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Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas on Tuesday.

Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in Donbas on Tuesday, March 28, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Putin spox pays secret visit to occupied Luhansk – media.

On March 27, Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov has reportedly arrived on a secret visit to the militant stronghold of Luhansk, OstroV online news outlet reported citing its source in Ukrainian intelligence community.

- UNIAN - UA

It's Putin's aide Surkov, not spokesman Peskov, who arrived in occupied Luhansk – media.

Ukraine's intelligence community is not aware of Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov's visit to the occupied Luhansk; however, it is reported that Putin's adviser Vladislav Surkov is paying a visit there, Ukrainska Pravda wrote, citing its sources.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine Gen. Nazarov sentenced to seven years in prison in Il-76 case.

Ukrainian army Gen. Viktor Nazarov has been sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of neglect of duty and inaction in the case of an Il-76 transport aircraft downed in Luhansk in 2014, which resulted in the death of 40 Ukrainian paratroopers, according to the media outlet InfoResist.

- UNIAN - UA

Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $13 bln – economy ministry.

Export losses due to the occupation of Donbas and Crimea amounted to US$12.9 billion, while total export losses of Ukraine amounted to $25.2 billion over the past years, that’s according to a draft export strategy, published on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

- UNIAN - UA

Kyiv court orders to reconsider Yuzgaz's right to produce shale gas in Ukraine's east.

Kyiv's district administrative court has rescinded the Ukrainian government's decision to deny Dutch-registered Yuzgaz B.V. company's right to acquire an investor's 90% share under a production sharing agreement on geological prospecting and development of the Yuzivska shale gas field in the country's eastern Donetsk and ...

- UNIAN - UA

SBU: Ukrainian recon finds Russian gear, ammo in Donetsk region.

A reconnaissance unit of Ukraine's armed forces has found Russsian equipment and ammunition in Zaitseve, Donetsk region, according to Ukraine's Security Service , which documented the find. “In Zaitseve district, Donetsk region, in an area temporarily held by combined Russian-separatist militant groups, Ukrainian ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded, one injured.

Russia-backed forces have shelled Ukrainian Armed Forces positions in Donbas 58 times over the past 24 hours, killing two Ukrainian militaries and wounding another four. One more soldier sustained a combat-related injury, Kyiv reports. The heaviest shelling was recorded in the Donetsk sector, where Russia-backed forces ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports relative 'stabilization' in ATO zone: 58 enemy shellings in past 24 hours.

The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas has stabilized, the number of enemy attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has decreased, with 58 cases of shelling recorded in the past day, ATO Headquarters reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand.

53-year-old Hennady Benitsky has been released several months after being seized by militants from the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ , who have not terminated their charges of ‘extremism’. Edward Nedelyaev, who was arrested earlier, remains in militant custody, as do others seized for a ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Ukraine reports two KIA's, three WIA's on Monday.

Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another three were wounded in Donbas on Monday, March 27, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Two Ukrainian soldiers die in explosion in Donetsk region

Two Ukrainian soldiers have died as a result of an explosion of an unknown explosive device in Donetsk region, Kyiv reports. “According to preliminary information, an explosion of an unknown explosive device killed tasks two militaries of one of the mechanized brigades, whose unit is deployed near the town of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Contact group to discuss ceasefire, swap of hostages at Minsk meeting on March 29

The Trilateral Contact Group on settlement of the situation in Donbas will primarily discuss the issues of ceasefire and swap of hostages at its meeting in Minsk on March 29, Ukrainian special envoy for the TCG, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma said. “The first topic at all our meetings in Minsk is the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia implementing 'Transnistrian scenario' in Donbas – Ukraine's presidential staff

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseiev believes Russia is now implementing the so-called 'Transnistrian scenario' in the occupied Donbas, at the same time not being interested in ending the hostilities, Segodnia reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Video shot from Mi-2 helicopter shortly before deadly crash released

TSN news service received an exclusive footage from the Mi-2 military helicopter, which crashed outside the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk in Donbas, reportedly after colliding with a power line.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's CEC sees no conditions for holding elections in occupied Donbas

The Central Election Commission of Ukraine believes there are no conditions for holding elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, chairman Mykhailo Okhendovskiy told journalists at an international conference on the latest information technologies in the election process on March 27, according to an UNIAN ...

- UNIAN - UA

OSCE's drone in Donbas comes under small-arms fire on Sunday

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has reported that its drone came under small-arms fire after an SMM patrol of four mission members in two armored vehicles stopped 500 meters north-east of government-controlled Orikhove-Donetske to launch it on Sunday, March 26.

