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.
Munich conference: US position to be clarified
Top world leaders and authorities will get their first opportunity to meet Trump administration members and state their concerns over the new president's position concerning NATO and Russia. This was reported by the Associated Press agency.
Prosecutor General’s Office does not believe Sadovnyk’s presence would expedite “Berkut” case
The Prosecutor General’s Office does not believe that the presence of Dmytro Savodnyk, former commander of "Berkut" special unit, would expedite the case on Maidan shooting. This opinion was expressed by prosecutor Alexei Donskoy on air of “112 Ukraine” TV channel.
Poland plans to increase gas exports to Ukraine
In 2016, Poland exported more than 400 million cubic meters of natural gas to Ukraine. That amount may increase many times over in the future, as reported by Radio Poland citing by the deputy head of the oil and gas concern PGNiG, Matthew Wozniak. He noted that gas is sold to Ukraine at a profit and within the framework of a safe payment system.
Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, ten wounded in ATO zone on Thursday
Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and ten were wounded on Thursday in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in the east of the country, spokesman for Defense Ministry for ATO matters Oleksandr Motuzianyk said.
Trade embargo members in Donbas announce beginning blocking roads
Members of the trade embargo in Donbas began to block the highways. It is reported by the Headquarters of the blockade on Facebook.
Moscow responds to US statements on the Crimea
Commenting on the White House's statements on the Crimea, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Moscow “will not give back her own territories”.
Next hearing on ex-Berkut officers will be held on February 23
The next hearing on the case of five former Berkut officers will take place on February 23. This was reported by the correspondent of the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Putin: Ukraine is preparing sabotage and terrorist attacks in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian authorities openly speak about the organization of sabotage, terrorism and subversive activities in Russia. The Head of the Russian Federation said this in a speech at the board of the FSB.
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.
US to support build-up of Ukraine’s military potential
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin at the Pentagon today. It was stated by the Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson on site of US Department of Defense.