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      Over 200 Russian attacks in Donbas in the past 48 hours: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 12 wounded
      Mar05

      Over 200 Russian attacks in Donbas in the past 48 hours: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 12 wounded

      12 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), another 1 was killed in action (KIA) in Donbas in the past 48 hours, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. The total number of attacks on Ukrainian positions was 115 on March 4 and 110 on March 5, the ATO HQ said. View map in full size The...

      Seizure of Ukraine assets in Donbas another evidence of Russian occupation – Ukrainian President
      Mar05

      Seizure of Ukraine assets in Donbas another evidence of Russian occupation – Ukrainian President

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian assets in Donbas is another evidence of Russian occupation of the east of Ukraine. ”There was another brutal and dreadful violation of international law – Russia has de facto confiscated Ukrainian state and private assets located in the occupied territory. This is...

      Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
      Mar05

      Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

      The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported that the number of civilian casualties in Donbas doubled in January-February 2017 compared to the previous reporting period of November-December 2016. ”Insecurity peaked up again in late January across eastern Ukraine, generating additional civilian...

      Two homes damaged by Russian shelling in Avdiyivka – police
      Mar04

      Two homes damaged by Russian shelling in Avdiyivka – police

      As a result of shelling by Russian-backed militants, two private homes suffered direct hits in an old part of the town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region at about 20:00 on February 3, according to Pokrovsky police department of Donetsk region. ”House No. 2 on Sportyvna Street suffered direct hit due to shelling, while shrapnel damaged the facade and...

      EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas
      Mar04

      EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas

      A European Union spokesperson for foreign affairs has declined to comment on an idea of sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news portal Yevropeiska Pravda. Asked by a German journalist at a daily briefing in Brussels on Friday whether UN peacekeepers could be sent to the east of Ukraine, she said: ”I would...

      So-called Luhansk People`s Republic discusses change of ”leadership,” recognition by Russia – MP Tymchuk
      Mar04

      So-called Luhansk People`s Republic discusses change of ”leadership,” recognition by Russia – MP Tymchuk

      The leaders of the so-called Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) have launched confidential discussions regarding a reshufle in ”the republic`s leadership” in the occupied territory of Luhansk region. This is the first step toward Russia`s recognition of the ”republic” with the prospect of LPR`s further accession to the Russian Federation, MP...

      Kremlin on possible recognition of ”LPR”/”DPR”: President to determine foreign policy
      Mar03

      Kremlin on possible recognition of ”LPR”/”DPR”: President to determine foreign policy

      The Kremlin says the President of the Russian Federation is the only person who determines foreign policy, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to a request of an UNIAN correspondent to comment on the statements by Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs on possible Russia`s recognition of occupied Donbas...

      Russia ready to open up Ukraine talks to U.S. – EurActiv
      Mar03

      Russia ready to open up Ukraine talks to U.S. – EurActiv

      Russia has indicated it is ready to open the so-called `Normandy` negotiation format over the crisis in eastern Ukraine to the United States, which appears to be a major shift in relations between Moscow and Washington after the election of Donald Trump, according to EurActiv. The so-called `Normandy format` was set up after French President...

      Leader of Donetsk separatists Zakharchenko  declares own ”trade blockade” of Ukraine
      Mar03

      Leader of Donetsk separatists Zakharchenko declares own ”trade blockade” of Ukraine

      The leader of the so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) Alexander Zakharchenko on Friday said that the so-called ”DPR” was declaring a blockade of the government-controlled areas of Ukraine. ”We`re cutting all ties with Ukraine, with which we are at war. Indeed, we used to sell coal to get money and pay salaries here. But due to the fact...

      Militants down OSCE SMM`s drone near Donetsk filtration plant
      Mar03

      Militants down OSCE SMM`s drone near Donetsk filtration plant

      OSCE`s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has reported on the downing of the organization`s unmanned aerial vehicle in close proximity to the Donetsk filtration plant. ”OSCE SMM UAV went down near Donetsk Filtration Station after SMM heard small-arms fire, despite sec guarantees. Unacceptable,” the OSCE SMM tweeted. Earlier, ”DPR” militants...

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