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Defense Ministry: 16 Ukrainian servicemen wounded on Friday in Donbas.

A total of 16 Ukrainian military servicemen were wounded in the anti-terrorist operation zone on Friday, no one was killed, spokesman for the Defense Ministry for the ATO matters Andriy Lysenko has said. “Last day, there were no fatalities among the Ukrainian troops, 16 soldiers were either wounded or received ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Savchenko publishes list of Ukrainian prisoners whom she visited in Donetsk.

The Ukrainian Vekhrovna Rada's non-affiliated deputy Nadia Savchenko has published a list of Ukrainian prisoners she visited in Donetsk prisons. There are 34 surnames in the list that Savchenko posted on her account in Facebook. “I was able to visit our captives. The guys feel aright. The conditions are ordinary, the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

State Border Service reports militants shell Mayorsk check point.

Unlawful armed groups on Friday again opened fire on the positions of the Mayorsk check point on the contact line in Donetsk region, no casualties have been reported, the State Border Service of Ukraine reported. “Terrorists have used small arms, including heavy machine guns in the attack. There were no casualties ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Defense Ministry reports 16 Ukrainian servicemen wounded on Friday in Donbas.

A total of 16 Ukrainian military servicemen were wounded in the anti-terrorist operation zone on Friday, no one was killed, spokesman for the Defense Ministry for the ATO matters Andriy Lysenko has said. “Last day, there were no fatalities among the Ukrainian troops, 16 soldiers were either wounded or received ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Apakan says militants threaten OSCE SMM monitors with weapons and seize their UAV.

Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan said that members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic threatened the SMM observers with weapons and seized the mission's unmanned aerial vehicle . “The incident occurred at around 14:30 on February 24 in DPR-controlled ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

SBU to meet Savchenko on her visit to occupied Donetsk .

The SBU Ukrainian Security Service plans to meet with Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko regarding her recent visit to occupied Donetsk where she has met with Ukrainian prisoners of war and will check information from Ukrainian MP Tetiana Rychkova who claims that Savchenko has allegedly incited Ukrainian ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Manchester United handed tough draw.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said yesterday's draw for the last 16 of the Europa League against Russian side Rostov has been unkind to his team, the favourites. It is a bad draw in every aspect. Far and difficult. Comes in a bad period,' Mourinho, whose side are still competing on four fronts, told reporters at ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Week's balance: Blockade causing losses, NBU's anti-crisis measures, and increased industrial output.

The Ukrainian Cabinet reports the negative consequences of the blockade of the occupied territories in Donbas, while the National Bank is even preparing, just in case, a package of anti-crisis measures in this regard; however the State Statistics Service shone some light this week reporting on a January growth of industrial ...

- UNIAN - UA

SBU to probe whether Savchenko incited ATO troops 'to overthrow criminal government'.

The Security Service of Ukraine will verify the reports on MP Nadia Savchenko’s alleged instigation of the Ukrainian military to leave their defensive positions in Donbas in favor of taking part in a coup in Kyiv, according to SBU spox Olena Hitlyanska.

- UNIAN - UA

OSCE SMM concerned over threat of eco-disaster as Donetsk water filtration station halts operations.

Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan has expressed concern over a threat of environmental disaster in Donbas amid ceased operations of the Donetsk water filtration station, according to the SMM press service.

- UNIAN - UA

United draw delights Rostov in Europa League last 16.

Favorites Manchester United were drawn Friday to face faraway Russian outfit Rostov, who unlike Jose Mourinho were delighted with the Europa League last-16 tie.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ukraine's Shakhtar defeated by Spain's Celta, ousted from Europa League

Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk have been defeated by Spain's RC Celta in a 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Round of 32 reverse match with a 0-2 score on February 23.

- UNIAN - UA

Steelmakers in occupied Donbas cease work due to trade blockade in Ukraine

Steelmakers Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works and Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, as well as Krasnodon-based coking coal producer for metallurgy Krasnodonvuhillia – all three are located in temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine – have ceased work due to a trade blockade by Ukrainian activists in the ...

