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22 August, 2014
In a comment on the crossing of the Ukrainian border by the Russian convoy for The Ukrainian Week, Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson of the Council of Europe Secretary General, says that the CoE appeals to both sides to find an agreement which respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity and international law
20 August, 2014
A convoy of Russian military vehicles enters Luhansk, reports journalist referring to the commanders of army units currently on the frontline
15 August, 2014
A convoy of APCs and army trucks has crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border at Izvaryne, the checkpoint captured by the separatists, the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters report
16 July, 2014
Terrorists attack Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation forces with tanks, mines and anti-tank guided missiles near the villages of Marynivka, Tarany and Stepanivka in Donetsk Oblast, the National Guard’s press service reports
At night on July 16, the militants shelled anti-terrorist operation forces four times, reports Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Military and Political Research Center
15 July, 2014
The Obama Administration could impose sanctions unilaterally if the EU leaders decide otherwise at the meeting in Brussels on July 16
13 July, 2014
A cluster of the Russian military was detected near the village of Heivka, Stanychno-Luhansk County, Luhansk Oblast, 3 km from the Russian border on the Ukrainian territory, on July 12, National Security and Defence Council info-center spokesperson Andriy Lysenko reports
11 July, 2014
Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, is disappointed with the EU’s decision on sanctions against Russia
Nearly 20 tanks and AFVs crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border at night on July 20-11
According to Zorian Shkiriak, Advisor to the Interior Minister, 30 Ukrainian servicemen were killed last night during the shelling with BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers near the village of Zelenopillia, Donestk Oblast. ATO spokesperson Vladyslav Selezniov reports 32 killed and 93 injured
1 July, 2014
President Petro Poroshenko announces the end of ceasefire in the Donbas, he says after the meeting of the National Security and Defence Council, his press service reports
30 June, 2014
More diversions to damage Ukraine’s gas transit system and overall infrastructure could take place within the next few weeks. This could help Russia boost its Nord Stream says Mykhailo Honchar, Chair of the Strategy XXI center for global studies
SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, detains five members of the terrorist group. They intended to blow up the railroad from Kyiv to Kharkiv, its press service report says
Ukrainian military have been fending off attacks of terrorists and awaiting the order for assault; the plan for it ready by now, Andriy Lysenko, press-secretary for the Council’s information center says
Terrorists shelled the bases of Ukrainian military near Kramatorsk airfield and checkpoints near Sloviansk, the villages of Makariv and Avdeyevka, the Anti-Terrorist press service reports
The militants installed artillery weapons at Urytskoho Street in Sloviansk. They are shelling residential districts, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
28 June, 2014
The European Commission says that threats to “punish” European companies that supply or transit gas to Ukraine by Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller are absolutely unacceptable
At night on June 27-28, terrorists kept shooting at the anti-terrorist operation groups, InfoResist coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk reports on his Facebook page
The SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, arrests a member of the terrorist organization acting in Eastern Ukraine, its press service reports
Terrorists are shooting at anti-terrorist operation troops near Sloviansk, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
27 June, 2014
EU leaders claim that new sanctions against Russia could be passed anytime, the European Council says in its conclusions on Ukraine passed at the session in Brussels today
Ukraine signed the Association Agreement with the EU on Friday, June 27, in Brussels
20 June, 2014
Valeria Hontareva, the newly-appointed Chairperson of the National Bank of Ukraine, resigns from the position of Board Chair at the Investment Capital Ukraine company and sells her stake in the group, its press service reports
12 paratroopers from the 25th Dnipropetrovsk Airborne Brigade were killed in clashes near Krasnyi Lyman, a town in Donetsk Oblast. 25 more were injured, members of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast national protection headquarters wrote on Facebook
19 June, 2014
Ukraine’s gross external debt shrinks 3% in Q1’14, the National Bank of Ukraine reports
Ukraine’s Security Service, SBU, submits files against two foreigners and eight Ukrainians to court. Charges include spying, terrorist activity and mass disturbances, SBU press service reports
MPs supported candidates to replace acting Chair of the NBU, Prosecutor General and Foreign Minister offered by President Poroshenko in the vote today
