Strelkov: Without Russia’s support separatist armies would be destroyed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces
In his interview to Moskovsky Komsomolets daily, former leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov (aka Igor Girkin) spoke of the balance of forces between the armies of the s-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Russia explained why it passed unreadable pictures on the MH17 case to the Netherlands
The Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, stated that the reformatting of data obtained from Russian radar showing the moment of the crash of a Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas into the required file format will lead to "significant data loss,” as reported by Interfax , citing the Federal Air Transport Agency.
UN recorded 203 cases of sexual violence in Donbas
Mobile group led by the United Nations Population Fund recorded 203 cases of sexual violence in the Donbas region. This is stated in the report of the United Nations Mission for the observance of human rights in Ukraine.
US military arrives in Bulgaria for joint exercises
The deployment of a US military division to the “Novo Selo” training ground in Bulgaria has begun in the as part of strengthening NATO's eastern flank, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense reported.
Battle losses make 2197 Ukrainian servicemen during war in Donbas
2 197 Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas since the beginning of the armed conflict. The Chief of General Staff, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, reports Interfax Ukraine.
Militants shell ATO positions 49 times, one soldier killed
Militants shelled Armed Forces positions from mortars in all directions, one Ukrainian soldier was killed. This was reported by the press center of the ATO in Facebook.
Explosions Kill At Least Seven In Northwestern Pakistan
Two separate explosions have killed at least seven people in northwestern Pakistan.
Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin joined the Donetsk People’s Republic
Russian writer, Zakhar Prilepin, joined the Donetsk People’s Republic and is the Deputy Commander of one of the armed groups. Zakhar Prilepin stated in his commentary to Dozhd TV that his battalion was formed in the summer of 2016 and is currently stationed at the frontline. The Russian writer claims that he is waging war against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
UN: Donbas railway blockade may lead to humanitarian and social tensions
Blocking railway tracks in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions carried by ATO veterans may entail humanitarian consequences and social tensions in the region. This is stated in the report of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations (UN).
Russia launches surprise inspection of combat readiness near Belarus and Ukraine’s border
The Russian Federation began sudden readiness test of the Western Military District, adjacent to Ukraine and Belarus. This is stated in a message posted on the website of the Ministry of Defense.
Russia accuses Ukraine of using weapons of mass destruction in the Donbas, Kyiv denies accusation
The Investigative Committee of Russia stated that it had received “irrefutable evidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine used weapons of mass destruction” in the Donbas.
Roadside Bomb Kills Three Paramilitary Soldiers In Pakistan
A roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, the military has said in a statement.