral Nazarov sentenced to 7 years in prison in Il-76 case

    Ukrainian army Gen. Viktor Nazarov has been sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of neglect of duty and inaction in the case of an Il-76 transport aircraft downed in Luhansk in 2014, which resulted in the death of 40 Ukrainian paratroopers, according to the media outlet InfoResist. ”Viktor Mykolayovych Nazarov is found guilty and...

    Putin`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov pays secret visit to occupied Luhansk
    Mar28

    Putin`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov pays secret visit to occupied Luhansk

    On March 27, Vladimir Putin`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has reportedly arrived on a secret visit to the militant stronghold of Luhansk, OstroV online news outlet reported citing its source in Ukrainian intelligence community. The purpose of the visit has not been verified, OstroV writes. One of the possible versions is a potential change in...

    Chornobyl 2: conflict in the eastern Ukraine can cause to chemical disaster, warn experts
    Mar28

    Chornobyl 2: conflict in the eastern Ukraine can cause to chemical disaster, warn experts

    A whole host of experts on eastern Europe have lined up to warn that the conflict in the eastern Ukraine could spark a widespread chemical disaster if industrial storage units of chlorine gas are damaged and the contents released into the environment, according to express.co.uk. The threat is not just hypothetical. On February 24 a stray...

    Escalation in Donbas: 169 Russian shellings, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in past 48 hours
    Mar27

    Escalation in Donbas: 169 Russian shellings, 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in past 48 hours

    The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation has become more intense as Russian-terrorist forces have attacked 88 times the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the past day, according to the ATO Headquarters. The shelling was most intensive on the Mariupol line, the ATO HA wrote on Facebook. View map in full size The...

    OSCE`s drone in Donbas comes under small-arms fire on Sunday
    Mar27

    OSCE`s drone in Donbas comes under small-arms fire on Sunday

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that its drone came under small-arms fire after an SMM patrol of four mission members in two armored vehicles stopped 500 meters north-east of government-controlled Orikhove-Donetske (44km north-west of Luhansk) to launch it on Sunday, March 26. ”At about 13:10, a couple minutes...

    Ukraine`s CEC sees no conditions for holding elections in occupied Donbas
    Mar27

    Ukraine`s CEC sees no conditions for holding elections in occupied Donbas

    The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) believes there are no conditions for holding elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, chairman Mykhailo Okhendovskiy told journalists at an international conference on the latest information technologies in the election process on March 27, according to an UNIAN correspondent....

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