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  • Pro-Russian militants attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas

    At midnight on October 30, pro-Russian troops twice opened fire on Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodyane in the Donbas.

    The militants used various types of grenade launchers and small arms, the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reports.

    As a result of the attack, two Ukrainian servicemen were injured and succumbed to their wounds. The Joint Forces Operation Command offered its condolences to the families of the victims.

    According to Ukrainian military command, …

  • Another pro-Russian militant commander killed in Donbas

    Another pro-Russian militant commander was killed in Donbass, reported Journalist Denis Kazansky on his Telegram channel.

    According to Kazansky, Alexei Markov, who was originally from Moscow and commanded the Prizrak (Ghost) battalion in the Luhansk region, was killed.

    Kazansky recalled that the previous commanders of the battalion, Kostin and Mozgovoy, were killed earlier by their own comrades.

    "The Ghost turned to be unlucky,"" the journalist writes.

    At the same time, the militants claim …

  • Kyiv: 235 Ukrainians are held captive in DPR and LPR

    As of August 14, 235 people are being held captive in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics, said the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) , as quoted by Radio Svoboda.

    "The release of Ukrainian citizens, who have been illegally deprived of their liberty by the law enforcement and judicial bodies of the Russian Federation, is brought to the level of international contacts and is closely followed by of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs," the SBU said.

    As of April 30, …

  • Kremlin: Russia will supply weapons to Donbas in response to U.S. military assistance to Ukraine

    Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said that if the United States passes a bill to allocate military assistance to Ukraine, it "could make" Russia think about arms supplies to the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports Interfax.

    "I believe that $300 million in the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine opens the door for us to help the people against whom they want to use …

  • Kyiv reports attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, accuses pro-Russian militants of violating ceasefire

    Over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian militants in the Donbas opened fire on Ukrainian positions three times, the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported.

    "During the past 24 hours, three cases of ceasefire violation were recorded at the sites of our units’ responsibility. Ukrainian defenders did not open fire in response. There are no losses among our soldiers as a result of enemy shelling," the summary of the Ukrainian command reads.

    In particular, near Vodyane the enemy …

  • Trilateral Contact Group reaches agreement on full ceasefire in Donbas

    The Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, (Ukraine, OSCE, Russia) agreed on Wednesday, July 22, on a full ceasefire in the Donbas. It is reported that from July 27, additional measures to support and observe the truce for the entire period until the full comprehensive settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine come into force, reports Ukrainian Presidential Administraion.

    These measures include a ban on offensive and reconnaissance and …

  • LPR admits inability to build infrastructure for new entry points to Ukraine

    The recent agreement of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) to open two new checkpoints on the demarcation line is probably doomed to failure, admited the leadership of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic.

    The Telegram channel "Luhansk Insider" reported that the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic is facing problems with the construction of these entry points.

    "Opening of the Shchastya and Zolote entry points... may not take place in part because LPR may have problems with building the …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forced advance 3 kilometers into Donbas

    Militants of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics reported that the Ukrainian troops advanced 3 km into the territory of the Donbas near Stanitsya Siphonna and Donetsky settlment.

    Military correspondent of the militants Marina Kharkova reports that the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced 3 km. The fighters of the Ukrainian army took up new positions and entrenched on new frontiers.

    According to Kharkova, the order for the Russian militants to push the Ukrainian …

  • Ukrainian medic killed during militant shelling in Donbas

    Russian militants in the Donbas open fired on a group of three Ukrainian military medics who were trying to evacuate the body of a Ukrainian soldier who had previously been killed by a mine explosion in the area of Zaitseve on Monday.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook that a group of soldiers in white helmets and with appropriate identification signs advanced to retrieve the body of the deceased after the temporary  ceasefire had been agreed on with …

  • Kyiv rejects Russia’s demands to include Donbas special status in Ukrainian Constitution

    Ukraine is not considering amending the Constitution to consolidate the legal status of certain regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with Syohodni news outlet.

    "When Russia is not satisfied with the provision of some Ukrainian law or a bill, it is a problem of Russia. We are an independent state and we will pass the laws that we see fit. We respect our international obligations and always correlate our legislation with …