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Russian Foreign Ministry: Minsk Agreements have no alternative

Russian Foreign Ministry: Minsk Agreements have no alternative

The Minsk Agreements have no alternative as a basis for resolving the conflict in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Wednesday following the State Duma’s request addressed to President …

EU slams Russian lawmakers' bid to recognize Donbass

EU slams Russian lawmakers' bid to recognize Donbass

The European Union condemned a bid by Russian lawmakers to have President Vladimir Putin recognize separatist regions in Ukraine as independent, saying it would violate the Minsk agreements Moscow had signed up to. "The EU strongly …

DPR and LPR intend to create joint economic space

DPR and LPR intend to create joint economic space

Heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik have agreed to establish a joint economic space, reads the declaration issued following their meeting held on Monday via …

Kiev and Donetsk complete first prisoner swap this year

Kiev and Donetsk complete first prisoner swap this year

The first prisoner exchange in 2020 between the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Ukraine has ended, the Donetsk republic’s envoy to the Contact Group’s humanitarian subgroup and DPR Human Rights Commissioner Darya Morozova …

Kiev legitimizes war against Donbass

Kiev legitimizes war against Donbass

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada adopted the so-called law on Donbass reintegration today. The document classifies the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as "occupied territories," labels Russia an …

Kiev and Donbass exchange prisoners

Kiev and Donbass exchange prisoners

The prisoner exchange is taking place between the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics at the Mayorsk checkpoint. Acting head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s …

 Zakharchenko: Motorola's death is declaration of war

Zakharchenko: Motorola's death is declaration of war

The attack against the commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic’s defense forces, Arsen Pavlov, better known under the alias Motorola, is a clear violation of the ceasefire in Donbass and an apparent …

Militia commander Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

Militia commander Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

One of the commanders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic’s defense forces, Arsen Pavlov, better known under the alias Motorola, has been killed in an explosion after a bomb reportedly went off inside …

Normandy Four holds midnight telephone conversation

Normandy Four holds midnight telephone conversation

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a phone conversation on Tuesday night with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, the Kremlin press service said. "They discussed political settlement of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine. The interlocutors stressed the importance of observing the ceasefire, raising the efficiency of operations of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in the region, expanding its current scope of powers, and building up the Joint Control and Coordination Center," TASS cited him as saying.

Poroshenko pardons detained Russian Major

Poroshenko pardons detained Russian Major

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has pardoned Russian Major Vladimir Starkov, who was earlier sentenced to 14 years in jail. The Major was exchanged for a Ukrainian soldier, Andriy Hrechanov. Starkov …