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Kyiv reports 3 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in past 24 hours

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Russia-led forces have mounted 19 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) has reported. “Russian-backed separatists opened fire on the positions of o...

New York Times: This is the front line of Saudi Arabia’s invisible war

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A battlewagon roars through the gates of a beach villa on Yemen’s Red Sea coast, a luxury property with a 20-foot chandelier and indoor pool, now repurposed as a busy field hospital. Young fighters, drenched in the sweat of the battle, leap from the pickup and hoist a wounded comrade, blood strea...

UNIAN: Russia-backed separatists open fire toward Mayorsky crossing checkpoint in Donbas

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On Oct. 20, Russian-backed separatists opened fire 17 times on the positions of Ukraine’s Joint Forces in Donbas. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Russia-backed separatists open fire toward Mayorsky crossing checkpoint in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

UNIAN: Donbas separatists shell Ukraine forces from mortars, grenade launchers

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On Oct. 19, Russia-backed separatists in Donbas opened fire 16 times on the positions of the Ukrainin army. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Donbas separatists shell Ukraine forces from mortars, grenade launchers appeared first on KyivPost.

Cabinet approves procedure for use of weapons in Armed Forces to repel aggression against Ukraine

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Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the procedure for the use of weapons in the Armed Forces of Ukraine to repel armed aggression against the country, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported on October 18. Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 828 dated ...

UNIAN: Ukraine reports 16 separatist attacks in past 24 hours

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Russian-led forces mounted 16 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last 24 hours. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine reports 16 separatist attacks in past 24 hours appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: US Envoy – No progress ending Ukraine war as Putin waits for Kyiv elections

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The U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, says he does not expect progress anytime soon toward ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine because Russia appears to be waiting for possible changes coming out of the Ukrainian elections. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: US Envoy – No progre...

Two soldiers wounded in 17 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas over past day

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Russia-backed separatists have opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas 17 times over the past 24 hours, wounding two soldiers, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters has reported. “Kremlin-led forces opened fire on the positions of our...

CNN: Ukraine war threatens deep divisions in Orthodox Church

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A schism has erupted within the eastern Orthodox church, threatening bitter divisions for its roughly 300 million followers. Read more here. The post CNN: Ukraine war threatens deep divisions in Orthodox Church appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: Kyiv says five killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

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Ukraine says two of its soldiers have been killed and one wounded as a result of clashes with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said on October 17 that separatists violated a cease-fire 19 times during the previous 24 hours by firing machine guns, grenade launcher...

UNIAN: Russia-led forces mortar Ukrainian troops, employ snipers, kill 2 soldiers

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In the past day, October 16, Russian-led forces 19 times opened fire on the positions of the Joint Forces in eastern Ukraine. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action and another one – wounded, according to the morning report by the Joint Forces HQ. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Russia-led ...

UNIAN: OSCE spots tanks, mortars and howitzers in Russian-occupied Donbas

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported it spotted tanks, mortars and howitzers in Russian-occupied Donbas. Read more here. The post UNIAN: OSCE spots tanks, mortars and howitzers in Russian-occupied Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

BelTA: OSCE representative calls for observing ceasefire in Ukraine

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MINSK  – After a regular session of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine in Minsk the OSCE’s special representative in the group Martin Sajdik urged the conflicting parties in Ukraine to stick to the ceasefire regime, BelTA has learned. Read more here.   The post BelTA: OSCE represe...

RFE/RL: Kyiv says Ukrainian soldier, two separatists killed in Donbas

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Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and three wounded as a result of clashes with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said on October 16 that separatists violated a cease-fire 37 times during the previous 24 hours by firing machine guns, grenade launche...

France 24: War drills on the school curriculum in eastern Ukraine

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Huddled in a basement, dozens of children cover their heads with their hands, practising what to do if their school comes under attack in eastern Ukraine’s war. In a conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives since 2014, war drills and bomb shelters have become part of daily life for ...

1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 3 more wounded in Donbas over past day

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Russian-backed separatists have opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 37 times over the past 24 hours, killing one Ukrainian soldier and wounding three more, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters has reported. “Russian invaders opened fire on...

RFE/RL: Militants fail to leave buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib under Russia-Turkey deal

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Militants in Syria’s Idlib Province failed to meet an October 15 deadline for vacating a buffer zone created under a Russian-Turkish cease-fire deal, prompting a threat from the Syrian government to resume its military campaign. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Militants fail to leave buffe...

CNN: Ukraine and Russia step up a confrontation, and the US is not a bystander

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In Europe, a shadow conflict is capturing headlines: The Salisbury poisonings and the unmasking of alleged Russian agents in the Netherlands suggest a return to Cold War-style spy games between Russia and the West. In Ukraine, the picture is more stark. A hot war is continuing in the eastern Donb...

112.ua: Ukrainian military repulsed attack of Russia-backed separatists near Avdiyivka

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Ukrainian army repulsed an attack by Russian-backed separatists in the area of Avdiyivka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. This is stated in a message posted on the Facebook page of Ukraine military. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Ukrainian military repulsed attack of Russia-backed separatists ...

Reuters: Syria says Idlib situation untenable if jihadists wont comply with deal

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Syria’s foreign minister said on October 15 the situation in Idlib was untenable if jihadists do not comply with a Russian-Turkish agreement for the area, on the day of a critical deal deadline. Read more here.  The post Reuters: Syria says Idlib situation untenable if jihadists wont comply with ...

Reuters: Syrian FM – After Idlib, our target is east of Euphrates river

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Syria’s foreign minister said on October 15 the government’s next target after recovering Syria’s Idlib from rebels was the area east of the Euphrates, indicating territory held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read more here.  The post Reuters: Syrian FM – After Idlib, ou...

UNIAN: Donbas update – Ukraine reports four soldiers wounded in past day

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Over the past day, Russia-led forces 23 times opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian troops, including four times with the use of weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, Ukrainian military officials report. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Donbas update – Ukraine reports four soldiers...

UNIAN: Russia-backed separatists attack Ukrainian army 26 times

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Russian-backed separatists mounted 26 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last 24 hours. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Russia-backed separatists attack Ukrainian army 26 times appeared first on KyivPost.

US embassy says only Russia can bring end to bloodshed in Ukraine

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Russia must stop the supply of lethal weapons to its proxies in Donbas, the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine has said. “A picture is worth a thousand words. Russia must stop providing deadly weapons under cover of night to its proxies in eastern Ukraine. These weapons, including those @OSCE_SMM spot...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s law enforcers detain separatist in Donetsk region

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Ukrainian counterintelligence officers have detained in Donetsk region a separatist. The law enforcers established that in May 2014, the head of one of the public organizations in the town of Druzhkivka joined illegal armed formations. He also took an active part in hostilities against the Ukrain...