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Section: War in Donbas

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 15 times in last day, fire mortars on Pisky
    Dec09

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 15 times in last day, fire mortars on Pisky

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”In the Donetsk sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 120mm mortars on our positions near the village of Pisky, as well as rocket-propelled...

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin, OSCE`s Zannier discuss strengthening of SMM security component in Donbas
    Dec09

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin, OSCE`s Zannier discuss strengthening of SMM security component in Donbas

    In the framework of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Hamburg, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier discussed the possibility of strengthening the security component of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, according to MFA Ukraine press service. A corresponding...

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini
    Dec09

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says that the EU is ready to increase its support for Minsk implementation and to sustain a possible OSCE mission to bolster the security of local elections in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. ”The European Union is ready to increase its support for the...

    Rada votes for spending occupied areas` budgets on coal miners` wages
    Dec08

    Rada votes for spending occupied areas` budgets on coal miners` wages

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada on Thursday passed a bill in first reading to boost budget support of state-owned coal mines in Ukraine in 2017 by UAH 1 billion ($US38.8 million), to UAH 1.25 billion ($48.5 million). Bill No. 4744 on amendments to the 2017 national budget was supported by 244 lawmakers with the required minimum being 226 votes. ”This...

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas
    Dec08

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia`s Foreign Minister, believes that Kyiv needs to switch to direct talks with `authorities` of the occupied cities of Luhansk and Donetsk to effectively solve Donbas conflict, Ukraine Today reports citing Europeiska Pravda. Lavrov made the statement during a meeting of 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, which began on Thursday in...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions
    Dec08

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 20 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, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 120mm mortars on the villages of Chermalyk and Shyrokyne, and...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting
    Dec08

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting

    A ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has no agreement on the text of a joint declaration due to Russia`s position, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said before the OSCE ministerial meeting, which started on Thursday morning in Hamburg, Europeiska Pravda reported. The minister admitted...

    Over 3.8 mln Ukrainians in need due to Donbas war – United Nations
    Dec08

    Over 3.8 mln Ukrainians in need due to Donbas war – United Nations

    There are over 3.8 million people in Ukraine who are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the Donbas crisis, according to the UN 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Ukraine. ”The number of people in need has actually increased by 700,000 since 2016 HRP, according to humanitarian assessments. People have exhausted their savings, their...

    Ukraine reports 45 Russian attacks in last day, Maryinka checkpoint comes under fire
    Dec08

    Ukraine reports 45 Russian attacks in last day, Maryinka checkpoint comes under fire

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 45 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 120mm and 82mm mortars on the towns of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages...

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