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Section: War in Donbas

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros
    Dec28

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros

    Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Vasyl Hrytsak states that Ukraine`s main challenge related to the war in Donbas is balance, 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports. ”On the one hand, we are seeing that there is an ongoing war in the east of Ukraine, that is de jure called ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation]. But it`s still war, because even now,...

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”
    Dec28

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”

    The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reports that Russian military command secretly took away its killed in actions in the 59th so-called ”humanitarian convoys”. This is done to conceal presence of the Russian army in Donbas, according to Ukraine Today. Moreover, the intelligence reports that the tensions between Russia-backed separatist forces...

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice
    Dec28

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice

    The First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova states that the recognition by the court in Moscow the protests of 2014 in Ukraine as ”coup d`etat” does not bear any legal consequences for Ukraine, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official comments about the fact that Dorogomilovsky court in Moscow on the suit of...

    Minsk deal not to be implemented, Normandy format must be expanded – Foreign Minister of Poland
    Dec28

    Minsk deal not to be implemented, Normandy format must be expanded – Foreign Minister of Poland

    ”In our opinion, the Minsk agreements will not be implemented,” said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. According to the minister, in order to put an end to the conflict in Donbas, it is necessary to expand the Normandy format. He stressed that Poland, as a country bordering with the aggressor state, is insisting on expanding the group...

    U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force
    Dec28

    U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force

    Embassy of Ukraine in the USA has reported that the decision on the introduction of the U.S. additional sanctions against Russian companies entered into force. ”The United States continues to build up pressure on Russia with new sanctions for its violation of international law and fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine. 15 Russian arms sector...

    ”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...

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