- UNIAN - UA

Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas in past 24 hours

Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another eight people were wounded in the area of the Donbas war zone in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Defense Ministry official Andriy Lysenko said. “Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and eight were wounded in action in the past 24 hours,” Lysenko told a briefing in ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Army to withdraw servicemen aged under 20 from war zone

All Ukrainian soldiers under 20 years of age are to be withdrawn from the war zone in the Donbas, civilian volunteer Roman Donik has said. Writing on his Facebook page, Donik said frontline soldiers had received orders from Ukraine’s General Staff on March 22 about the withdrawal, although no troops have been pulled ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian PGO issues suspicion notice Russian General Zavizyon, puts him on wanted list

Ukraine's military prosecutor's office has issued a suspicion notice to the Russian Major General Aleksey Zavizyon, commander of the 41st military army of the Central Military District of the Russian Federation. “Zavizyon, acting commander of the 1st Army Corps, an unlawful military formation of the self-proclaimed ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Presidential Administration: Russia following Trans-Dniester scenario, fake referenda, elections possible

Ukraine's Presidential Administration has said Russia could copy the Trans-Dniester scenario in Donbas. “What is happening now is a creeping transformation according to the Trans-Dniester scenario. This is why we don't rule out fake local elections, which Russia may distance itself from but will de factor support and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Zhebrivsky: Militants shell private sector of Avdiyivka using Grads, 9 houses damaged

Militants shelled the residential sector of Avdiyivka using the BM-21 rocket fire system 'Grad' around noon on Sunday, as a result of which nine separate houses suffered damages, head of the Donetsk Regional Military-Civilian Administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky said. “At about 12 p.m. the Russian invaders shelled Stara ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Escalation in Donbas - almost 90 enemy shellings, three killed, eight wounded in past 24 hours

The situation in the combat zone has become more intense as Russian-terrorist forces have attacked 88 times the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the past day, according to the ATO Headquarters. The post UNIAN: Escalation in Donbas - almost 90 enemy shellings, three killed, eight wounded in past 24 hours ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Escalation in Donbas: Ukraine reports almost 90 enemy shellings, 3 KIA, 8 WIA in past 24 hours

The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation has become more intense as Russian-terrorist forces have attacked 88 times the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the past day, according to the ATO Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine: Five dead in military helicopter crash

, Mar. 27 : A Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the eastern region of the country on Sunday, killing all five people aboard after apparently hitting a power line, the army said."Five people died in this tragedy - three crew members and two passengers," army spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk said, according to local ...

- Sify - IN

Five Dead After Ukrainian Military Copter Crash

Ukraine's Defense Ministry said a military helicopter has crashed in the eastern Donbas region, killing 5 people aboard.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Five killed in Ukraine army helicopter crash near Kramatorsk

The Ukrainian military reported on March 25 that an MI-2 military helicopter crashed near the Ukrainian-controlled city of Kramatorsk, located some 700 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. Reportedly, the helicopter crashed at 3 p.m. after hitting an electricity transmission line, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian interest. Klimkin's priorities, intimidating Lukashenko, and cynical Agramunt

Pavlo Klimkin sees no military solution to the conflict in Donbas, being convinced that confidence in Russia has seriously decreased worldwide. The murder of exiled Russian MP Denis Voronenkov in the very heart of Kyiv and the decision to ban Russian Eurovision entrant Julia Samoilova from entering Ukraine launched another ...

- UNIAN - UA

ATO HQ reports 81 enemy attacks in Donbas, 8 troops wounded and injured in past day

Over the past day, Russian-occupation forces shelled 81 times the positions of Ukrainian troops in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, leaving six Ukrainian troops wounded and another two injured, the press center of the ATO Headquarters reported Sunday morning.

- UNIAN - UA

Military helicopter crashes near eastern Ukraine's Kramatorsk, casualties reported

Mi-2 military helicopter is reported to have plunged to the ground after colliding with power lines outside the town of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine, according to the press center for the ATO Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Mi-2 helicopter crash near Kramatorsk kills 5: preliminary report

According to preliminary data, five people were killed in the Mi-2 military helicopter crash outside the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, according to the speaker of the Ministry of Defense for ATO Alexander Motuzianyk.

- UNIAN - UA

Military helicopter crashes in Ukraine, crew died | Reuters

KIEV A small Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, killing all crew members, Ukraine's defence ministry said. The aircraft, a Soviet-designed Mi-2, crashed near Kramatorsk, the headquarter of Ukrainian government forces that oppose pro-Russian separatists, the ministry said. The ...