17 June, 2014
Many militants in the Donbas will take the chance and lay down arms during the temporary ceasefire, coordinator of Information Resistance group, Dmytro Tymchuk, tells The Ukrainian Week in a comment
The ceasefire agreement in the area of the antiterrorist operation came into effect at around 7.20 p.m. today. It allows the injured and the dead to be taken out of the area, Vasyl Budik, a man held hostage by Ihor (aka Bes) Bezler’s militants in Horlivka, a town in Donetsk Oblast, wrote on his Facebook page today
Ukraine’s Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk believes that Russia has disrupted gas talks not least because of the upcoming visit of President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement with the EU, he said when speaking in Parliament
Тerrorists are forcing local men to take up arms, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Information Resistance group, tells in a comment for The Ukrainian Week
15 June, 2014
40 paratroopers and 9 crew members were killed in the Il-76 plane shot down by terrorists; 5 border guards were killed and 7 injured in an ambush attack of their convoy by terrorists
Andriy Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s Acting Foreign Minister, was at negotiations at the Russian Embassy today. He says Ukraine could suspend diplomatic relations with Russia, but does not specify when that could happen
10 June, 2014
The reform of Naftogaz does not entail a transfer of property rights for Ukraine’s gas transit system or its underground gas storage facilities, Naftogaz’s press-service reports
9 June, 2014
Two groups of OSCE observers kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine earlier are in Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast, reports Andriy Purgin, a leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic terrorists
The armed conflict is in the process of being stopped in Eastern Ukraine, Acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval said as reported by the Ministry of Defense press-service
Serbia was forced to halt work on the South Stream gas pipeline, Vice Premier and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Zorana Mihajlović said on Monday
Last night, a group of terrorists tried to storm the military unit in Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, as reported by Dmytro Tymchuk, head of the military and political research, on his Facebook page
4 June, 2014
Petro Poroshenko, the winner of the presidential race in Ukraine, will present the plan for peaceful solution for the Ukrainian crisis during his inauguration, he said at a briefing on his visit to Warsaw
Ukrainian military continue to fight in Eastern Ukraine, particularly Krasnyi Lyman and Sloviansk, both in Donetsk Oblast, Vladyslav Selezniov, spokesman for the anti-terrorist operation, reports
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov announces the closing of part of Ukraine’s eastern border, including in Central Luhansk and North Donetsk Oblasts
On June 3, Ukraine reimbursed USD 1bn-worth of Eurobonds issued in 2012 in full and timely manner, the Ministry of Finance reports
3 June, 2014
Seven people were killed by the explosion at the Luhansk Oblast State Administration, reports referring to the Pavlo Maliuk, head of the health care department at the Luhansk Oblast State Administration
On June 2, the local “self-defence” kidnapped editor and journalist Serhiy Mokrushyn and director Vladlen Melnykov, both from the Center of Journalist Investigation, in Simferopol, Crimea
The militants that surrounded the border guard checkpoint have seized fire but their snipers keep shooting, the State Border Service PR department reports
2 June, 2014
Central Election Commission announces Petro Poroshenko the President of Ukraine elected on May 25
22 May, 2014
Ukrainian authorities have requested the UN to call the Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk says
13 Ukrainian troops were killed in the attack of terrorists near the villages of Rubizhne and Volnovakha, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov reports
19 May, 2014
Chloroform was found at the Labour Unions Building in Odesa where over 40 people died on May 2, Vitaliy Sakal, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Investigation Headquarters said today
16 May, 2014
Serhiy Aksionov, the self-proclaimed Crimean Premier, bans mass events on the territory of the annexed Crimea through June 6. The copy of his decree was posted on his Facebook page
10 May, 2014
On May 9, cables were set on fire in the tunnels between the Kyiv TV tower and the building of the National TV and Radio Company of Ukraine; separatists intensified their actions in Mariupol, Ukrainian military annihilated terrorists; ex-Party of Regions MP Oleh Tsariov bailed out an arrested coordinator of pro-Russian separatists; Kharkiv refused to hold a separation referendum
On the eve of the Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship to take place on May 9-25, numerous opposition activists were arrested. As of May 9, at least 28 political inmates are kept at prison isolators in Minsk
G7 leaders are expected to sign off on an “emergency response plan” to assist Ukraine this winter if Russia restricts gas supplies. The Independent reports.
