Contents tagged with Ceasefire in Ukraine

  • Putin noted the fragility of the ceasefire in the Donbas

    More and more cases of ceasefire violations have been noted, and the Kremlin says the frequent violations are a threat to the continued truce in eastern Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports.

    "The issue is very serious. More and more cases of violations are being noted. Unfortunately, this threatens the ceasefire. This truce is a cornerstone of the Minsk Agreements. And of course, this concern was expressed by Russian President Putin," the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said. …

  • Trilateral Contact Group Calls to Enact Ceasefire Starting Wednesday

    The Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine (TCG) called for the parties in the conflict in the Donbass region to agree to a ceasefire beginning on December 23rd.  The last meeting of the year between Ukraine, Russia and OSCE ended on Tuesday in Minsk.

    According to Daria Olifer, Press Secretary for former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, "There is an agreement on a full and unconditional silence starting at midnight on December 23, 2015. This initiative is needed primarily for the civilians in …

  • Lysenko: Ukrainian armored car drove over a landmine, killing one soldier and wounding five

    The Speaker of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Andrey Lysenko, reported that militants haven’t stopped provocative shelling with the use of grenade launchers, machine guns and mortars. Lysenko stated at a briefing that in the last few days one Ukrainian soldier was killed and five were wounded in the operation zone in eastern Ukraine.

    “Yesterday, one of our combat reconnaissance vehicles drove over a landmine near the village of Gnutovo in the Donetsk region. One serviceman was …

  • Ukrainian Officials: Multiple ceasefire violations put Minsk agreement at risk.

    Ukrainian authorities confirm their withdrawal of heavy armor from the areas around Mariupol. Although due to the continuing ceasefire violations from the areas controlled by Pro-Russian separatist the withdrawal may be reversed.In his statement, the spokesman for the Ukrainian army stated that while Ukrainian military continues the withdrawal stipulated by the Minsk Agreement  there are multiple violations of ceasefire from the Separatist controlled areas. In the past day, militants opened …

  • Reuters - Ukraine shifts closer to open war with recent attacks

    Renewed fighting in Ukraine has claimed the lives of dozens of civilians and soldiers in the past two weeks alone. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both called emergency war councils since Aug. 4, as the ceasefire and diplomacy have further broken down. In its recent reports, the Ukrainian military has used the phrase “most shelling in six months” multiple times, and with increasing frequency.

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