Poroshenko underlines that Ukraine will not betray or forget the captives insisting to increase efforts on returning hostages home
The Ukrainian government should resume talks with Moscow, insisting on the release of Ukrainian hostages in the occupied Donbas and Russia, Poroshenko said at a briefing during his working visit to Odesa region.
Ukrainians illegally kept in the occupied areas were warmly welcomed home at Boryspil airport after the prisoner swap: photos
On December 27, a prisoner swap took place in a neutral zone near the town of Mayorsk, close to the Russian-occupied town of Horlivka, in Donetsk region
Poroshenko calls receiving American weapons "a transatlantic vaccination against the Russian virus of aggression"
Ukrainian president emphasizes that USA has adopted a long-awaited and fundamental decision on providing lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.
Poroshenko met liberated Ukrainians on the touch line: I will do everything to free every warrior
Near the touch line, President Petro Poroshenko met liberated Ukrainians who were kept in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia in response to aggression toward Ukraine
The Council of the European Union on Thursday officially resolved to extend sectoral economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2018, a communiqué released in Brussels said.
Poroshenko on the increasing danger of escalation in Donbas: Ukraine is ready for any scenario
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the danger of escalation from the aggressor is increasing, however Ukraine is ready for any scenario.
Turchynov in light of the escalation at the front: Ukrainian Army is ready to repel any attacks in Donbas
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said he does not rule out that Russia has withdrawn its representatives from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) due to upcoming military operations in Donbas.
Russia took its officers from JCCC "right before" shelling in Donbas, continues to deny its own role - Volker
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker noted on Twitter that Russia had recalled its representatives from the Joint Control and Coordination Centre (JCCC) right before a massive escalation in Donbas.
ATO HQ: Russian proxies cynical shelling of Novoluhanske on the eve of the St. Nickolas Day led to casualties among civilians - evidence of war crimes
Russian proxies shell Novoluhanske from territory of occupied Horlivka on the eve of the St. Nickolas Day, on December 18, 2017, according to the press centre of the ATO HQ.
Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine is the biggest threat to European security - Rex Tillerson
Tillerson assured that NATO allies stand firm in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and their territorial integrity.
Turchynov comments on cutting diplomatic ties with Russia
According to the bill on Donbas de-occupation cutting diplomatic ties with Russia, specified as agressor, is not envisaged.
Water supply from Ukraine to occupied Luhansk to be stopped: details
On November 6, the Luhansk energy association is going to de-energize the Petrivska pumping station (water intake) of the Popasna water service company, which supplies water to residents in uncontrolled areas in Luhansk region, and in particular, the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk.
Militants in Luhansk region intentionally disable SMM OSCE cameras, - Olifer
The militants in Luhansk region intentionally disable cameras of the SMM OSCE, press secretary of Ukraine’s representative in the TCG Darka Olifer wrote on Facebook.
President: Ukraine is interested in increasing Turkish representation in the OSCE monitoring mission and expects our partners to support the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas
“Our strategic partnership is at the very high level, just as the level of trust between the Presidents. And already not 2.5, but 3 hours we spent with Mr. President during the meeting in vis-à-vis format provide all grounds for optimism in the development of all spheres of our bilateral cooperation and multilateral coordination,” President Petro Poroshenko said opening the sixth session of the Ukraine-Turkey High-Level Strategic Council.
Ukraine and Turkey signed several agreements on cooperation
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed a Common Statement following the sixth session of the Ukraine-Turkey High-Level Strategic Council.
Donbas: Ukrainian serviceman dies upon walking on landmine
Over the last 24 hours, Russian mercenaries stepped up their efforts in attacking Ukrainian positions in Donbas. In the evening, enemy opened fire on living quarters in Zaitsevo. Avdiivka, held by Ukrainian forcers, came under RPG and small arms fire.
IED blast kills 2 Ukrainian border guards in Luhansk region
Two border guards were killed as a result of an explosion of an unidentified explosive device outside Stanytsia Luhanska in the war-torn Luhansk region, the press service of the State Border Guard Service reported.
UEFA Europa League: Zorya Luhansk defeats Athletic Bilbao in away game
Tonight’s game in Bilbao and 0-1 win for Zorya Luhansk became a true present for the football fans who support Yuriy Vernydub’s squad. Even though the home team spent almost the entire game pressing their opponent against their own goals, Zorya resisted and managed to counter-attack.
OSCE spots three convoys of military equipment 15 km from Luhansk
SMM OSCE observers spotted militant military equipment being moved 15 km from Luhansk, according to their page on Facebook.
Militants shell 25 times in Donbas, one Ukrainian soldier wounded
The intensity of shelling by the militants has somewhat decreased in Donetsk conflict zone over the past day. During this period, illegal armed groups shelled 25 times the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as a result of which one Ukrainian serviceman was injured. This was reported by the press center of Ukraine’s Army HQ in Facebook page.
"School-year ceasefire": Donbas militants attack Ukraine 34 times in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 34 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
Donbas: Heavy artillery shells hit Mariinka, Krasnohorivka
On Tuesday, August 22, the overall combat situation in Donbas somewhat simplified; eight attacks on Ukrainian positions did not involve almost any artillery or other weaponry, banned by the Minsk agreement.
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.
Donbas: 120 mm mines hit Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region
Over the last 24 hours, illegal armed units in Donbas opened fire 22 times. The Ukrainian military HQ reported that on Wednesday morning.
Donbas solid fossil fuels enrich budget of aggressor, - Groysman
Shadow money the extent of which is hard to estimate remained at the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions when Ukraine carried outwards the coal from there. However, all solid fossil fuels from Donbas began to enrich the budget of the aggressor when Ukraine refused from the coal from the Eastern Ukraine. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman expressed such attitude at the question hour at the Verkhovna Rada. 112 Ukraine broadcasted this.
No deal at G20 summit. Putin to continue messing with world
Discussion of Russian aggression in Ukraine at the G20 summit in Hamburg was announced well in advance, both by the White House, the Elysee Palace, the office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany, and the Kremlin. After a long pause, the Russian-Ukrainian war was finally brought to the highest world level of discussion.
Russian proxies attack Ukraine 15 times in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
13 attacks in Donbas, two soldiers injured
Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 13 times over the past 24 hours. The enemy used mortars twice. Due to the shelling, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured. Both of them were immediately taken to the hospital. As of now, their state is satisfactory. This was reported by the ATO headquarters press service in Facebook.
Russian proxies attack Ukraine 15 times in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
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