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UNIAN: Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas.

The situation in the combat zone in eastern Ukraine remains difficult, with the signs of escalation at certain sectors of the contact line, the Ukrainian military press center wrote on Facebook. The post UNIAN: Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

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Ukraine reports 5 WIAs in Donbas in past 24 hours.

The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remains difficult, with the signs of escalation at certain sectors of the contact line, the ATO press center wrote on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine moves to support political prisoners held in Crimea & Russia and their families.

A very welcome legislative initiative, if passed into law, will give formal recognition to the political prisoners held in occupied Crimea and Russia, and financial assistance to their families. Donbas at present does not appear to be included, which is one of many issues that needs to be considered

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Ukraine's Krasnohorivka under attack: Hospital, university block, houses damaged.

Russian-led hybrid troops have mounted an attack on a residential area and infrastructure facilities in the Ukrainian-controlled town of Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko briefs Bavarian premier about Russia's actions.

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Bavaria Horst Seehofer have discussed during a meeting in Kyiv the latest developments in Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements by Russia. “The parties discussed the development of the situation in Donbas. The Ukrainian president briefed about ...

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Russia sends 65th 'humanitarian convoy' to Donbas.

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent its 65th 'humanitarian convoy' to Donbas, the ministry's press service reported.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine reports 2 WIAs amid 50 enemy attacks in last day.

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 50 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Court rejects defense's appeal over confiscation of 'Yanukovych assets'.

The Donetsk Regional Appeals Court has refused to commence proceedings regarding the confiscation of $1.5 billion on the appeal of the team of lawyers, representatives of non-resident companies of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych's criminal organization, according to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

Czech newspaper's journo praises Donbas terrorists – Ukrainian envoy demands publication's reaction.

The Ukrainian Embassy in the Czech Republic has responded to the articles by journalist Adam Hajek published by the Mlada Fronta Dnes newspaper. The man illegally crossed into the occupied areas of Donbas, to write reports glorifying the militants, the Ukrainian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebyinis, wrote in ...

- UNIAN - UA

Donbas hostage swap: militants demand release of ex-Berkut troops, terrorists, murderers – Gerashchenko.

Pro-Russian militants include in their requirements for the exchange of Ukrainian hostages the demand for the release of former Berkut officers, terrorists and murderers, Ukraine's humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna ...

- UNIAN - UA

Economic Ministry explains fall in industrial production in April with traffic blockade in Donbas.

The acceleration of decline in industrial production in April to 6.1 percent compared to the same month of last year is the result of high sensitivity of the Ukrainian industry to the blockade of freight traffic in the east of the country, which began in late January this year, the Ministry of Economic Development and ...

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OSCE mission reports 44 civilian fatalities in Donbas in 2017

The rate of civilian fatalities has drastically grown in Donbas, as more than 40 civilians have been killed since the beginning of this year, Principal Deputy Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Alexander Hug said at a press briefing in Kyiv on May 25. Forty-four civilians were killed and 181 sustained injuries in ...

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112.ua: Film about Donbas war receives ovations in Cannes Film Festival

The first show of French Ukrainian Polish and Lithuanian film “Frost” took place at the Cannes Film Festival. The director of the “Frost” is Sarunas Bartas made a movie about the war in the eastern Ukraine. The movie became a part of the program Director’s Fortnight as NT reports. The post ...

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UNIAN: Gerashchenko says separatists demand release of ex-Berkut troops, terrorists, murderers

Russia-backed separatists include in their requirements for the exchange of Ukrainian hostages the demand for the release of former Berkut officers, terrorists and murderers, Ukraine's humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna ...

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112.ua: Russia sends 65th ‘humanitarian convoy’ to Donbas

Russian Emergency Service sent to the separatist-held territory of Donbas in Ukraine its 65th ‘humanitarian convoy’, reports RIA News. Russian has been sending the so-called humanitarian aid to Ukraine since August 2014. The post 112.ua: Russia sends 65th ‘humanitarian convoy’ to Donbas appeared first ...

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UNIAN: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 50 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukrainian military. The post UNIAN: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

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Trump: Russia accountable for its actions in Crimea and Donbas

U.S. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed commitments to holding Russia accountable for its actions in Crimea and Donbas, according to a statement by the White House.

