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    The Russian drone shot down near Donetsk was expensive and well equipped – SBU
    Jun06

    The Russian drone shot down near Donetsk was expensive and well equipped – SBU

    The Advisor to the SBU Head Markiyan Lubkivskyi writes on his official Facebook page about Russian Forpost tactical drone, which was shot down in the ATO area in Eastern Ukraine on May 20, 2015. PHOTO:Markian Lubkivskyi “As we reported earlier, on May 20 anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces shot down an enemy drone that was performing...

    Dmitry Tymchuk: On the escalation of conflict in Donbas, 6/4
    Jun06

    Dmitry Tymchuk: On the escalation of conflict in Donbas, 6/4

    On the conflict escalation in Donbas: Yesterday’s offensive (June 3, 2015) by Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas (first and foremost – in the vicinity of Mar’inka) leads us to several conclusions: 1. The Minsk 2 Agreement, as expected, is nothing more than an illusion of “peaceful dialogue,” behind which Russia attempts to portray a...

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit Ukraine on the eve of G7 Summit
    Jun05

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit Ukraine on the eve of G7 Summit

    Embassy of Ukraine to Japan announces that on June 5-6, 2015, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe will make an official visit to Ukraine for the first time in the history of Ukrainian-Japanese relations. “The visit of the Japanese Prime Minister to our state on the eve of the G7 Summit will become a powerful manifestation of firm and...

    Russia illegally shifts the contact line to include more territories in Eastern Ukraine – Samantha Power
    Jun05

    Russia illegally shifts the contact line to include more territories in Eastern Ukraine – Samantha Power

    On June 5, 2015 U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke to the recent developments in Eastern Ukraine at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine. Read @AmbassadorPower’s remarks on the ongoing aggression by #Russia in eastern #Ukraine: http://t.co/ctJzoRRxI4 — US Mission to the UN (@USUN) 5 Червень 2015  ...

    National Security and Defense Council: Extremely fierce fighting on the frontline: militants use Grad missile systems, 120-mm mortars and 152-mm artillery
    Jun05

    National Security and Defense Council: Extremely fierce fighting on the frontline: militants use Grad missile systems, 120-mm mortars and 152-mm artillery

    Kyiv, June 5, 2015. Extremely fierce fighting along the frontline have occurred over the last day, while pro-Russian mostly used heavy weaponry, such as Grad missile systems, 120-mm mortars and 152-mm artillery against the Ukrainian troops. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, military action took place in Shyrokyne and Hranitne...

    US must Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russians and separatists – U.S. Senator Rob Portman
    Jun05

    US must Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russians and separatists – U.S. Senator Rob Portman

    On the official website of U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, announces that he has filed two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 to help Ukraine as they continue to face Russian aggression. U.S. Senator Rob Portman says that the first amendment authorizes funds...

    Russia under Putin will never be allowed to rejoin the G7 – Canada’s PM
    Jun05

    Russia under Putin will never be allowed to rejoin the G7 – Canada’s PM

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in the interview that the Russian Federation should never be allowed back in the Group of 7 as long as Vladimir Putin is president. “I don’t think Russia under Vladimir Putin belongs in the G7. Period,” Harper said. “Canada would very, very strongly oppose Putin ever sitting...

    Dmitry Tymchuk: Update on Marinka 6.03 – 6.04
    Jun05

    Dmitry Tymchuk: Update on Marinka 6.03 – 6.04

    Yesterday, 06.03.2015, starting approximately at 4:10 AM, Russian-terrorist troops started heavy shelling of the positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Marinka [west of Donetsk]. Between 6:45 and 7:00 AM, Russian-terrorist troops started an active offensive on the stretch between Marinka and Krasnohorivka. According to IR Group data,...

    Russia-backed separatists moved a large amount of heavy weapons towards the contact line – EU official statement
    Jun04

    Russia-backed separatists moved a large amount of heavy weapons towards the contact line – EU official statement

    Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs&Security Policy Maja Kocijančič said that Wednesday’s fighting (June 3, 2015) around the eastern Ukrainian city of Marinka was a huge violation of the cease-fire between and led to the redeployment of a large number of heavy artillery back near the line of contact by the Russia-backed separatists. #Ukraine...

    Russia has a particular responsibility because it backs the separatists – NATO Sec.Gen. Jens Stoltenberg
    Jun04

    Russia has a particular responsibility because it backs the separatists – NATO Sec.Gen. Jens Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Oslo, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, that Russia was delivering sophisticated weaponry to rebels in Eastern Ukraine, renewing long-standing accusations amid the worst upsurge in fighting in months between the Kyiv government’s forces and pro-Russian rebels. “We have precise...

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