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Kyiv Cuts Electricity Supply To Separatist-Held Parts Of Donetsk Region.

Ukraine's state power company says it has terminated electricity supplies to the parts of the Donetsk region that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Monitors analyze evidence of Russia's Minsk deal violations, military buildup at Ukraine border.

The latest observations by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine near Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on numeroues “military type” vehicles moving near the checkpoint, along with statements from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and social media reports within a few days of the SMM’s report, indicate a ...

- UNIAN - UA

NGO reveals militant losses in Donbas in past week.

The confirmed losses of the Russian occupation forces in Donbas were 28 people on July 17-24, according to Ukrainian MP and military expert Dmytro Tymchuk, who is also a coordinator of the analytical group 'Information Resistance.'

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine cuts power supply to occupied part of Donetsk region.

Ukraine has completely stopped electricity supplies to the areas of Donetsk region, temporarily occupied by Russian terrorist forces, as reported by Vsevolod Kovalchuk, CEO of the country’s united energy grid Ukrenergo.

- UNIAN - UA

Netherlands amending legislation to implement absentee justice in MH17 case.

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal says that the Kingdom of the Netherlands is amending its legislation to introduce the concept of trials in absentia in the case of MH17 passenger liner shot down from the skies over Donbas in July 2014.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Netherlands amending legislation to implement absentee justice in MH17 case.

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal says that the Kingdom of the Netherlands is amending its legislation to introduce the concept of trials in absentia in the case of MH17 passenger liner shot down from the skies over Donbas in July 2014. The post UNIAN: Netherlands amending legislation to implement ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: OSCE analyze evidence of Russia’s military buildup at Ukraine border.

The latest observations by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine near Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on numerous “military type” vehicles moving near the checkpoint, along with statements from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and social media reports within a few days of the SMM’s report, indicate a ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Volker says Crimea issue is not different from Donbas issue.

The US Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker claimed that the recognition of action of Russia in Crimea and the East of Ukraine is out of the question. He said this at the interview to the TV Channel Nastoyashee Vremya. According to him, the issue of Crimea is not different in any way from the The post 112.ua: Volker says ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine reports 22 Russia-backed separatist attacks in last day.

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Army. The post UNIAN: Ukraine reports 22 Russia-backed separatist attacks in last day appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

ECHR on first claim against Ukraine re occupied areas: No violation of right to fair trial.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on July 25 ruled on a first claim against Ukraine over the loss by the Ukrainian government of control of areas in Luhansk region , stating that there is no violation of the right to a fair trial and Ukraine bears no responsibility for the violation of human rights in ...

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine reports 22 enemy attacks in last day.

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia protects Donbas militant killer of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian schoolboy

If the Russian fighter wanted for his role in the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 is correct, Russia will refuse to hand over to Ukraine Vadim Pogodin, a former Donbas militant leader believed to have ordered and taken part in the horrific torture and killing in 2014 of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Hug: Minsk accords signatories could stop warfare in Donbas if they wanted to

The parties that signed the Minsk Agreements could stop hostilities in eastern Ukraine if they wanted to, OSCE SMM First Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug said. Those who signed the Minsk accords are in charge of stopping the warfare. We know that they can do it anytime if they want to, Hug said at a The post Hug: Minsk ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

ECHR finds Ukraine not responsible for consequences of Luhansk region occupation

The European Court of Human Rights , located in Strasbourg, has passed its ruling on a complaint against Ukraine related to the loss of government control over the part of the territory of Luhansk region, according to the ECHR's press release published on the court's website on July 25. The applicant, Oleksandr Khlebik, is ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine army repels militant group near Triokhizbenka

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 27 times in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrainian court orders state-owned company to pay millions to militants – media

The Economic Court of Luhansk region has ordered the Ukrainian Luhansk Oblavtodor company to pay UAH 2.1 million to LLC Donkub, which is located in the territory occupied by the 'LPR' militants and which was seized in 2016 by pro-Russian terrorists, according to Chetverta Vlada online media outlet.

- UNIAN - UA

Merkel, Macron urge to resume movement of goods across contact line in Donbas – media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron claim they are in favor of restoring the movement of goods to the occupied part of Donbas through the demarcation line, Deutsche Welle reported, with reference to a joint statement following Monday's phone talks of the Normandy Four leaders.

