Section: War & conflict

      Militants charge Donetsk woman with ”espionage” for Ukraine
      Mar01

      Militants charge Donetsk woman with ”espionage” for Ukraine

      The militants of the so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” terrorist organization have abducted a local woman Valentyna Buchok, accusing her of ”collaboration with the SBU Security Service of Ukraine.” She has been detained according to a `who-knows-what-kind-of` a code,” the adviser to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuriy Tandit...

      Ukrainian government raised electricity price by 30% from March 1, 2017, Russia-occupied Donbas continues to receive electricity for free
      Mar01

      Ukrainian government raised electricity price by 30% from March 1, 2017, Russia-occupied Donbas continues to receive electricity for free

      This is the fifth planned increase in electricity tariffs for the households. Compared with April 2015, the electricity tariffs increased by 3.5 times. Earlier, in February 2015, The National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) approved a two-year schedule of raising electricity tariffs for the households.According to the plan,...

      Russia must be sat down at negotiating table to discuss its pullback from Crimea – Chubarov
      Mar01

      Russia must be sat down at negotiating table to discuss its pullback from Crimea – Chubarov

      Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov says Russia must be forced to sit down at the negotiating table to discuss its withdrawal from the Crimean peninsula, according to Censor.net. ”We should not waste time in creating an international platform for the de-occupation of Crimea and the...

      Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine
      Mar01

      Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine

      The number of attacks on the Ukrainian positions by the Russian-backed militants in Donbas has sharply increased over the past day, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Ukraine wants peace, Russia needs war. 117 attacks by Russian militants, 2 UA servicemen KIA, 2 WIA, heavy weaponry used,” she tweeted....

      Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks
      Feb28

      Ukraine reports 84 enemy attacks in Donbas with using heavy artillery, mortars and tanks

      Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 84 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol sector, the invaders fired 122mm artillery systems on...

      Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
      Feb28

      Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

      Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict, according to Reuters. China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria, Reuters said....

      Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media
      Feb28

      Ukrainian military suffer losses at Svitlodarska Duha bulge – media

      Two soldiers of the 54th separate mechanized brigade were killed at the Svitlodarska Duha bulge in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in Donbas on Tuesday, Tyzhden.ua reported, citing its sources. No other details have been reported so far. On Monday, February 27, Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) press officer Leonid Matiukhin said that...

      National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln
      Feb28

      National Bank of Ukraine estimates Ukraine`s losses from blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas at $2 bln

      The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues. ”Some 2 billion [US dollars] is the most pessimistic forecast. But it can become reality. We must not forget that [it is related to] metallurgy, one of the key...

      Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues
      Feb28

      Russian militant in leaders Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics threaten to seize Akhmetov’s factories if blockade continues

      Russian-backed leaders of the so-called ”LPR/DPR” (the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics) demand that the Ukrainian authorities stop by early March the transport blockade of the occupied areas of Donbas. Otherwise, the terrorists threaten to introduce external management at the enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction (mainly...

      Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine
      Feb28

      Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine

      Russian Foreign Ministry has stated the possibility of ”new tragedies” in case Washington moves to supply lethal aid to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. The Russian side will ”explain” to the new U.S. administration ”the history and status of the conflict...