• LPR threatens to shoot down Ukrainian aicraft near the contact line in Donbas

    A representative of the Defense Department of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Lieutenant Colonel Andrey Marochko said that LPR militants would shoot down Ukrainian military aircraft if Ukrainian Armed Forces use them near the contact line in the Donbas, reports  Luginform news outlet.

    “The use of combat aircraft is a gross violation of the agreements reached in Minsk,” he said. According to Marochko, Luhansk has the right to shoot down air targets, which fly into the 30- …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister proposes reburying Stepan Bandera in Ukraine

    A Pantheon of heroes should be made in Ukraine and the ashes of the OUN leader Stepan Bandera reburied there, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin after the meeting of the Ukrainian government.

    “I believe that we need this from a respect standpoint to our heroes and with the point of view that it will cultivate feeling and understating of one’s own history. This will require the necessary decisions, but I do not see any problems in arranging a Pantheon,” Klimkin said. …

  • Ukraine sends another ship to the Sea of Azov

    The BG-32 Donbas, a Mariupol maritime guard patrol boat returned to service in the Azov Sea after undergoing planned repairs and modernization of separate systems, the press service of the Ukrainian State Border Service reports.

    The 36-year-old vessel got its engines, fuel and ballast tanks and some operational systems modernized at the Azov shipyard. Her hull also received a new paint job.

    On September 6th, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), a decision was made  …

  • Ukraine confiscates Crimean fishing vessel Nord

    The Prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in accordance with a court decision, handed over the vessel Nord to the National Agency of Ukraine for finding, tracing and management of assets derived from corruption and other crimes (ARMA). According to the prosecutor's office press service, the decision was made in order to preserve budget funds spent on the detained vessel’s maintenance in the Berdyansk port area.

    The Prosecutor’s office noted that on October 4, the Kyiv Court …

  • OSCE: military actions in the Donbas could be halted in as little as one hour

    The First Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug stated in an interview with Voice of America that military actions in the Donbas can be stopped within one hour but that it would take much more time to fully complete the conflict.

    According to him, after military actions are stopped, other issues of the conflict, including demining of territories or restoration of the economy in Donbas, will have to be solved. Hug noted that the ceasefire has been …