Contents tagged with Donbas conflict

  • Media: Volker and Surkov discussed peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine during recent meeting in Belgrade

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov discussed the introduction of a peacekeeping contingent in the Donbas during their meeting in Belgrade, a Ukrainian government source told Apostrophe news website.

    “Initially the peacekeepers will facilitate the delimitation of forces, a complete ceasefire and the withdrawal of equipment. Thereafter the Verkhovna Rada will adopt laws as part of the Minsk agreements, and there will be an exchange …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker: there is no doubt about the presence of Russian military in the Donbas

    The presence of the Russian Armed Forces in the Donbas causes "no doubts", US Special Representative for the US Department of State Kurt Volker said.

    “The statement that Russia manages and controls armed forces in the east of Ukraine does not raise any doubts today," he said in an interview with

    According to Volker, this has been confirmed through published photographs, including satellite imagery, information from social networks, interrogations of captured Russian servicemen, and …

  • Kremlin: peacekeepers in the Donbas should be deployed only along the contact line

    The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said on Friday that Russia once again agrees only to a UN security mission on the line of demarcation, reports UNIAN.

    "Now, a Russian draft resolution on the participation of the UN peacekeeping forces is being discussed and finalized in the UN. There has been a lot of speculation on this issue, there was a lot of speculation in the Ukrainian media that peacekeepers will allegedly be deployed across the entire Donbas. I would …

  • Kremlin: Russia opposes US military assistance to Ukraine

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not know anything about the decision of the US Senate to allocate $500 million to support Ukraine in the sphere of security and defense.

    He noted that the information came from Kyiv; Washington did not make any statements. "This is a matter of bilateral Ukrainian-American relations in terms of providing loans," Peskov said.

    He stressed that Russia has repeatedly opposed the provision of lethal weapons to Kyiv, since …

  • Kremlin to 'restructure' its financing of the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin admitted that it is "restructuring" the financing for the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), but stated that it would not stop providing the separatists with "humanitarian assistance."

    The Press Secretary for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said, "There is definitely redistribution" of funds, but this "does not mean a reduction in some areas" of financing, RBC news agancy reports.

    In clarifying the question about the amount of financing for …

  • Security Service of Ukraine prevents the staging of a ‘fake’ protest in Kyiv

    Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), together with the Ukrainian National Police, documented and stopped an attempt to conduct an "anti-Ukrainian action" in Kyiv by Russian Special Services, as reported by SBU on the department's website.

    The SBU stated that "law enforcers [have] established that Russian Special Services planned fake protests on behalf of the so-called "Assembly of mothers of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) participants."

    "The pseudo-event was initiated and …