Militants demand to lift Donbas blockade, threatening to seize Ukrainian enterprises

The so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics promised to establish external management on enterprises of Ukrainian jurisdiction and to stop coal supplies to Ukraine if Kyiv does not stop transport blockade of Donetsk by March, Joinfo.com reports with reference to

Russia’s recognition of separatist republics passports contradicts Donbas peace process

"The OSCE chairmanship expresses strong concern about this measure taken by the Russian Federation," the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europethe said in a statement, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. "In our view, this decree is in contradiction to the

Russia Recognises Passports Of Self-Proclaimed Separatist Republics

As reported, the decree is signed "in order to protect the civil rights and freedoms," Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN. It also refers to "the generally recognised principles and norms of international humanitarian law." In addition to passports, birth certificates, academic

Ukraine News Today Feb.17, 2017: Separatist leader threatens to launch offensive and seize Ukraine-controlled territory of Donbas; One million children need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Ukraine; Militants launched 66 attacks, 3 soldiers killed, 10 wounded

Separatist leader threatens to launch offensive and seize Ukraine-controlled territory of Donbas The leader of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People's Republic” Alexander Zakharchenko threatens to launch an offensive on Ukraine-controlled areas of Donbas, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the Russian news agency Interfax. "We

Videoconference on Donbas settlement cancelled due to militants’ refusal

The Trilateral Contact Group meeting in the videoconference format, with participation of representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, is not going to happen on September 30, as planned previously, due to the refusal of the Donetsk representative,

Ukrainian citizens Zhemchuhov, Suprun released from captivity – President Poroshenko

"Volodymyr Zhemchuhov and Yuriy Suprun have been released from captivity! They will be given necessary medical assistance," he wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. "We will continue to fight for the liberation of all Ukrainians," Poroshenko

Czech PM: No diplomacy with self-proclaimed Donbas republics

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman informed his Czech counterpart, at a meeting on the sidelines of the 26th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland, held September 6-8, about Ukraine's concerns over the establishment of the so-called "honorary consulate" of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's

‘DPR’ militants threaten OSCE observers at gunpoint in occupied territory of east Ukraine

“The SMM saw fresh tracks, assessed as caused by an infantry fighting vehicle leading south from “DPR”-controlled Lukove (72km south of Donetsk). At 13:47, while following the tracks, it was stopped by two armed “DPR” members who blocked the road with a

Refrigerator manufacturer stops production in east Ukraine Donetsk city

PJSC "Nord" is currently registered in Ukraine-controlled Kramatorsk town, but production facilities of the company are located in Donetsk city under control of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic”, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. A month ago, head of “DPR” Aleksandr Zakharchenko

Ukraine troops warn of threat of full-scale war

In the last two days, the enemy has been much more active, said the Ukrainian soldiers defending their positions near Krasnohorivka as the enemy is just 700 meters away, UNIAN reports. The roar of armored vehicles is heard from the other side