Situação na Ucrânia


Tragic news from Donetsk – Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko was killed in a terrorist attack.


Vladimir Putin attended a plenary meeting of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.


According to statements coming from the OSCE, on the morning of April 23, 2017 an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission vehicle returning from a patrol, experienced a mine explosion in the district of Slavyanoserbsky, Lugansk Region, two kilometres away from the line of contact, resulting in the death of one paramedic from the United States working as a contractor with the OSCE. International monitors who were also in the vehicle were wounded.


Following negotiations on a settlement in Ukraine and the situation around Syria, the Russian President made a statement for the press.


The heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics have issued a statement on a unilateral ceasefire starting at 12 am on September 15, under which all people’s militia units in Donetsk and Lugansk are prohibited from responding to fire from the Ukrainian army and the National Guard.


On September 1, the Contact Group held a meeting in a video conference format with representatives from Donbass, the Joint Coordination and Control Centre, and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to review the results of an earlier ceasefire agreement achieved by the sides in connection with the start of the new academic year.

Meeting participants reviewed the consistent decline in the number of ceasefire violations starting on August 28 and the lack of violations on September 1 as of noon MMT.