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OSCE considers mission's arming in Ukraine unjustified

Arming of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission's observers (SMM) in Donbass will not help in ensuring their security, deputy head of the OSCE SMM monitoring team in the Lugansk region Arne Dalhaug said on Tuesday. "It is important to understand that more observers or the ability to potentially arm observers will not help in the threat that we are constantly facing, such as mortar rounds or, for example, the mine that…

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OSCE vehicle in a mine blast in LPR – one dead, two wounded

A monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission perished and another one was wounded in a land mine explosion, the Mission’s car having gone off the main route, reported the press service of the LPR People's Militia. Today, two SMM patrols being en route from Slavyanoserbsk to Sokolniki village, one of the observers’ vehicles was blown up by an anti-tank land mine near Prishib village. As a result, one representative of the…

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Ukraine disappointed Europe – French journalist

Much in Ukraine after the Euromaidan went completely differently as the EU leaders expected. Therefore, the fatigue of Europe from the Ukrainian issue should not be attributed to Russian propaganda. This was announced at the round table in Kiev by Sebastien Gober, the journalist of La Libre Belgique (France). "I will not repeat what you already know, but there is fatigue from Ukraine in France and in Europe in…

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Ukraine to launch large-scale offensive in Donbass late April - DPR Command [TV REPORT]

Ukrainian forces are preparing to launch large-scale offensive to the southern districts of the Donetsk People's Republic, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin on Thursday. On April 23-24 the enemy is planning to move from their positions in Shirokino locality and strike the DPR. Presently, the Ukrainian assault group is arriving at that district. The reliable source reported that in the…

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Alexander Zakharchenko: DPR is set to full-fledged relations with South Ossetia

On Friday, Anatoly Bibilov is assuming the office of the President of South Ossetia. Ahead of the inauguration, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, in an interview with Sputnik, South Ossetia, described the way in which the relations between the two Republics would be structured - Alexander Vladimirovich, on April 21 the President elect of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, is taking…

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Britain vows to support Ukraine militarily against 'Russian threat'

"We're ready to support you," said British Prime Minister Theresa May to Ukrainian president. She promised that UK stands ready to help defend Ukraine against any further Russian aggression, reported The Sun. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko visited Downing Street on Wednesday. Mrs May said Britain was “ready to support” his country which is under threat from Russia. She also vowed to push for further sanctions on President…

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OSCE Mission refutes Kiev’s statement on shelling Stanitsa Luganskaya – LPR People’s Militia

The representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) OSCE haven’t confirmed an alleged shelling of Stanitsa Luganskaya which the Ukrainian side stated earlier from the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) in their report, the LPR People’s Militia, Official representative, the Lieutenant-colonel Andrei Marochko states. On April 19, the headquarters of the so-called “ATO” zone promulgated a statement saying…

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Francois Fillon: Crimea is historical territory of Russia

Russia will never leave the Crimea, which is historically a Russian territory, the candidate for the presidency of France from the center-right party Republicans, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, believes. "It's useless to be stubborn and say that Russia must leave the Crimea, this will never happen," Fillon told the newspaper Figaro. As he said, in the approach to the Crimean question it is…

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Kiev invents “shellings” to disrupt disengagement of forces and facilities in vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya

Kiev military, by false statements on alleged shellings of AFU positions by the People’s Militia, is laying the ground for another disruption of disengagement of forces and facilities in the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya, the LPR People’s Militia, Official Representative, Lieutenant-colonel Andrei Marochko states. In such a way he commented on a statement of the so-called “ATO” headquarter saying that over the past 24 hours…

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'Russians must be hanged' - Heavy shellings and 'truce' messages from the Ukrainian army during Easter ceasefire

While following an Easter cakes distribution on the front line on Monday, we were able to assess how the new ceasefire (which entered into force on the 12th April at 10 AM) was respected by the Ukrainian army. In Zaytsevo, the soldiers confirmed us that there was no ceasefire, and that the Ukrainian army shelled their positions the day before with mortars (including 120 mm). Amongst the mortar shells remains they found one with a…