Contents tagged with Donbas conflict
The former commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Igor Bezler, known as “Bes,” returned to the uncontrolled part of Donbas, as shown in a photo he posted on VKontakte social network.
The Novosti Donbasa (News of Donbas) news outlet reported that the photo was posted on the page of Bezler’s wife Angelika. Bezler himself also posts on her account. In one of the photos, Bezler is standing next to a sign that says “Debaltseve.” The other photos show the Gorlovsky Machine Building Plant. …
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the Interior Ministry is preparing operations for the de-occupation of the Donbas, as reported on Facebook by the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Press Service.
"At present, we are considering several variants for the development of the scenario in the east. We understand that the liberation of the territory of the Donbas and the restoration of control over the eastern border will be a police operation involving peacekeeping forces, not the military. The …
In Ukrainian prisons, there are more than 10 regular Russian military who took direct part in the military conflict in the Donbas, as stated on the NewsOne TV channel by the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkovska.
"There are 320 persons [citizens of the Russian Federation]. They are convicted of various crimes. These are not only those related to the conflict in the Donbas, but there are other issues that may arise among citizens of the Russian Federation in …
Ukraine should "stop provocations" against the Russian military so that Russian officers can rejoin the Joint Center for Control and Coordination or JCCC, stated the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Slutsky, RIA Novosti reported.
"For the return of Russian troops to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire in the Donbas, Kyiv must comply with all the conditions, first and foremost of which is putting an end to provocations …
US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov discussed the introduction of a peacekeeping contingent in the Donbas during their meeting in Belgrade, a Ukrainian government source told Apostrophe news website.
“Initially the peacekeepers will facilitate the delimitation of forces, a complete ceasefire and the withdrawal of equipment. Thereafter the Verkhovna Rada will adopt laws as part of the Minsk agreements, and there will be an exchange …
The presence of the Russian Armed Forces in the Donbas causes "no doubts", US Special Representative for the US Department of State Kurt Volker said.
“The statement that Russia manages and controls armed forces in the east of Ukraine does not raise any doubts today," he said in an interview with Gazeta.ru.
According to Volker, this has been confirmed through published photographs, including satellite imagery, information from social networks, interrogations of captured Russian servicemen, and …
The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said on Friday that Russia once again agrees only to a UN security mission on the line of demarcation, reports UNIAN.
"Now, a Russian draft resolution on the participation of the UN peacekeeping forces is being discussed and finalized in the UN. There has been a lot of speculation on this issue, there was a lot of speculation in the Ukrainian media that peacekeepers will allegedly be deployed across the entire Donbas. I would …
Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not know anything about the decision of the US Senate to allocate $500 million to support Ukraine in the sphere of security and defense.
He noted that the information came from Kyiv; Washington did not make any statements. "This is a matter of bilateral Ukrainian-American relations in terms of providing loans," Peskov said.
He stressed that Russia has repeatedly opposed the provision of lethal weapons to Kyiv, since …
The Kremlin admitted that it is "restructuring" the financing for the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), but stated that it would not stop providing the separatists with "humanitarian assistance."
The Press Secretary for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said, "There is definitely redistribution" of funds, but this "does not mean a reduction in some areas" of financing, RBC news agancy reports.
In clarifying the question about the amount of financing for …
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), together with the Ukrainian National Police, documented and stopped an attempt to conduct an "anti-Ukrainian action" in Kyiv by Russian Special Services, as reported by SBU on the department's website.
The SBU stated that "law enforcers [have] established that Russian Special Services planned fake protests on behalf of the so-called "Assembly of mothers of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) participants."
"The pseudo-event was initiated and …