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    Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements
    May19

    Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call to continue discussions on regional crises in Ukraine and Syria despite their conflicting views, a French presidency official said on Thursday, according to Reuters. ”Despite diverging positions on a number of subjects, they noted the old and singular...

    No plans to retake Donbas militarily – Ukraine`s defense minister
    May18

    No plans to retake Donbas militarily – Ukraine`s defense minister

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak assures there are no plans to retake Russian-occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, using military means, according to the Ukrainian-language service of Germany`s Deutsche Welle. ”We do not consider the use of force to address the problem of occupation in Donetsk and Luhansk. But every Ukrainian...

    Over 500 homes in Avdiyivka damaged by militants since year`s start
    May17

    Over 500 homes in Avdiyivka damaged by militants since year`s start

    Over 500 homes –private houses and flats belonging to civilian residents in the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region – have been damaged by attacks mounted by Russia`s hybrid military forces since the beginning of the year, according to local police. ”Since the beginning of the year, over 500 (!) homes – private houses and...

    Terrorists plotting breakthrough near Pavlopil – Defense Ministry
    May17

    Terrorists plotting breakthrough near Pavlopil – Defense Ministry

    Russian-backed militants are preparing for an offensive near the village of Pavlopil, Donetsk region, according to the report on the website of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry. The Ukrainian military intercepted enemy communications, revealing that a breakthrough is being prepared near Pavlopil. ”To this end, the enemy has been amassing live force and...

    Dutch prosecutors: Russia, Ukraine making MH17 probe ”difficult”
    May16

    Dutch prosecutors: Russia, Ukraine making MH17 probe ”difficult”

    The investigation into the MH17 disaster is in a difficult phase and far from over, the Public Prosecutor wrote in a digital magazine meant to keep the victims` relatives informed about what is happening in the MH17 file, according to NLTimes. The investigators are having trouble getting data from the Ukrainian secret service and cooperation with...

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
    May15

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

    Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

    Russia to supply raw materials to seized factories in occupied Donbas
    May15

    Russia to supply raw materials to seized factories in occupied Donbas

    The Russian Federal Agency for State Reserves (Rosrezerv) in 2017 will receive RUB 10 billion from the government`s Reserve Fund to finance the costs associated with the recovery of stocks raw materials and materials of the metallurgical industry, RBC reports citing the government`s order of May 4, 2017, signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry...

    Four civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka`s residential district
    May14

    Four civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka`s residential district

    Around 19:30 on Saturday, militants opened fire on the residential neighborhood of Avdiyivka, which resulted in four civilians being killed and another one injured, that`s according to the chief of Donetsk region`s military and civilian administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy. According to the press service of local police.   Three men and a woman were...

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas
    May14

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas

    In the past three months, Russian-occupation forces in Donbas have massively deployed heavy artillery banned under the Minsk agreements, according to Kate Byrnes, the U.S. envoy to the OSCE, who addressed the organization`s Permanent Council on Thursday, May 11. ”Despite a deliberate pattern of behavior by Russian-led separatist forces aimed at...

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts
    May14

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts

    Ukraine has accumulated vast experience in fighting the Kremlin propaganda and is ready to share it with its partners, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Dmytro Zolotukhin said, addressing a scientific conference ”Overcoming the consequences of totalitarianism as a way of forming stability in the Baltic-Black Sea Region” held on May...

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