Category Archives: Donbas

If no end to Donbas war is seen in foreseeable future…

… It could be better to ensure a “conflict freeze” than to end it on Kremlin’s terms, and the Ukrainian people seem to be ready to embrace the option On July 20-21, two closely related news regarding the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions burst into the Ukrainian media space. Firstly, this is an interview by Dmitry Kozak, deputy

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MH17 trial: Donbas “rebels” sent targets for Russia’s artillery attacks on Ukrainian bases

ALYA SHANDRA In the summer of 2014, the Ukrainian Army was advancing on territory controlled by Russian-separatist forces in east Ukraine, driving a wedge between the so-called “rebels” and their personnel and ammunition source — the Russian border. Then Russia launched artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions near the border and proceeded with a full-blown invasion, which ultimately led to today’s

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Russian aggression against Ukraine: UK response to OSCE

Ambassador Neil Bush responds to Ambassadors Çevik and Grau and discusses OSCE’s efforts in response to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. Thank you Madam Chairperson. Ambassador Çevik, Ambassador Grau we are grateful for your reports today and all your efforts towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict. The UK still has significant concerns about the heightened tensions caused

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ukraine: National Broadcasting Council fines pro-Russian TV channels for inciting war

23:15, 27.05.21 – UNIAN The amount of penalties in relation to each of the outlets exceeds UAH 100,000. The National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting has applied fines to NewsOne, NASH, and 112 Ukraine TV channels for inciting war and discrimination against Ukraine’s Armed Forces. That’s according to the Council’s press service. NewsOne and 112 Ukraine have been

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Bucharest Format states condemn Russian actions near Ukraine’s border, Black Sea

08:05, 11 May 2021 – 112UA Bucharest Format countries confirmed support of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova in their internationally recognized borders. Nine countries of Bucharest Format Summit have condemned aggressive actions of Russia near the border of Ukraine and in the Black Sea as Euractiv cited joint statement of the presidents of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,

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Reznikov: Putin’s calls for Ukraine to work with ‘DPR’/’LPR’ signal withdrawal from Minsk deal

23:59, 23.04.21 – UNIAN The Deputy Prime Minister recalled that the Minsk agreements did not say anything about the two self-proclaimed “republics.” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov says that the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Ukraine to negotiate with members of the Russia-controlled “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy to Visit Frontline After Surge in Clashes

By Olga Shylenko for AFP Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was travelling to the country’s eastern frontline on Thursday, after a surge in clashes with separatist forces and a spike in tensions with Moscow. Fighting between the Ukrainian army and separatists has intensified in recent weeks, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict over the mainly Russian-speaking Donbas

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Russia tells US representatives that Kyiv makes provocations in Donbas

Russia and the United States have maintained contacts due to the aggravation of the situation in eastern Ukraine Russian Foreign Ministry and the U.S. representatives discussed the escalation of the situation in Donbas. The Kremlin has said that Kyiv is conducting “provocative actions” in Eastern Ukraine. The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov reported about

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Russia Probes Reported Killing of Child in Ukraine Attack

Moscow said Monday it was probing the death of a five-year-old child allegedly killed by Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Over the past week, fears have mounted of an escalation of a simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled separatists since 2014.  Ukraine last week said Russia has been building up a military

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Abkhazia scenario: Russia could deploy its troops in Donbas as “peacekeepers” – journalist

09:00, 10.03.21 – UNIAN Russia is mulling an option of mothballing the conflict along the Abkhazian model. The Kremlin could be plotting an armed provocation aiming to ultimately deploy “Russian peacekeepers” into the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, suggests Serhiy Harmash, a Ukrainian journalist and delegate to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement, representing representative of certain areas of

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Merkel notes lack of progress in Minsk process

23:30, 19.02.21 – UNIAN Tough agenda is needed on Russia within the Trans-Atlantic community, the Chancellor stressed. One of the challenges the Trans-Atlantic community has to address is its relationship with Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, addressing this year’s virtual Munich Security Conference. “When it comes to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, we have not really made

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Slovakia to support Ukraine reform toward EU, NATO integration

09:00, 17.02.21 – UNIAN Slovakia realized Ukraine must address the issues of Russian occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas, at the same time implementing reform. Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korcok has assured that his country will support reform in Ukraine toward future integration into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Kremlin TV chief: Russia must annex east Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Alvydas Medalinskas “Mother Russia, take Donbas home.” This dramatic appeal by Kremlin TV chief Margarita Simonyan was the headline-grabbing highlight of the recent Russian Donbas Forum, which took place in Occupied East Ukraine on January 28 and signaled a fresh escalation in Moscow’s seven-year hybrid war against Ukraine. Simonyan’s words carry significant weight. As chief editor of the

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East Human Rights Group says 164,340 Ukrainians in Donbas have Russian passports

09:00, 26.01.21 – UNIAN The illegal expedited procedure was used. More than 164,000 Ukrainians living in Russia-occupied territories in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, have already received Russian passports. This was reported by the East Human Rights Group on Facebook on January 25. “According to our sources in the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as our employees (monitors) in the

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Russia-installed “authorities” may hold another “referendum” in occupied Donbas

The previous “referendum” in May 2014 was not recognized by Ukraine and the international community. The so-called “leader” of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”), Denis Pushilin, says another “referendum on self-determination” could be held in the Russia-occupied part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region. He announced this in a comment for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Pushilin claims it will

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Russia remains unwilling to end seven-year Ukraine war

With the seventh anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine now approaching, many people have recently asked me, “What’s next?” As a negotiator in the Trilateral Contact Group formed to end the conflict in Ukraine, and as Ukraine’s minister in charge of the reintegration of the temporarily occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and Crimea, I

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ukraine: Kravchuk tells how Russia keeps blocking solutions within TCG

09:00, 21.12.20 – UNIAN Russians tie settlement of the region’s social and economic issues to politics. Chief of the Ukrainian delegation at the Minsk talks, Leonid Kravchuk, commented on the recent statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that progress in the Donbas conflict settlement allegedly depended solely on Ukraine. As an example, Kravchuk cited the methods Russians and their proxy

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OSCE records over 230 ceasefire violations in Donbas over 24 hours

17:26, 20 December 2020 – 112UA 232 ceasefire violations occurred in Donetsk region. The OSCE special monitoring mission recorded 234 violations of the ceasefire regime in Donbas over the past 24 hours. This is stated in the daily report of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine. “In the Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 232 ceasefire violations. In the Luhansk region, the SMM recorded

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I survived the basement prisons of the “Luhansk People’s Republic.” Here is what I saw. Part 1

Oleksandr Hryshchenko is a 60-year-old Luhansk veterinarian who lives in Kyiv. In 2014, he spent six months “in the basement,” aka an unofficial prison of the Russian proxy “Luhansk People’s Republic.” After his release from the basement, the man moved to Kyiv as soon as he could. Oleksandr tells his story of captivity, torture, and unexpected release in great detail.

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ukraine: Kravchuk invited to Rada Committee hearing to elaborate on Donbas action plan

21:45, 14.12.20 – UNIAN The hearing could be held next week. The Verkhovna Rada Committee on the Organization of State Power, Local Self-Government, Regional Development, and Urban Planning has invited Leonid Kravchuk, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group, to report on the action plan on Donbas settlement. That’s according to First Deputy Chairman of the Committee

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Ex-“DPR” terrorist found dead in Russia

On social media, he shared photos from Donetsk region where he posed with other mercenaries, holding weapons. The body of a former fighter of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) terrorist organization has been found in the town of Murino in Russia’s Leningrad region. The man whose body showed signs of violence was a 37-year-old Russian mercenary, Andrey Chekin, who

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