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).
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.
The visit of representatives of Germany and Norway to the Donetsk People's Republic will take place on February 19-20, reported the DPR Foreign Ministry.
The Ukrainian side refused to discuss the new stage of the prisoners' exchange at a meeting of the humanitarian subgroup in Minsk on February 14, DPR Representative to the subgroup, Ombudsman of the Republic Daria Morozova states.
For three years of the "Minsk-2", Kiev has not fulfilled a single point of the Minsk agreements, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The formation of a UN mission to work in Donbass can be held without the participation of NATO or EU countries, a February 2018 report from the American Hudson Institute, entitled "Can the United Nations Unite Ukraine?", says.
The conflict in Donbass will remain ‘frozen’ for a long period of time unless a political solution is found, Russia’s Special Representative to the Contact Group Boris Gryzlov told reporters after a regular round of peace talks in Minsk on Wednesday.
Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission intends to visit the capital of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on February 17, an informed source states.
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.
It is unlikely that the UN peacemakers’ mission will come to Donbass this year because of the long mechanism of its coordination, believes the Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Georgy Tuka.
Anniversary of the announcement of the Humanitarian Programme for the Reunification of the Donbass People of Donbass is marked in February. The Head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, told how the Humanitarian Programme implemented what was planned a year ago, the correspondent of the official website of the People's Democratic Republic of Germany said.
Documents on the case of the shelling of the bus stop shelter in the capital microdisctrict Bosse on January 22, 2015 which caused deaths of eight people have been passed to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Member of public commission on collecting and registering military crimes of the Ukrainian authorities in Donbass Ivan Kopyl states.
The Donetsk People's Republic is holding negotiations with Russia on the provision of roaming to the DPR, Head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko stated at a press-conference.
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.
The Minsk agreements could have been fully implemented in 2015, but despite this, they continue to be the only chance for the settlement of the conflict in Donbass.
Kiev will make a howling mistake on the disrupting of the Minsk agreements if it finally passes the law on the reintegration of Donbass, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.