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Lukashenko accuses the US and Germany of financing militants in Belarus
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said that the armed militants who were allegedly preparing attacks in the country were funded by the USA and Germany, as he stated on Friday, March 24th, during a visit to the Grodno region, BelTA news agency reports.
"They are offended because they heard my statement made in Mogilev about Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland. But what if it is really like that?! The Americans and Germans funded this through the Poles and Lithuanians. Most of the money …
Belarus says dozens of Ukraine-trained militants were arrested, Kyiv demands proof
On March 21, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that “several dozen militants” were arrested. He claims that they were trained in Ukraine. “We have already arrested several dozen, who have trained in camps with weapons. Incidentally, one of the camps was in the Babruysk and Asipovichy region. The rest of the camps were in Ukraine, in my opinion, in Lithuania or in Poland – I won’t make any claims, but somewhere there. Money came through Poland and Lithuania to us. At this hour we …
The OSCE warned about the possibility of separatists attacking Mariupol
During a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienn, the US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Daniel Baer, discussed the possibility of separatist forces attacking Mariupol and its surrounding area, UNIAN reports.
“We are still seriously concerned with the buildup of forces of the joined Russian and separatist troops outside of Mariupol," Baer said. He reported that on November 14th Russian-separatist forces blocked access to the observers of the OSCE …
Ukraine accuses separatists of blocking the release of prisoners
Another meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on settling the security situation in the Donbas region has been concluded in Minsk as reported by the Press Secretary of the Ukrainian Representative Leonid Kuchma, Daria Olifer, on her Facebook page.
"The main issue for Ukraine is security. Attacks using weapons banned by the Minsk Agreements continues in the Donbas region. These attacks are also conducted in the areas designated for clearance. The full implementation of the safety conditions …
Security Service of Ukraine is negotiating for the release of 25 prisoners
The advisor to the Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine, Yuriy Tandit, said that Ukraine is negotiating the early release of 25 Ukrainian prisoners held in the Donbas. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the ICTV channel.
"We are ready to compromise and the exchange of 25 hostages for 50 is now being discussed," Tandit said. According to him, Kiev is making a maximum effort to release the prisoners.
Recently, there had been no progress in the negotiations on the …
OSCE: Separatists are firing from the roofs of houses in Donetsk
Donetsk residents have told observers of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE that separatists are using the roofs of their houses as platforms for attacks. Interfax-Ukraine reported that this was said by the First Deputy Head of the OSCE SMM in the Donbas, Alexander Hug.
“On Monday night, our observers reported 105 explosions north-west of Donetsk. Many of these explosions occurred in the Kuibyshevskyi district of the city. Our observers visited the area two days before the …
Intelligence: Russian soldiers began to dismantle and transport metallurgical plant from the Donbas
As reported by the press service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, separatists have begun dismantling industrial facilities in the Donbas region."On May 3rd servicemen of the 4th Division Motorized Rifle Brigade (Alchevsk) and the 2nd Army Corps of Russian Armed Forces (Luhansk) started the dismantling and removal of equipment from the Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant,” the statement read.Earlier, intelligence reported that Russian Presidential Aide …
Ukrainian Armed Forces: The number of attacks by separatists has doubled
The headquarters of Ukrainian military operations in the Donbas reported that on April 23rd, Russian-backed separatists fired at Ukrainian military positions more than 41 times. This is more than double the number of attacks by separatists on April 22nd, when there were only 19 recorded.
"The most active was the Donetsk area where the gunmen fired towards Avdiivka using 82 mm and 120 mm caliber mortars. Kremlin supporters also ignored the ceasefire in areas near the Ukrainian positions in …
Court in Kiev to sentence Yerofeyev and Alexandrov on April 18th
The Goloseevsky District Court in Kiev will sentence Russian servicemen, Evgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov, on Monday, April 18th. Sentencing will take place around 14:00, as stated by the presiding judge in this case, Nikolai Didyk, on April 15th after the judicial debates and statements by the accused at the end of the proceedings.
Earlier, on April 15th, during the judicial debates, Evgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov asked the court to find them innocent.
The Public …
OSCE calls on all parties to ensure the safety of SMM observers
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) stated that there are "threats and use of force against the observers" in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, according to the joint statement made by the Foreign Ministers of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Serbia, Ivica Dačićта and Sebastia Kurz from Austria, which was published on the organization’s website on Tuesday, April 12th. Germany currently chairs the organization previously chaired by the Serbian representative; the …