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    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 53 times in last 24 hours: 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded
    May12

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 53 times in last 24 hours: 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 53 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and six as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector, the militants...

    SBU arrests contracted soldier who earlier fought for ”Russian world” in 2014
    May12

    SBU arrests contracted soldier who earlier fought for ”Russian world” in 2014

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has detained a contracted soldier of one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donetsk region, who had previously sided with Russian-supported terrorists, the SBU`s press service told UNIAN. The detainee had combat experience gained during the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan. In July 2014, under the...

    OSCE spots 6 Grad systems, 3 tanks near Russia-occupied Luhansk
    May12

    OSCE spots 6 Grad systems, 3 tanks near Russia-occupied Luhansk

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported its monitors have again spotted proscribed heavy weapons in Russia-occupied areas near the city of Luhansk controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”). ”In non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw three tanks (T-72) and seven self-propelled howitzers...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format
    May11

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence the possibility of involving the U.S. in the ”Normandy format” of negotiations on settling the situation in Donbas and counteracting Russian aggression, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”Of...

    Trump notes Russia`s responsibility for full Minsk implementation
    May11

    Trump notes Russia`s responsibility for full Minsk implementation

    The Russian Federation is responsible for the full implementation of the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the White House`s readout of U.S. President Donald Trump`s meeting with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov. ”The President raised Ukraine, and expressed his Administration`s commitment to remain engaged in...

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”
    May09

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”

    A military parade was staged in the center of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk on May 9 on the occasion of Victory Day. Over 50 pieces of military equipment were involved in the event, according to Russian proxies` news portals. ”An L-29 military jet trainer aircraft [a standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the...

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists
    May09

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists

    The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, condemns the sexual harassment of an SMM patrol member by an armed man in the pro-Russian separatists controlled area of Donetsk region, which took place on May 5. ”Together with all OSCE participating States, the SMM condemns all forms of...

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security
    May07

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service has barred American movie actor Steven Seagal, from entering Ukraine for a period of four years, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. The agency noted that the entry ban effective until 2021 was introduced in order to ensure the protection of the country`s national interests. See also: Reuters: Putin presents...

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas
    May06

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas

    There are 128 Ukrainian citizens held hostage by Russian-backed Donbas militants, while ten more Ukrainians remain in captivity in the territory of the Russian Federation, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser of the SBU head, Ukraine`s TV Channel 5 reported. ”As of today, 128 people are being illegally held captive in Donetsk and Luhansk, and...

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