The Kiev government used the withdrawal of Russian officers monitoring the ceasefire in Donbass as a pretext to intensify its shelling of the region's territories, Russia’s permanent envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday, reports TASS.
The head of the State Department's press service, Heather Nauert, said at a regular briefing for journalists on Tuesday that the so-called pro-Russian forces in Donbass are a source of violence in the region and accused Russia of stirring up the conflict.
The plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation to the Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbass, Boris Gryzlov, believes that Kiev has deliberately "squeezed out" representatives of Russia from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of ceasefire in Donbass.
Russia will cease its work within the Joint Center for Control and Coordinating the Ceasefire (JCCC) in Donbass.
The Foreign Ministry statement says that the work of the Russian military has become impossible and they are to leave Ukraine tomorrow, on December 19. The diplomats noted that they had warned foreign partners about this step.
The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation intends to withdraw Russian officers from the JCCC in Donbass, a report by the OSC
Ukraine’s actions testify to its intention to exclude Russian specialists from the process of monitoring compliance with the ceasefire in Donbass, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, December 13, reports TASS.
The United States and Canada are seeking to find a pretext to begin supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, reprits TASS.
Remains have been found on the site of the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash in Donbass, reported the Prosecutor General's Office of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Moscow supports the Venice Commission’s assessment of the Ukrainian education law, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday, reports TASS.
A team of mountain climbers from the DPR have completed today the ascension on the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro, reported the press service of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the Republic.
The UN Mission is concerned about the norms that provide for the general non-recognition of documents issued in the territory of the Republics. The Mission called for the application of the international practice of recognizing the facts of birth and death.
This is stated in the 20th report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.
The proposals that the United States has pushed in when discussing the UN mission in the Donbass region are not relevant to the Minsk agreements and will never receive Russian support, Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich stated during the video bridge Moscow-Vienna on Monday, December 11.
Russia is concerned about the US attempts to distort the initiative on a UN mission in Donbass, which presuppose the introduction of the UN administration in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated following a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting.
The Russian Railways company has switched all trains travelling southwards to the new Zhuravka-Millerovo railway line to circumvent Ukraine.
The Representative Centre of the Donetsk People's Republic in Finland was ceremonially opened in the city of Helsinki yesterday, on December 9, reported the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"The grand opening of the DPR Representative Centre took place in the capital of Finland – the city of Helsinki," the Ministry’s statement reads.
Benoît Mussche's documentary about the war situation in the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), still at war with Ukraine for independence.
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