Militia fighters in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) have encircled the Ukrainian government forces near the border checkpoint in Izvaryno, with the Ukrainian army sustaining tangible losses, Interfax reports with reference to the Novorossiya agency.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic downed two Sukhoi Su-25 assault aircraft belonging to the Two Ukrainian Air Force, which were attacking the positions of the region’s self-defense fighters, Interfax cites Donbas militia’s information center as saying.
Militiamen have launched an attack against Ukrainian troops near the village of Stepanovka, Donetsk region of Ukraine; troops loyal to the Kiev regime have already sustained casualties, according to the Ukrainian National Guard’s official website.
The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) self-defense forces have reported that Ukrainian troops resumed airstrikes on the town of Snezhnoe, there are 11 dead and 8 injured, according to Interfax. "New airstrikes are being delivered on Snezhnoe. Preliminary reports say two Su-25 attack aircraft are delivering pinpoint strikes against the town," Konstantin Knyrik, head of the South-Eastern Front information center, told reporters.
Self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) militia claim they have detained the pilot of the Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft of the Ukrainian army, which was shot down near Krasnyi Liman yesterday, Interfax reports.
On Sunday fighters of the Donetsk People's Republic’s militia managed to destroy a Grad multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS) belonging to the Ukrainian military near the village of Karlovka in the Donetsk region, the self-proclaimed republic’s representatives report citing the militia commander Igor Strelkov.
Ukrainian authorities reserve the right to terminate the truce if its terms are violated, states the website of the President of Ukraine on Saturday. Construction of fortifications or structures that prevent a peaceful life in Donbass is considered a violation. Earlier, the President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko extended ceasefire in eastern Ukraine until Monday evening.
The ceasefire regime in Ukraine's eastern regions declared by Ukraine's President Petr Poroshenko expired at 23:00 (19:00 GMT) on Friday. Currently, Poroshenko is having a meeting with chiefs of law enforcement agencies and top-ranking military on the situation in the country's eastern regions, Poroshenko's press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko said late on Friday. "Upon arrival from Brussels, the president headed for a meeting with police and army chiefs," he said.
President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko does not support sanctions against Russia implemented by the United States and the European Union. He expressed his opinion in an interview to the CNN, fragments of which were published on Thursday. "I hate the idea of using sanctions as punishment for Russia," said Poroshenko. At the same time, Poroshenko said he is ready to use any opportunity, in particular, to interact with the Russian authorities in order to achieve a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko is ready to use every opportunity for a peaceful settlement of the situation in the country. He shared this information with CNN reporters. Answering the question whether he is ready to work with Russian authorities on that, Poroshenko said, "I am ready to conclude peace agreement with anyone". "I want to bring peace to my country," said the president of Ukraine.
Self-defense forces of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic have gained control over a base of the Interior troops located in downtown Donetsk. "The military received an order from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in the morning to begin active actions against representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic," the press service of the DPR said to Itar-Tass.
Iran has stepped up surveillance along its long border with Iraq in precaution against a spread of violence from militants who have seized a swathe of its neighbor, a senior official said on Monday, informs Reuters.Sunni Islamists from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have mounted a lightening advance toward the Iraqi capital, seizing territory in their quest for a border-less caliphate, spanning the region.
A village in the Lugansk region is under continuous shelling from artillery guns by Ukraine's National Guard servicemen despite the announced ceasefire, the press service of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) said to Itar-Tass on Sunday. The village is located near the Krasny Partizan border checkpoint which is under the militia's control. "Despite the announced ceasefire, the National Guards squads continue shelling the village of Ananyevka in the Sverdlovsk district from the Vasilek (Cornflower) mortars," it said.
Lugansk militia has formed a convoy of armored vehicles, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) Valeriy Bolotov said.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is planning to carry out tests to prove that the Ukrainian government forces used prohibited weapons in Semyonovka.
A warehouse of confectionary products under the Roshen trademark owned by Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has been closed in Lugansk.
The leader of the Lugansk People's Republic said on Sunday that about 100 people had been killed in clashes between the local militia and government forces near Lugansk city during the past 24 hours, according to Interfax.
Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has declared Sunday, June 15, a day of mourning for the troops and border guards involved in the military operation, says Interfax.
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that the militia shot down the aircraft in Lugansk airport, with the Ukrainian servicemen on board. Some of them died. It is reported that the plane was shot down on Saturday night while landing at the airport in Lugansk.
Russia on Friday claimed that the Ukrainian military had violated its border with at least one infantry combat vehicle. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency that the incursion took place on Friday, a day after Ukraine hit out over an alleged border violation by Russian tanks. President Vladimir Putin "has told the foreign ministry to contact the Ukrainian side on the issue of the border violation by Ukrainian troops," Peskov said.