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Section: War in Donbas

    ”Silence mode” in Donbas not working: Russian militants fire on Ukraine positions in all directions
    Dec27

    ”Silence mode” in Donbas not working: Russian militants fire on Ukraine positions in all directions

    Russian-backed militants continue to violate ceasefire in the ATO zone, press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for ATO Oleksandr Motuzyanyk has told a Kyiv briefing Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. View map in full size ”The past 24 hours proved that the enemy does not comply with the agreements reached previously on...

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain
    Dec27

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain

    The United States is committed to the security of the Baltic region and NATO, Republican senator John McCain said in the Estonian capital on Tuesday, during a visit seen as a bid to soothe concerns over the policy of President-elect Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Trump unnerved many in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia by saying on the campaign...

    Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017
    Dec27

    Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017

    Moscow will continue to influence the processes in the European Union and the United States in order to undermine Western unity by cyberattacks, propaganda campaigns, and political manipulation. Moreover, Moscow will step up these efforts in 2017 to achieve its objectives, which include the lifting of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., which means...

    Talks between Savchenko and self-proclaimed republics out of law – Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister
    Dec27

    Talks between Savchenko and self-proclaimed republics out of law – Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister

    Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister Natalia Sevostyanova has commented on a meeting between Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko and militant leaders of the self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, saying that unauthorized individuals` participation in such talks is not legal, according to Channel 112 Ukraine. ”In my opinion it is...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers, who earlier reported missing, captured by Russian militants, taken to occupied Luhansk
    Dec27

    Two Ukrainian soldiers, who earlier reported missing, captured by Russian militants, taken to occupied Luhansk

    Two Ukrainian troops who earlier went missing in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation are confirmed to have been captured by militants in Luhansk region, the ATO HQ has told TSN news service. ”At about 16:00 on December 26, 2016, two soldiers from a military unit deployed in Luhansk region took the wrong turn near the Zolote checkpoint while...

    NATO ex-General Richard Shirreff describes likely scenario of WWIII: Russia seizes part of Ukraine, Baltic States within few hours
    Dec27

    NATO ex-General Richard Shirreff describes likely scenario of WWIII: Russia seizes part of Ukraine, Baltic States within few hours

    Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff has published the book titled ”2017: War with Russia: An Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command”, where he assumes that Russia is capable of capturing part of Ukraine and the Baltic states in a matter of days, according to VOA. NATO and Russia are close to...

    Journalist on two female hostages released by Russian militants: ”One of them fell in love with DPR terrorist”
    Dec27

    Journalist on two female hostages released by Russian militants: ”One of them fell in love with DPR terrorist”

    As the terrorist-affiliated websites reported earlier today on the handover to the Ukrainian side of two female, a Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov commented on this episode. ”Who are these `prisoners`? Maybe they are some SBU agents or AFU snipers? Maybe they had been captured on the battlefield?” he wrote on Facebook. As it turned out, one of...

    Ukraine retrieves all bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed near Svitlodarsk Duha
    Dec27

    Ukraine retrieves all bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed near Svitlodarsk Duha

    Ukraine`s Defense Ministry has announced that the bodies of all the Ukrainian soldiers killed in battles near the Svitlodarsk Budge have been returned by Russian-backed militants, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”During the fighting, militants seized the bodies of three Ukrainian soldiers,” Defense Ministry spokesperson Vilyen Podhorny said...

    No ceasefire in Donbas: Russian militants attack Ukraine 33 times in last day – Ukrainian Defense Minister
    Dec26

    No ceasefire in Donbas: Russian militants attack Ukraine 33 times in last day – Ukrainian Defense Minister

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said that the combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 33 times in the past 24 hours, the ceasefire is not observed, according to an UNIAN correspondent. View map in full size ”Unfortunately, the ceasefire is not observed by the terrorist groups....

    ”DPR”, ”LPR” leaders decide to hand over to Ukraine two captive women through Savchenko
    Dec26

    ”DPR”, ”LPR” leaders decide to hand over to Ukraine two captive women through Savchenko

    The so-called leaders of the ”LPR” and ”DPR” Igor Plotnytsky and Alexander Zakharchenko have stated their readiness to release two Ukrainian women from militant captivity and convey them to the Ukrainian with the mediation of Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko. Following Ukraine`s move to release 15 Donbas convicts, the militant leaders announced that...

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