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The Dutch prosecutor's office, during the court hearings in the case of the downing of Boeing MH17 plane over the Donbas in 2014, presented new recordings of telephone conversations that prove that the airliner was shot down by a Buk missile system.
According to the Dutch news agency NRC, the recordings of the militants’ conversation, which were presented during the proceedings, are the most concrete evidence against the four defendants.
According to the intercepted phone conversations, …
The economic crisis in Russia is a unique opportunity for Ukraine and the global anti-Putin coalition to “force the aggressor country to withdraw from the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas”. To do this, we need to strengthen international solidarity around our country, stated former Ukrainian president and leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Sergey Jadan on air of radio station "Trident FM". Poroshenko shared his impressions of the meetings …
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is informed about 231 people who are held captive by armed groups in the Donbas,said the SBU’s press service.
As of 12 June, 190 civilians, 37 members of the military and law enforcement officials, as well as four members of volunteer battalions, are considered unlawfully imprisoned.
The SBU stressed that the Ukrainian side is taking practical measures aimed at the release of all illegally held people in certain areas of the Donbas.
Ukraine and militants …
The U.S. has transferred $60 million worth of defense equipment to Ukraine, reported the American Embassy in Ukraine on its Facebook page.
"U.S. security assistance and cooperation efforts with Ukraine during COVID19 continue! Yesterday (June 16), the U.S. Embassy's Office of Defense Cooperation received more than $60 million of equipment to transfer to our Ukrainian partners, including radios, ammunition, and Javelin anti-tank missiles. The United States stands strongly with Ukraine in …
Gazprom has stopped disclosing the volume of gas supplies to the the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.
At the end of the first quarter, the company’s reported zero gas supplies to Ukraine, which, for more than 5 years, has been used to reflect supplies to LPR and DPR.
Gazprom's previous position was that the republics are part of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian national gas corporation Naftogaz should pay for these supplies. Moscow officially called 12 billion cubic meters …
29 steel fragments were found in the bodies of the crew members of the Malaysia Airlines airliner shot down over the Donbas in 2014. One of them is shaped like a butterfly, typical of the Buk missile of the type 9M38M1, said the Dutch prosecutor Thijs Berger at the trial in the MH17 downing case.
According to him, another such fragment was found in the cockpit. Berger noted that there were "more similarities to the Buk 9M38M1 missile than to the 9M38 missile." The first type of missile is used …
On Tuesday, June 9, a telephone conversation took place between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They discussed the Donbas and negotiations in the "Normandy format”, as reported on the Kremlin's website.
It is noted that the conversation took place at the initiative of the German leader. Mekrel was concerned about the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the decisions of the December Normandy Four summit.
Putin and Merkel …
The Kremlin plans to issue Russian passports to 600 to 800,000 residents of the territories of Donbass outside of Ukraine's control by the end of the year, stated the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs Viktor Vodolatsky in an interview with TASS.
He said that more than 180,000 residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have already received Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure, and about 100,000 more will receive …
The court in the Netherlands in the case of the downed Boeing flight MH17 over the Donbas in 2014 intends to include into the case materials an interview of one of the former commanders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin, with Ukrainian journalist Dmytro Gordon, reports Deutsche Welle, citing the presiding judge, Hendrik Steenhuis.
This is an interview that Gordon posted on his YouTube channel on May 18.
In a nearly four-hour conversation with the journalist, Girkin …
On Monday, June 8, the court hearings in the case of the flight MH17 downed over the Donbas have resumed in the Netherlands.
"As planned, the criminal case of MH17 will resume on Monday, June 8. However, due to the current coronavirus and relevant national guidelines, the court hearing block has been amended to allow a limited number of people to attend the courtroom at Schiphol Judicial Complex. Naturally, everyone can follow the hearings live," the court said in a statement.
In addition to …