Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Ukranian Intelligence: Eight Russian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in the Donbas

    Russian troops, waging war against Ukraine in the Donbas, continue to bear significant losses. According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, eight Russian servicemen were killed earlier this week.

    “On the 5th of July, eight Russian servicemen of the 3rd Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade (Horlivka), the 11th Independent Motorized Rifle Regiment (Makiivka), the 9th Independent Assault Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Naval Infantry (Novoazovsk) and the …

  • Herashchenko appeals to Russia to provide information on children illegally taken from Ukraine

    The representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group in the Minsk negotiations and Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, said that Ukraine once again appealed to Russia to provide information on children illegally taken from the territory of Ukraine.

    "We also expressed deep concern that international humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, were not allowed access to children and special children's institutions in the occupied territories. We are ready to evacuate …

  • Ukraine accuses separatists of blocking the release of prisoners

    Another meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on settling the security situation in the Donbas region has been concluded in Minsk as reported by the Press Secretary of the Ukrainian Representative Leonid Kuchma, Daria Olifer, on her Facebook page.

    "The main issue for Ukraine is security. Attacks using weapons banned by the Minsk Agreements continues in the Donbas region. These attacks are also conducted in the areas designated for clearance. The full implementation of the safety conditions …

  • Italian journalist creates news agency in the so-called Luhansk People's Republic

    A separatist information agency, LNR Today-Italia, has begun work in the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR).

    The agency was created by the Italian journalist, Vittorio Nicola Rangeloni, the Ukrainian activist group, Stop Terror, reports.

    "The newly created agency is aimed at reporting on events taking place in the ‘LPR/DPR’, and waging an information war against the government and armed forces of Ukraine,” LNR Today-Italia agency stated.

    In addition to articles, the information …

  • State Duma intends to simplify process of granting Russian citizenship to residents of the Donbas

    On Tuesday, the deputies of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) again introduced a bill at the State Duma, which proposes a simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to residents of the Donbas, TASS reported.

    "The initiative concerns the citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons who previously permanently resided or are residing now in the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, and who, according to Russian law, are classified as compatriots; and, …

  • Hug: Minsk agreements are violated 8000 times each week

    The situation in eastern Ukraine has escalated since the beginning of the year with the Minsk Agreements being violated nearly 8,000 times in recent weeks. reported that this was stated by the Deputy Head of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Donbas, Alexander Hug, during an interview with the Bild newspaper.

    “We started this year with a small number of violations of the ceasefire agreement. However, we have seen a steady increase in that number since that time. The largest …

  • Verkhovna Rada Chairman: Bill on decentralization must be approved, but only after removing 'special status' for the Donbas

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, expressed confidence that the draft bill on decentralization will be approved, but without the clause regarding the "special status" of the Donbas region.

    As 112 Ukraine reports, the parliament speaker says that decentralization is one of the key reforms in Ukraine, receiving support both from the Parliament and the public, but it should not be approved together with the paragraph about the specifics of local self-government in the breakaway …

  • The Verkhovna Rada is unlikely to approve a draft law on elections in Donbas

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy admits that the draft law on elections in Donbas can appear in the Verkhovna Rada and can be placed on the session agenda. However, Parubiy sees no prospects for its adoption.

    “Theoretically, it can appear, especially if it is placed on the agenda by the President, who has a right to present draft laws for urgent consideration… but I see no prospects for emergence of this draft law in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and also I see no prospects …

  • Separatists attacked Ukrainian positions during Poroshenko's visit to the front

    Andriy Lysenko, Presidential Administration spokesperson, stated at a daily briefing that separatists from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic shelled military positions in the area Vodyane while President Poroshenko was there.  

    "There were mortar fires near Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Avdiivka and Vodyane, and in Pisky, illegally armed groups opened fire from cannon artillery. Yesterday, the Ukrainian President visited these areas," he stated.

    Lysenko added that Poroshenko inspected some of the …

  • Lysenko: The bodies of 26 Russian soldiers were transported across the border from Donetsk

    According to the Ukrainian Spokesman of the Presidential Administration on ATO [conflict zone] issues, Andriy Lysenko, the bodies of 26 Russian soldiers were transferred across the border from Donetsk to Russia, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    He also noted that three Russian soldiers were killed and three were injured in the Donbas over the weekend.

    "Yesterday the soldiers were killed and three injured. They served in the so-called 6th regiment, 11th regiment and 100th brigade of the enemy. The day …