- Firstpost - IN

Ukrainian military helicopter crashes near Kramatorsk

The Ukrainian military reported on March 25 that a MI-2 military helicopeter crashed near Ukrainian-controlled city of Kramatorsk, located some 700 km east from Kyiv. Reportedly, the helicopter crashed after hitting an electricity transmission line, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. No information is available ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Two civilians killed in shelling attack in Donbas

Two civilians - a man and a woman - were killed on March 25 during a shelling attack on the village of Zaitsev, 62 km north-east of Donetsk in the country's war-torn Donbas region. An upsurge in violence between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed forces in the Donbas resulted in 81 attacks over the last 24 The post Two ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Donbas militants attack Ukraine 39 times on March 25 – ATO HQ

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 39 times on March 25, using heavy weapons, banned by the Minsk agreements, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine reports 2 KIA's, 2 WIA's amid 78 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 78 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action and two as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Week's balance: blockade consequences, IMF return, and billions for Ukrainian roads

Last week, the Ukrainian authorities assessed the consequences of the trade blockade of the occupied Donbas for the economy; the IMF announced it would appoint a new date for the next Exec Board meeting on the allocation of another tranche to Ukraine; and the government boosted its efforts to fix Ukrainian roads.

- UNIAN - UA

Shots fired close to OSCE patrol in Donbas

A patrol from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine was forced to withdraw due to safety concerns after shots were fired near it by a Russian-backed fighter in Luhansk Oblast. The incident happened at around noon on March 24, near the village of Znamianka, some ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Defense Ministry reports 2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, one wounded in ATO zone in past 24 hours

Two Ukrainian servicemen had been killed, another one injured in the ATO area in Donbas in the past 24 hours, Defense Ministry spokesman for ATO issues Andriy Lysenko has said. “Over the past day two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, one was wounded,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday. The post Defense ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU provides EUR 3 mln satellite imagery support to OSCE SMM in Donbas

The new funding of EUR 3 million, under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, will provide timely and focused assistance to the OSCE, in the area of satellite imagery, a statement by the European Commission reads.

- UNIAN - UA

Day in Donbas: 48 enemy attacks, 2 Ukrainian troops killed, civilian wounded

Ukrainian forces in Donbas recorded 48 militant attacks March 24, reporting two troops killed in action, and a civilian in Avdiyivka wounded, according to the Headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.

- UNIAN - UA

Dozens of Russian tanks spotted six miles from Ukrainian border

Dozens of Russian tanks were seen near the Ukrainian border on Friday. They arrived in the southern Rostov region on cargo trains, and were deployed near a Russian village just six miles from the hostile Ukraine border. Russia has several military bases in the Rostov region, where its military often holds drills. Last ...

- VICE News - US

ATO HQ reports 1 KIA amid militant shelling near Troyitske

One Ukrainian soldier has been killed after Russian-backed militants attacked a fortified position of a unit of a mechanized brigade deployed near the village of Troyitske in Luhansk region.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia deploys dozens of modern tanks close to Ukraine border – Reuters

A Reuters witness saw dozens of modern tanks arriving at a railroad station in Pokrovskoye in the country's southern Rostov region.

- UNIAN - UA

Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas clashes

Russian-backed forces in the Donbas attacked Ukrainian troops with mortars, artillery, small arms, and tanks over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Andriy Lysenko said at a press conference on March 24. No Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the attacks, but three were wounded, Lysenko said. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Three Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 94 times in the past 24 hours with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of Ukrainian military. The post UNIAN: Three Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports 3 WIA's amid 94 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 94 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

Massive Ukraine Munitions Blasts May Have Been Caused By a Drone

dryriver writes: The BBC reports that 20,000 people are being evacuated from the immediate area around a munition dump in Ukraine that has gone up in flames. The 350 hectare munition dump near Kharkiv is around 100km from fighting against Russian-backed separatists and was used to supply military units in the conflict zone ...

- Slashdot - US

Russia’s weapons of Ukraine’s destruction were not "found in Donbas mines"

Russia’s claim at the Hague that the Donbas militants were using Soviet weapons found hidden in mines did not get the attention it warranted. The Western media have largely opted for a ‘Kyiv accuses’ and ‘Moscow denies’ format, even when this means ignoring considerable video footage of Russian ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

At least 21 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Russia’s war in March

As Ukraine claimed saboteurs blew up an ammunition depot storing tank ammunition at a military base located some 250 kilometers from the war front early on March 23, fighting continues in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Some 84 attacks have been reported on Ukrainian army positions by Russian-backed forces within the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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