On February 6, the Ukrainian parliament will consider a resolution to repeal the law on the reintegration of Donbass. This was reported by Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrey Parubiy.
The German deputies, who arrived in the Crimea, said that they were not bothered by Kiev's threats to ban them from entering Ukraine.
On Saturday an official delegation of German parliamentarians from the three regional parliaments of Germany arrived in the Crimea on an official visit.
Contacts between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine would make sense to organize for the sake of achieving specific results, while Moscow only regrets Kiev's reluctance to implement the Minsk agreements.
The office of the UN High Commissioner For Human Rights in 2017 recorded increase of civilian casualties among the DPR and the LPR citizens in comparison with casualties from the Kiev-controlled part of Donbass, reports the head of the Institute of Peacebuilding initiatives and conflict research, Denis Denisov, presenting his research on international organizations’ reports,
The possibility of resuming the work of the mobile operator Vodafone in the Donetsk People's Republic is still there. This opinion was expressed today by the head of the DPR delegation in Minsk, the chairman of the People's Council, Denis Pushilin.
The law on Donbass reintegration, adopted by Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, is the document that presupposes hostilities, it will only push the region further away from Kiev, believes the DPR political representative in the contact group on Donbas conflict regulation, Denis Pushilin.
Russia is working intensively in all formats to settle the conflict in Donbass and accusations against it with being idle in the peace settlement process are totally unfair, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said on Thursday.
President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko called unacceptable the law passed by the Polish Seim on responsibility for propaganda of the ideology of Ukrainian nationalists and called on Warsaw for dialogue.
The Supreme Council of Justice (SCJ) of Ukraine stopped the work of local and appeal courts of the Crimea, the territory of which is still considered Ukrainian in the country, as well as on the part of Donetsk and Lugansk regions that are out of Kiev’s control [the DPR and LPR], on the agency's website reported on Wednesday, January 31.
The ministerial meeting in the Normandy format is scheduled for February 16, 2018, as part of the Munich Security Conference. This was announced on Tuesday by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin at a joint press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano.
Continuation of the conflict in Donbass corresponds to the US interests, since the implementation of the Minsk agreements will bring the result of the coup in Ukraine to nothing, Ukrainian political scientist Igor Shishkin said.
The first official visit of the Acting Head of the Lugansk People's Republic Leonid Pasechnik to the DPR took place today, on January 31.
The Lugansk delegation also included the Chairman of the LPR Ministers’ Council, Sergei Kozlov, and his First Deputy Oleg Chernousov.
The acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnic conducted his first official visit to the DPR, reports the DPR Head administration’s press-service.
“Today, on January 31st, the first visit of the acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnic to the DPR took place,” says the text of the statement.
Donetsk gets ready for further fulfillment of the Contact Group’s framework decision on forces and facilities withdrawal in Donbass, however, it directly depends on Kiev’s actions in Stanitsa Luganskaya area, reports the head of the DPR representative office in the JCCC, Ruslan Yakubov.
Washington believes that Moscow has not done "absolutely nothing" to resolve the crisis in Donbass, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said.
Last weekend in Dubai, the American diplomat met with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.
Viktor Yatsenko, the Acting Minister of communications of the Donetsk People's Republic, stated that he had not suffered any harm from being included in the Western countries' sanctions list, and he is even proud of it.