Landmine that wrecked OSCE vehicle could be Russian, - SBU
The explosive device that wrecked the OSCE car in Luhansk region could have been supplied to pro-Kremlin militants from Russia. Oleksandr Tkachuk, the spokesman of Ukraine’s Security Service reported that in his commentary for 112 Ukraine TV channel.
OSCE mission resumes patrolling of Donbas
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) reported resumption of its activity on both sides of the Donbas contact line on Tuesday.
Donbas debt on electricity almost $407 million, - Tuka
Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons George Tuka named the amount of debt for electricity supplied to the uncontrolled territories. The debt of Luhansk Energy Association (LEO) is 185 billion dollars and in Donetsk region is around 220 billion dollars.
‘Head of DNR military intelligence’: Moscow responsible for MH17 tragedy,- media
Leader of the self-defense unit of Zaporizhia and a veteran of Afghanistan Sergey Tiunov said that on the recording of intercepted telephones conversations between the ‘head of DNR military intelligence’ ‘Khmuryi’ and a separatist with call sign ‘Buryat’ posted by JIT investigators in October 2015 he recognized the voice of Russian colonel Sergei Dubinskiy with the call sign ‘Khmuryi’. In JIT materials ‘Khmuryi’ appears as responsible for the movement of missile from Russian border to the territory controlled by separatists.
Donbas conflict: Enemy attacks 9 times, Ukrainian forces adhere to ceasefire regime
ussia-backed occupation forces continue violating ceasefire regime and conducting provocative shelling on positions of Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) forces in Donbas. Enemy opened fire 9 times at strongholds of the Armed Forces since midnight. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.
Ukraine's Defense & Security chief Turchynov blames Kremlin for OSCE car blast
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov insists that the Russian leaders are to blame for an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) patrol car incident when one U.S. citizen was killed and two other foreign citizens (Germany and the Czech Republic) were injured in a roadside mine blast in Donbas on April 23.
Militants shell residential areas and control post of State Border Guard in Marinka
Russia-backed terrorist forces attacked Marinka checkpoint of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine using automatic grenade launchers and small arms. Enemy fired from Oleksandrivka settlement, which is on the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.
Turchynov blames OSCE monitor's death on Russian leaders
National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine's Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov has said the death of a OSCE observer and wounds suffered by two other OSCE observers are the fault of Russia's military and political leaders.
Two Ukrainian servicemen killed, 8 injured in Donbas in past 24 hours – ATO HQ
Over the past day, the militants have carried out 47 shelling attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), as a result of which two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and eight injured, the press center of the ATO headquarters has reported.
Russia sends troops to DPRK border, - media
Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un. This was reported by the Daily Mail agency.
42 children killed by landmines in Donbas since April 2014, - Defence Ministry
Since the beginning of the hostilities in Donbas in spring 2014, 42 kids lost their lives due to stepping on landmines. Sergiy Zubarevsky, the head of the Ukrainian military’s Coordination Group on Mine Clearance Activity, said this as quoted by the Defence Ministry press service.
Ukraine’s Defense Minister visits Italy
The working visit of Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak to Italy began on Tuesday, April 18. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.