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The Advisor to the Head of Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Yuri Tandit, stated on the 112 Ukraine TV Channel that more than 300 people from the list received from separatists have never been in Ukraine. According to him, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) stated that Ukraine holds 602 prisoners. “We don’t understand where these figures came from,” Tandit said.
Tandit clarified that Ukrainian officials received data on 1102 prisoners in Minsk in 2015. SSU analyzed this information. “I took …
Russia continues to supply its troops in the Donbas with personnel and weapons, according to a report released by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
According to the report, on the 24th of July, four trucks carrying 110 personnel and three guns were identified coming from Russia en route to Sverdlovsk in the Luhansk region.
Ukraine has contacted representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE and reported on the presence of tanks, …
A mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission came under fire near Kalynove, an area controlled by the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, according to a report released by the OSCE.
“The SMM heard four shots which it assessed as being fired from an assault rifle targeting the UAV. At the time of the incident, the UAV was flying 800 meters south-west of the launch site. The shots were fired from a location assessed as less than one kilometer west of …
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is deeply concerned about the severe deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine.
“We appeal to our international partners to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure on the Kremlin to stop the dangerous escalation of tension in the Donbas,” reported the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The statement noted that Ukraine strictly adheres to its commitments; will continue to do everything possible to ensure that people …
One of the separatist leaders in the Donbas, Alexander Zakharchenko, declared that he is ready to meet with the Batkivshchyna party deputy in the Verkhovna Rada, Nadiya Savchenko. This was reported in the separatists’ official statement on Monday, July 25, 2016.
“A meeting is possible. However, first I need to understand what we would discuss. This neutral meeting [could be a PR strategy by] Savchenko. I'm willing to hear suggestions for the agenda. If Savchenko offers to discuss specific and …
Pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region transferred the Ukrainian hostages to jail and threatened them with up to 30 years of imprisonment, as written on Facebook by the President's Humanitarian Envoy at the Minsk peace talks regarding the War in Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko.
"The prisoners are still in jail, even in the worst conditions, because they were transferred to a pre-trial detention center and threatened with up to a 30-year imprisonment," Herashchenko said.
"In April, when the …
The head of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, has announced the decision to postpone the local elections in the occupied territories of the Luhansk region. The elections were to be held on July 24 and have been postponed to November 6, reports the Luhansk separatist websites.
The date of the local elections has been repeatedly postponed by the Luhansk and Donetsk separatists.
Recently, a representative of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis …
Ukraine has noticed an upward trend in tensions in the military-controlled region of Donbas, where “weapons, ammunition and military equipment are being supplied daily”. Interfax-Ukraine reported that this was said by Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, in his speech at the opening of the active phase of the Ukrainian-American exercises in Odessa.
“These exercises are being held at a time when the situation in eastern Ukraine is deteriorating. However, they are an important …
Three Ukrainian border guards at the Marinka checkpoint have suffered retina burns of varying severity while conducting terrain surveillance using optical equipment. The Ukrainian State Border Service suspects that prohibited special purpose laser weapons were used against them.
"The nature of the burns and preliminary medical diagnosis leads to the conclusion that it's possible that the enemy used high-power light emitters, which could be the so called ‘dazzling lasers,’" the State Border …
Luhansk authorities plan to develop tourist routes in the hostile areas in the Donbas. This was said by the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) Head of the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Family, Youth, Sports and Tourism, Svetlana Didkovskaya.
“We have students who write a large number of scientific papers every year. We want to develop and offer tours titled ‘'Places of military glory of LPR',” Didkovskaya said at a briefing.
According to her, the development of the tours …