Fake video of "Russians fighting ISIS" in Syria prepared for Putin by his General Staff
The video that Russian President Vladimir Putin showed to American film director Oliver Stone in his latest documentary, The Putin Interviews, with a scene where allegedly Russian forces are attacking ISIS in Syria was prepared by one of the departments of the Main Operations Directorate of Russia's General Staff, according to the Russian news agency RBC referring to sources close to the Russian Defense Ministry and the Kremlin.
Germany welcomes harvesting period ceasefire in Donbas
The German Foreign Ministry praised the harvesting period ceasefire in Donbas, recently announced by OSCE, Ukraine and Russia. Sigmar Gabriel, the chief German diplomat said that as quoted by Ukrinform news agency.
NSDC will consider draft law on reintegration of Donbas in near time
The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov claimed that NSDC will consider the draft law on reintegration of Donbas at the session to pass it to the Verkhovna Rada. He claimed this in Kharkiv as Interfax-Ukraine reported. Also, the draft law will not be discussed during sessions of Minsk Talks Group, according to First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and Ukraine’s representative in the humanitarian subdivision of the group Iryna Gerashchenko.
President: Ukraine praises unity and solidarity of the EU in prolonging sanctions against Russia
In the course of the working visit to Brussels, President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk to discussed the restoration of peace in Ukraine and the resolution of the situation in Donbas. The Head of State was content with the coordination of actions with the President of the European Council as regards the peace issue in Ukraine.
President about the continuation of the European sanctions: Sanctions give an opportunity for Russia to start fulfilling the Minsk agreements
In the course of the working trip to Brussels, President Petro Poroshenko held a series of meetings with leaders of the EU and discussed the continuation of sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Russia wants frozen conflict in Donbas as in Transnistria but more frightful, - Kuchma
Russia wants to have one more frozen conflict in Donbas that will be more frightful than in Transnistria. Leonid Kuchma, the second president of Ukraine and the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk claimed this at the opening of the international forum. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
Residential areas of Ukraine's Maryinka in Donbas under attack again, woman wounded
Residential areas of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Maryinka in Donbas have again come under fire after Russia's hybrid military forces mounted an attack on Ukrainian army positions at about 11:00 local time on Thursday, June 22, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
Donbas war update: 35 attacks on Ukraine, enemy shelling along entire contact line on Wed
Ukraine's Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters has reported that the situation in Donbas remains tense, as Russia's hybrid military forces have been shelling Ukrainian troops along the entire contact line; there were 35 attacks on ATO forces in total in the past day.
Militants shell living blocks in Mariinka, civilian injured
‘DNR’ militants shelled Mariinka this morning, reported the ATO headquarters press center spokesman Anton Myronovych. A woman – resident of Mariinka got injured.
Trilateral Contact Group supported ceasefire regime in Donbas during harvesting from June 24, — Olifer
Trilateral Contact Group on resolving situation in Donbas has supported the adherence to ceasefire regime during harvesting operations from June 24. This was reported on Facebook by Daria Olifer, press secretary for Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s representative in Trilateral Contact Group.
Ukraine does not consider it is necessary to change Minsk or Normandy format negotiations on Donbas, — Poroshenko
Ukraine does not believe that it is reasonable to change Minsk and Normandy format negotiations on settlement of situation in Donbas. This was reported by President Petro Poroshenko during the briefing in Washington, broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Militants shell 43 times, four Ukrainian soldiers injured in Donbas
Four Ukrainian soldiers were injured in ATO area due to militants’ shelling. Russian occupation forces used heavy artillery relatively less yesterday, but they continued shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from other types of weapons. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 43 times along the whole delimitation line. The majority of hostile armed provocations were recorded in the Prymorske area, and the enemy shelled from artillery caliber of more than 100 mm only in Luhansk region. This was reported by the ATO headquarters in Faceboook.
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.
