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    Kremlin on possible recognition of ”LPR”/”DPR”: President to determine foreign policy
    Mar03

    Kremlin on possible recognition of ”LPR”/”DPR”: President to determine foreign policy

    The Kremlin says the President of the Russian Federation is the only person who determines foreign policy, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to a request of an UNIAN correspondent to comment on the statements by Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs on possible Russia`s recognition of occupied Donbas...

    Russia ready to open up Ukraine talks to U.S. – EurActiv
    Mar03

    Russia ready to open up Ukraine talks to U.S. – EurActiv

    Russia has indicated it is ready to open the so-called `Normandy` negotiation format over the crisis in eastern Ukraine to the United States, which appears to be a major shift in relations between Moscow and Washington after the election of Donald Trump, according to EurActiv. The so-called `Normandy format` was set up after French President...

    Leader of Donetsk separatists Zakharchenko  declares own ”trade blockade” of Ukraine
    Mar03

    Leader of Donetsk separatists Zakharchenko declares own ”trade blockade” of Ukraine

    The leader of the so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) Alexander Zakharchenko on Friday said that the so-called ”DPR” was declaring a blockade of the government-controlled areas of Ukraine. ”We`re cutting all ties with Ukraine, with which we are at war. Indeed, we used to sell coal to get money and pay salaries here. But due to the fact...

    Militants down OSCE SMM`s drone near Donetsk filtration plant
    Mar03

    Militants down OSCE SMM`s drone near Donetsk filtration plant

    OSCE`s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has reported on the downing of the organization`s unmanned aerial vehicle in close proximity to the Donetsk filtration plant. ”OSCE SMM UAV went down near Donetsk Filtration Station after SMM heard small-arms fire, despite sec guarantees. Unacceptable,” the OSCE SMM tweeted. Earlier, ”DPR” militants...

    MH17 investigation: Bellingcat elaborates on role of Russian Major General Dubinsky
    Mar03

    MH17 investigation: Bellingcat elaborates on role of Russian Major General Dubinsky

    The international team of investigative journalism, Bellingcat, in its latest update of its large-scale report on the circumstances of the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing flight MH17 over Donbas focuses on a role in the incident of a retired Russian Major General Sergey Dubinsky aka ”Khmuryi.” Bellingcat experts have analyzed...

    U.S. senators call on Trump not to ease Russia sanctions
    Mar03

    U.S. senators call on Trump not to ease Russia sanctions

    On March 2, 2017, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez introduced a resolution marking three years since Russian government authorized military forces to illegally annex the Ukrainian Crimea. Sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham, the Resolution (S.Res.78) expresses concern over Russia`s continuing aggression and Vladimir Putin`s continued illegal support to...

    Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry
    Mar03

    Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

    The Russian Federation`s ongoing aggression in Ukraine continues killing Ukrainian citizens, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Ru continues to destabilize Ukraine killing our people. 116 attacks on UA positions yesterday, 1 soldier KIA, 15 WIA,” she tweeted. Earlier, Russia`s hybrid military forces...

    So-called Donetsk People`s Republic publishes list of seized Ukrainian enterprises
    Mar03

    So-called Donetsk People`s Republic publishes list of seized Ukrainian enterprises

    The so-called ”Council of Ministers” of the ”DPR” (Donetsk People`s Republic terrorist organization) has published the list of Ukrainian companies and institutions, where the so-called interim administration was introduced. Among such industrial giants, there is PJSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works as well as its Makiivka Branch, Khartsyzsk Pipe...

    OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas
    Mar03

    OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has said that its observers noted coal being transported in the areas blocked by the Ukrainian activists in the zone near the demarcation line in Donbas. ”The SMM continued to monitor blockades at railway tracks, which cross the contact line. On 26 February, at the Kryvyi Torets station in...

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year
    Mar02

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, decided to extend sanctions against fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies for another 12 months. ”The decision was taken against 15 individuals,” the Council of the EU told UNIAN`s correspondent in Brussels following a meeting on Thursday. The decision should be endorsed by the Council...

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