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's defense ministry confirms death of officer wounded in Donbas

Ukraine's Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of an officer of the Ukrainian airmobile forces who was seriously wounded in the village of Opytne in Donetsk region two days ago, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Militants claim Savchenko arrived in 'DPR' stronghold Donetsk

Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Nadia Savchenko and Head of Ukrainian center for hostage release 'Officer Corps' Volodymyr Ruban have reportedly come to the 'DPR'-controlled territory 'to visit Ukrainian hostages,' one of the pro-militant websites reported Friday, citing the breakaway area's security forces.

- UNIAN - UA

Europa League: Jose Mourinho slams Rostov tie as 'bad draw' in every aspect

Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face faraway Russian outfit Rostov, who unlike Jose Mourinho were delighted with the Europa League last-16 tie. The post Europa League: Jose Mourinho slams Rostov tie as 'bad draw' in every aspect appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

OSCE says use of heavy weapons declines in Donbas

The situation in Donbas has a tendency towards de-escalation, OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug said. The security situation improved in the past week and the OSCE SMM has registered a 20 percent decline in the number of ceasefire breaches, Hug told a Skype conference on Feb. 24. The OSCE SMM registered ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

United draw delights Rostov in Europa League last-16

Manchester United draw Russian side FC Rostov in Europa League last-16.

- Daily Nation - KE

Man United face Rostov in Europa League final 16

NYON, Feb 24 — Favourites Manchester United were drawn today to face modest Russian side Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League. Jose Mourinho's side beat French club Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32. The English club will...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Europa League draw: Manchester United travel to Rostov, AS Roma play Lyon in last 16

Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face modest Russian side Rostov whereas AS Roma face Ligue 1 side Lyon in the last 16 of Europa League The post Europa League draw: Manchester United travel to Rostov, AS Roma play Lyon in last 16 appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

UNIAN: Ukraine's Shakhtar defeated by Spain's Celta, ousted from Europa League

Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk have been defeated by Spain's RC Celta in a 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Round of 32 reverse match with a 0-2 score on Feb. 23. The post UNIAN: Ukraine's Shakhtar defeated by Spain's Celta, ousted from Europa League appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: One Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in Donbas

Russian-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 83 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action and two wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukraine military. The post UNIAN: One Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in Donbas appeared first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

One KIA, two WIA's amid 83 attacks on Ukraine in Donbas in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 83 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action and two wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Donbas militant leader blocks hostage exchange in "we’re all Russians" interview on Russian TV

Just days after the Kremlin-backed militants’ oldest hostage – Ihor Kozlovsky - spent his second – 63rd – birthday in captivity, militant leader Alexander Zakharchenko has put forward new restrictions on hostage exchange, as well as other direct infringements of the Minsk Agreement

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Strengthening Ukraine's Resilience: What Role for National and International Actors?

Invitation OnlyResearch EventStrengthening Ukraine's Resilience: What Role for National and International Actors?3 Mar 2017 - 10:30 to 12:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, LondonRussia and Eurasia Programme, Ukraine ForumParticipantsArseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine Download ...

- Chatham House - UK

Trump’s chief lawyer carries Ukraine baggage

Blundering past the boundary between private business and public service that has long defined American political life, U. S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael D. Cohen appears to have played a key role in Andrey Artemenko’s botched back-door attempt at a peace deal for Donbas. The New York ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports 1 WIA after 54 attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 54 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

State of emergency on Ukraine's electricity market may last until year-end – Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion says that the month-long emergency measures introduced on the Ukrainian electricity market on February 17 due to the blockade of anthracite supplies from the occupied areas in Donbas may be extended until the end of 2017.

- UNIAN - UA

Groysman says blockade in Donbas could lead to halt of steel mills

KHARKIV - The continuation of trade blockade on the demarcation line in Donbas in the short term could lead to the halt of Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said. “In the short term this will lead to a halt of metallurgical enterprises because coal and other components for the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine reports one soldier wounded after 54 attacks in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 54 times in the past 24 hours with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukraine military. The post UNIAN: Ukraine reports one soldier wounded after 54 attacks in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Yanukovych dreams of returning to Ukraine to do 'something good'

Fugitive ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who is now residing in Russia's Rostov-on-Don, claims he is dreaming of returning home to do 'something good for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people,' according to the Russian news agency TASS.