"Lost" Russian military medics detained in Donbas, — ATO deputy commander
A group of Russian military doctors was detained in Donbas on Sunday, June 18. This was reported by Oleksandr Rozmaznin, Major General and ATO Deputy Commander in Chief, to journalists in Kramatorsk, according to OstroV agency.
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.
Russian blogger banned entry to Ukraine for visits to Crimea, Donbas
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) speciied that the ban on entry to Ukraine for Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov will be active till 2021. This was announced by the SBU in its answer to the inquiry of the Ukrainian Truth agency.
Militants shell 55 times in ATO zone, three Ukrainian soldiers injured
Militants shelled 55 times in ATO zone, three Ukrainian soldiers were injured as a result of the attacks. This was reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.
8 military doctors perished during ATO, — Poroshenko
38 military medics have perished during Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas. This was reported by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the speech at Pokrovsk in Donetsk region, broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Russia about to send its 66th 'humanitarian' convoy to occupied Donbas
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry has announced it will send its 66th "humanitarian" convoy to areas in Donbas that are not controlled by the Ukrainian government, according to a Russian-based UNIAN correspondent.
Poroshenko comments on Turchynov's idea to abolish ATO
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has responded to yesterday's statement by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov regarding the abolition of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, according to the presidential press service.
Ukraine, EU concerned over human rights situation in Crimea, Donbas
The European Union and Ukraine have expressed concern over a further deterioration in the human rights situation in the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula and the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to a joint press release following the EU-Ukraine Human Rights dialogue.
Ukraine to use Girkin's statements as evidence against Russia in ECHR
The European Court of Human Rights is considering several suits launched by Ukraine against the Russian Federation for Moscow’s actions in Crimea and Donbas.
Belarus sends 55 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbass conflict zone
Belarus sent 55 tons of the humanitarian aid to the zone of the Donbas Conflict. The press service of the State Border Guard Service reported this.
Poroshenko summons chair of OSCE to activate advice on insertion of police mission
Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine summoned Sebastian Kurz, the Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to activate the advice on insertion of the OSCE police mission in Donbas. He claimed this during the meeting with Kurz in Kyiv. It is reported in the website of the Administration of the President.
Donbas: 85 attacks on Ukrainian positions
Russia-backed militants continue to shell positions of Ukrainian forces in the war-torn Donbas.
Bellingcat identifies drivers of convoy trucks involved in Buk transportation to Donbas
In a continued investigation to reveal those involved in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2017, Bellingcat sifted through a bulk of open data sources to collect information on possible drivers of a convoy that brought to Ukraine a deadly Buk missile launcher that eventually shot down a passenger jet.
77 attacks reported in ATO zone, four Ukrainian soldiers wounded
Situation in ATO zone deteriorated again. Russia-backed terrorist forces increased the intensity of fire in some areas. Militants use artillery weapons, particularly multiple launch rocket system was used once. Russian illegal armed groups launched 77 attacks on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces, and also shelled residential areas in the frontline cities. Four Ukrainian military officers got wounded as a result of hostilities in the last 24 hours. This was reported by ATO HQ on Facebook.
Russian side provides ceasefire regime guarantees for power line repair near Avdiivka
Ukrainian side in Joint Coordination and Control Center received ceasefire guarantee from the Russian party, for the period of restoration works involving State Emergency Service of Ukraine and OSCE, which will continue on June 6 and 7. This was reported by the press service of Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs on Twitter.
Militants open fire on Marinka: Two civilians wounded
Two local residents got wounded as a result of today’s attack in Marinka. Militants were firing mortars, according to Facebook message by Vyacheslav Abroskin, the Head of National Police in Donetsk region.
Ukraine not to file new lawsuits with ECHR against Russia over events in Crimea, Donbas
The Ukrainian government will not be lodging more claims with the European Court of Human Rights against Russia regarding Moscow’s actions in Crimea and Donbas, instead choosing to submit additions to the ones already filed, that’s according to the governmental commissioner for the ECHR Ivan Lishchyna, an UNIAN correspondent reported from the official’s Kyiv press conference Thursday.