Ukrainian Cabinet prepares to make a decision on Donbas blockade
At its next meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers will consider the issue of trade arrangements with the uncontrolled territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This was stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, in an interview on TSN on Sunday evening, February 26th.
Ukroboronprom opened official office in Abu Dhabi
State Concern Ukroboronprom has opened official office in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). This was reported by the press service of the concern.
Media: Ukrainian volunteer battalions took control of Donetsk filtration plant
The Ukrainian Volunteer Army, formerly known as the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps Right Sector with no official affiliation with the Ukrainian military, captured the Donetsk filtration plant, which supplies drinking water to cities and towns located on both sides of the demarcation line.
Italy has allocated 1 million Euro for the residents of the Donbas
The Italian government has allocated €1 million to the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF to assist victims of the conflict in the Donbas. This was stated by the Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, Davide La Cecilia, in a briefing on Thursday, February 23rd.
Donetsk filtration plant shut down, water is supplied to residents properly
The management of Donetsk filtration plant has decided to halt the plant and evacuate all personnel. This was reported by the press service of Ukrainian Ministry of Defence.
Everyone Seems To Have A Peace Plan For Ukraine
It seems that peace plans for Ukraine are everywhere these days.
Vodyane nearly destroyed due to severe shelling
Vodyane village is almost destroyed as a result of attacks by illegal armed groups. This was announced by the Defense Ministry Speaker on Donbas Andriy Lysenko.
OSCE sees decrease in use of heavy weapons in Donbas
The OSCE has recorded 185 explosions caused by fire from tanks, mortars and artillery last week. The number of such cases during the previous week was 884. The OSCE SMM Deputy Head Alexander Hug stated this during the briefing.
Ukraine's Minister of Defense: There are 37,000 Ukrainian soldiers at the front line in the Donbas
Presently, there are thirty-seven thousand Ukrainian soldiers at the front line in the Donbas, according to Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, the website of the Ministry reports.
Ukroboronprom to modernize 60 aircraft for the Ukrainian Air Force
The Ukrainian military will receive approximately 60 upgraded and modernized aircraft this year from Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defense enterprise, Life.ru reported.
Trump's new security adviser disagrees with him on Russia
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is joining the White House with views on Russia, counterterrorism, strengthening the military and other major security issues that differ from those of Trump and his loyalists. This was reported by Reuters.
OSCE intends to increase presence in Ukraine
Multilateral cooperation is the only way to achieve peace, security and stability, and there is no alternative to it, Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz told the United Nations Security Council today, underscoring the work of his country in its role as the Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). This was reported on the UN News Centre web-site
Participants of the Donbas blockade meet with Prime Minister Groysman
On the 20th of February, participants in the blockade of trade with the territories of the Donbas not controlled by Ukraine accepted Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman’s invitation and came to the negotiation table in the hope of resolving the conflict caused by the blockade.
SIPRI: Weapon types Russia sends to Donbas
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) announced about the Russia’s weapon deliveries to the self-proclaimed “republics” of Donbas. This information was stated in the report about the International arms transfers in 2016, reports Republic
Ukraine considering process of weapons withdrawal in Donbas
Ukrainian side of Joint center for control and coordination evelops and coordinates the implementation plan of the contact group Tripartite arrangement on the complete cease-fire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. It was reported by the Ministry of Defense press service.
Militants shell 74 times in ATO area, nine soldiers injured
Militants shell ATO positions 74 times over the past 24 hours. Two Ukrainian military officers were injured, seven were traumatized. This was reported by the press service of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.
SIPRI: Ukraine increases sales of military products to Russia in 2016
Russia has become the largest buyer of military goods from Ukraine in 2016. This is evidenced by a study that annually conducts an authoritative international organization - the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Glavkom reports.
Militants again disrupt withdrawal of weapons in Donbas, five shellings registered overnight
There are no preconditions for the withdrawal of weapons and for putting in place a ceasefire on the division line, Leonid Matiukhin, a representative of the press center of the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), said on 112.ua TV channel.
Kyiv considers recognition of LPR/DPR personal docs by Russia as Moscow's exit from Minsk process
Having issued the decree on recognition of passports and other documents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR/DPR), the Russian president has legally recognized the quasi-public groups and left the Minsk process, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said.
Semenchenko promises to block trade with Russia too
MP Semen Semenchenko stated that participants in the blockade of the railway traffic to the separatist-controlled regions of Donetsk and Luhansk intend to blockade the traffic between Ukraine and Russia, Interfax Ukraine reports.
Artemenko should explain his plan to "lease Crimea" in parliament, - Gerasimov
Andriy Artemenko, the People’s Deputy from the Radical Party, has to explain his offer to "lease Crimea" to Russia in Verkhovna Rada. This was reported by Artur Gerasimov, the presidential envoy in the Verkhovna Rada, in a commentary to "112 Ukraine" TV channel.
15 attacks employing heavy weapons registered in Donbas on Monday
The gunfire has somewhat subsided in the anti-terrorist operation zone in eastern Ukraine, and 15 attacks have been seen since Monday morning without any heavy weapons involved, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk said.
Militants break ceasefire regime in ATO area on February 20
There are no preconditions for military disengagement and establishing the ceasefire regime at the delimitation line. Militants shelled Ukraine’s Armed Forces positions 62 times during the day; they shelled five times during the night. As a result of the shelling, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, another one was injured. This was reported by the speaker of the press service of the ATO headquarters Leonid Matyukhin on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
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.
OSCE SMM's report confirms gross violations of Minsk agreements, human rights by Russian militants
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry commented on the report of the Special OSCE monitoring mission (SMM) dated February 16 "Hardship for conflict-affected civilians in eastern Ukraine" during May-September, 2016, the Ministry's press-service has said.
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.
Donbas: Heavy weapons should be withdrawn from division line by February 20
Minsk Trilateral Contract Group discussed the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the division line in eastern Ukraine. OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik said this at a briefing. The parties offered to withdraw the armaments by February 20.
President: Courage and loyalty to military oath of Afghan warriors have become an example for the present generation of defenders of Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko took part in the solemn meeting dedicated to the Day of Honoring Combatants in the Territory of Other States on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.