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    Lugansk Militia Observes ‘School Truce’ With Ukraine in Donbass
    Aug27

    Lugansk Militia Observes ‘School Truce’ With Ukraine in Donbass

    LUHANSK (Sputnik) — Marochko noted that the Lugansk miitia strictly observes the “school truce,” unlike the Ukrainian forces, which have also agreed to adhere to the ceasefire regime. The spokesman added that LPR troops avoided reacting to provocations but were ready to respond in case of gross violations by Ukrainian forces, pointing out that...

    Dodon: Issue of Foreign Troops Withdrawal From Moldova Unlikely to Go To UNGA
    Aug27

    Dodon: Issue of Foreign Troops Withdrawal From Moldova Unlikely to Go To UNGA

    CHISINAU (Sputnik) — The statement comes after the Moldova Constitutional Court ruled the Russian presence in the ethnic Russian and Ukrainian dominated region as illegal. In a letter published August 22, the former Soviet republic asked the UN General Assembly to discuss a complete withdrawal of foreign armed forces from Transnistria at its...

    Lugansk Militia Observes ‘School Truce’ With Ukraine in Donbass
    Aug27

    Lugansk Militia Observes ‘School Truce’ With Ukraine in Donbass

    LUHANSK (Sputnik) — Marochko noted that the Lugansk miitia strictly observes the “school truce,” unlike the Ukrainian forces, which have also agreed to adhere to the ceasefire regime. The spokesman added that LPR troops avoided reacting to provocations but were ready to respond in case of gross violations by Ukrainian forces, pointing out that...

    Ukrainian Troops Kill Over 30 People in Donbass Amid ‘Harvest Ceasefire’
    Aug26

    Ukrainian Troops Kill Over 30 People in Donbass Amid ‘Harvest Ceasefire’

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — The killings occurred amid the so-called “harvest ceasefire.” It was agreed upon on June 21 by a trilateral contact group, composed of Russian, Ukrainian and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mediators, and was expected to last from June 24 to August 31. “Within the ‘harvest ceasefire’ period...

    Berlin Expects New Donbass Truce to Be Effective
    Aug25

    Berlin Expects New Donbass Truce to Be Effective

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — Berlin hopes that the new ceasefire agreement in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region will work effectively and be “more than a verbal statement,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Thursday in a statement, published on the ministry’s website. On Wednesday, the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine held a meeting...

    Kiev Forces Attempted to Capture DPR Militia Positions Near Donetsk
    Aug21

    Kiev Forces Attempted to Capture DPR Militia Positions Near Donetsk

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — Basurin added that the attempted attacks on DPR positions were accompanied by shelling of Donetsk outskirts. He also recommended for the command of Kiev forces to comply with the Minsk agreements. “Ahead of the Independence Day of Ukraine, subdivisions of the 57th separate mechanized infantry brigade … attempted to capture our...

    New OSCE Bases in Donbass Help Little in Reducing Ukrainian Shelling
    Aug20

    New OSCE Bases in Donbass Help Little in Reducing Ukrainian Shelling

    LUHANSK (Sputnik) — On Friday, the SMM OSCE press service said that observers resumed round-the-clock monitoring of the situation on the site of the planned withdrawal of forces in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska. “We recently saw a similar forward patrol base opened by SMM in Popasnaya. As experience has shown, shelling in this area on the part...

    US Aware of Reports on Ukraine Providing Rocket Technology to North Korea
    Aug16

    US Aware of Reports on Ukraine Providing Rocket Technology to North Korea

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is aware of reports that Ukraine transferred sensitive rocket technology to North Korea but believes the country has a very strong non-proliferation record, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said at a press briefing on Tuesday. “We’re certainly aware of those reports that have come out....

    Ukrainian Military Says Agent Detained in Crimea Was Dismissed From Army in May
    Aug16

    Ukrainian Military Says Agent Detained in Crimea Was Dismissed From Army in May

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian agent detained in Crimea earlier this month over plotting acts of sabotage on the peninsula was dismissed from the Ukrainian Armed Forces in May 2017 for professional incompetence, Yuzef Venskovych, the deputy head of the Public Relations Department of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said on...

    Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister
    Aug10

    Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The blockade has been in place since early January. The activists — military veterans and lawmakers — claimed any trade with the self-proclaimed republics was illegal and described freight traffic coming from the east as smuggling. “The GDP [gross domestic product] grew by roughly 2.3 percent in the first quarter, down from the...

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