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Putin recognizes Donetsk and Lugansk republics

Putin recognizes Donetsk and Lugansk republics

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees at the ceremony in the Kremlin on recognizing the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Speaking in a televised address to the citizens earlier, Putin explained: "I believe it …

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 …

Russian Duma urges Putin to recognize DPR and LPR

Russian Duma urges Putin to recognize DPR and LPR

Russia’s State Duma backed a resolution calling for diplomatic recognition of Donbas and Lugansk People’s Republics, raising tensions between Russia and Ukraine another notch, even as Russian troops began a partial withdrawal from the …

Ukrainian security forces armed vehicles spotted in Donbass

Ukrainian security forces armed vehicles spotted in Donbass

The people's militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic claims that Ukrainian security forces have deployed armoured vehicles near the Kyiv-controlled village of Novotoshkovskoye along the contact line in Donbas. …

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 …

OSCE mission welcomes New Year ceasefire in Ukraine

OSCE mission welcomes New Year ceasefire in Ukraine

The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) welcomed the deal to establish the New Year ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reached by the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement. The …

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 …

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.