• Russia says 'Rasmussen plan’ on settlement in the Donbas must be agreed upon with separatist DPR and LPR

    The plan for a settlement of the situation in the Donbas, prepared at the request of former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will not work without the agreement with the authorities of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, says Aleksey Pushkov, Chair of the Russian State Duma's Committee for International Affairs. The document implies sending 20,000 soldiers from the UN contingent to eastern Ukraine.

    In an interview with Deutsche Welle on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, …

  • Member of Russian Night Wolves biker club affiliated with Putin denied entry into Ukraine and banned for three years

    On Saturday, February 17, Ukrainian border guards refused entry to a Russian biker nicknamed “Vodyanoy" of the Night Wolves Russian motorcycle club, the Ukrainian State Border Service reports.

    On Saturday, Vodyanoy arrived on a flight to Boryspil airport where law enforcement officers established that he was a member of the notorious motorcycle gang that had strong connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the border control process, he was informed of the three-year ban on …

  • Russia sent a letter of protest to Ukraine over the attack on the Rossotrudnichestvo building in Kyiv

    The Russian Embassy sent a note of protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine because of the attack on Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Center for Science and Culture) building in Kyiv and called on the authorities to bring the attackers to justice, reported  the Russian diplomatic mission in Ukraine.

    "We urge the Ukrainian government to provide appropriate legal assessments of the actions of the radicals, to bring the instigators and participants of the attack to justice, and to take …

  • Media: Dutch citizen who fought for Ukraine in Donbas killed in Syria

    Dutch national Sjoerd Heeger, who was fighting for the Kurdish groups in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province, was reportedly killed in Syria on February 15 in an attack by an Islamic State “shahid-mobile”.

    However, there has been no attack by ISIS suicide bombers during this period. The last documented attacks of this nature took place on February 11 in the vicinity of the Bakhra settlement, where the Dutchman was reportedly also killed. The attack was made by two ISIS suicide bombers – Abu Yahya al- …

  • Ukrainian Military Command: one Russian soldier killed, another wounded in mine explosion at Svitlodarsk salient

    On Sunday, February 18, at the Svitlodarsk salient, two Russian soldiers from the so-called 7th separate motorized rifle brigade (the LPR army) were involved in a mine explosion, reported the Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas.

    “Both fighters were citizens of the Russian Federation. One of them – Vladimir Vladimirovich Lyubinov, born in 1988, and a resident of the Krasnodar Krai – was killed. The other – Sergey Valeryevich Mikhailov, born in 1972, and a resident of Astrakhan ( …