Contents tagged with Donbas

  • European Court of Human Rights combines proceedings against Russia on Crimea and Donbas

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has combined proceedings against the Russian Federation on the Crimea and the Donbas, stated Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister and Commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna.

    "The ECHR has agreed to our request and combined proceedings on intergovernmental allegations that Russia has violated [the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms] into two large [areas]: the Crimea and the Donbas. …

  • Volker compares the situation in Eastern Ukraine to the annexation of Crimea

    Special representative of the U.S. State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker compared the situation in eastern Ukraine with the annexed Crimea and called it “a state to state conflict.” “In the case of Ukraine, what we see here is not an ethnic conflict, it’s not an indigenous conflict that grew up internally, it’s not a civil war, it’s not a conflict between Russians and Ukrainians ethnically. It is a State to State conflict. It is a conflict in which Russia has put its forces onto the …

  • European Commission President: lifting sanctions against Russia until the de-occupation of Donbas is out the question

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker promised that the question of abolishing EU sanctions against the Russian Federation would not be raised until the Minsk Agreements are implemented and the Donbas is de-occupied. Volodymyr Ariev, Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), relayed Juncker's statement through a Facebook post.

    "The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, promised that the EU would not …

  • Ukrainian intelligence officers detain pro-Russian spies at the demarcation line in Donbas

    Ukrainian intelligence officers detained two men that were collecting intelligence on the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Joint Forces Operation's area on the demarcation line, reported Ukraine’s military Task Force Pivnich (North) on Facebook.

    "The mobile intelligence group that monitored one of the areas of the contact line found and detained two unknown persons in the area of responsibility of Pivnich task force. After verifying the detainees' personal identities it turned out that they had …

  • Media: Kremlin admits that Russian military participate in Donbas conflict

    The Russian Defense Ministry has paid for monuments to be erected over the graves of the Pskov paratroopers who were killed in combat in the Donbas in summer 2014. In this way the military department is effectively admitting that Russian soldiers were involved in armed aggression against Ukraine, an article published in the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta on June 24 observes.

    The authors of the article note that in 2014, nameless graves began to appear in the cemeteries of Pskov and the …

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania visits the boundary line in the Donbas

    On Saturday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius visited a local school and one of the transit checkpoints in the frontier town of Stanytsia Luhanska.

    On his Twitter, he shared his impressions from the visit. "I am at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint on the line of contact. The only operating checkpoint in the region: a violation of the Minsk Agreements. People are standing in line for 4 hours in the heat. It’s inhumane and unacceptable,” the Lithuanian diplomat wrote.

    The Head of …

  • Ukrainian volunteers: two Russian officers killed in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military managed to kill two Russian officers in the Donbas, which commanded the local militants. The military equipment was also destroyed, reported the volunteer organization "Come back alive” on their Facebook page.

    The organization reports , citing its informants that ,near the Ukrainian village of Pikuzy, the Russian officers with call-signs Metka and Georgik met near an armored personal vehicle (BTR) when it suddenly exploded. The old Soviet-made car Zhiguli, which was …

  • Detained LPR militant talks about Russian military in the Donbas

    The servicemen of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a former militant of the Luhansk People’s Republic who confirmed the presence of Russian troops in the separatist-held territories of the Donbas, as reported on the SBU website.

    The operatives of the SBU have determined that the unnamed man from Kharkiv joined illegal armed groups in April 2017. He served in one of the separatist battalions in the occupied Alchevsk as a driver-mechanic for a BMP infantry fighting vehicle. He …

  • Kyiv: The situation in Crimea and Donbas will not prevent Ukraine from joining NATO

    The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia will not prevent Ukraine from joining NATO, as stated by the Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Ivan Vinnik (part of Petro Poroshenko Bloc “Solidarity”).

    “This is a myth, created by Russian propaganda, that countries that are in involved in territorial claims cannot become subjects of NATO. I would like to remind you that Ukraine is not involved in a territorial conflict, we have the armed …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs discuss deployment of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hosted a meeting with the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Poroshenko’s press service announced that prospects of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas were discussed at the meeting.

    The Ukrainian President thanked Latvia for its ongoing support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, for solidarity and assistance countering Russian aggression, and also for the condemnation of the Crimea’s illegal annexation.

    Poroshenko expressed  …