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Defense Minister Dismisses His Adviser Volunteer Muravskyi

The Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak dismissed the volunteer and photographer Dmytro Muravskyi who used to chair the coordination center in the Department of Communications and Press of the Ministry and was the Minister’s adviser.

Militants Shelled Solodke Village from Heavy Artillery

On August 21, illegal military formations from the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk oblast shelled Solodke village of Marinka district of Donetsk oblast for 15 minutes from 122mm artillery.

Militants Shoot at Ukrainian Joint Center on Control and Coordination Observers

Militants from the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ (‘DNR’) shot at the monitoring group from the Ukrainian side of the Joint Center on Control and Coordination (JCCC).

Abroskin: 50 Children Died Since the Start of Hostilities in Donbas

Since the start of hostilities in Donbas, 50 children died and 140 were wounded in government-controlled territories.

ATO Staff: Militants Shelled Vuhlehirsk Thermal Power Plant

On August 17, militants of the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ (DNR) shelled Vuhlehirsk thermal power plant from 152mm artillery, ATO Staff press center informs on Facebook.

Militants Jail Captured Centre.UA Employee for Two Years

Volodymyr Fomichev, an employee of civic organization Centre.UA, who was captured by militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), was jailed for two years, Hromadske informs on Thursday, August 18.

Poroshenko Vetoes Law on Amnesty for ATO Participants

President Poroshenko vetoed the law on amnesty for Ukrainian soldiers who take part in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas.

SBU: ‘Vostok’ Militant Group Fighter Arrested in Ternopil Oblast in Western Ukraine

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) arrested a militant of the ‘Vostok’ terrorist group of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the SBU press service reported on August 16.

Intelligence: Large-Scale Provocations ‘Planned in Donbas’

The so-called “people’s republics” of occupied rayons of Donetska and Luhanska Oblasts (ORDO and ORLO), which are backed by the Russian government, are planning large scale provocations throughout entire line of contact in the ATO zone

Written Statement Attributed to Plotnitsky Issued After Car Blast

A statement purportedly from separatist leader of the so-called ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ (LNR) Igor Plotnitsky claiming he is back to work and blaming his assassination attempt on ‘the enemies of Donbas,’ has been published.

Ukraine ‘Not Involved in Plotnitsky Assassination Attempt’

The Ukrainian side is not involved in the assassination attempt against Igor Plotnitsky.

Militants ‘Shot Russian Officer Dead’

On August 5, the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine claimed that militants in the occupied parts of Donbas had shot a Russian military officer dead.

Kuchma’s Press Secretary: Kyiv Not Blind to Ceasefire Violations

The Ukrainian side is constantly raising the issue of violation of the ceasefire and calls on Russia to adhere to the Minsk Agreements during the meetings of the Trilateral contact group, the press secretary of the former president Leonid Kuchma Darka Olifer says.

Ukraine Renews Coal Supply from Occupied Territories

Ukraine renewed coal supplies from the occupied territories via railways after a near-two-month break.

Almost 41,000 Ukrainians Have Signed Contracts with the Army in 2016

In 2016, 40,800 people have already signed contracts to serve in the Ukrainian Army, spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense Lieutenant Colonel Oleksiy Chernobay said during a press briefing on Tuesday, July 26.

ATO: Militants Deployed 122-mm SPG and Attacked Avdiivka

On Sunday Russian invaders attacked Ukrainian forces in Donbas for 58 times. In Mariupol direction 35 artillery attacks occurred. In Novohryhorivka the enemy attacked with 122-mm self-propelled guns, in Talakivka, Vodyane and Starohnativka the enemy attacked with 120 and 82-mm mortars. In Avdiivka Ukrainian fighters engaged enemy saboteur group, the enemy retreated.

Lutsenko: There will be no Cover-Up for Kulyk

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko says he is not going to cover anything up for Military Prosecutor Kostiantyn Kulyk, even considering his important contribution to the investigation of Serhiy Kurchenko.

Media: Militants Attack Ukrainian Infantry Vehicle

On July 18 in the ATO zone in Luhansk Oblast, militants blew up an infantry fighting vehicle of the 93rd brigade that was on its way back from an assignment and fired shots at its crew.

Marchuk: More Russian Tanks in Donbas than the UK and Germany Possess

There are currently 702 Russian tanks in the temporarily occupied territories, Yevhen Marchuk, who represents Ukraine in the Minsk negotiations, said on 5 Kanal on July 18.

Court Reinstates Kulyk as ATO Prosecutor

Kyiv Court of Appeals reinstated ATO Prosecutor Kostiantyn Kulyk, who is suspected of illicit enrichment using his position.

Border Guards Arrest Militant with Russian Citizenship

The Kramatorsk unit of the Ukrainian Border Guards arrested a DNR militant who has Russian citizenship at Marinka checkpoint on July 11, the press service of the State Border Service reports.

Novaya Gazeta: Our Reporter Did not Shoot Ukrainian Military Positions

Novaya Gazeta rebuts the accusation by Anti-Terror Operation (ATO) press-office that its journalist disclosed the positions of Ukrainian Military.

SBU ‘to Suspend Accreditation of Journalists Who Disclosed Positions of Ukrainian Forces’

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has been asked to suspend accreditation of three journalists who disclosed positions of Ukrainian forces.

Parliament Approves Amnesty for ATO Fighters

The Verkhovna Rada adopted a law on amnesty for fighters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.

GPU Finds Weapons Stolen from War Zone during Search in “Dnipro-1” Regiment

The General Prosecutor’s Office (GPU) and Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) found an unprecedented stockpile of weapons, ammunition and explosives illegally taken from the war zone.

ATO: Militants Used Prohibited Artillery Systems and Mortars

On Tuesday, July 5, militants fired at Ukrainian positions in the ATO zone 61 times, including from prohibited weapons.

Sniper Who Murdered Opera Singer Slipak ‘Killed’

A militant sniper who murdered opera singer Vasyl Slipak was killed in Donbas.

Ukraine Resumes Freight Rail Transportation with Occupied Donbas

Freight rail transportation through the contact line in Donbas has been resumed since June 25, 2016.

NABU Conducts Search of Military Prosecutor Kulyk’s Home

On Wednesday, June 29, investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) searched the apartment of Military Prosecutor Kostiantyn Kulyk.

Famous Ukrainian Opera Singer Killed in Donbas

Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak, who served in Pravyi Sector volunteer battalion, was killed during a firefight in Donbas on Wednesday, June 29.