The OSCE is finally seeing up close the death and damage caused by Ukraine’s war on its citizens in southeastern Ukraine… So sad. Vera Watkins, USA
Militia fighters in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) have encircled the Ukrainian government forces near the border checkpoint in Izvaryno, with the Ukrainian army sustaining tangible losses, Interfax reports with reference to the Novorossiya agency.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic downed two Sukhoi Su-25 assault aircraft belonging to the Two Ukrainian Air Force, which were attacking the positions of the region’s self-defense fighters, Interfax cites Donbas militia’s information center as saying.
The sharp cooling down of the Russian-American relations has been caused by the mistakes in the US foreign policy, Alexander Lukin, PhD in history and deputy head of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said during his interview to the Voice of Russia.
As of early July, Ukraine has received from the US 2,000 Interceptor bulletproof vests, whose labels show their excellent bulletproof qualities, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry press office said on Wednesday.
The number of Ukrainian refugees in the Rostov region has continued to increase since the beginning of this week, from 1,500 to 2,000 people per day, said Viktor Solodovnikov, the regional chief of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS).
The US Department of State has made another attempt to exonerate Kiev from responsibility for what's happening in eastern Ukraine.
European Union leaders to meet on Wednesday to pick the bloc's new foreign policy chief after choosing Jean-Claude Juncker to head the executive European Commission, but it may take some weeks before other top EU jobs are finally carved up, Reuter's reports.
Ukrainian aircraft have attacked positions of self-defense forces near Saur Mogila Hill in the east of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region. Self-defense troops are trying to repel the attack, using anti-aircraft guns.
Militiamen have launched an attack against Ukrainian troops near the village of Stepanovka, Donetsk region of Ukraine; troops loyal to the Kiev regime have already sustained casualties, according to the Ukrainian National Guard’s official website.
Two artillery shells fired from Ukraine hit Russia near the multi-way automobile border-crossing point Kuibyshevo, chief press officer in the Southern Customs Department Rayan Farukshin told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
Commenting on the Ukrainian crisis Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urged to give up calls for a new Cold War and underlined that Europe should not be built in opposition to Russia.
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Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania are planning to create a joint military unit. It will be called UkrPolLitBrig, the press service of Petr Poroshenko reports.
Zagreb is hopeful economic sanctions on Russia can be avoided, Croatian Ambassador in Moscow Igor Pokaz said.
On the morning of July 15 Ukrainian security forces conducted shelling of the city Sneznoe in the Donetsk region. As a result of the bombing, a residential building collapsed, 12 apartments were destroyed. 11 people died in the collapse, another eight were injured. Meanwhile, a video appeared online, where rescuers took a living child out of the rubble.
More than 800 disabled children and orphans are currently living in Lugansk and Donetsk regions in the area where special military operation is conducted, said on Tuesday Ukraine's presidential envoy on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the east, Irina Gerashchenko. "Today, according to the presidential administration, there are 600 orphans in Donetsk region," said in a statement.
In a declaration adopted at the summit in Brazil, BRICS countries call for an all-embracing dialogue in Ukraine, de-escalation of the conflict, self-control for all the parties involved and a search for a peaceful settlement. The declaration reads that the BRICS countries are expressing grave concern over the situation in Ukraine and hoping for a peaceful settlement in full accordance with the UN Charter, widely recognized human rights and core freedoms.
The parliament of the Union of People’s Republics has adopted changes to the Constitution of the confederative state, passed a number of important laws and appeal, the parliament head Oleg Tsaryov told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) self-defense forces have reported that Ukrainian troops resumed airstrikes on the town of Snezhnoe, there are 11 dead and 8 injured, according to Interfax. "New airstrikes are being delivered on Snezhnoe. Preliminary reports say two Su-25 attack aircraft are delivering pinpoint strikes against the town," Konstantin Knyrik, head of the South-Eastern Front information center, told reporters.