Category Archives: Donbas

Ukraine to get in touch with Normandy format counterparts in connection with intensification of shelling in Donbas

20.01.20 16:35 Ukraine will try to reach out to its Normandy Format counterparts France, Germany, and Russia in the wake of the worsening situation in Donbas and the fact that territories not controlled by Kyiv are not complying with the Minsk Agreements, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said. “As concerns the Minsk process and the shelling, we are certainly concerned

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Hybrid war in Donbas: Ex-OSCE envoy Sajdik names actual parties to conflict

OSCE reports say in 80-90% of the cases, it was illegal armed groups who denied observers access to certain areas in the warzone. Former Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik has said Ukraine and Russia are parties to the conflict in Donbas as evidenced by the signatures of

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Russian MP calls occupied Donbas "special subjects" of Russian Federation

Russian counterparts who reside in Ukraine must unite in a “powerful pro-Russian movement”, Andrey Kozenko said Andrei Kozenko, the lawmaker of Russia’s State Duma from the annexed Crimea claimed that the areas of temporarily occupied Donbas are “special subjects” of the Russian Federation. The video with his comment is published on the Union TV company’s YouTube channel, Strana.ua reports.  “We’re

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MFA: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit Ukraine soon

He is scheduled to meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Prystaiko. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Edi Rama is to visit Ukraine late this week and early next week. “On January 19-21 this year, the incumbent OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister of European and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama, will be on a working visit to Ukraine,” the press

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Church can act as mediator in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine – Advisor to National Security and Defense Council Secretary

16:07, 7 January 2020 Serhiy Syvokho is confident that “peace comes when those who have previously fanned the war are silent” Advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Serhiy Syvokho believes that the Church can act as a mediator in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He stated this on the “Christmas. People instead of war. Children of Donbas”

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Ukraine: Placing ‘Osa’ air defense system on demarcation line does not violate Minsk agreements

18:04, 7 January 2020 Ukrainian side does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ ‘Osa’ The Ukrainian side on the demarcation line does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ Osa. The OSCE claims that this is a violation of the Minsk agreements, but it is denied at the Joint Forces Operation staff. “The Ukrainian side of the joint center for monitoring and coordinating ceasefire

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Militant "DPR" under the influence of drugs shot his co-workers

In the temporarily occupied Kulikovo of Donetsk region, an insurgent of the so-called “ DPR”, while in a state of drug-alcohol intoxication, shot his colleagues from his company. This was reported by the press headquarters of the operation of the United Forces on Facebook. “One of the unit’s militants, who was on duty at one of the forefront in the trench, in a state

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House burnt amid brawl between local militants, Russian mercenaries in Donbas – intel

The conflict sparked during the celebration of the New Year in the village of Viktorivka, in Donetsk region’s Volnovakha district. A house was burnt down in Russian-occupied Donbas amid a brawl between local militants and Russian mercenaries, as they were firing weapons, according to the Ukrainian Joint Forces’ intelligence data. “The conflict sparked during the celebration of the New Year

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Almost 200,000 Donbas citizens received Russian citizenship, – Interior Ministry of Russia

Ukraine does not recognize Russian passports illegally issued to the citizens of occupied territories In 2019, 196,000 citizens of temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions received Russian citizenship on the simplified procedure. 232 applications were rejected as TASS reported citing Interior Ministry of Russia. Ukraine does not recognize Russian passports illegally issued to the citizens of occupied territories.

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France Macron, Germany Merkel welcome prisoner swap in Ukraine

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed a prisoner swap completed on Sunday between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, they said in a joint statement. Remaining detainees in the five-year conflict were bussed to an exchange point in the breakaway Donbass region, in an exchange that was agreed upon

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Lavrov says "hopes" for progress on Donbas under Zelensky

At the same time, Lavrov stressed that “progress in the settlement could be achieved only through a direct dialogue between the parties to the conflict – Kyiv, Donetsk and Luhansk.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said “there are still hopes” for the Donbas settlement under Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Within five months, he [Zelensky] has managed to do what

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Man involved in deaths of ten Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas in 2014 now on exchange list

17:11, 26 December 2019 In July 2014, Mykola Butrymenko revealed the information about the position of Ukrainian special service agents near Snizhne, Donetsk region; Russian mercenaries attacked the emplacement, which resulted in the casualties. Mykola Butrymenko, charged with involvement in the murder of ten servicemen of Ukraine’s special service in Donbas is now on the exchange list, as Ukraine and the self-styled

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Lavrov: Russia to "toughly" defend rights of "Russian-speaking" citizens in Ukraine, to remain "mediator" on Donbas

Lavrov emphasized the “internal conflict in Ukraine” remains a serious destabilizing factor. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Russia will “toughly seek an end to discrimination against Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine” and is ready to remain a “mediator” in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas. “Of course, we will toughly seek an end to discrimination against Russian-speaking citizens

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Ukraine has dignity: representatives of the aggressor state should be removed from OSCE SMM

On November 21, Ukraine marks the Day of Dignity and Freedom, an occasion paid for with the blood of Ukrainians who have been fighting against Russian aggression for over five years. InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community should like to call on the readers, journalists, diplomats and all people of good will to consolidate efforts in the struggle for Dignity and Freedom.

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