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      Russian official reacts to Avakov`s statement on liberation of Donbas
      Feb27

      Russian official reacts to Avakov`s statement on liberation of Donbas

      A Federation Council member has issued a comment regarding an earlier statement of Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claiming the Ukrainian authorities have a plan for Donbas settlement. ”Avakov said: Kyiv ”has a plan for the return of Crimea and Donbas,” but did not disclose the essence. However, Crimea is definitely not to return. With...

      Ukraine has own plan for Donbas with no concessions to Putin regime – Interior Minister
      Feb27

      Ukraine has own plan for Donbas with no concessions to Putin regime – Interior Minister

      Ukrainian authorities have a plan for Donbas settlement, not related to any concessions to Vladimir Putin`s regime, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said in an interview with TSN Week. ”I believe we are now in a time period when the issue could be resolved quickly and diplomatically,” Avakov said, answering a question on how...

      Ukraine not to hold direct talks with militants despite being pushed toward their legitimization – Iryna Gerashchenko
      Feb27

      Ukraine not to hold direct talks with militants despite being pushed toward their legitimization – Iryna Gerashchenko

      Various forces have been pushing Ukraine toward legitimization of Donbas militants and holding direct negotiations with representatives of the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine`s humanitarian envoy to the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement Iryna...

      Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 49 times in all sectors in Donbas in the past 24 hours
      Feb27

      Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 49 times in all sectors in Donbas in the past 24 hours

      On February 25, the Anti-Terrorist Operation forces recorded 49 enemy attacks, according to the ATO Headquarters.Avdiivka’s industrial zone as well as the area between Chermalyk and Shyrokyne in Mariupol sector stand as hotspots. View map in full size The enemy opened fire in the area of Avdiivka. Along with heavy weapons, mortars and tanks in...

      U.S. urges Russia to cease attacks in Donbas immediately
      Feb26

      U.S. urges Russia to cease attacks in Donbas immediately

      The United States has once again called on Russia and the terrorists Moscow has been supporting to cease fire in eastern Ukraine immediately, according to a statement by State Department spokesman Mark Toner. ”The United States is closely monitoring the growing violence in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks and the continuing failure of the...

      Savchenko publishes list of prisoners of war she visited in Russia-occupied Donbas
      Feb26

      Savchenko publishes list of prisoners of war she visited in Russia-occupied Donbas

      Ukrainian MP Nadiia Savchenko has published a list of prisoners of war (POW), whom she visited in the occupied territory of Donetsk region. The relevant list was published on her Facebook page. ”I managed to see our prisoners. The guys are feeling well. The conditions are ordinary, like in prison. They say the attitude to them is normal. There...

      OSCE SMM concerned over threat of eco-disaster as Donetsk water filtration station halts operations
      Feb26

      OSCE SMM concerned over threat of eco-disaster as Donetsk water filtration station halts operations

      Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan has expressed concern over a threat of environmental disaster in Donbas amid ceased operations of the Donetsk water filtration station, according to the SMM press service. The implications of a strike on the filtration station ”go beyond the immediate...

      Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 92 times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 16 Ukrainian servicemen wounded
      Feb25

      Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 92 times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 16 Ukrainian servicemen wounded

      Russian troops continue attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas and demonstrate a disregard of all the agreements reached on the ceasefire. Russian troops shelled at Ukrainian territories in Donbas 92 times in the last day, 16 Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)...

      Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas
      Feb25

      Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas

      At 13:27 on February 24, 2017, the SMM heard a burst of small-arms fire (three to five shots) at close range while preparing to launch a mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the north-western edge of non-government-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk), about 130m south-east of the M-04 highway. ”The SMM patrol members took cover...

      Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine
      Feb25

      Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine

      The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to assist people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017, UNICEF Ukraine reported. ”The Italian Government continues to support the non-stop and commendable efforts carried out by UN agencies in Ukraine to assist the...

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