Ukraine has put forward the terms, the observance of which it insists on as a preconditions for fulfilling the political provisions of the 2014 and 2015 Minsk accords on settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine, Daria Olifer, the press secretary of Ukraine's plenipotentiary envoy to the Minsk talks said on Twitter.
The Kievsky inferior court of Kharkov sentenced Yury Apukhtin, the leader of the "South-East" movement, who in the spring of 2014 was one of the leaders of the local "anti-Maidan", to six years in prison.
The Ukrainian party to the Minsk talks keeps ignoring the logic of the agreements implementation, and protracting negotiations, said the DPR acting Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova.
Disengagement of forces and facilities in the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) is scheduled for May 28, DPR Delegation Head at the peace negotiations, People’s Council Chairman Denis Pushilin’s Press-Secretary Viktoriya Talakina states.
The participants of the Contact Group on peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass have proceeded to consultations in Minsk, DPR Delegation Head at the peace negotiations, People’s Council Chairman Denis Pushilin’s Press-Secretary Viktoriya Talakina states.
The Minsk Contact Group has a number of critical issues remain unresolved at the moment.
Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), in connection with Kiev's reluctance to discuss the implementation of the "Steinmeier's formula," is ready to return to the verbatim implementation of the Package of Measures to implement the Minsk Agreements and demand an immediate introduction of a special status for Donbass.
The majority of deputies representing the Pyotr Poroshenko Bloc caucus in the Verkhovna Rada national parliament have spoken against the introduction of travel visas for the Russian citizens, Alexei Goncharenko, a deputy chief of the caucus said on Monday.
Ukrainian leaders are pursuing the policy that threatens the existence of Ukraine as a state, said Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev.
Ukraine seeks to block MEPs from visiting Donbass and Crimea. Despite Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko attempting to bar MEPs from visiting the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic and the formerly Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula in Russia, it remains unclear whether such restrictions, if implemented by the EP leadership, would be effective.
Ukraine’s ban on the VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks shows that Kiev has abandoned the democratic path for good, leader of the Ukrainian Choice social movement, Viktor Medvedchuk, said today.
Ukrainian authorities’ decision on banning famous social networks, software and also wear of St.George Ribbons prejudices the rights of Ukraine’s Russian citizens to cultural heritage and it will inevitably lead to involvement of the residents of the country in the system of the Western values.
Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on expanding the list of Russian individuals and legal entities subject to sanctions, the press service of the Ukrainian president said on Tuesday.
The DPR envoys to Minsk talks insisted on joint inspections of ecologically hazardous enterprises located in the Ukraine-controlled territory, said the DPR envoy to the negotiations Denis Pushilin’s press secretary Viktoria Talakina.
The participants of the Contact Group on peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass have started negotiations in Minsk, DPR Delegation Head in Minsk, People’s Council Chairman Denis Pushilin’s Press-Secretary Victoriya Talakina states.
The United States is ready to exert pressure on Moscow in the settlement of the conflict in Donbass, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said.