- UNIAN - UA

Mother of captured Russian army soldier calls on Russia to end war in Ukraine

Svetlana Ageyeva, mother of Viktor Ageyev, a Russian soldier captured by Ukrainian forces in June, came to Ukraine on July 22 to meet with her son. He is being held in a pretrial detention center in Starobilsk, a Luhansk Oblast city of 18,000 people some 700 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. “My son didn’t tell me The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine Army repels separatist group near Triokhizbenka

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 27 times in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukrainian Army. The post UNIAN: Ukraine Army repels separatist group near Triokhizbenka appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Belarusian foreign minister doubts Donbas conflict may be resolved soon

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has said he does not think that the crisis in the east of Ukraine may be settled soon. “As far as we understand it, the prospect for resolving the crisis in the east of Ukraine in the near future is unfortunately absent,” Makei was quoted by the Belarusian Foreign ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Germany, France demand immediate ceasefire in Donbas

Berlin and Paris demand from all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to ensure an immediate ceasefire in Donbas, the joint German-French statement posted following the results of the telephone talks of the Normandy Four, says. “The ceasefire violations must be immediately stopped. The heads of state and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

One shooter of Donbas veterans in Dnipro arrested

One of a group of men who opened fire on July 24 evening in Dnipro has been arrested after he checked himself into a hospital for treatment. Two war-veterans were killed in the shoot out, and five received injuries, according to the Dniprograd.org news website. “The shooters fled the site of the crime in a The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Victims of Dnipro shooting incident identified as Donbas war veterans

Victims of a recent shooting incident in the city of Dnipro on July 24 have been identified as Donbas war veterans, according to the local news portal Dniprograd.

- UNIAN - UA

'DPR' militants test new mini-Grad systems near Ukraine's Krasnohorivka

Ukrainian members of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination on the settlement of the Donbas crisis claim they have proof that illegal armed formations of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic have tested a new type of prohibited weapons and are ready to use it, according to the press center of the ...

- UNIAN - UA

112.ua: Explosion on school territory in Toretsk, one injured

Because of a bomb detonation, a guard of a not-operating school in Toretsk, Donetsk region, suffered from numerous shrapnel wounds, as the National Police in Donetsk press service informs. At around 3:30 pm, Toretsk police unit received information about an explosion device detonating on the territory of the school #15, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ageyev suspected of setting up terrorist group or organization in Ukraine

Viktor Ageyev, a Russian citizen detained in Luhansk region, is suspected of setting up a terrorist group or organization, Ageyev's lawyer Vytaliy Voronko said. “He is currently a suspect in the case, a pre-trial inquiry is underway. Certain investigative activities are being conducted, he was questioned and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Water supply to Avdiyivka expected on July 25 morning

Repair teams have restored the power lines which supply electricity to the Donetsk filtration station , water supply to Avdiyivka is expected on July 25 morning, with complete resumption of water supply due by July 25 evening, Avdiyivka military and civil administration head Pavlo Malykhin has said. “The power lines ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UkrInform: Water supply in Avdiivka not yet resumed

DTEK specialists have repaired damaged sections of a power transmission line of the Donetsk water filtration station, although works on resuming water supply in the city of Avdiivka are still carried out. The post UkrInform: Water supply in Avdiivka not yet resumed appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Normandy Four leaders to hold phone talks today

The leaders of the so-called 'Normandy Four' on July 24 will hold conference talks, which will focus on the settlement of the armed conflict in Donbas.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's Def Minister says more Russian provocations possible in Donbas

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said that the armed conflict in Donbas is not a frozen one, adding that he does not rule out provocations by the Russian Federation under far-fetched pretexts.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine envoy explains why captured Russian soldier ignored by Russian Consul

Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's humanitarian representative in the Tripartite Contact Group for Donbas settlement Iryna Gerashchenko said that the Russian consul had so far failed to visit Viktor Ageyev, the Russian contracted soldier earlier captured by Ukrainian forces in Luhansk region.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko urges Putin to stop arming Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's Press Secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko says that the Ukrainian leader has called on the Russian Federation during a phone conversation of the Normandy Four to stop supplying arms to occupied areas in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

Week's milestones. Calculated escalation, overhaul by Groysman, and imitation of mobilization

Russia is prudently escalating the situation in Donbas, while trying to remain publicly beyond the conflict. Volodymyr Groysman spoke about the country’s overhaul by his government. Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for a balance in power, reminding of his own political ambitions. Yuriy Lutsenko publicly criticized his ...

