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  • Ukraine calls on the West to increase pressure on Russia to implement the Minsk Agreements

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is deeply concerned about the severe deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine.

    “We appeal to our international partners to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure on the Kremlin to stop the dangerous escalation of tension in the Donbas,” reported the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The statement noted that Ukraine strictly adheres to its commitments; will continue to do everything possible to ensure that people …

  • Ukrainian headquarters announced details of fighting near Novozvanivka

    Ukrainian forces lost two soldiers during the fight near Novozvanivka

    On July 23, 2016, Ukrainian forces near Novozvanivka, in the Luhansk region of the Donbas, defended against the attacks of the pro-Russian separatists, and two Ukrainian soldiers were killed as a result. The details of the fighting near Novozvanivka were provided by the Ukrainian Headquarters on its Facebook page.

    Reportedly, in the morning of July 23, Ukrainian military officials noticed the movement of a sabotage- …

  • Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in the Donbas

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 14 were wounded on Monday in the deadliest day for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in two months, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    "In the past 24 hours, as a result of military operations, seven Ukrainian servicemen died and 14 were injured," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters.

    "Things have escalated for the simple reason that this is what [the separatists] want. They do not want to live in peace,” Lysenko added.

    Monday had the highest death toll for …

  • Ukrainian representative in Minsk: There are 702 Russian tanks in the Donbas

    There are more Russian tanks in the temporarily occupied territories than in Germany and the UK combined.

    This was said on-air on Channel 5 by the representative of Ukraine in the Minsk talks, Yevhen Marchuk.

    He assured that Ukrainian intelligence knows exactly through which railway crossing and border checkpoints trains come from the Russian side, how much and what kind of equipment is being transported, and where it is being unloaded.

    “It is absolutely certain that on that side there are 70 …

  • Ukrainian Journalist: The war in the Donbas was started by a sexton from the Moscow Patriarchate

    On the 13th of April, 2014 in Sloviansk, Serhiy Jurikov, nomme de guerre 'Romashka' (Chamomile) was in command of the separatist unit that engaged in one of the first fights with the Ukrainian forces in the Donbas. The captain of the ‘Alpha’ special forces unit of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Gennady Bilichenko, was killed in that fight, according to an article written by Yuriy Butusov, a journalist of Ukrainian news portal.

    Butusov states that Jurikov was a member of the …

  • OSCE: Tensions in the Donetsk region remain high

    The level of tension in the Donbas region remains high. The observers of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) note the increase in violations of the ceasefire near the Donetsk region, the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, said at a press conference on Friday, July 15, 2016 in Kiev, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

    “The level of violence remains high. The number of attacks …

  • Turchynov: Russia is preparing for a new offensive in the Donbas

    The Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, believes that the Russian military is preparing for offensive actions, as demonstrated by intensive supplying of weapons and ammunition, and also the establishment of operational reserves.

    The current increase in the intensity of attacks by Russian troops in the Donbas demonstrates that they are preparing for offensive actions, according to Turchynov, who visited the defense line of the Ukrainian Armed …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces claim to have captured three Russian soldiers

    Ukrainian forces captured three Russian soldiers near Troitske, an urban-type settlement in the Luhansk region, according to Presidential Administration spokesperson on conflict zone issues, Colonel Andriy Lysenko. The Ukrainian Colonel explained that a sabotage and reconnaissance group of more than 20 people moved to the positions of Ukrainian forces in the region of Troitske after powerful artillery preparations immediately after midnight.

    Reinforcements immediately arrived to support the …

  • One Ukrainian soldier killed and ten wounded in the Donbas

    Over the last 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and ten were wounded as a result of the fighting in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing the Speaker of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration on issues in the conflict area, Andrei Lysenko.

    According to him, the number of attacks by pro-Russian separatists has increased dramatically, as the Ukrainian side recorded a total of 94 attacks on Sunday, the highest since mid-April.

    Lysenko explained that the attacks occurred in …

  • Poroshenko posthumously gives award to opera singer who died in the Donbas

    On Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko awarded the fighter and opera singer Vasyl Slipak the "For Courage" honor posthumously.

    “For the personal courage shown in the protection of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and his dedicated service to the Ukrainian people I decree the awarding of the "For Courage" honor to Vasyl Yaroslavovych Slipak for his participation in the anti-terrorist operations (posthumously),” the decree reads.

    Vasyl Slipak was born in the Lviv …