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French President calls for real ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

French President Emmanuel Macron stresses the need for the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas, including the full ceasefire, in order to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko, Mogherini discuss initiative of deploying peacekeepers in Donbas.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini met in New York on September 19 in the framework of the UN General Assembly to discuss the situation in Donbas, in particular, the idea of introducing a peacekeeping mission and also coordinated ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko,Van der Bellen discuss strengthening technical capabilities of OSCE in Donbas.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen stressed the importance of strengthening the technical and technological capabilities of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Donbas to more effectively fulfill their mission. During the meeting in New York, Poroshenko and Bellen welcomed ...

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Poroshenko, Niinisto coordinate positions on UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto have discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly the situation in Donbas, in particular, the initiative concerning the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission. “Petro Poroshenko briefed his Finnish counterpart about the development of ...

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Poroshenko, Duda discuss UN peacekeepers deployment in Donbas, human rights situation in occupied Crimea.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda have discussed the issue of deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied part of Donbas, as well as non-observance of human rights in Crimea occupied by Russia. The meeting with Duda took place as part of Poroshenko's working visit to ...

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ATO report: militants violate truce 14 times in last day, Ukraine army fights back.

Late Monday, September 19, the situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas remained tense but under full control of the Ukrainian forces, according to a Tuesday morning report of the ATO HQ published on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia says U.S., Ukraine reject its UN proposal for Donbas.

Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations said the United States and Ukraine have told Russia they will not work on a Russian proposal to deploy United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported citing TASS.

- UNIAN - UA

Detained arms supplier gives important tips on Russia involvement in Donbas war – journalist.

Testimony by one of the high-ranking mercenaries who was detained by Ukraine’s counterintelligence operatives June 28, 2017, will be a useful tool aimed at proving Russia’s war crimes in Donbas at the European Court of Human Rights, a journalist and editor-in-chief at Censor.net Yuri Butusov wrote on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia sanctions should be eased if UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas success – German foreign minister.

Sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation should be eased step-by-step in case the UN peacekeeping mission sees success in eastern Ukraine, that’s according to German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who spoke with the Magdeburger Volksstimme newspaper, MFA Germany reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Kremlin reacts to U.S. Senate's move to approve lethal aid to Ukraine.

Moscow believes the transfer of U.S. lethal weapons to Ukraine will not contribute to the Donbas conflict settlement, according to the Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, as reported by an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.

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Klimkin, OSCE secretary general discuss prospects for UN peacekeepers in Donbas.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has met with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger to discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas and the political and diplomatic settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in the framework of the general debate of the 72nd session of the UN General ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Explosion At Separatist Monument Rocks Luhansk, No Injuries Reported

An explosion at a separatist-installed monument rocked the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on September 18, according to local media reports.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukrinform: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists launched 14 attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. The post Ukrinform: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

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Poroshenko says US weapons to help Ukraine liberate Donbas and return its territories

U.S. weapons will help Ukraine liberate the Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “First and foremost, American weapons will help us liberate the Donbas and return Ukrainian territories,” he said in his speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York early on Sept. 19. Poroshenko ...

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Russian mother gets 10-year jail term for starving son to death while she partied for a week

Viktoria Kuznetsova from Rostov reportedly confessed that she did not want to care for the baby.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Human rights in the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine along the delimitation line and in so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic

Human rights in the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine along the delimitation line human rights on so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic, main problems in investigation of grave HR violation

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Mother left baby to die while she partied for a week

A young mother who left her baby to die while she partied for a week with friends is facing 10 years in prison in Russia.Viktoria Kuznetsova, from Rostov, western Russia waited until her husband had been called up for military service...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Poroshenko: 10,000 Ukrainians die in Donbas for Ukraine's independence

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that about 10,000 Ukrainians, including 2,700 Ukrainian soldiers, have died in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, for Ukraine's independence.

