Donbas

Donbass truce turned out to be April Fool#039s joke

Donbass truce turned out to be April Fool's joke

Yesterday Ukraine informed NATO of its intentions to achieve compliance with the ceasefire in the east of Ukraine starting from April 1, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said after the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine …

Is ceasefire in Donbas Ukraine#039s April Fool joke?

Is ceasefire in Donbas Ukraine's April Fool joke?

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry says it stands ready to comply with the agreements on a ceasefire in the conflict area in Donbas starting from April 1, which were reached at a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, the Ukrainian …

Lukashenko and Poroshenko discuss Donbass

Lukashenko and Poroshenko discuss Donbass

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko held telephone conversations yesterday, the press service of the President of Belarus said. During the …

 Poroshenko: Ukraine lost control over Donbass (VIDEO)

Poroshenko: Ukraine lost control over Donbass (VIDEO)

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Kiev has lost its last sphere of influence over the Donbass region as a result of its blockade, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. "As a result of the blockade, Ukraine lost its last sphere of influence on …

 Baku and Kiev agree on import mechanism of products from occupied territories

Baku and Kiev agree on import mechanism of products from occupied territories

Baku and Kiev have agreed to ban importation of goods produced in the occupied territories of two countries, without approval of the authorities, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Alexander Mishchenko said. During …

 Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Representatives of the Contact Group for the settlement in Donbass will get together in Minsk today, a spokesperson for Kiev’s envoy to the Contact Group Leonid Kuchma, Darka Olifer, said. "The …

US deeply concerned by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

US deeply concerned by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

The United States is "deeply concerned" with the spike in violence in Ukraine's Donbass, which has caused dozens of Ukrainian military and civilian casualties, the State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a …

Pope Francis may visit Donbas

Pope Francis may visit Donbas

Pope Francis may visit Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas after peace is restored between the authorities in Kiev and local militias, Vatican’s Ambassador to Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti said ...

126 miners blocked under ground in Donetsk Republic

126 miners blocked under ground in Donetsk Republic

More than 100 miners are blocked in a mine in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) because of a power transmission line damaged by an explosion, DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin said. …

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Prompts Meeting With Putin at G-20 Summit

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Prompts Meeting With Putin at G-20 Summit

Angela Merkel and François Hollande will meet the Russian president in China

 Tusk: Russian version of Crimea events ‘not credible’

Tusk: Russian version of Crimea events ‘not credible’

Russia’s version of events in the Crimean Peninsula and the Donbass region of Ukraine is “not credible,” according to the European Union President Donald Tusk. “We have a similar evaluation of …

Kiev assigns high terrorist threat level to Crimea and Donbass

Kiev assigns high terrorist threat level to Crimea and Donbass

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has assigned terrorist threat levels to the country's regions, the SBU press center said. A red terrorist alert - the highest level - was issued for Donetsk and Lugansk regions and Crimea due to …

Battle for the Caucasus Predetermined Hitler#039s Defeat

Battle for the Caucasus Predetermined Hitler's Defeat

One of the most important defensive and offensive operations in the Great Patriotic War began on July 25th, exactly 74 ago. It was the Battle for the Caucasus. Conventionally, Caucasian events are divided into two …

Kiev counts cost of Donbas’ recovery

Kiev counts cost of Donbas’ recovery

The Vice Prime Minister, the Minister of Regional Development of Construction and Housing of Ukraine, Gennady Zubko said that the restoration of infrastructure and compensation for damage caused by the fighting in the Donbas, …

Ukraine to create special fund for restoration of Donbass

Ukraine to create special fund for restoration of Donbass

A special fund for the restoration of Donbass will be created in Ukraine using budget funds and international support, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated today. "We continuework on the creation of a …

Minsk agreements to be executed only after change of Ukrainian political elite

Minsk agreements to be executed only after change of Ukrainian political elite

Neither the president nor the vast majority of politicians in Ukraine want to implement the agreement, expert believes.

Peskov: not Russian servicemen, but unindifferent Russians fought in Donbass

Peskov: not Russian servicemen, but unindifferent Russians fought in Donbass

The head of the press-service of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov has stated in the "The right to know!" program on the TVC channel that not Russian soldiers, but unindifferent Russians who were …

Crimea contributes to achievement of inter-ethnic peace in Russia

Crimea contributes to achievement of inter-ethnic peace in Russia

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The Crimean factor is still decisive in Russian politics, Oleg Bondarenko says

Russian general fired in Donbass

Russian general fired in Donbass

The night before, the Ukrainian side fired representatives of the monitoring mission of the OSCE and the Russian side in the joint center for control and coordination of the ceasefire and stabilization at the …

 #039Normandy Quartet#039 doesn#039t reach consensus on Donbass

'Normandy Quartet' doesn't reach consensus on Donbass

A meeting of the Norman Quartet foreign ministers in Paris did not lead to any progress, as the parties failed to reach a breakthrough on the elections in Donbass issue. As the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov …

Foreign Ministers of Normandy Quartet discussed Ukraine in Paris

Foreign Ministers of Normandy Quartet discussed Ukraine in Paris

A meeting is taking place in Paris of the Normandy Quartet foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Pavlo Klimkin, and recently appointed to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc …

Steinmeier: Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Quartet will discuss elections in Donbass

Steinmeier: Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Quartet will discuss elections in Donbass

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has stated that he and his colleagues from Russia, France and Ukraine will discuss elections in Donbass at the upcoming meeting of the Normandy Quartet in Paris on March 3rd. "We are …

Ukraine recalls Euromaidan

Ukraine recalls Euromaidan

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Technologies which were used in 2004 were improved and led to the overthrow in 2014

Minsk-2. One year later: achievements and failures

Minsk-2. One year later: achievements and failures

A year ago the negotiations between the Presidents of Russia, France and Ukraine – Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko – and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ended with the signing of …

Сriminal case against Saakashvili initiated in Ukraine

Сriminal case against Saakashvili initiated in Ukraine

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has opened a criminal case against the governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, suspected of disclosing secret information, Staff Speaker of ATO Andrey Lysenko …

Georgy Fedorov: The human rights situation in Ukraine is deteriorating

Georgy Fedorov: "The human rights situation in Ukraine is deteriorating"

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The Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Georgy Fedorov, summing up 2015 in Ukraine, spoke about the humanitarian aspects of the ongoing conflict and presented the Ukrainian human rights violations. …

Renewal of the war in Ukraine is a matter of time

Renewal of the war in Ukraine is a matter of time

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Georgy Fedorov: “Curators from the United States and European structures will launch the military mechanism when they will need it”

Alexander Brod: We see that the Minsk Agreements are constantly being violated

Alexander Brod: "We see that the Minsk Agreements are constantly being violated"

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The Director of the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights, member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights, member of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, Alexander Brod, summarized the results of 2015 …

Moscow Bureau for Human Rights criticizes Kiev’s policy

Moscow Bureau for Human Rights criticizes Kiev’s policy

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Alexander Brod: “In their practice, the Kiev authorities are constantly violating fundamental rights”

 Aim of Moscow is coexistence of Kiev and Donbas within single state

Aim of Moscow is coexistence of Kiev and Donbas within single state

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This requires the implementation of the Minsk Agreements