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.
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.
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
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.
Ukrainian mobile maintenance crews directed to ATO zone to repair military equipment
The State Concern “UkrOboronProm” – despite extremely tense situation in ATO area – formed additional mobile maintenance crews to repair military equipment for Ukrainian army.
Yet another separatist`s warlord died in Russia: “LPR” founder Valery Bolotov passed away at his home
Several sources confirmed his death, reported by 112 TV channel.
Ukrainian participants of Donbas war set checkpoint to stop railway connection with occupied territories
According to the Deputy of Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and former commander of the Donbas volunteer battalion, Semen Semenchenko, veterans of the Ukrainian war have blocked the passage of trains to separatist-held territories, as stated in his Facebook post.
SBU: Transportation of goods across the contact line in Donbas is controlled by the State Fiscal Service
To date, Ukrainian authorities cannot do without coal supplies from the occupied Donbas, Head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak told a Kyiv briefing Thursday, Unian reports.
'Our positions are within 5 kilometers with the help of the “third force”: Ukrainian army advanced towards Debaltseve
During the last year, the soldiers of the 54th separate mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces and the contract soldiers of the Podolyanina Wolves special forces unit of the Pravy Sector, which is a part of the Ukrainian military, who are deployed along the Svitlodarsk Salient, advanced by almost 20 kilometers towards Debaltseve.
Gerashchenko reveals Russia`s strategy on Donbas and explains role of Debaltsevo
Russia so far is not going to withdraw from the occupied Donbas, Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s humanitarian envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group, Iryna Gerashchenko said, Unian reported.
Ukraine considers China as an ally in solving Donbas conflict
Xi Jinping declared that China supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Avakov at the State Border Guard Service meeting: be fully ready to take control over Donbas` border this year
In 2017, the task is to reach an internationally recognized state border of Ukraine in Donbas, and later in Crimea, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Tuesday during the meeting at the State Border Guard Service HQ, according to Unian.
Ukraine insists again on Debaltseve return in accordance with Minsk Agreements
The Ukrainian side issued a reminder at the Trilateral Contact Group meeting of the need for implementing the entire Package of Measures of the Minsk Agreements, calls settlement of the range of security issues a priority, reported Interfax-Ukraine.
Poroshenko wants Russia to pay its price
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to submit a dispute to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding Russia’s violation of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Corrective instructions: SBU warned Savchenko of adverse consequences over publication of prisoners` names
The intention of Ukrainian MP Nadiia Savchenko to publish the lists of prisoners of war (POWs) will harm the hostages and their families, adviser to the chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Yuriy Tandyt said on one of the Ukrainian TV channels, reported Unian.
The first President of Ukraine Kravchuk proposed a new recipe of finishig war in Donbas without politicians
The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk told how to stop the war between Ukraine and Russia, noting that today no one has a "recipe" how to do this, but it is necessary to look for it, according to Echo of Moscow, reported Unian.
Savchenko: people in Ukraine, who could finish the war in Donbas within two months, are not in power
Ukrainian MP Nadiia Savchenko, freed from illegal detention in the Russian Federation, believes that the war in Donbas could be completed within two months.
Tuka named potential terms for elections in Donbas to be conducted
It may be possible to hold elections in Donbas two or three years after the liberation of the occupied territories, Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Displaced Persons Heorhiy Tuka said has said in an interview aired by Espreso.TV, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
'The magic forest': Video of frontline battle from Svitlodarsk rim, where Ukrainian soldiers keep their positions
9 Ukrainian soldiers died since December 18 in Svitlodarsk.
SBU apprehends member of terrorist sabotage group in Luhansk region, suspected of torture
The SBU together with the Police apprehended a member of sabotage group of DNR/LNR terrorist organization in Luhansk region near the confrontation line.
Ukrainian General admits the use of Russian combat aircraft in Donbas war if the conflict extends
Ukrainian General said that possibility of airstrikes of Russian combat aircraft in the war in Donbas against Ukraine cannot be ruled out: jets can engage if the conflict "extends," according to a Ukrainian Lieutenant-General (Retd) Dmytro Umanets, reports Unian.
”DPR” leader Zakharchenko initiates talks about transfer of the whole Donetsk region to separatists
This is possible after Minsk agreements are fulfilled, according to Zakharchenko
Grad missile systems deployed again near the frontline at the Svitlodarsk rim and ready to be engaged in combat
The enemy missile systems are deployed and ready to be engaged in combat
War in Ukraine started again: Ukrainian troops face heavy clashes near Debaltsevo - video of artillery and mortars battle
Militants attacked Ukrainian positions but were repulsed and lost strategic height, Russian artillery fired thousands of mines from residential area
Poroshenko told about his reaction on Savchenko's talks with Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky
The talks held by Batkivschyna Party deputy Nadia Savchenko with the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk Republics (DPR and LPR), Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, will benefit neither her, nor Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
The first president of Ukraine Kravchuk about full-scale war against Russia: that would be Russia’s last day
The first leader of the Ukrainian state commented on Savchenko’s negotiations with Russian militants, the Kremlin’s aggression in Ukraine and further U.S.-Ukraine relations, 112 TV channel reports.
Nickname “uncle Vanya”: Security Service of Ukraine detains officer-defector, who joined terrorists during captivity and went to Russia for getting instructions
SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) detained former chief intelligence officer of one of the army corps, who after captivity defected to terrorists. The deputy head of the SBU Chief Investigative Directorate Vitalii Mayakov and the SBU Chief of Staff Oleksandr Tkachuk informed about this during the briefing.
Russia urges to announce the amnesty for Donbas militants by Christmas to stop conflict
Russia supports the all-out prisoner exchange, the Russian representative for Minsk process says, according to Uatoday.
Poroshenko unexpectedly appeared on the frontline 1 km away from Horlivka
Petro Poroshenko inspected the stronghold on the frontline near Horlivvka. Ukrainian president had a conversation with the military, congratulated them on the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and presented state awards.
Tuka claims Donbas militants are ready to start riot inside occupied territory
Tuka states that 30% of Donbas militants are Ukrainians and they are not pleased with current situation. The lesser number of locals in Donbas are ready to fight vs Ukraine – the more armed Russians come to the region.