Category Archives: Donbas

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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FM Kuleba: Hague court announces decision to probe into Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine

21:59, 11.12.20 – UNIAN In 2015, Ukraine lodged a case with the International Criminal Court in The Hague regarding war crimes and crimes against humanity in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague have announced the decision that there is every reason to probe into the war crimes committed by the Russian Federation in

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u.s. Rep. Ken Buck calls for Hunter Biden special counsel in letter to A.G. Barr

7 December, 2020 – By Brooke Singman | Fox News Buck says move would ensure investigation ‘free from political interference’. Republican Rep. Ken Buck on Monday urged Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden‘s business dealings and a laptop purportedly belonging to him in order to ensure an investigation “free from political interference.” In a letter sent to Barr, obtained

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Russia seeking “DPR/LPR” legitimization via international platforms – Ukrainian delegation to TCG

According to the diplomats, Russia may unilaterally recognize the so-called “LPR” and “DPR” as “independent republics.” The Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) has said Russia is trying to legitimize its “puppet” formations, the so-called “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics” (“LPR/DPR”), by engaging them in the highest international platforms, in particular the UN, as well as by possible

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Ukraine military intel reports on number of Russian invaders in occupied Donbas

21:00, 30.11.20 – UNIAN Occupation forces are only staffed by up to 80%. Some 35,000 of Russian-controlled military oppose Ukrainian troops in the occupied Donbas, the Ukrainian military intelligence reports. That’s according to Vadym Skybystky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) at the Ministry of Defense. Commenting on the latest mobilization readiness checks by the Russian occupation administration, Skybytsky noted

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Ukraine’s security service detains ex-“LPR” sniper in Kharkiv (Photos)

He participated in subversive operations against Ukrainian soldiers near the town of Zolote in Luhansk region. A former sniper who was a member of an illegal armed formation controlled by the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) and fought against Ukraine’s military in Donbas has been detained in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. This was announced by the press center of

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Ukraine’s ministry asks not to use the term ‘annexation’ regarding Crimea

19:48, 20 November 2020 – Source : 112 Ukraine The term ‘annexation’ is erroneous regarding Crimea, according to Ukraine’s Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories. The Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories asks not to call Crimea ‘annexed’ because the term ‘annexation’ is erroneous toward Crimea and it contradicts the Ukrainian legislation as Deputy Minister for the Reintegration

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Some in Moscow view Karabakh settlement as model for Donbas, Transnistria

18:07, 18 November 2020 – 112 UA – Author : Paul Goble – Source : Jamestown To compound this threat, some in the Russian capital apparently believe outside powers in the West, especially in Europe, might accept such arrangements, including the official injection of Russian peacekeepers on the ground. Whenever a major development occurs in one area of the post-Soviet

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ukraine: Zelensky invites UN to develop joint plan for Donbas restoration

08:30, 25 October 2020 – 112 UA Zelensky also called on the UN to take part in the implementation of the project to provide Donbas with drinking water. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invited the UN to develop a joint plan for the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This proposal was made during a meeting with the United Nations resident coordinator

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Ukraine’s Zelensky struggles to impress in war-battered east

Slovyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) President Volodymyr Zelensky rose to power last year on a pledge to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine which has left Russia-backed separatists controlling two areas of the country and thousands dead. But nowhere has the failure so far to fulfil that pledge fallen more flat than in the east itself, where Russian-speaking inhabitants yearn for a

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