Russian citizen working for DNR militants sentenced for 8 years in prison
Novomoskovsky court in Dnipro Oblast sentenced detained Russian citizen Vasiliy Kusakin, who thought with the militants in DNR for eight years, as the court sentence says.
Ukraine Def. Ministry reports 4 WIA's in past 24 hours
Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman.
Enemy sabotage groups active along contact line – Tymchuk
Sabotage and reconnaissance groups of militants have become active along the contact line in Donbas, Ukrainian MP and military expert Dmytro Tymchuk, who is also a coordinator of the analytical group Information Resistance, wrote on Facebook.
Donbas: 28 attacks on Ukrainian emplacements
The most intense combat action in Donbas is currently observed in Mariupol and Donetsk sectors.
Ukraine reports 1KIA, 2 WIA in Donbas conflict zone in last day
During the past day, Russian-backed militants violated ceasefire 18 times across the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, leaving one Ukrainian soldier killed and another two - wounded in action, as reported by the press center of the ATO Headquarters.
One Ukrainian soldier killed, two injured in Donbas
Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 18 times in Donbas over the past 24 hours. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, another two were injured in Anti-Terrorist Operation area in Donbas. This was reported by Ukrainian Army HQ in Facebook
Baltic defenses against Russian aggression should apply "porcupine" approach - expert
Having closely observed the painful trial-and-error process of refuting Russian aggression by Ukraine, the three Baltic states at the forefront of renewed Russia-NATO confrontation are hoping to avoid treading in the same footsteps, Deutsche Welle reported in its article titled “NATO in Baltics learns from Ukraine's mistakes.”
Militants shell Ukrainian positions 30 times in Donbas
Militants violated the ceasefire regime 30 times during the past 24 hours, twice from 120 mm artillery, seven times – mortars. This was reported by the ATO headquarters press service in Facebbok.
Ukraine reports 22 enemy attacks, 1 KIA, 5 WIAs in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 22 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another five wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
U.S. deploys warships, Navy Seals for massive drills off Ukraine coast - media
U.S. warships and a team of elite Navy Seals have arrived in the Black Sea to embark on international 12-day war games in Ukraine, The Express reports.
Kuchma, Volker discuss settlement of Donbas Conflict
The Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine Leonid Kuchma held the meeting with US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker. They discussed the settlement of the Donbas Conflict during the meeting. The Speaker of Leonid Kuchma Darka Olifer reported this at Facebook.
Tillerson appoints Volker to be envoy between Ukraine and Russia
The United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appointed the former US Permanent Representative to NATO Kurt Volker to be the Special Envoy to Ukraine as Reuters reported.
OSCE’s PA adopted resolution urging to de-occupy Crimea and Donbas
OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly adopted the resolution on “Restoration the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”, which includes a paragraph on reversing occupation of Crimea and Donbas, according to OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly website.
Siemens turbines delivered to Crimea despite sanctions - Reuters sources
Russia has delivered electricity turbines made by Germany's Siemens to Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources with knowledge of the delivery told Reuters.
Poroshenko, Merkel united on need to continue active contacts in Normandy format
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel July 5, the Ukrainian presidential administration’s press service reported.
"Russia not to let them in:" Escape drills held in occupied Donbas – Ukraine intel
A spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry says that Russian-backed militants in the occupied Donbas conduct drills to work out an escape plan, according to Channel 5.
Slovyansk residents celebrate anniversary of town being released from militants
Residents of Slovyansk, Donetsk region, celebrated the anniversary of liberation of their town from pro-Kremlin militants. Three years ago, on July 5, 2014, the Ukrainian army liberated Slovyansk, regaining control over it after the enemy had captured the town in April 2014.
Russian proxies attack Ukraine 31 times in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 31 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
Donbas crisis: 23 attacks on Ukrainian positions
Emplacements of Ukrainian troops in Luhansk region took most of the fire over the last 24 hours. The pro-Russian militants use mostly mortars, RPGs and small arms. As always, the combat activity tends to be higher late at night and in small hours.
Russia opens trumped-up "criminal cases" against Ukrainian soldiers
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues to "identify" members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the National Guard defending their country from Russian invaders by launching criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 356 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (use of prohibited means and methods of warfare), the committee's press service told an UNIAN correspondent.
Donbas war update: 6 Ukraine soldiers wounded in almost 50 attacks on Sunday
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian troops 47 times in the past day, using proscribed 120mm weapons 10 times, as a result of which six Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
Donbas: 122 mm artillery shells hit Yuzhne, Donetsk region
Russia-backed mercenaries opened fire on Ukrainian positions 50 times over the last 24 hours; one Ukrainian serviceman received lethal injuries.
Lithuania gives 150 telescopes to Ukrainian army, - Poroshenko
Lithuania gave 150 telescopes to the Ukrainian army. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his speech in Pokrovsk of Donetsk region on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
NATO opens trust fund of €2 billion for ATO soldiers rehabilitation
NATO opened a trust fund of 2 billion euros for the rehabilitation of the ATO soldiers. This was announced by the acting head of the Central Military Medical Directorate - Chief of the Medical Service of the Armed Forces Oleksandr Labunets at the briefing, reports Ukrainian News agency.
OSCE needs new monitoring system in Donbas, - Apakan
The OSCE SMM in Ukraine needs a new system of monitoring and to step up actions in the combat area in Donbas. Ertugrul Apakan, the Head of the Mission in Ukraine, said that at a briefing in Kyiv, as representatives of 27 OSCE member states visited this country on May 30 and 31. The officials arrived in Donbas to witness the status of ceasefire and the level of efforts taken to solve the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
National Guard hold counter-sabotage drills in southeastern Ukraine
Fighters of military unit 3033, the Special Forces platoon of the National Guard of Ukraine participated in a regular drill on Tuesday, May 30. The exercise designed to improve skills of deterring acts of sabotage and tracing enemy saboteurs took place in Zaporizhya region, southeastern Ukraine.
Trump administration plans to restart Ukraine peace process – Washington Post
In their Oval Office meeting in March, President Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Ukraine crisis was Europe's responsibility and that the United States wouldn't get heavily involved, according to two officials briefed on the discussion. Only two months later, the Trump administration is reversing course and planning to re-engage on Ukraine in a significant way, according to The Washington Post.
Donetsk governor gives details about Krasnohorivka Sunday attack (Photos)
Head of Donetsk military and civilian administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky has given details about a recent attack by Russia's hybrid military forces on the Ukrainian-controlled town of Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region on Sunday, May 28.
Donbas: Seven Ukrainian troops wounded over 24 hours
The overall situation in the conflict zone in Donbas remains complicated, with most of the attacks taking place in Mariupol and Donetsk sectors.
Ukraine tested new domestically made rocket
Ukraine has tested the latest home-made rocket. This was reported by Ukrainian president on his Facebook page.