The Federation Council of Russia has urged the European Parliament to condemn the Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass as undermining the Minsk agreements and demand that Kiev comply with the agreements, the Council of Federation said in a statement on Wednesday, February 28.
The Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass does not exclude the "armed liberation" of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Alexander Turchinov stated in an interview with Hromadske TV.
The press service of the DPR Information Ministry has recently published the following statement concerning Ukraine's interference into the work of foreign journalists covering the situation in Donbass:
On Friday, February 9, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, during a press conference answered journalists' questions about the current state of affairs in the country, commented on the military situation on the front line, and made a number of statements regarding the work of mobile communication in the territory of the Republic.
The entry into force of the Law on Reintegration confirms the Ukrainian authorities’ focus on the violent resolution of the Donbass conflict, a statement published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
On Monday, February 19, Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko held a meeting with foreign delegates from Germany and Norway, who carried out a working visit to the DPR.
Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko and Acting Head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik gave a joint briefing in Donetsk on February 22. The meeting of the two heads of State was devoted to the results of the implementation of the Humanitarian Programme for the Reunification of the Donbass People for the year.
President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko signed the law "On the peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions" (about the reintegration of Donbass).
The official DONi Donbass International News Agency, placed in the Donetsk People's Republic, has resumed its informational works after the temporary stoppage, which was needed due the organizational re-arrangements and mainly technical changes.
The official DONi Donbass International News Agency, placed in the Donetsk People's Republic, has faced a temporary stoppage of its informational works due the organizational re-arrangements and structural changes.
A number of "authoritative" European countries stand against the US supplies of arms to Ukraine and are unwilling to join, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated in an interview with Russia-1 TV channel.
A Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group last night conducted an unsuccessful combat sortie to the positions of the DPR Army in the north of Donetsk, resulting in the loss of four soldiers killed and wounded, and another was captured. This was announced today by the head of the press service of the Armed Forces of the Republic Daniil Bezsonov.
Scheduled training sessions were held, the process of improving the coordination of motorized rifle and tank battalions continued in the Armed Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic, on February 12, Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko took part in the celebration of the jubilee and opened The Living Memory Book project.
On Monday, February 12, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, participated in a solemn rally in honour of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic's foundation centenary.