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    Russian militants attack Ukraine 22 times in last day, twice at Svitlodarska Duha
    Dec23

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 22 times in last day, twice at Svitlodarska Duha

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 22 times in the past 24 hours, including three times on the settlement, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)...

    8 Ukrainian troops were killed at Svitlodarsk Arc over 5 days – Lysenko
    Dec23

    8 Ukrainian troops were killed at Svitlodarsk Arc over 5 days – Lysenko

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action at Svitlodarsk Arc from December 18 to December 23, Col. Andriy Lysenko, speaker for the ATO at Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, said at a Friday briefing, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Col. Lysenko also said that over the past day, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and another three...

    Putin`s aide preparing ”DPR-LPR”`s accession to Russia
    Dec23

    Putin`s aide preparing ”DPR-LPR”`s accession to Russia

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov has pledged integration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”People`s Republics” into the Russian Federation within 1.5 years, head of Information Resistance Group, military analyst and MP Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook. According to Tymchuk, ”DPR” representatives held a meeting with Surkov,...

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine
    Dec23

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has explained why the ”representatives of Donbas” are not satisfied with the negotiations with Ukraine on the exchange of prisoners, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Russia. ”Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once expressed the idea of an ”all for all”  exchange. I totally agree with that, but later...

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war
    Dec23

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia is not to blame for the war in Donbas and other tragedies that have taken place in Ukraine over the past three years. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, he said that Russia had not been the initiator of ”what has happened,” according to the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper. ”We do not...

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. State Department hopes that a long-term truce will be established in Donbas in connection with the intention of parties to armed conflict to observe the ”ceasefire” from midnight on December 24. ”The United States welcomes the trilateral contact group`s announcement of an agreement for a holiday ceasefire in eastern Ukraine – excuse me –...

    OSCE reports 300% increase in use of banned weapon in Donbas last week
    Dec23

    OSCE reports 300% increase in use of banned weapon in Donbas last week

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug has reported about a 300% spike in the use of weapons banned under the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Last week the use of Minsk-proscribed weapons increased by approximately 300%,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday. He also reported...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 24 times in last day: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 11 wounded
    Dec23

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine 24 times in last day: 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 11 wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 24 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired 122mm artillery systems on the village of Novohryhorivka, as well as mortars on the...

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response
    Dec22

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed decree No. 561 to pardon nine convicts. The Head of State considered the petition for pardon of individuals convicted by Ukrainian courts and proposals by the Amnesty Commission, taking into account the severity of the crimes committed, the term of the actual sentence, the identity of convicts,...

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking
    Dec22

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking

    Millions of dollars` worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say, according to Reuters. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an...

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