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko calls on Russia to immediately cease aggression in Donbas

During Normandy Four talks held on Monday by telephone Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the Russian side to immediately end aggression and to stop supplying weapons to the occupied territories. “Ukraine's president said the past several days of July were some of the bloodiest in 2017 and called on The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

US State Department envoy Volker meets with Rada MPs in Kyiv

U.S. State Department's Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker met on Monday with a number of lawmakers of the Verkhovna Rada after arriving from Donbas to Kyiv. “Kurt Volker has shared his impressions of the visit : the terrible conflict in its violent phase, as it is perceived in the West, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Daily Vertical: Rebranding The Donbas

The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.

- Radio Free Europe - US

The Daily Vertical: Rebranding The Donbas

The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.

- Radio Free Europe - US

US envoy: 'hot war' not frozen conflict in Ukraine

The recently appointed US special envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, blamed Russia for the war in the eastern European country. "This is not a frozen conflict, this is a hot war and it is an immediate crisis that we all need to address as quickly as possible," said Volker on Sunday during a visit to Kramatorsk, a ...

- EU Observer - EU

1 Ukrainian soldier injured due to 14 shelling attacks by militants in ATO zone over past 24 hours

Ukrainian army positions in Donbas have come under fire 14 times in the past 24 hours, the ATO press service said on its Facebook page on Monday morning. “One Ukrainian serviceman has been wounded,” the report says. In the Luhansk sector, the militants twice shelled Krymske, Novo-Oleksandrivka from grenade ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poltorak notes Volker's constructive work in Ukraine

Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak is pleased with the assessment of the events in Donbas by U.S. State Department's Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker. “I note the constructive work of U.S. Special Representative Kurt Volker during his visit. The world community fairly assesses the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Media: Captured Russian soldier in Donbas says freed GRU officer killed after returning to Russia

Russian special officer of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff Evgeniy Erofeyev, who was captured in Donbas in 2015 and returned in a prisoner swap for Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko in 2016, was killed shortly after he returned to Russia, according to Russian serviceman Viktor Ageyev, who ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

US State Department envoy calls for ending war in Donbas as quickly as possible

 A war in Donbas should be halted as quickly as possible, U.S. State Department's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said. At a press conference in Ukraine's Kramatorsk on Sunday Volker said that this had been a war rather than a conflict. He said that this had been a crisis, which should be settled as The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Department of State: US should be more involved in settlement of crisis in eastern Ukraine

Washington wants to be more involved in the settlement of a crisis in eastern Ukraine, United States State Department's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said. Volker said at a press conference in Kramatorsk on Sunday that the U.S. saw how this conflict had begun and understood how it had been managed now. He ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

ATO report: 1 WIA in past 24 hrs, enemy shellings intensify late Sunday

After 18:00 on Sunday, July 23, Russian-backed illegal armed groups intensified their attacks on Ukrainian positions across the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas, the press center of the ATO Headquarters reports.

- UNIAN - UA

SBU names number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, occupied Donbas

Pro-Russian militants in Donbas are holding 134 Ukrainians in captivity, while 411 citizens of Ukraine are considered to be missing, head of the security service of Ukraine, Vasyl Hrytsak told TSN.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia possibly implicated in latest armed abduction by Donbas militants

Two Ukrainians are known to have been taken prisoner in the so-called ’Luhansk people’s republic’ n the past two weeks, although a prominent journalist believes the number of disappearances in militant-controlled Donbas to be considerably higher

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Global pizza chains are fighting for dominance in Russia's far-flung regions

MOSCOW - Global pizza brands Domino's and Papa John's are preparing an assault on Russia's provinces, betting they can turn a profit far from Moscow as online card payments become more widespread and consumers get to know foreign brands better. While stay-at-home Muscovites can order an array of international pizza brands ...

- Business Insider - US

Ukraine's SBU encourages mothers of missing Russian soldiers in Donbas to undergo DNA tests

Chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak has called on mothers of Russian soldiers who have gone missing in Donbas to apply for the SBU's hostage exchange center for DNA tests to determine the whereabouts of their sons, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's defense ministry: No casualties in Donbas in past day

Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy Lysenko says that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have not suffered any casualties in the past day in Donbas.

- UNIAN - UA

U.S. envoys Volker, Yovanovitch visiting eastern Ukraine

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch are visiting the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, according to the press center of the ATO Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

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