One of the terrorist leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, is currently in Russia, as confirmed by BBC Moscow correspondent Daniel Sandford in his twitter “Denis Pushilin in Moscow,” which includes the photo of Pushilin’s meeting with the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, reports Ukrainska Pravda, June 11. Continue reading
Some two hundred armed commandos have arrived in the city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk Oblast from Russia and one of the states of Central Asia, UNN reports, June 11, citing Luhansk police sources. According to the sources, the armed men do not hide their nationality
“According to preliminary information, almost two hundred men have arrived. Those with Slavic appearance state they have arrived from the Krasnodar region (in Russia). Others are Asiatic in appearance. According to preliminary information, they are from Kazakhstan. They came to Lysychansk immediately after the capture of the district prosecutor’s office by terrorists. All these ‘aliens’ have settled in the prosecutor’s office,” the police sources say. Continue reading
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According to the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, a database of the locations where people from “critical” regions can move to has been created.
Over 30,000 shelters have been prepared for the refugees from the “critical” regions of Ukraine, as reported by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema before the government meeting.
According to Mr. Yarema, within the last week only around 15,000 refugees fled from Donetsk Oblast. Continue reading
After Horlivka deputy Volodymyr Rybak was kidnapped, almost all of the Horlivka police moved to the side of the separatists and no investigation (into the murder) was conducted, Olena Rybak, the widow of the murdered deputy, stated in an interview with Hromadske TV on June 2. Continue reading
On Tuesday, June 3, during the course of the antiterrorist operation (ATO), the northern part of Luhansk Oblast was completely cleared of terrorists, reports a statement on the official website of the Acting President and Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov.
“The bases and military camps of the militants in this region were destroyed, their main fortified area in the village of Semenivka was seized, and control over the city of Chervonyy Lyman was established. In addition, the military has begun blocking the borders north and south of the Luhansk Oblast,” the statement says. Continue reading
Ukraine’s government urges Europe to block the South Stream pipeline which would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated in Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Tuesday, June 3, reports Ukrainska Pravda.
“Before the presidential elections there were two terrorist attempts on Ukraine’s gas pipeline system in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast,” Yatsenyuk said. Continue reading
Statement by the Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Russia’s support of terrorist activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, June 2, 2014
In connection with the growing number of incidents of penetration of Ukrainian territory by armed militants from the Russian Federation, and also with the intensification of their terrorist activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts threatening the lives and safety of Ukrainian citizens, the MFA of Ukraine once again categorically protests against the policies of the Kremlin aimed at providing military, logistical, economic, and financial support to the terrorist organizations DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Lohansk People’s Republic). Of particular concern are statements by several official representatives of the Russian Federation, especially Ramzan Kadyrov, which confirm their intention to continue the practice of strengthening the ranks of terrorists with corresponding Russian special forces. Continue reading
People came to the Mechnikov Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinical Hospital on Friday, May 30, as early as 6:00 am to stand in line to donate blood for the wounded soldiers who had taken part in the anti-terrorist operations in the east of the country, reported TV Channel 9.
People began to gather at dawn, answering the call from doctors at the Mechnikov hospital and eager to donate even a drop of blood, which they believe can save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers who are defending Ukraine. Continue reading
Ukrainian border guards detained a Russian citizen who tried to return to Russia after becoming disillusioned with the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, reports Espreso TV, citing the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, May 26.
According to the Border Guard Service, the Russian citizen was detained in the Biryukove area in the Luhansk Oblast. He was attempting to return home by bypassing the Dovzhansky checkpoint and tried to slip through the border unnoticed. However, the border guards of the Luhansk detachment immediately found and detained him.
The group Information Resistance believes the deaths of an Italian journalist and his interpreter and the wounding of a French photojournalist in eastern Ukraine resulted from mortar shelling by terrorist groups near Slovyansk.
Information Resistance representative Dmytro Tymchuk, director of the Center of Military and Political Research, commented on the incident on his Facebook, reports Espreso.TV, May 24. According to Tymchuk, the mortar attack on the journalists was carried out near the railway crossing near Slovyansk.