Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Lithuania welcomes the growing support for Ukraine by the United States

    The Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, during a meeting with the US Special Envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, congratulated him on his appointment to this post and welcomed the growing attention and support that the US is giving to the region and Ukraine, as reported on the Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Ministry website.

    It is noted that Volker took part in the regional leadership conference at Vilnius University that was organized by the Lithuanian President, Valdus Adamkus. …

  • Volker: Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all Europe

    Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all of Europe, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during a press conference in Vilnius.

    "We are gathered here while the fighting continues on the European continent, from here [to Donbas], which is less than two hours away by plane. This should not have happened at all, and now we must do everything to stop human suffering, as about 10,000 people have already died in the conflict, and millions have been forced to …

  • Putin's Aide Surkov says after meeting with US envoy on Ukraine Volker that situation in the Donbas does not suit anyone

    The current situation in the Donbas does not suit either party to the conflict, nor the external forces that are facilitating the settlement, said Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov after a meeting with US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, reports Russian media.

    "We agreed that the current situation in the southeast of Ukraine cannot satisfy neither the conflicting parties, nor the external forces that are contributing to the resolution.

    The discussion …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian Armed Forces do not capture territories specified in the Minsk Agreements

    Information about the alleged advancement of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas is false, according to the statement of press center of the Ukrainian military command in the Donbass, posted on Facebook.

    "In social networks, false information continues to be spread, alleging that the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are moving forward and occupying new positions along the front line," the press center noted.

    Thus, the information has been circulated that the military …

  • Ukrainian politician: visit of the US Secretary of Defense to Ukraine could affect the situation in the Donbas and the Crimea

    President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak’s meeting with the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, could positively impact the future of sanctions against the Russian Federation, as well as the situation in the conflict zone in the Donbas and the Crimea, stated Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons George Tuka in a commentary to 112 Ukraine.

    According to Tuka, Mattis's visit to Ukraine is of a political nature, but according to …

  • UN: 400 000 of those living in conflict zone in eastern Ukraine have no access to drinking water

    Tens of thousands of residents in eastern Ukraine can’t get access to safe drinking water, as pumping stations are increasingly targeted by the opposing armies, as reported by the press service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

    The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, reported that nearly 400,000 people on both sides of the demarcation line in the Donetsk region have been without …

  • Russia exported $264 million worth of food and agriculture products to separatist-held territories of Ukraine

    Despite sanctions, Russia exports significant amounts of meat to Ukraine, LIGA news website writes. For example, the "State Unitary Company" established in 2015 by the separatist LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) is listed as a Ukrainian legal entity according to Russian documents, although there is no company with this name in the register of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.

    In Russia, all operations with companies registered in Donetsk and Luhansk have the status of official export or import …

  • German Foreign Minister: We do not need a debate on Crimea, we need to think about truce in Donbas

    In an interview with the German daily newspaper Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel claimed that Christian Lindner, a leader among German liberals, is just trying to get headlines when speaking of the temporary postponement of the issue of Crimea's annexation, and that the main task at present is to achieve an ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. European Pravda reported this.

    "In my opinion, Mr. Lindner is only concerned with headlines. We do not need debates on Crimea. We …

  • Russia’s Gazprom continues to supply gas to separatist-held territories and billing Ukraine for it

    In the first half of 2017, Russian Gazprom delivered 1,389 billion cubic meters of gas to the separatist DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic. The price of Russian gas as of the first quarter of 2017 was $306.6 per thousand cubic meters, as supported by the data from Gazprom’s report for the second quarter.

    Ukraine has not been importing gas from Russia for more than 600 days, which means, all deliveries go to separatist-held territories of Ukraine.

    According to …

  • 270,000 tons of Donbas coal exported from Russia in July

    In July 2017, about 267,000 tons of coal mined in the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine were exported to European countries from Russia, reported citing Russian Railway and Russian Federal Customs Service data.

    The largest exporter of Ukrainian coal was Gaz-Alyans, controlled by Serhiy Kurchenko. In July, more than 50,000 tons of anthracite were exported from the Russia’s ports. The entire quantity was exported by the South Ossetian company Vneshtorgservis JSC, and was …