- UNIAN - UA

Mother left baby to die while she partied for a week

A young mother who left her baby to die while she partied for a week with friends is facing ten years in prison in Russia.Viktoria Kuznetsova, from Rostov, western Russia waited until her husband had been called up for military...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UNIAN: Poroshenko says 10 000 Ukrainians die in Donbas for Ukraine's independence

“Ukrainians are a nation of peace, we do not want to kill anyone, but our state, our people have paid a very high price – 10 000 Ukrainians, including 2 700 Ukrainian soldiers, have scarified their lives for Ukraine's right to be called an independent nation, for the restoration of our independence and also for ...

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Rasmussen visits Ukrainian army positions in ATO zone, some Donbas towns

Former NATO Secretary General , Advisor to the President of Ukraine Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Ukrainian military positions in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone, as well as some towns in Donetsk region affected by shellings by militants. According to the press group of the 'Donetsk' operational and tactical group, ...

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Kremlin spox says Putin's initiative on UN peacekeepers in Donbas must not be 'watered down'

The initiative by Russian President Vladimir Putin on introducing UN mission to Donbas must not be watered down, while Russ expects 'constructive' position of Ukraine and the United States, the Kremlin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.

- UNIAN - UA

Russian Court Convicts Two Women Of Mall Attack Plot, Sentences Them To Prison

Two Russian women have been convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don and sentenced to long prison terms.

- Radio Free Europe - US

UNIAN: Donbas separatists employ artillery first time since latest ceasefire settled

Russian-backed separatists violated the truce 31 times over the past day, while the forces of the Ukrainian army returned fire 14 times in the same period, according to the Ukrainian military. The post UNIAN: Donbas separatists employ artillery first time since latest ceasefire settled appeared first on KyivPost.

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Militants employ artillery on Luhansk direction 1st time since latest ceasefire settled

Russian-occupation forces violated the truce 31 times over the past day, while the forces of the Anti-Terrorist Operation returned fire 14 times in the same period, according to the ATO HQ.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine reports 13 attacks in Donbas on Sunday, one Ukrainian soldier wounded in action

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 13 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Sunday, September 17, as a result of which one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Release of Ukraine hostages in Donbas, Russia on agenda of Poroshenko's visit to U.S.

The release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners in Russian-occupied Donbas and Russia will be on the agenda of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's working visit to the United States where he is to take part in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, according to his post on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's envoy Kuchma: Russia should let OSCE SMM in Crimea

Former Ukrainian President and Ukrainian representative to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas in Minsk Leonid Kuchma says that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine should be present in Russian-occupied Crimea, but Russia obstructs the monitors' access to the peninsula, according to the news portal Krym.Realii.

- UNIAN - UA

112.ua: Attacks on Ukrainian Army in Donbas intensify at night

In 24 hours Russia-backed militants in the Donbas cofnlict zone opened fire 35 times, and the attacks intensified after 6 pm, according to the Ukrainian Army HQ. Ukrainian Army opened return fire to almost half of the attacks. No casualties among Ukrainian soldiers occurred. The post 112.ua: Attacks on Ukrainian Army ...

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UNIAN: Release of Ukraine hostages in Donbas, Russia on agenda of Poroshenko's visit to US

The release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners in Russian-occupied Donbas and Russia will be on the agenda of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's working visit to the United States where he is to take part in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, according to his post on Facebook. “The ...

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112.ua: Russian official believes the US mission on Donbas might 'end ingloriously'

The mission of US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker may “end ingloriously”, Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov believes, according to RIA News. This was his reaction to the fact that Kurt Volker criticized Russia-proposed plan on deploying UN peacekeepers in Donbas. The post 112.ua: Russian ...

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US envoy Volker cautious about Russian UN peacekeeping proposal

Russia’s proposal of a United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Donbas could only deepen the divide in Ukraine, but the idea opens a chance for dialogue, the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said on Sept. 16 at the Yalta European Strategy conference in Kyiv. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ...

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UNIAN: Russia loses another UAV in Donbas

A reportedly Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicle, Orlan-10, crashed in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday, September 16, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters. “In the first half of the day yesterday, the Orlan fell due to a technical failure. It belongs to the models ...

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Russia loses another UAV in Donbas

A reportedly Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicle, Orlan-10, crashed in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday, September 16, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia's proposal on peacekeepers in Donbas to further divide Ukraine, not resolve conflict – Volker

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker considers that Russia's proposal for deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas will further divide Ukraine, and not resolve the conflict, according to an UNIAN correspondent, reporting from the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in Kyiv on ...

