Kiev’s interim government launched a special operation to crack down on pro-federalization supporters. The military operation has already led to dozens of casualties. Full-scale fighting is currently underway in Donetsk Region, which proclaimed itself an independent people’s republic together with Luhansk Region after a referendum held on May 11.
Sporadic exchanges of artillery fire have resumed in the southeastern parts of Ukraine's restive Donbas region, local militia told RIA Novosti Sunday.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus Mykhailo Yezhel stressed that it is necessary to deliver on the agreements reached during the previous meeting in Minsk, before preparing another round of talks.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic's capital today suffered shelling that left four people wounded and killed a 100-year-old woman.
The centenarian from Donetsk died after being severely wounded by shell fragments, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Interior Ministry's press-service told RIA Novosti Saturday.
The ceasefire agreement in southeastern Ukraine benefited the country's defense capabilities, the Saturday appeal of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated.
Over 140,000 residents of Ukraine's southeast struggle without electricity, Fuel and Energy Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said.
UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights underscored a surge in activity of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector and other pro-Kiev groups.
Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin said it was impossible to ignore the violation of the humanitarian law by the Kiev forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the main priority is to stop the hostilities in Ukraine immidiately.
Future relations between Kiev and self-proclaimed regions in East Ukraine must be determined through peaceful negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
The Donetsk militias will free from the Ukrainian government forces the outskirts of the village of Yelenovka in Donetsk's Volnovakha region by the end of November, Donetsk People's Republic's (DPR) Prime Minister Aleksander Zakharchenko said Thursday.
Luxemburg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is happy the Ukrainian conflict, which started in mid-April when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters in Eastern Ukraine, is not escalating any further.
Despite the start of the UAV flights over eastern Ukraine, the ceasefire monitors on ground will remain the OSCE's primary source of information gathering, the organization said.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said that the use of cluster bombs in populated areas should be qualified as a war crime.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said the first two drones had been sent to Donetsk Region to monitor the ceasefire regime.
The prime minister of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic announced Thursday the decision to retake the southeastern Ukrainian cities of Slaviansk, Kramatorsk and Mariupol.
Ukraine will need considerable help from Russia and the United States to have the country restored from the current crisis, former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller said.
The EU will provide grants in the amount of 200,000 to two million euros for a period of six to 18 months for projects to rebuild infrastructure and housing in Ukraine's southeast.
Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights investigator Konstantin Dolgov said the international community has enough resources and capabilities to bring to justice those responsible for the use of cluster munitions during this month shelling of Donetsk.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights ombudsman said that it was a good sign that international human rights organizations have finally begun to pay attention to war crimes committed in Ukraine.
The United States can’t confirm the reports about the use of cluster bombs in Donetsk by the Ukrainian army, and calls on all parties to protect civilians, according to the spokesperson for the US Department of State.
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