- UNIAN - UA

OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles

Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the Donbas crisis, Ambassador Martin Sajdik says that the number of civilians killed in the east of Ukraine January through May 2017 soared by 120% year-over-year, according to the Belarussian telegraph agency ...

- UNIAN - UA

Kuchma's press secretary: Kyiv insists on observing ceasefire regime in Donbas

The Ukrainian side points out at the need to observe the ceasefire regime in Donbas and initiates the investigation of recent cases of violation of the ceasefire, Darka Olifer, press secretary of Ukrainian representative to the Trilateral Contact Group and former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, said on Wednesday. ...

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Sajdik expects parties to Donbas conflict to update lists for prisoner swap in week

MINSK - The parties to the Ukrainian conflict should update the lists of illegally detained persons during the week, OSCE Special Envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group Martin Sajdik said. “We must update the lists during this week. It is a very difficult process, because there are various categories of detained ...

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Sajdik: Use of heavy weapons in Donbas results in more than double rise of civilian toll in past year

MINSK - OSCE Special Envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group Martin Sajdik is concerned about an abrupt growth of the civilian toll in Donbas. Sajdik told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday, showing the relevant chart, that it has been very regretful that the civilian toll had increased 120% in the past year. He said that The ...

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Minsk negotiators fail to reach compromise on political settlement in Donbas

MINSK - Members of the Contact Group on Ukraine are failing to agree on political settlement issues, local elections in Donbas are hardly possible this year, a source with the group on organizing the talks told Interfax. “The situation in political settlement is stalemated. No compromise has been reached. We cannot ...

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Sajdik: Use of heavy weapons in Donbas results in more than double rise of civilian toll in past year

MINSK - OSCE Special Envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group Martin Sajdik is concerned about an abrupt growth of the civilian toll in Donbas. Sajdik told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday, showing the relevant chart, that it had been very regretful that the civilian toll had increased 120% in the past year. He said that The ...

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ICRC registers more than 600 cases of missing people during Donbas conflict

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said that three years after the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, several thousand people are still missing, although the exact number is not known, but more than 600 registered by ICRC cases remain undisclosed. “Over 600 cases of missing persons registered with ...

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Ukrainian army TV releases showing aftermath of militant Grad shelling of Avdiyivka

A video showing the consequences of a militant attack on the older part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas from the enemy's 122mm Grad-P portable rocket launchers was uploaded on YouTube channel by the Military Television of Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

Luhansk region's fiscal chief detained with $4 mln in bag

During the large-scale anti-corruption raid by the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, head of the fiscal service of Luhansk region Oleksandr Antypov has been detained.

- UNIAN - UA

Stoltenberg says Donbas fighting reason NATO strengthening eastern flanks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expects France and Germany to raise the issue of the implementation of Minsk agreements during the meeting of the Alliance leaders on Thursday, May 25, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.

- UNIAN - UA

Lutsenko in parliament: May 9 brawls in Dnipro sponsored by Opposition Bloc

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko says that the Opposition Bloc was the sponsor of mass brawls in the city of Dnipro on May 9 when Donbas war veterans were severely beaten by hired thugs, called titushkis.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Stoltenberg says Donbas war reason NATO strengthening eastern flanks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expects France and Germany to raise the issue of the implementation of Minsk agreements during the meeting of the Alliance leaders on May 25, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The post UNIAN: Stoltenberg says Donbas war reason NATO strengthening eastern flanks appeared ...

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Lutsenko says MP Vilkul personally organized May 9 scuffles in Dnipro

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said investigators have evidence that 'titushky' who staged mass disturbances in Dnipro on May 9 were prepared and given orders by the Opposition Bloc party headquarters in Dnipropetrovsk region, and personally by Opposition Bloc MP Oleksandr Vilkul. “Now we know exactly ...

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UNIAN: US report says war in Donbas will continue into 2018

The fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-supported separatists and Ukraine government forces will continue in 2018, according to the report by Director of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Vincent Stewart. The post UNIAN: US report says war in Donbas will continue into 2018 appeared first on KyivPost.

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112.ua: Merkel plans to hold meeting in Normandy Format concerning Donbas conflict

Angela Merkel the Chancellor of Germany plans to hold a meeting in the Normandy Format with the Presidents of Russia, Ukraine and France to discuss the Donbas conflict as Der Tagesspiegel reports. The post 112.ua: Merkel plans to hold meeting in Normandy Format concerning Donbas conflict appeared first on KyivPost.

