Poland says Russia must curb influx of militants to Ukraine

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Radoslaw Sikorski, Sergey Lavrov, Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the time has come for a dialogue between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, but that Ukraine has a right to use force against armed militants.

Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski shared his views during a press conference at the conclusion of the trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Germany, Poland and Russia in Saint Petersburg, June 10, reports Ukrainska Pravda, citing UNIAN. Continue reading

Russian terrorists preparing another stronghold in Donetsk Oblast

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During the night of June 7, a convoy of six armored personnel carriers, six KAMAZ trucks, and an artillery tank crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border, reports ZN.UA, June 8, citing the commander of the Azov special battalion Yaroslav Honchar. The KAMAZ went to the city of Torez and the armored vehicles are in the city of Snizhne, where a new center of resistance to Ukrainian troops is being formed. Continue reading

Terrorists planning to blow up Donbas reservoir dam

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Terrorists seized the Karlivsky water reservoir in the Donbas, reports Espreso TV, citing the press service of the Donetsk Oblast Administration. As reported by the Donetsk Oblast Administration, armed people arrived at the dam around 13:00 on Saturday, June 7.

“Without the knowledge of the workers of the public utility “Water of Donbas,” they raised the panels on the dam and began to discharge water into the river. There is no significant threat to nearby communities,” the oblast press announcement states. Continue reading

More than 200 hostages held by militants, Taruta says

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Serhiy Taruta

The Governor of the Donetsk Oblast State Administration Serhiy Taruta announced that militants in the oblast are holding more than 200 hostages, reported Tyzhden.ua, June 6, citing the press service of the oblast administration.

“Today talks are focused on the release of the hostages. The militants are now illegally holding more than 200 people, citizens of various countries,” he said. Continue reading

Poroshenko should not shake Putin’s hand – expert

Kyiv – The President Elect of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is to participate in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the deployment of the Allied Powers army in Normandy, France today. The Ukrainian leader was invited to the event by the French President Francois Hollande. During the visit Petro Poroshenko might have “certain contact” with Vladimir Putin, however a separate meeting has not been planned. This was reported by the Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov. What might this “contact” look like and what could Poroshenko speak about with Putin? 

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Border guards call for help to fight daily Russian incursions

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Mykola Lytvyn

The head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Mykola Lytvyn stated that penetration by armed groups of terrorists from the Russian Federation has become a daily problem for the border guards. His comments were included in a statement made public Thursday evening, June 5, on the official website of the State Border Guard Service. Continue reading

Sentsov detained, tortured in Crimea: Media

In Crimea, prior to being sent to jail in Moscow, detained film director Oleg Sentsov was beaten, strangled, and threatened with rape by representatives of the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB), reports TSN.

Sentsov’s Moscow lawyer, Dmitriy Dinze, said the severe beatings delayed Oleg’s transfer from Simferopol to Moscow, as they waited for his wounds to heal.

The filmmaker, who has been in a Moscow prison for more than a week, has written a statement on the crimes committed against him. “They put a black plastic bag on him, and they strangled him with it until he was barely conscious. Then he was beaten on his back. They took his pants and undershorts off and beat him with a bat and threatened him with sexual violence. This continued for about three hours,” the lawyer said, describing the details of Sentsov’s torture. Continue reading

Northern Luhansk Oblast under control, government says

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Kostyantyn Mateychenko, new head of Krasnolymansk RDA

The northern Luhansk Oblast and the city of Krasnyy Lyman have been fully cleared of terrorists, the head of the presidential administration Serhiy Pashynskyy announced at a press briefing on June 5, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Pashynskyy, the “first huge success” was fully clearing the city of Krasnyy Lyman of terrorists. Continue reading

Terrorist repression grows in Donetsk

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DPR militants — Reuters

Recent activities by the terrorists of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) are spreading panic among the civilian population and paralyzing all aspects of daily life – ranging from using public transportation and driving a car to reading local newspapers. Continue reading

Eyewitness Account of Luhansk Terrorist Attacks on Residential Quarters

Alexander Zabirko gives a chilling eyewitness account of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” fighters’ attacks on residential quarters.

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I made this picture last year from the window of my Mom’s house. To the right from the church you can actually see the fence of the very border unit, which is now being attacked by the “people” with St.George Ribbons on their chests and grenade dispensers in their hands. My Mom managed to run out of her home early in the morning when the attack was just starting. People were running through yards to the Myrniy residential quarter, some of them going directly across the ravine in the direction of Yuzhniy residential quarter. Since then the attackers would not let anyone out of our house or the neighboring multistory building. They are shooting from the house roof and balconies – one can see the border unit from our house as plain as the nose on your face. Continue reading