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      Ukraine reports Grad attack on Avdiyivka, one civilian seriously injured
      May24

      Ukraine reports Grad attack on Avdiyivka, one civilian seriously injured

      Russia`s hybrid military forces have mounted an attack on the old part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, using 122mm Grad-P portable rocket launchers; one civilian has been injured, according to the local police. ”Rockets have hit houses at 96 Kolosova Street and 3 Levanevskoho Street. Fortunately, no one was injured there,...

      Merkel convening Normandy Four summit
      May24

      Merkel convening Normandy Four summit

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the leaders of Ukraine, France, and Russia to meet for another round of talks in the Normandy format on the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to Der Tagesspiegel. According to Der Tagesspiegel, the Ukrainian army has been fighting with the Russian-backed militants in the east...

      Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko
      May23

      Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko

      The Ukrainian side expects that the meeting in the so-called Normandy Format between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia will be held after the schedules are agreed, Ukraine`s humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko said...

      Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media
      May23

      Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media

      Some 940,000 tonnes of anthracite and another 95,000 tonnes of other types of coal mined in the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were shipped to Russia in 2016, according to Liga.net. These were statistics that were officially recorded by the Russian Railways, Liga.net reports. In 2015, around 1.3 million tonnes of anthracite coal...

      Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat
      May23

      Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat

      Ukrainian diplomat, former Ukrainian envoy to the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group`s political subgroup Roman Bezsmertny says that the future of the ”Normandy format” (Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia) and the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas will be decided during the G7 summit in Italy, according to Radio Svoboda`s Ukrainian-language service....

      U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation
      May20

      U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation

      Donald Trump Administration does not want to take on additional functions and join the Normandy format of talks on Donbas settlement, the German government`s coordinator for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia, and the Eastern Partnership countries Gernot Erler told Deutsche Welle. See also: Germany expects U.S. mediation in...

      Economy ministry: Donbas trade blockade doesn`t stop growth in Ukraine
      May19

      Economy ministry: Donbas trade blockade doesn`t stop growth in Ukraine

      Ukraine`s Economic Development and Trade Ministry says the blockade of trade with occupied areas in Donbas has affected industrial production, but still cannot stop economic growth in Ukraine, according to the ministry`s press service. ”A halt to goods shipments moved across the contact line by rail and road within Donetsk and Luhansk regions has...

      West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation
      May19

      West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation

      The Washington Post has released the transcript of the conversation between the leaders of the U.S. Republican Party on Russia`s interference in the U.S. elections, Donald Trump`s attitude to Putin and the attitude of American politicians toward Ukraine. WP notes that those recorded included Kevin McCarthy, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Paul Ryan and...

      Germany expects U.S. mediation in settlement of Donbas crisis
      May19

      Germany expects U.S. mediation in settlement of Donbas crisis

      German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expects that the United States will be more actively involved in the political settlement of the conflict in Donbas, Ukraine`s east, in future, according to the Ukrainian-language service of Germany`s Deutsche Welle. See also: Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join...

      OSCE reports incident with smoke grenade in occupied Dokuchaievsk
      May19

      OSCE reports incident with smoke grenade in occupied Dokuchaievsk

      The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported a smoke-generating device was thrown close to an SMM vehicle near the Russian-occupied town of Dokuchaievsk in Donbas. ”On May 17, an SMM patrol consisting of five members in two armored vehicles was in the north-eastern outskirts of ”DPR”-controlled Dokuchaievsk (30km south-west...

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