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      Ukrainian Billionaire, media mogul and founder of Yalta European Strategy calls to give up Crimea for peace in Donbas
      Jan02

      Ukrainian Billionaire, media mogul and founder of Yalta European Strategy calls to give up Crimea for peace in Donbas

      Billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk has supported Ukraine`s integration with Europe through his Yalta European Strategy Conference, but he`s now promoting a different line, writing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that Ukraine should give up Crimea and medium-term hopes of European Union and NATO membership in exchange for peace in Donbas, Kyiv...

      Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1
      Jan01

      Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1

      Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in December 31, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village...

      Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone
      Jan01

      Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone

      Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz, who was earlier reported to seek easing Russia sanctions, plans to visit Donbas, in particular, the areas near Mariupol, when his country takes over the OSCE chair. Kurz wants to get acquainted with the situation on the ground, said the statement by MFA Austria published Saturday, December...

      U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar visited command post near Shyrokine in Donbas
      Jan01

      U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar visited command post near Shyrokine in Donbas

      President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, along with U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar, who are visiting Ukraine, arrived at the command post of the Ukrainian forces in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the area of Shyrokine under Mariupol. ”I arrived at the command post in the area of Shyrokine along with John...

      Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
      Dec31

      Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

      Russia has been blackmailing Ukraine with prisoners whom Moscow refuses to release despite earlier agreements, however the talks on hostage liberation should continue with Russia, not with the militant leaders, according to First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact...

      Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers
      Dec31

      Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers

      Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, December 30, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Russia`s hybrid military force continued to attack the Ukrainian positions in all sectors. In the Mariupol sector, the...

      While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
      Dec30

      While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

      The official Moscow has made every effort to discredit the Minsk process, because it is linked to the sanctions, according to Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement. ”Now, on the eve of the formation of Trump`s new administration, we see exacerbation in...

      Situation in Donbas: snipers active in all areas
      Dec30

      Situation in Donbas: snipers active in all areas

      Militants continue to carry out attacks in all directions, according to the morning summary of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. In Mariupol direction, the invaders fired mortars on Krasnohorivka and Talakivka. They also shot from grenade launchers and small arms on Shyrokine, Starohnativka, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Hnutove and...

      Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency
      Dec30

      Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency

      The Austrian government seeks to have the EU sanctions against Russia eased, according to the country`s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, Spiegel reports. From January 2017 Austria will be chairing the OSCE, and it intends to seek through the organization a change of the EU sanctions policy toward Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria...

      OSCE spots vehicle for dead Russian soldiers transportation on Ukraine-Russia border
      Dec30

      OSCE spots vehicle for dead Russian soldiers transportation on Ukraine-Russia border

      The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in its weekly report says the monitors have spotted a vehicle with a sign Gruz 200 [`Cargo 200`, or killed in action] and several ambulance vehicles at the checkpoint on the border with Russia. ”On 22 December at 16:09hrs the OT [observer team] in Donetsk BCP [border crossing point] observed a van with...

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