9 May, 2014
Nearly 20 terrorists were killed and 4 detained during the shooting between Ukrainian police and military and separatists, Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, wrote on his Facebook page. Ukrainian law enforcers have lost 1 man, 5 wounded
6 May, 2014
The police were de facto involved in the crimes committed by separatists in Odesa, Acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky says in an interview for Channel 5
Andriy Senchenko, Acting Chief of Staff, suggested that terrorist attacks could take place on May 9 after the closed meeting of the National Security and Defence Council with chiefs of security authorities on May 6
30 April, 2014
Vadym Karasiov, a Ukrainian political analyst, says that a scenario whereby some regions of Ukraine fail to hold the presidential election is possible
10 April, 2014
The UK, Poland and Sweden propose that a European Union civilian mission is set up to help Ukraine improve its justice system. BBC reports according to the leaked joint paper of the three countries
The outcome of the so-called referendum in Crimea and “the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation therefore have no legal effect and are not recognised by the Council of Europe”, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) stated on Wednesday, April,9th, in an resolution adopted at the end of an urgent debate.
4 April, 2014
Diplomats have revealed that the former Ukrainian regime members trying to get off an EU visa ban and asset freeze are ex-PM Mykola Azarov and his son Oleksii. The EUobserver reports.
3 April, 2014
About 98% of the customs duties that Ukrainian iron, steel, farm produce and machinery exporters pay at EU borders will be removed by a proposal backed by European Parliament on Thursday.
Explosives and weapons that were probably used to shoot at protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv were delivered from Russia, Ukraine’s Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said at a press conference today
There are reasons to believe that officers of the Federal Security Service of Russian Federation (FSB) were involved in the planning and implementation of the so-called antiterrorist operations in Kyiv during the mass protests on Maidan in February, Ukrainian Security Service Chief (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said during the press-conference on April, 3rd.
29 March, 2014
Vitaliy Klitschko who was considered as one of the candidates for presidency backs Ukrainian tycoon Petro Poroshenko for this post in the May 25 elections.
27 March, 2014
After speaking to representatives of the Ukrainian Jewish community David Frum, journalist of The Atlantic, says there’s not more trouble for Jews in Ukraine than in other European country and the atrocities described by Russian media is a part of Russian propaganda campaign against Ukraine.
23 March, 2014
Russian billionaire and close Putin ally Gennady Timchenko sold stake in oil trading firm Gunvor a day before featuring on a blacklist of Russians sanctioned in the US.
Brussels drafts tougher sanctions for new battle plan against Moscow, however the biggest EU countries split over the tactics of the new campaign, The Guardian reports.
22 March, 2014
The post-Soviet world order was far from perfect, but Vladimir Putin’s idea for replacing it is much worse, The Economist reports.
27 February, 2014
Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted president of Ukraine, said on Thursday that he remained the lawful president, and asked Russian authorities to grant his personal safety.
Thousands of pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators duelled in Crimea’s capital on Wednesday, heightening concerns about unrest in the region following the change in government in Kiev, Financial Times reports.
