• Germany and France: OSCE observers in Donbas are not allowed to move freely under the pretext of combating coronavirus

    According to Berlin and Paris, pro-Russian separatists in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics obstruct the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in eastern Ukraine, under the pretext of protection against the spread of coronavirus, reports Deutsche Welle.

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian said they were "very concerned" about the restrictions faced by OSCE SMM staff in Ukraine from March 21, 2020.

    "Observers should be able …

  • Kremlin bans foreigners from owning land in Crimea

    The Russian authorities have banned foreign nationals from owning land in most of Crimea and Sevastopol, repots Kommersant.

    In 2011, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a list of the country's border territories where foreign nationals are prohibited from owning land. On March 20, 2020, Putin signed a decree to amend it, and to list most of the territories of Crimea and Sevastopol.

    From now on, foreigners are forbidden to own land in Yalta, Saki, Sudak, Alushta, Dzhankoi, Armiansk, …

  • Ukrainian soldier killed by militant sniper in Donbas

    A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been killed by a militant sniper in the Donetsk region, reported the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation on Facebook.

    "The armed formations of the Russian Federation once again violated the ceasefire and shelled the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas. Unfortunately, today, March 30, Ukraine lost another defender. At one of the positions in the Donetsk region, a soldier of the Armed Forces was killed by enemy …

  • EU allocates 80 million euros to Ukraine to fight coronavirus

    The European Union has allocated 80 million euros to Ukraine to fight the coronavirus, as reported on the website of the EU Mission in Ukraine

    "Ukraine, which continues to suffer from Russian aggression and illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, has also been adversely affected by the pandemic in all spheres of life. The European Union welcomes the preventive measures taken by the Ukrainian government in response to the spread of COVID-19. We recognize the complexity of some of these …

  • Kyiv: Special status of Donbas will never be included into Ukrainian Constitution

    “Ukraine does not intend to include into its Constitution the special status of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” said Ukrainian Prime Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

    According to Reznikov, the Russian representatives in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) for peaceful settlement in the Donbas are constantly trying to raise the question about the inclusion of the special status of the …