Category Archives: Donbas

Russia will block peace talks if resolution on local elections in Donbas not changed – Kravchuk

If the Verkhovna Rada does not change the resolution on local elections, it will block not only the exchange of prisoners, but also all the work of the Trilateral Contact Group on the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donbas. The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG, Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk, said this in a comment to

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Donbas: Ukraine to insist that positions of militants are inspected simultaneously with Ukrainian ones, – official

08:03, 21 September 2020 – Source : 112 Ukraine There are dozens of violations of Minsk agreements, allowed by Russian mercenaries, Leonid Kravchuk says. Ukraine will be insisting that inspections of the Ukrainian military positions were conducted simultaneously with the checks of those held by Russian mercenaries. Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine and the head of the Ukrainian delegation

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Kuleba on statement by Lavrov: Minsk agreements signed by Russia in 2014 confirm its status as party to conflict

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in response to the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements has recalled that the Minsk agreements signed by the Russian Federation in 2014 confirm its status as a party to the conflict. “I am especially offended to read these words of Minister

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Putin accuses Ukraine of selective fulfillment of Donbas commitments

The President of the Russian Federation paid special attention to “Kyiv’s attempts to interpret the Minsk agreements in its own way” Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of taking a selective approach to fulfilling its commitments in resolving the conflict in Donbas during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. This was reported by the Kremlin’s press service.

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Ukraine convenes TCG meeting over puppet “DPR” leader’s threats to open fire on JFO units in Donbas

22:54, 05 September 2020 – UNIAN The Ukrainian delegation will try to prevent shelling of JFO unit. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Ukraine is initiating an extraordinary meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas settlement over threats voiced by the self-styled “leader” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) Denis Pushilin to open fire on the positions

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Desert instead of heaps. Ecological catastrophe in Donbass

The barbaric and thoughtless closure of the mines, which was started this year by representatives of the illegal armed groups “LPR-DPR”, led to the expected consequences, which were warned by environmentalists. An ecological catastrophe has started in Donbass. Due to the cessation of mine drains, rivers, ponds and reservoirs in the region are rapidly losing water and sinking. And so far it is

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Putin and Macron discuss settlement of conflict in Donbas

French and Russian Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Wednesday. The conversation took place at the initiative of the French side, the Kremlin’s press service reports. The Presidents discussed, among other things, the steps for resolving the situation in the Donbas. Macron and Putin praised the ceasefire agreed upon by the Trilateral Contact Group. Putin

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No demand of special status for Donbas in Minsk agreements, – Kravchuk

Source : 112 Ukraine 08:03, 5 August 2020 At that, Russia tries to prove there actually is such a provision. Russia is trying to prove that the demand of a special status of governance in Donbas is stipulated in the text of Minsk agreements. Actually, it’s not true, says Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president and the head of its delegation in

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Ukrainians, Belarusians, Balts populated the Russian Far East, not Russians

Editor’s Note Amid the mass protests in the city of Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East, a Russian commenter explains how the predominantly Ukrainian past of the entire region is now largely and intentionally ignored by the Russian authorities.Most Russians and many outsiders believe that when the Russian Empire acquired the Far East, it dispatched Russians to settle the area

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Russian-led forces violate new truce in Donbas – JFO Commander

The situation along the contact line is stable and under control. Ukrainian Joint Forces Commander, General Volodymyr Kravchenko has said Russian-led forces have already violated the newly-agreed truce in Donbas. “The situation along the contact line is stable and under control. Unfortunately, at 00:20-00:45 Kyiv time, the enemy shelled a unit of the 36th separate marine infantry brigade, using riles,

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Russia must fulfill its commitments on ceasefire in Donbas – British ambassador

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has said she hopes that Russia will fulfill the agreements on a full ceasefire in Donbas. “Good to see Trilateral Contact Group agreement on additional ceasefire measures. I really hope these are implemented and civilians in Donbas see a sustained reduction in violence,” she wrote on her Twitter account. At the same time, Simmons

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Vitaly Portnikov: Russia has no intention of adhering to the upcoming ceasefire agreement

On July 22, the Trilateral Contact Group held a video conference during which all the parties agreed on a new and comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbas. In particular, the parties – the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the so called “DNR/LNR authorities” – agreed to ban offensive, reconnaissance and sabotage operations, as well as operations of any types