22 February, 2014
328 MPs vote to hold the early presidential election on May 25
Germany's Frank Walter-Steinmeier, France's Eric Fournier, and Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski come to the Verkhovna Rada
Yanukovych has 24 hours to sign the return to the 2004 Constitution, Poland's Foreign Ministers writes in his Twitter
21 February, 2014
Ukraine’s Security Service claims that it will apply tough measures to stop threats to territorial integrity of Ukraine and will hold everyone engaged in that liable, it says in a statement
Barack Obama says Putin does not respect the right of Ukrainians and Syrians to basic freedoms, The Guardian reports
The EU Council of Ministers reached consensus on imposition of sanctions against representatives of the Yanukovych regime very quickly but can’t agree on specific candidates, the EU Observer reports
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces travel bans for top officials involved in violence against protesters in Kyiv and considers economic sanctions against Yanukovych and his supporters
20 February, 2014
MPs pass a resolution to stop the use force by the police in downtown Kyiv, The Ukrainian Week’s journalist reports from Parliament
Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to send Vladimir Lukin, the Human Rights Commissioner of Russia, with a mediation mission to Ukraine, Putin’s press secretary Dmitri Peskov reports
MPs who gathered to hold a parliament session at 3 p.m. were blocked from the Verkhovna Rada session room
The bodies of eight people shot dead covered with blankets are on Maidan Nezalezhnosti close to the Kozatskyi hotel
On February 19, the US imposed visa bans on senior Ukrainian government officials believed to be responsible for a violent crackdown by riot police against protesters, a senior State Department official said, as quoted by Reuters
19 February, 2014
Clashes between police and protesters continue in Kyiv
President Viktor Yanukovych fires Volodymyr Zamana, Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Headquarters, and appointed him as National Defence and Security Council Deputy Secreatary, decrees posted on his official website say
SBU, Ukraine’s security service, says that the statement of SBU Chief Oleksandr Yakymenko speaks of preparation for an “anti-terrorist operation”, not the launch of one, SBU press center clarifies
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected on Wednesday to again raise the possibility of U.S. sanctions on Ukraine, Reuters reports.
More and more EU member-states support sanctions against Ukrainian authorities. Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in the Parliament that it is time to impose sanctions against Ukrainian top officials
Acting Defence minister Pavlo Lebedev has ordered the 25th Dnipropetrovsk Airborne Brigade to head to Kyiv, ex-defence minister and opposition MP Anatoliy Hrytsenko reports on his Facebook page
President Viktor Yanukovych threatens to put opposition leaders in jail, journalist Sviatoslav Tseholko wrote on Facebook quoting Batkivshchyna leader Arseniy Yatseniuk
From 10.20 a.m. on February 18, 2014, by 6 a.m. on February 19, 2014, 351 protesters called for medical aid, Kyiv City State Administration reports based on information from the Administration Health Care Department
18 February, 2014
Oppositional MP Lesia Orobets’ informed that three protesters are killed after today’s clashes. Seven are seriously injured.
Clashes between protesters and police renewed on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv while the protesters had been moving up to Verkhovna Rada to keep up pressure on MPs to return the Constitution of 2004.
The Party of Regions faction in Parliament fails to take the final decision on who may become the new prime-minister at its Tuesday meeting, the PR’s MP and representative of the President in Parliament Yuriy Miroshnychenko says
16 February, 2014
Protesters have begun to take away a part of the barricade on Hrushevskoho Street where major clashes took place on January 19-22; MP Arsen Avakov said that activists would set up a checkpoint at Hrushevskoho and free the Kyiv City State Administration and four oblast state administrations by morning; four Maidan activists are still in detention centers; the opposition claims that the Maidan is not going anywhere; titushky have made another attempt to demolish barricades on Khreshchatyk; a resolution was submitted to the US Senate calling on immediate sanctions against Ukraine; the Maidan is preparing for peaceful pressure on Parliament
13 February, 2014
NAK Naftogaz Ukraine cuts supply of gas to 11 oblasts to the minimum level necessary to keep the transit system in operation, its press service reports
12 February, 2014
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer told in the interview to Deutsche Welle that the West should target Ukrainian oligarchs with sanctions.
Catherine Ashton to Meet with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Thursday, The WSJ reports.
10 February, 2014
The EU will work using all of its opportunities to find a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine which involves serious discussion of amendments to the Constitution, among other things, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says before the meeting of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers that took place in Brussels today
5 February, 2014
Viktor Yanukovych has changed the procedure of the Cabinet of Ministers and instructed First Vice Premier Serhiy Arbuzov to act as premier, says the decree posted on the President’s official website
Arseniy Yatseniuk, the leader of Batkivshchyna, is ready to become premier provided that the Parliament returns the 2004 Constitution and the Cabinet of Ministers is formed by the opposition, he says in an interview for Deutsche Welle
Period: 22 August, 2014 — 5 February, 2014, record count: 100
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