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    DPR Deputy Commander Accuses US, NATO of Unofficially Supplying Arms to Kiev
    Aug05

    DPR Deputy Commander Accuses US, NATO of Unofficially Supplying Arms to Kiev

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported citing US diplomats and military officials that the US state and defense departments had devised a plan to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other weaponry. According to the media outlet, the Pentagon and the State Department are seeking the approval of the White House on...

    ‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses
    Aug03

    ‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses

    MINSK (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed on Tuesday a law on introducing amendments to the 2017 state budget, which provides for additional funding for the defense sector, including the construction of an ammunition factory, the purchase of Oplot tanks, and the production of missiles. “The signing yesterday, August 1, by the...

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US
    Aug01

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US

    TBILISI (Sputnik) — Saakashvili was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship on Wednesday and is currently in the United States. He announced his intention to return to Ukraine at the earliest opportunity. “If its Ukraine, where he promised to return, we have exhausted all procedures in that direction. So if Ukraine obtains political will, the country...

    At Least 7 Killed, 9 Injured Over Past Week in Donetsk
    Jul29

    At Least 7 Killed, 9 Injured Over Past Week in Donetsk

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — At least seven people were killed and nine others were injured in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) as a result of hostilities with Ukrainian forces over the past week, a representative of the DPR ombudsman office said Friday. “Within the period between 21 and 27 July 2017, as a result...

    Kiev Cuts Electricity Supplies to Self-Proclaimed Donbass Republics
    Jul26

    Kiev Cuts Electricity Supplies to Self-Proclaimed Donbass Republics

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Kiev has cut off electricity supplies to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in eastern Ukraine, Acting Director of Ukraine’s Ukrenergo power company Vsevolod Kovalchuk said on Wednesday. “From 00:00 [21:00 GMT] July 26, 2017, the transmission of electricity to...

    ‘Normandy 4′ Leaders’ Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday
    Jul24

    ‘Normandy 4′ Leaders’ Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The date of the telephone call was officially confirmed by the sides in the course of the previous week. On Saturday, the Elysee Palace issued the timetable of French President Emmanuel Macron marking the inter-state call. “At 11 a.m. [09:00 GMT] — the phone talks in Normandy format with Ukraine’s President Petro...

    Two Ukraine Officials Arrested in Absentia in Russia Over Admiral’s Prosecution
    Jul24

    Two Ukraine Officials Arrested in Absentia in Russia Over Admiral’s Prosecution

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian court has authorized arrest in absentia of Ruslan Kravchenko, the prosecutor at the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) and Vadim Priymachok, PGO’s investigator, over illegal criminal prosecution of Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Adm. Aleksandr Vitko, the spokeswoman said. “The Basmanny...

    Return of Botulism to Europe: Ukraine’s Health Crisis Threatens Whole Continent
    Jul22

    Return of Botulism to Europe: Ukraine’s Health Crisis Threatens Whole Continent

    Ukrainians’ health has been seriously compromised by the liquidation of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service, Ukraine-focused observers have reported, citing a dramatic rise in the number of incidents involving mass poisonings, including botulism. Ukraine’s government formally liquidated the agency earlier this year,...

    Lukashenko Offers Kiev Joint Humanitarian Aid Deliveries to East Ukraine
    Jul22

    Lukashenko Offers Kiev Joint Humanitarian Aid Deliveries to East Ukraine

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday offered his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, to cooperate in delivering humanitarian aid to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) in war-torn eastern part of the country via Ukrainian territory. Earlier in the day, the Belarusian...

    Ukraine Ceasefire Fails Due to Lack of Political Will – German Foreign Ministry
    Jul22

    Ukraine Ceasefire Fails Due to Lack of Political Will – German Foreign Ministry

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The ceasefire regime introduced in eastern Ukraine on June 24 has failed largely because the parties to the conflict have no political will to fulfill their commitments, the German Foreign Ministry said Friday. “The agreed truce is not being maintained. We continue to observe numerous instances of the use of weapons along the...

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