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Putin and Zelensky to sign agreement on full ceasefire in Donbas

During his visit to the Donbas, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that the agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbas, which is expected to begin on July 27, will be signed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the rest of the Normandy Four member states. According to Zelensky, Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) reached an agreement on a full

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The Executioners Of Slovyansk

By Christopher Miller Contributing reporters: Sergei Dobrynin and Mark Krutov July 23, 2020 – RFE/RL A Death Squad Unmasked As Ukraine War Grinds On Six Years Later After an RFE/RL investigation, names and faces can now be put to the Russia-backed militants — including one with ties to a longtime Putin aide in the Kremlin — who ordered the extrajudicial

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Ukrainian volunteers launch huge Ukrainian flag into the sky over occupied Donetsk (Photo, video)

Russian invaders were seen shooting at the balloon-driven banner for at least 20 minutes. On July 21, a group of volunteers launched a massive Ukrainian flag into the sky over the occupied city of Donetsk, using dozens of balloons. One of the activists, Vlad Ivanov, said Russian invaders had been shooting at the flag for about 20 minutes after its

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JFO HQ reveals enemy death toll in Donbas over week

23:55, 20 July 2020 WAR 363 0 Russian occupying forces’ casualties over the past week totaled 25 people. The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) has disclosed the enemy death toll in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, over the week. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian occupying forces’ casualties over the past week totaled 25 people, namely: 11 people were killed, and

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Netherlands launches new investigation into Malaysian flight MH17 crash

Russia tried to use the new investigation for propaganda The Netherlands launched a new investigation into the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 over Donbas in 2014. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgen Yenin said this in a comment to RBC-Ukraine. He noted that on July 17, Russian media spread a fake about the alleged start of a

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EU reacts to murder of combat medic in Donbas

EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy calls on Russia to take responsibility for it The European Union has pointed out violations of the Minsk and Normandy agreements by the Russian Federation regarding the murder of a Ukrainian doctor in Donbas. A relevant statement was made by the EU Delegation in Kyiv. “The escalation of violence in Donbas, incl.

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Kremlin has “influence on republics” in occupied Donbas – Putin’s spokesman

The occupying forces in eastern Ukraine have recently increased the number of attacks on the positions of Ukraine’s Joint Forces. Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov admits the Kremlin has “influence on the republics” in occupied Donbas, but he “knows nothing” about the recent escalation along the contact line in Ukraine’s east. “Honestly, I do not have detailed information about this.

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Kremlin denials prevent progress towards peace

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Merezhko Almost six years have passed since the Minsk Agreements were first signed and peace negotiations began in the Trilateral Contact Group format featuring Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE. However, there is still fundamental disagreement over the parties to these agreements and the obligations they are under. This ongoing ambiguity is preventing progress towards peace. It has

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East Ukraine’s European roots and the myths of Putin’s Russian World

UkraineAlert by Alvydas Medalinskas Since spring 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been waging a hybrid war against Ukraine to prevent the country’s departure from the Kremlin orbit. This unconventional campaign involves military, economic, diplomatic, and informational components. Underpinning it all are Russia’s historic claims to much of present-day Ukraine. Putin makes little effort to disguise his contempt for Ukrainian

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Kremlin ready for Ukraine to abandon Minsk agreements

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the conflict settlement process would be deprived of a negotiating base if such a scenario was chosen Russia is ready for Ukraine to renounce the Minsk agreements, but warns that neither Berlin, nor Paris, nor Moscow will like such a decision. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the

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Russia demands changes to bill on special status for Donbas – Kazansky

The Russian side in the Trilateral Contact Group for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions (TCG) is delaying the negotiation process and demanding that the preamble be removed from the bill on a special status for Donbas, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG, journalist Denys Kazansky, has said. “During the discussion of

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Ukraine reaffirms readiness for ‘all-for-all’ swap of detainees in Donbas

The parties also agreed on 13 sites in Ukraine’s east for landmine clearance. Ukrainian members of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) have reaffirmed Kyiv’s readiness for a swap of detainees with the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) in the “all-for-all” format. “Ukraine also reaffirmed its willingness to release detainees in the ‘all-for-all’ format as soon

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