UN believes Donbas terrorists are Russian citizens, diplomat says

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Yuriy Serheyev

President Poroshenko’s peace plan has generated a positive reaction at the United Nations and an appreciation that this step can help achieve peace and lead to dialogue, said Ukraine’s representative to the UN, Yuriy Serheyev, during an interview with Inter TV Channel, Sunday, June 22.

According to Serheyev, there is no chance that international representatives would take part in negotiations with representatives of terrorist organizations. One of the principles of the UN is “no dialogue with terrorists,” he pointed out. Continue reading

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On June 21, Ukrainian supporters all over the world brought funeral wreaths to Russian embassies

On June 21, Ukrainian supporters in Kyiv, Lviv, The Hague, Brussels, Toronto, New York, Valensia, Milan, Vilnius, Canberra, London, and Sydney took part in the first global flashmob to protest against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Euromaidan activists and Ukraine supporters brought funeral wreaths to honor the victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine. According to the press-secretary of the Ministry of Defense Vladislav Seleznev, up to date over 150 military servicemen were killed during the Anti-terrorist operation against Kremlin-backed militants in Eastern Ukraine, and the number is higher taking into account mortalities in the National Guard and border control officers. Over 200 civilians have been killed, including 14 children. Continue reading

Ukrainian supporters all over the world protest against Russian aggression in a global flashmob on June 21

On June 21, Ukrainian supporters in Kyiv, Lviv, The Hague, Brussels, Toronto, New York, Valensia, Milan, Vilnius, Canberra, London, and Sydney took part in the first global flashmob to protest against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Euromaidan activists and Ukraine supporters brought funeral wreaths to honor the victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine. According to the press-secretary of the Ministry of Defense Vladyslav Seleznev, to date, over 150 military servicemen were killed during the Anti-terrorist Operation (ATO) against Kremlin-backed militants in Eastern Ukraine, and the number is higher taking into account mortalities in the National Guard and Border Control. Over 200 civilians have been killed, including 14 children.

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Poroshenko speaks of war, peace plan, and rebuilding Donbas

 

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Address of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, June 21, 2014

Dear Fellow Citizens

The Armed Forces have completed the most wide-ranging military operation in the recent history of our country. The army has taken control and has established a defensive system along most of the border with Russia in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The forces of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) have freed a large number of populated areas from terrorists and have tightly encircled the extremist groups. Continue reading

The ceasefire does not mean that Ukrainian soldiers cannot shoot in response – Poroshenko

Ukraine is ready to restore its territorial integrity by all means, but priority is currently given to peaceful solutions. This is was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his speech published on the official website.

“We now have enough power and political will in order to land the deciding blow to the illegally armed formations,” claims Poroshenko. Continue reading

Donbas townspeople get rid of terrorists

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Residents of the town of Shabelkivka, in the Donetsk Oblast, drove away armed militants and dismantled their checkpoint, reports Espreso TV, June 21, citing News of Donbas.

The townspeople asked the separatists-terrorists to leave Shabelkivka, which is near Kramatorsk, and to dismantle their illegally installed checkpoints, the residents told News of Donbas . However, the representatives of the militants from the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” refused to comply. The townspeople then got together and went unarmed to the checkpoint, dismantled it, and drove away the militants. Continue reading