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Ukraine’s JFO HQ reports enemy death toll in Donbas in May

18:00, 01 June 2020 – UNIAN Russian occupying forces also lost seven units of military equipment and weaponry. The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) has disclosed the enemy death toll in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, for May. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian occupying forces’ casualties last month totaled: 49 killed and 94 wounded,” the JFO HQ wrote on Facebook

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Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kyiv, demanding Zelensky stop surrender to Russia (Photos)

23:59, 24 May 2020 KYIV – UNIAN 2020 About 500 people took part in the event. A rally dubbed “Ukraine will resist” was held in Kyiv on Sunday, May 24, as part of the No Surrender initiative; protesters demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “stop the policy of surrender to Russia.” Participants in the event were holding national flags, however,

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Zelensky seeks probe over leaked audio of Biden linking US aid to Ukraine prosecutor’s ouster

20 May, 2020 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for an investigation Wednesday of leaked recordings purportedly depicting then-Vice President Joe Biden telling Zelensky’s predecessor Petro Poroshenko that his country would receive U.S. aid once top prosecutor Viktor Shokin was replaced. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee already has acknowledged such an arrangement publicly. But the leaked audio revived criticism that Biden was engaged in a kind of

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U.S. State Department emails indicate Yovanovitch met with Burisma rep, despite testimony

State Department emails obtained by the conservative group Citizens United this week indicate that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was involved in discussions about the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and even in a meeting with a company representative, despite testifying to Congress during the impeachment inquiry that she knew little about the firm. Burisma Holdings was at the center of impeachment

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SBU names number of Ukrainians held captive in occupied Donbas

23:30, 05 May 2020 The security agency has told how a list of those gone missing in the occupied areas is being formed. The number of Ukrainians held by Russian-controlled forces in the occupied Donbas exceeds 200, says the Security Service of Ukraine. As of April 30, 2020, a total of 214 persons remain in captivity, the latest data say,

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12 civilians died from mines explosion in Donbas since beginning of 2020, – OSCE

20:30, 4 April 2020 Since 2017, the SMM has recorded about 300 civilian casualties Since the beginning of 2020, 12 deaths have been recorded in Donbas as a result of the mines explosion. This was announced by the head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Yashar Halit Cevik. According to Cevik, in 2019 mines and other explosive ordnance led to 48

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Ukraine blocks Russian draft resolution of UN General Assembly on combating Covid-19

08:50, 3 April 2020 If the Assembly passed it, Russia could have disposed of international sanctions; however, the document will not be passed, – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister. Ukraine penalized Russia-initiated draft law of UN General Assembly on fighting coronavirus. If the Assembly passed it, Russia could have disposed of international sanctions. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba posted this on Facebook. “Only Ukraine was

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EU: Putin’s order banning non-Russian citizens from owning land in Crimea violates law

00:55, 02 April 2020 The EU does not recognize the decree. The European Union says that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent order banning non-Russian citizens from owning land in Russia-occupied Crimea violates international humanitarian law. “Russia has recently added, by a presidential decree, most of Crimea and Sevastopol to the list of border territories of the Russian Federation in which

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U.S. committed to Ukraine and Georgia to become future members of NATO

01:59, 02 April 2020 The Alliance pursues an open door policy. The United States is committed that Ukraine and Georgia to become the future members of NATO. “We are committed to all of those countries to become the future members of NATO. We want all of them,” Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, said during a LiveAtState briefing

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Ukraine: Option of default off the table – Zelensky’s spox

21:20, 27 March 2020 The president hopes that MPs at their upcoming extraordinary meeting will vote for the required legislative initiatives to support businesses, vulnerable segments of the population, as well as highly important reforms in the banking and agricultural sectors. Ukrainian authorities are not considering the option of default, while counting on an increase in potential funding from the

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IMF may increase funding for Ukraine to $8 bln – Zelensky

23:50, 27 March 2020 The president noted that, together with financing from the World Bank and the EBRD, Ukraine could receive at least $10 billion. The International Monetary Fund may increase funding for Ukraine to $8 billion, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in a comment to reporters. “Every day we are negotiating with the International Monetary Fund. Now we

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Divine retribution. Will The Hague Tribunal bring Russian killers of MH17 passengers to justice

11:30, 16 March 2020 The Dutch court held the first two hearings in the MH17 case and adjourned until March 23. Meanwhile, the Kremlin leaders have never been so close to the dock. Six years after the terrible plane crash that left 298 people dead, trees have grown a bit at the MH17 victims’ national park and the wounds of

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Ukraine tests Turkish Bayraktar combat drones

20:38, 15 March 2020 Long-term training preceded flights of UAVs in Ukrainian sky. The first flight test of Bayraktar tactical unmanned aerial vehicles took place in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense. “The first flight test of the Bayraktar UAV which has recently been in service with the Ukrainian army, took place,” the report

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U.S. to continue to “impose costs” on Russia for disrespecting Ukraine’s sovereignty

23:30, 12 March 2020 The statement came in response to a call by MFA Ukraine spox for the “international response” to stop Russian aggression against Ukrainian troops in Donbas. U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says her country continues to “impose costs” on Russia until the Kremlin respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Russian aggression in Ukraine must stop,”

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COREPER approves prolongation of sanctions over violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty

01:58, 05 March 2020 The previous sanctions period is expiring on March 15, 2020. The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union, or COREPER, has approved the prolongation of sanctions against 175 individuals and 44 organizations for another six months over the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty. “The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the EU has approved the prolongation of

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Ukrainian military forces worked out defense of coast of Azov sea

21:56, 28 February 2020 About 400 people, five ships and dozens of other military equipment participated in tactical exercises. Near the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov, in the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation, the Ukrainian military conducted a tailwind exercise with live fire to repel the advanced forces of the enemy’s landing force. The press center of the JFO headquarters reports.

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CNN: U.S. Justice Department puts Brooklyn prosecutor atop Ukraine probes

04:15, 21 February 2020 It’s not clear what cases will fall under Donoghue’s purview. The U.S. Justice Department has assigned the top prosecutor in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine-related investigations, according to a memo released Tuesday to Congress, bringing a new layer of Washington supervision to an area of interest that has become a political minefield. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney

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Putin demanded that Zelensky ‘really implement Minsk agreements’

22:00, 14 February 2020 Putin also expressed readiness to continue efforts aimed at release and exchange of conflict-related detainees. Russian President Putin demanded that the President of Ukraine Zelensky “really implement the Minsk agreements.” The Kremlin website reports this information. According to the report, today’s conversation between Zelensky and Putin took place at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. “In connection with the

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Sea Breeze 2020: Japan and South Korea to join international exercises in Ukraine

22:25, 8 February 2020 In total, about 20 countries will take part in military drills this year. Japan and South Korea will join the Sea Breeze annual international exercises which to take place in Odesa in 2020. This was reported by the press office of Ukrainian Border Service.  “An important indicator of this year was the involvement of new participants,

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Ukraine’s parliament speaker says all laws exist to hold elections in Donbas

17:22, 08 February 2020 According to Razumkov, the Minsk agreements did not specify the law for holding elections, but only indicated they should be held under Ukrainian law. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov has said there are all legislative acts in accordance with the Minsk agreements to hold elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas.

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