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    OSCE SMM reports over 500 explosions near Mariupol
    Oct14

    OSCE SMM reports over 500 explosions near Mariupol

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has stated in its report for October 12 that the monitors spotted over 500 explosions in the area of the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period,” reads the...

    Russia has `playbook` for covert influence in Eastern Europe
    Oct13

    Russia has `playbook` for covert influence in Eastern Europe

    Russia has mounted a campaign of covert economic and political measures to manipulate five countries in central and eastern Europe, discredit the West`s liberal democratic model, and undermine trans-Atlantic ties, a report by a private U.S. research group said, according to Reuters. ”In certain countries, Russian influence has become so pervasive...

    Russia recruits some 600 mercenaries in occupied Donbas for Syria war – Border Guards
    Oct13

    Russia recruits some 600 mercenaries in occupied Donbas for Syria war – Border Guards

    Russia has recently recruited more than 600 volunteers in the occupied areas of eastern Ukrainian Donbas to take part in hostilities in Syria, Ukraine`s Border Guard Service press secretary Oleh Slobodyan told a Kyiv briefing Thursday, October 13, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The movement of Russian troops continues through the...

    Poroshenko asks court to check the legality of cancellation Presidential power of Yanukovych by Parliament
    Oct13

    Poroshenko asks court to check the legality of cancellation Presidential power of Yanukovych by Parliament

    On October 19, Ukraine`s Constitutional Court will consider a motion submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to probe into the constitutionality of striping former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych of his title, according to the court`s press service. The plenary session is to begin at 10:00 Kyiv time.It will be held in the form of...

    PACE passes two resolutions on Ukraine
    Oct13

    PACE passes two resolutions on Ukraine

    ”We sincerely thank the rapporteurs, true defenders of PACE values – Zelienkova and Beck – on behalf of the Ukrainian delegates and all the colleagues. As we have seen commitments to PACE principles, high-class European policy and responsibility in their reports,” Gerashchenko wrote. The first resolution was supported by 82 PACE members, while...

    Putin: No Donbas settlement until Minsk II political provisions implemented
    Oct12

    Putin: No Donbas settlement until Minsk II political provisions implemented

    Russian President Vladimir Putin claims there will be no peace settlement in Donbas until the political provisions of Minsk II agreements have been implemented. ”They always claim that all this [the political provisions of the Minsk II agreements] cannot be done as fighting is still on in the conflict zone in Donbas. But on September 9, the...

    PACE rapporteur urges Budapest memo signatories to protect Ukraine
    Oct12

    PACE rapporteur urges Budapest memo signatories to protect Ukraine

    Kristyna Zelienkova, a rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on a draft resolution titled ”Political Consequences of the Conflict in Ukraine,” has called on the signatories to the 2014 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances to abide by their commitments and protect Ukraine in case of an incursion. ”The...

    Situation hot in Mariupol sector, Ukraine forces fire back due to threat of breakthrough
    Oct12

    Situation hot in Mariupol sector, Ukraine forces fire back due to threat of breakthrough

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in the past 24 hours, including 34 in the Mariupol sector, seven barrages in the Luhansk sector, and three in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the...

    Ukrainian diaspora draws attention to anti-Ukrainian forces in Slovakia
    Oct12

    Ukrainian diaspora draws attention to anti-Ukrainian forces in Slovakia

    Ukrainian diaspora in Slovakia draws attention to activity of anti-Ukrainian forces Slovakia-based diaspora of Ukrainians has published an open letter to the Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic with a request to explain the lack of response by Ukrainian diplomats on the presence of the Honorary Consulate of Novorossiya in a neighboring...

    No visa waver for Ukrainians on European Parliament`s October agenda
    Oct12

    No visa waver for Ukrainians on European Parliament`s October agenda

    European Union visa-free travel for Ukraine has not been incorporated into the agenda of the European Parliament`s session in Strasbourg on October 24-27. Neither visa liberalization for Ukraine or Georgia nor visa waiver suspension mechanism has been incorporated on the EP agenda, which was posted on its official website. The mechanism is said...

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