15 - 22 April 2018

Poroshenko says new military operation in Donbass begins in May

President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko promised to sign a decree on ending the so-called antiterrorist operation (ATO) in Donbass and instead begin the Joint Forces Operation (JOF) in the territories beyond Kiev's control in May.

Ukraine will be smashed in case of offensive in Donbass – former MFA chief

Ukraine is expected to collapse in case of an offensive on Donbass, since the West will not provide powerful support. This was stated by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Konstantin Grishchenko, on the air of one of the Ukrainian TV channels. Moreover, the offensive on Donbass is not supported by the West in the face of NATO. Grishchenko explained that Ukraine is not Kosovo or Croatia.

LPR abolishes customs border with DPR

The LPR unilaterally "almost completely" abolishes the customs border with the DPR. This was announced by Acting Head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik. "We are completely, almost completely withdrawing the borders between the LPR and the DPR, unilaterally for now. For our part, we completely remove it," he said.

Ukrainian defector leaks NATO instructors' data

Western instructors prepare 30-strong sabotage groups to be sent to the rear of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. A sniper shooting instructor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who had taken the side of the Lugansk People's Republic, Vladimir Smaga, told the staff of the LPR Ministry of State Security.

Monitors say humanitarian situation's poor in Kiev-held contact line zone in Donbass

The social and economic situation in the 10-kilometre zone in the Kiev-controlled territory near the demarcation line in Donbass is consistently bad, a member of the coordinators' council of the Vostok-SOS charity foundation, Konstantin Reutsky, said.


Three ceasefire violations recorded in DPR in 24 hours

In 24 hours, there were registered three ceasefire violations on the contact line by the Ukrainian army. This was reported today in the Operational Command of the Republic.  "Over the past day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces committed three violations of the ceasefire regime," the source said.

Ukraine builds concentration camps for Donbass residents

According to the information received, militants of the Right Sector radical group are to "guard" prisoners inside the camp.

4 Ukrainian gunmen get grave burns due to fire on frontline

4 Ukrainian gunmen got wounded due to fire in one of the AFU units; the fire took place right in the Ukrainian servicemen positions, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin.   “In the 30th separate mechanized brigade as a result of fire in the trench shelter 4 Ukrainian gunmen got multiple burns,” said the Vice-Commader.

Kiev criticizes conditions of AFU vehicles

The half of medical vehicles Bogdan-2251 delivered on the positions of the Ukrainian army in Donbass was repaired or returned to the factory, Volunteers' Council under Ukraine's Defense Ministry, Member Valentina Varava states.   20 vehicles out of 50 delivered have been already repaired, five vehicles more have been repaired on-site, the volunteer explained.

AFU officer suspected in connections with “separatists” hanged on Epiphany

In Mariupol comrades-in-arms hanged the AFU officer having accused him of “separatism”, because he had the nerve to criticize current government and its actions in Donbass, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin. According to the Vice-Commander, another cynical murder of an officer Ukrainian Command reported as suicide.

Donbass Life

Alexander Zakharchenko: Strength of Donbass is strength of all our people

On Thursday, March 22, Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko held a Q&A session. Summing up the results of four years of work, Alexander Zakharchenko promised that 2018 will be a year of reforms and leaps forward.

Alexander Zakharchenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on victory in presidential elections

Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! On my behalf and on behalf of all the people of the Donetsk People's Republic, let me congratulate you on your election to the high office of the President of the Russian Federation.

‘Grab kids and run!’ – Donbass women give birth under barrage of fire

A war seems to be endless fighting, where there is no place for ordinary life. There is no way to work normally, go to school, love, start a family. However, statistics on the birth rate in Donbass says the opposite. It says about children who have been born under fire and have no idea what peace is like.

Alexander Zakharchenko visits opening of training centre for rescuers

On February 28, a unique training fire-rescue unit launched its work in Donetsk. The opening was visited by Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.

'Frank Conversation' with Alexander Zakharchenko, 12/28/2017 - DONi News

The United States is pushing Ukraine to launch a large-scale war, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko stated such an opinion yesterday, on December 27, during the "Frank conversation" program, answering the question of Janus Putkonen, Director of the International DONi News Agency, about the actions of the West and their NATO alli


Baltic countries asks more US troops and arms against Russia

During their meeting with President Trump in Washington on Tuesday the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will ask him to send more troops and bolster air defenses on NATO’s eastern flank to “deter Russia,” EurActive online portal wrote.

Leaked: Britain's official chart for geopolitical brainwashing in the West

In the new leaked document UK officials presented in a bid to persuade allies to expel Russian diplomats this week there is shown the long pattern of the western brainwashing. Using the wide distortion of realities and bypassing well known facts, with re-writing history based only on anti-Russian blames and lies, the official document shows the implemented war propaganda chart for the West against Russia. 

No air support for weeks in Europe if war with Russia would begin - US Army

New US strategic report: Russia would have significant advantage in terms of numbers and all aspects of ground combat for weeks, because Russian air defenses would make US/NATO air support impossible for the ground combat forces. At the same time Russia has also a larger number of superior artillery systems than the U.S.

'Not a Cold War Anymore, it’s an Ice War' - Serbian Foreign Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Ivica Dacic, said that the confrontation between Russia and the West can not be called just a “cold war” anymore. This was reported by Fort Russ.   “It’s not a cold war anymore, it’s an ice war, they even want to boycott the World Cup,” said the Serbian minister.  

Neocon John Bolton enters White House - threat of wider war in Donbass

US President Donald Trump has announced he is replacing his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, with John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the UN and a neocon warhawk. So, what this latest appointment in the series of changes in White House means for the issues concerning Ukraine and the war in Donbass?

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