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Ukraine reports 1 WIA amid 30 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Merkel, Putin discuss access of UN peacekeepers to entire Donbas – media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says any United Nations peacekeepers sent to eastern Ukraine must be granted access to the entirety of the region held by Moscow-backed separatists, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

Klimkin says Russians must not be among UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says Russia's representatives must not take part in the UN peacekeeping mission, if its deployment in eastern Ukraine is agreed upon, since the Russian troops actually occupied Donbas, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

- UNIAN - UA

OSCE SMM report: Some 88 civilians killed, 354 injured in Donbas in 2016

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has confirmed 442 civilian casualties occurring in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2016, according to its report entitled “Civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine 2016” published on Saturday, September 16. “The Mission confirmed 442 civilian casualties occurring in Donetsk ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Merkel says Moscow's initiative on UN peacekeepers doesn't mean lifting of sanctions

UN peacekeepers should have access to the entire territory of Donbas. The mission  deployment is an interesting idea, but it does not mean lifting sanctions from Russia. This was announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports Reuters. “I find President Putin's proposal to send the UN mission to ...

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Ukrainian FM: Russians cannot be among UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that Russians cannot take part in the UN peacekeeper mission in Donbas “We believe that it absolutely cannot be, as Russia is the aggressor country. If it is in the peacekeeper mission, this is inadmissible… Seriously, how Russia that actually occupied the area of ...

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112.ua: Poroshenko to discuss with Trump situation in Donbas, cooperation in security and reforms

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, will discuss cooperation in the security sphere, as well as US assistance in the matter of reforms. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the Yalta European Strategy ...

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Ambassador: Poroshenko in Toronto could discuss Canada's role in settling conflict in Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his visit to Canada on September 22 and September 23 could meet Canada's leadership to discuss the role of the country in the negotiation process on settling the situation in Donbas, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko has told Interfax-Ukraine. “We are ...

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OSCE SMM: Since early 2017 68 civilians killed, 315 injured in Donbas

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has already confirmed 383 civilian casualties: 68 killed and 315 injured since early 2017, Chief Monitor of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan has said. “The Ambassador concluded that in 2017 civilians continue to suffer due to the conflict the SMM has already confirmed 383 ...

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Defense Ministry's spokesman: Ukrainian soldier wounded in shelling of Krymske in Luhansk region

One Ukrainian soldier has been wounded when militants shelled Krymske , the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, has said. “No soldier was killed in the past 24 hours, but one soldier was wounded in Krymske during enemy's shelling,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday. Earlier the press ...

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Ukrainian FM informs about consultations on cooperation between OSCE, UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that consultations regarding the proposal of Kyiv to deploy the UN peacekeeper mission in Donbas are being held. “The consultations how OSCE elements will cooperate and how this peacekeepers' The post Ukrainian FM informs about consultations on cooperation between ...

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FM: Poroshenko to discuss cooperation in security, situation in Donbas, reforms with Trump

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss cooperation in the security sphere and U.S. assistance in reforms, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said. “There is a list of issues. I cannot speak for the U.S. president what issues will be raise for ...

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Ex-US ambassador doubts Russia's readiness to give consent to peacekeeper mission in Donbas

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer has said that he doubts that Russia is ready to give its consent to the peacekeeper mission at the whole territory of the Kyiv uncontrolled Donbas. He is skeptical about the Putin's proposal. He expressed hope that he is mistaken and Russia is really trying to get The post ...

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112.ua: Militants attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas 30 times, 1 soldier wounded

Luhansk sector was the most tensed in the Donbas conflict zone yesterday, according to the Ukrainian Army HQ. After 6 pm there, the Russia-backed mercenaries launched four attacks on Krymske with grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. There also were two mortar attacks, during which the terrorists fired more ...

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112.ua: OSCE spots three convoys of military equipment 15 km from Luhansk

SMM OSCE observers spotted militant military equipment being moved 15 km from Luhansk, according to their page on Facebook. The post 112.ua: OSCE spots three convoys of military equipment 15 km from Luhansk appeared first on KyivPost.

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