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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 …
Yarosh: In 2014 Ukrainian volunteers could have liberated Donetsk but were ordered to retreat
In 2014, Ukrainian fighters could have liberated Donetsk, stated the commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, ex-MP Dmytro Yarosh on air of the TV channel Obozrevatel TV.
According to Yarosh, Donetsk in 2014 was under the control of "real criminal gangs" and Russian regular forces were not there yet.
"We even went past the "Donetsk" sign and then we received the order [to withdraw]," Yarosh said.
Yarosh noted that the order to withdraw came "though the communication channel" of the …
Kyiv: 231 people held captive by militants in Donbas
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 …
Kyiv: Ukraine develops strategy of transitional justice in LPR and DPR
Ukraine is developing a special mechanism for transitional justice in certain areas of the Donbas, stated the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, the first deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group Oleksii Reznikov.
He noted that transitional measures are meant to restore justice and violated human rights and bring to justice those who committed crimes.
"For the future, we are working on the possibility of creating a special regime that will provide a special model …
Gazprom classifies gas supplies to DPR and LPR
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 …
Kyiv admits killing LPR military commander responsible for downing Ukrainian Il-76 plane over Luhansk
Ukrainian Interior Ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko, speaking on the occasion of the anniversary of the crash of the Ukrainian military aircraft Il-76, which was shot down by militants on June 14, 2014, said that Ukraine carried out a special operation in revenge for this large-scale tragedy.
"Today, many people recalled in mourning the tragic deaths in the downed transporter Il-76 near Luhansk airport. 49 of our soldiers: 9 crew members and 40 paratroopers of the 25th brigade ... So, the …
Kremlin plans to issue Russian passports to 800,000 Donbas residents by the end of the year
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 …
Ukraine calls for establishing security zone on both sides of Russian border in Donbas
Ukraine calls for the creation of a security zone in the border areas with Russia with monitoring and verification by the OSCE. Kyiv also proposes to create a working subgroup in the Trilateral Contact Group on border issues, stated Ukraine's Deputy Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Igor Lossovsky during an online meeting of the OSCE Security Cooperation Forum, Ukrinform reports.
According to him, the restoration of control over the border remains a key element …