- UNIAN - UA

Stratfor: A blockade brings eastern Ukraine to a slow boil

An informal blockade of goods flowing out of uncontrolled territory in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, entered its third week on February 21. Activists and opposition lawmakers are particularly focused on stopping shipments of anthracite coal produced in the region — an effort aimed, at least in part, at gaining favor with ...

- UNIAN - UA

NBU estimates Ukraine's losses from trade blockade of Donbas at $2 bln

The National Bank of Ukraine estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues.

- UNIAN - UA

Russian support for separatists sparked off hostilities in Donbas – French FM

Russia is talking on behalf of the separatists, thus confirming it is involved in the Donbas conflict, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has told TV5 Monde.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine central bank estimates losses from trade blockade of Donbas at $2 billion

The National Bank of Ukraine estimates the country may lose up to $ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues. The post UNIAN: Ukraine central bank estimates losses from trade blockade of Donbas at $2 billion appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko says war in Donbas kills 2,608 Ukrainian soldiers

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that since the beginning of the Russian aggression, 2,608 Ukrainian troops were killed, 2,200 of them - from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “A total of 2,608 Ukrainian soldiers were killed during the aggression. Some 2,200 of them - from the staff of the Armed Forces,” ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko says Russia enlarging military presence near Ukrainian border

The threat of a full-scale military invasion of Russia in Ukraine remains at the moment, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said. “The threat of a full-scale aggression on the part of Russia has not disappeared. And this threat is not only trickling through our uncontrolled areas in Donbas, it is hanging along ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Yanukovych proposes holding Donbas status referendum

MOSCOW - Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has proposed a set of measures towards settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine and suggested that a referendum on Donbas's status should be held in case Kyiv fails to implement the Minsk Agreements. “To engage representatives of the protesting side representing ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas in last day

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 times in the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action, according to the press service of the Ukraine military. The post UNIAN: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas in last day appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports almost 60 attacks in Donbas, one wounded in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 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

Ukrainian seized by Donbas militants for Twitter photos of Russian military equipment?

Militants from the self-declared ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ have taken another Ukrainian - Valery Nedosekin - prisoner, accusing him of ‘spying’ for the Ukrainian Security Service by reporting military movements and posting photos of military equipment on Twitter

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Ukraine's foreign ministry insists Russia must pull back from Crimea, Donbas

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the Russian Federation to end the occupation of the Crimean peninsula and abide by the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.

- UNIAN - UA

Nearly 10,000 people killed in Ukraine in three years of Russian aggression – ministry

Over 9,800 people have been killed, about 23,000 have been wounded and almost 1.8 million have been forced to flee from the war in Donbas after Russia unleashed aggression against Ukraine three years ago, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

- UNIAN - UA

PM Groysman: No alternative to coal from Donbas in next 1-3 years

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says there will be no alternative to anthracite coal produced in occupied areas in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the next 1-3 years.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia sends NBC recon vehicle with 60th 'humanitarian' convoy to Donbas

Russia has sent a nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle with its 60th 'humanitarian' convoy to occupied Donbas on Tuesday, February 21, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service's press service.

- UNIAN - UA

OSCE condemns Russia's recognition of 'DPR/LPR' passports

The OSCE Chairmanship has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's decree to recognize documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukraine's citizens and stateless persons who reside in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko wants tougher sanctions against Russia for 'DPR/LPR' IDs

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the recognition by Russia of fake identity documents issued by the so-called 'DPR/LPR', the self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, requires the strengthening of sanctions.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko says separatist ID recognition by Russia should bring tougher sanctions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes sanctions against Russia should be stepped up after it recognized documents of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions beyond Kyiv control. “From the point of view of international law this is an element of recognition of these illegal units and the de facto refusal ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: OSCE condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine separatist passports

The OSCE Chairmanship has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's decree to recognize documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukraine's citizens and stateless persons who reside in separatist-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The post UNIAN: OSCE condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine: Foresters keep alive a century-old tradition

Article | In the Luhansk region, foresters take great pride in regenerating forests, helping protect the environment and provide firewood for the local population.

- ICRC - INT

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