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UNIAN: US military intel says war in Donbas to crawl into 2018

The fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-supported separatists and Ukraine government forces will continue in 2018, according to the report by Director of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Vincent Stewart. The post UNIAN: US military intel says war in Donbas to crawl into 2018 appeared first on KyivPost.

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One Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas in last day

On May 23, Russia-backed separatists carried out 53 shelling of the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas, wounding one soldier, the Ukrainian military press center reported. In the Prymorsky sector, separatists carried out 29 shelling of the Ukrainian military positions. In particular separatists fired ...

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War in Donbas to crawl into 2018 – U.S. military intel

The fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-supported militants and Ukraine government forces will continue in 2018, according to the report by Director of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Vincent Stewart.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine reports Grad attack on Avdiyivka, one civilian seriously injured

Russia's hybrid military forces have mounted an attack on the old part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, using 122mm Grad-P portable rocket launchers; one civilian has been injured, according to the local police.

- UNIAN - UA

Avdiyivka in Donetsk region sustains shelling again

Militants have used Grad rockets during an attack on the old part of Avdiyivka, according to Viacheslav Abroskin, deputy head of Ukraine's National Police and Donetsk regional police chief. Grad shells hit house number 96 in Kolosov Street, Abroskin wrote on his Facebook page on May 23. “Luckily, no one was ...

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Donbas militants attack Ukraine 59 times in last day, 4 WIAs

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko

The Ukrainian side expects that the meeting in the so-called Normandy Format between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia will be held after the schedules are agreed, Ukraine's humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada ...

- UNIAN - UA

Kyiv seeking creating Donbas subgroup for control over border with Russia

The Ukrainian side in the Trilateral Contact Group at talks in Minsk has proposed setting up a working group to restore Ukraine's control over its border with Russia in Donbas, Ukrainian representative in the TCG working subgroup for political issues Oleksandr Motsyk said. “We are now actively advancing this issue. If ...

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UNIAN: Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukrainian military. The post UNIAN: Four Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

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112.ua: Separatists use Grad in Avdiyivka in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists significantly increased their shelling in certain sectors of the contact line, using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements. This is reported by the press center of the Ukrainian military headquarters. The post 112.ua: Separatists use Grad in Avdiyivka in Donbas appeared first on ...

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Donbas militants attack Ukraine 59 times in last day, 4 WIA's

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 times in the past 24 hours with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

Nearly three years into the war in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics are making a renewed attempt to attract foreign tourists to their Russian-backed statelets.

- Global Voices - US

On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders

The trial begins on May 31 of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov who could face a 5-year prison sentence for saying that Russia must leave Crimea and Donbas. This is the second such trial in Russian-occupied Crimea where Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena is facing essentially identical charges.

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Ukraine's army advances one km closer to occupied Debaltseve in Donbas – volunteer

The Ukrainian army has advanced one kilometer closer to the Russian-occupied town of Debaltseve in Donetsk region and taken new positions after Ukrainian troops had to repel enemy attacks, according to volunteer who raises funds for the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Mysiahin.

- UNIAN - UA

Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat

Ukrainian diplomat, former Ukrainian envoy to the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group's political subgroup Roman Bezsmertny says that the future of the 'Normandy format' and the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas will be decided during the G7 summit in Italy, according to Radio Svoboda's Ukrainian-language service.

- UNIAN - UA

Kurchenko's firms smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media

Some 940,000 tonnes of anthracite and another 95,000 tonnes of other types of coal mined in the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were shipped to Russia in 2016, according to Liga.net.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine's army advances one km closer to occupied Debaltseve in Donbas

The Ukrainian army has advanced one kilometer closer to the separatist-held town of Debaltseve in Donetsk region and taken new positions after Ukrainian troops had to repel attacks, according to volunteer who raises funds for the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Mysiahin. The post UNIAN: Ukraine's army advances one km closer ...

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112.ua: Energy minister says coal from separatist-held Donbas to be confiscated

All coal supplies coming from the separatist-controlled territories of Donbas to government-controlled territories of the country will be confiscated – in case such supplies cross the division line in Donbas and enter the Ukraine-held area. Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk said that on air at 112 Ukraine TV channel on May ...

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