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‘Reintegration bill' being passed, Donbass needs to prepare for defense - Russian envoy

The Verkhovna Rada [of Ukraine], having adopted the law on the reintegration of Donbass, chose the path opposite to the peaceful political resolution of the conflict in the region, the plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbass, Boris Gryzlov, stated on Thursday, January 18.

Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 01/19/2018

Good afternoon! Last week, in the formations and military units of the DPR Armed Forces, assemblies were held with commanders of the artillery reconnaissance units, as well as battalion tactical exercises with the personnel of motorized rifle and tank divisions. Carrying out of actions together with other power departments of the Republic on counteraction to terrorism and struggle with sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the enemy proceeded.

Rada puts paid to peaceful settlement in Donbass – Kiev envoy

The Verkhovna Rada put paid to the possibility of a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass.

Russia: Poroshenko granted dictator's powers - preparing for a new war in Donbass

The newly-adopted Ukrainian law on ‘restoring sovereignty over the Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ shows that Kiev is determined to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine by force, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in the statement, published on Thursday by RT News.

Ukraine creates legal platform for escalation by 'Reintegration Law' – Zakharchenko

The law on the "reintegration of Donbass", adopted today by the Verkhovna Rada deputies, will allow Ukraine to intensify military confrontation with the People's Republics, stated the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko.

DEFENCE

Two Ukrainian servicemen trip their own mines

Two servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were wounded at night while an explosive device in southern front detonated, DPR Operational Command, Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin states.

Bloody destruction in Yasinovataya, DPR, after Ukrainian shelling, 12.21.2017 [VIDEO]

In the evening of 20 December 2017, the Ukrainian army heavily shelled the centre of Yasinovataya, thus detroying many houses, killing one civilian and injuring three others. For this purpose, the Ukrainian army used artilery shells of 122 mm and tank shells.

Kiev troops shelled Gorlovka downtown, damages reported [VIDEO]

Ukrainian troops shelled Gorlovka downtown at night, two houses sustained damages, Gorlovka Mayor Ivan Prikhodko states.  “At night, at about 2:20 am the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) shelled the downtown of Gorlovka. A private house on Stakhanov Street, 98a was damaged and a shell directly hit a flat on 60 let SSSR Street, 51,” said Prikhodko.  Besides, a gas pipe line on Grogorashchenko Street was damaged.

AFU disrupt OSCE SMM visit to Kiev-occupied localities once again

OSCE SMM inspection of the Ukrainian-military-occupied localities near Gorlovka has been disrupted due to the fault of the Ukrainian side once again, DPR Representative Office Chief to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov states. 

Ukrainian side disrupts OSCE and UN inspection in captured localities

Ukrainian part in the JCCC haven’t provided security  guarantees needed for the UN, the OSCE and the Red Cross employees to enter the AFU-captured localities near Gorlovka, reports the head of the  DPR representative office in the JCCC, Ruslan Yakubov.

Donbass Life

'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

Interview: New Head of the Lugansk People's Republic, Leonid Pasechnik [VIDEO, ENG SUBS]

Andrey Rudenko from the Russian media has interviewed the new Head of the Lugansk People's Republic, Leonid Pasechnik. Video has English subtitles and its published by American freelance journalist in Donbass, Patrick Lancaster on 27 November 2017.  DONi News Agency    

Lugansk standoff continue: Report on the situation 2nd day

The second day of the crisis in the Lugansk People’s Republic started and continued in a relatively calm atmosphere on Wednesday, November 22. The standoff between the Head of the Republic and the ex-Minister of the Interior will have been lasting two days and nights already.

Standoff in LPR: Report on the situation in Lugansk

The volatile situation in Lugansk gave rise to rumours in the city about a military coup and the displacement of the current authorities of the Lugansk People's Republic on Tuesday.

Confirmed: Bones collected by American journalist are remains of MH17 victims

American freelance journalist, Patrick Lancaster, collected and handed over 23 pieces of bones, found in the crash site of the Malesian Airlines flight MH17 in the Donetsk People's Republic, to the Dutch investigators of the tragedy. After the forensic investigation it is now officially confirmed, that 15 of the 23 bones pieces belonged to 7 passengers of the plane, which was shot down over Donbass in 2014.

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Russia: Poroshenko granted dictator's powers - preparing for a new war in Donbass

The newly-adopted Ukrainian law on ‘restoring sovereignty over the Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ shows that Kiev is determined to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine by force, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in the statement, published on Thursday by RT News.

Kiev prepares to pass Javelin U.S. systems into service

The Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff Viktor Muzhenko stated in Brussels on Tuesday that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were developing measures with the aim of passing U.S. antitank missile systems Javelin into service.   Muzhenko arrived at the NATO headquarters in Brussels to participate in events at levels of General Staffs' Chiefs of alliance member countries.

By new weapons USA encourages Ukraine into war – Zakharchenko

The United States is pushing Ukraine to launch a large-scale war, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic 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 allies.

Zakharchenko warns about globalism: "One cannot make all peoples and nationalities one grey mass"

The Head of the Donetsk People's Republic sends a clear message to the whole world, saying that the ideas of globalism pose threat to the peoples and nationalities. Alexander Zakharchenko answered questions at the meeting with journalists in the DPR capital, Donetsk. Questions about several international affairs were asked by the Finish director of the DONi Donbass News Agency, Janus Putkonen. 

US State Department issues license for American weapons supply to Ukraine

The US has approved commercial licenses for the supply of small arms to Ukraine, but the US government does not directly supply weapons to Kiev, a State Department spokesman said.

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