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    Russia recognises passports issued by militants from so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics
    Feb18

    Russia recognises passports issued by militants from so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics

    Russia has recognised the validity of the identity (ID) ”documents” issued by the authorities of the so-called ”DNR” and ”LPR” (Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics), according to a decree issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin. As reported, the decree is signed ”in order to protect the civil rights and freedoms.” It also refers to ”the...

    Third anniversary of EuroMaidan massacre: Ukraine honors memory of Heavenly Hundred Heroes
    Feb18

    Third anniversary of EuroMaidan massacre: Ukraine honors memory of Heavenly Hundred Heroes

    On February 20, Ukraine honors memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes The commemorative events will take place in Kyiv on February 18-22. Police and rescue services were put on combat alert due to a higher level of terrorist threat. Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin says that about 7,000 personnel and 2,000 units of...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 66 times in the past 24 hours, used tanks and mortars, causing military and civilian fatal casualties
    Feb17

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 66 times in the past 24 hours, used tanks and mortars, causing military and civilian fatal casualties

    Russian troops shelled at Ukrainian territories in all the sectors in Donbas using heavy weapons and snipers. 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA), and 10 wounded in action (WIA). One Ukrainian civilian was killed by Russian troops and 2 were wounded, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters....

    Ukraine to renew search for remains at MH17 crash site in Donbas
    Feb17

    Ukraine to renew search for remains at MH17 crash site in Donbas

    Ukraine this spring will renew its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donbas, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said on February 16, according to RFE/RL. ”Contacts in the region have indicated they will renew the search for human remains and personal belongings in the spring, once the snow...

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media
    Feb17

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media

    U.S. allies in Europe are conducting intelligence operations against President Trump`s staff and business associates and intercepting communications between advisors in the White House and Russian government officials, the International Business Times reports. Sources told Newsweek that a Western European country and Baltic nation are gathering...

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the United States was ready to work with Russia if it found common areas for cooperation, but said Moscow had to adhere to commitments made over Ukraine, according to Reuters. ”As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to...

    EU calls to undo the trade blockade of Russian-occupied Donbas
    Feb16

    EU calls to undo the trade blockade of Russian-occupied Donbas

    The European Union has called for ceasing a railway blockade in Donbas, which Brussels believes may trigger an energy crisis in Ukraine, affecting civilian population on both sides of the contact line, according to the EU spokesman`s comment to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The blockade of railway connections between the areas under the control of the...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in all sectors in Donbas in the past 24 hours
    Feb15

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in all sectors in Donbas in the past 24 hours

    Russian troops launched 52 attacks on Ukrainian territory in Donbas over the past day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russian troops’ attacks took place in Pavlopil-Shyrokyne area the most. They used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small...

    U.S. President expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine but Kremlin states that this is impossible and Crimea won’t be returned
    Feb15

    U.S. President expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine but Kremlin states that this is impossible and Crimea won’t be returned

    The U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects the Russian Federation to return illegally annexed in 2014 Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, the White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at the official daily news briefing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 139 times using heavy armor in all sectors in Donbas in the past 48 hours
    Feb14

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 139 times using heavy armor in all sectors in Donbas in the past 48 hours

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 72 times in the last day, 1 WIA in last day, 1 Ukrainian soldier is 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, Russian troops shelled 122mm artillery systems on the village of Pisky, 120mm and 82mm mortars on...

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