Last July 21 morning Yelena Filippova, secretary to the head of Ukraine's self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, was badly injured when her car exploded as she drove to work. That afternoon, a prominent DPR politician was shot and wounded on one of the main streets of the city. With evening came fragmentary reports that a military building in central Donetsk had been blockaded by troops.
From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behavior.
The shelling of Vrublyovka, Luhansk oblast, by the rebels from Grad missile system failed to appear on OSCE report on that day, Luhansk News Today reports July 27.
The Ukrainian State Border Service said that Ukrainian border guards did not open fire at Russian citizens from the Ukrainian territory near the Krasna Talivka border checkpoint, calling this incident a provocative act.
DONETSK - At least two people were killed July 27 and a regional power station was knocked out of action after being damaged by shelling in Ukraine's pro-Russian separatist east.
A high-ranking commander of Ukraine's Azov battalion has been found dead in his apartment in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv.
A dozen years ago, American neocon Robert Kagan claimed, famously, that “Americans are from Mars, the Europeans are from Venus” - meaning that Americans tend to rely on military force while the Europeans in all situations prefer peaceful solutions - even when they clearly don’t work. Since then, on a number of occasions hawks on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Middle East have called Western Europeans soft and even cowardly.
Yaroslav Babych, deputy head of the headquarters of the civil corps of the Azov regiment, was found hanged in his apartment, the press service for the Azov regiment reported on July 27.
A Russian national was reportedly shot by Ukraine authorities while attempting to take a selfie photo near the border of Russia and Ukraine, the Moscow Times reported July 27. Nikolai Sinitsin, a resident of Rostov-on-Don in Russia, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest, though Ukraine's police said it was not responsible for the shooting.
Pro-presidential candidate Serhiy Berezenko leads by a margin of more than 11 percent with more than 96 percent of the votes counted in a parliamentary by-election in Chernihiv. The front runner has nearly 36 percent of the vote, according to the Central Election Commission, while almost 15 of votes cast are for Hennadiy Korban of the populist, patriotic Ukrop party.
Ukrainian, not Soviet traditions will be introduced in the system of military ranks, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a meeting with 'volunteer assault forces' in Kyiv on July 27.
As the bloody conflict in Ukraine which has claimed the lives of 6,000 continues to rage, the nation has topped a list of countries with the worst relations with their neighbours.
Ukraine said breaches of a cease-fire to stem the war in its east reached the most since the pact was signed in February. The army bolstered positions near the front line.
Europe should be prepared to commit hard defence in support for Ukraine and maintain sanctions against Russia, writes Richard Howitt ahead of a UN Security Council meeting over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 one year ago.
KHARKIV - The Kharkiv Zonal Department for law and order military service is going to receive Saxon armored personnel carriers (APCs) from the United Kingdom and Humvees from the United States, according to the regional media center of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the buffer zone which runs along the contact line does not include the city of Mariupol.
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The Ukrainian Armed Forces units opened fire near Schastia, Luhansk region, where the Organization for Security and Co-ordination in Europe (OSCE) had its mission members at the time, using weapons not prohibited by the Minsk agreements, in response to militant shelling of Ukrainian positions, says Roman Yurchylo, a spokesman for the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).
MP and leader of the People's Will faction Ihor Yeremeyev, who damaged his head as a result of a fall from a horse, is in a serious but stable condition, Yeremeyev's press service reported.
LUHANSK - The Ukrainian forces near the town of Schastia (Luhansk Oblast) have shelled a delegation of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), led by the Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup coordinator Tony Frisch, Luhansk Information Center reported, citing a source familiar with the situation.