The tripartite contact group on Donbas conflict settlement has planned its session for July 31 and Aug. 2. The session will largely depend on the outcomes of the phone talks between the Normandy Four presidents of Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia.
Ukraine's representative in humanitarian subgroup of trilateral contact group on Donbas peaceful settlement, first deputy speaker of Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko said the number of Ukrainian hostages held by Donbas militants has increased to 132 people.
The Ukrainian side insists on final verification of list of hostages at a meeting in Minsk on May 24.
The European Union will most likely adopt introduction of the visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens before May 18.
Pro-Russian terrorists demand that Ukraine transfers about 100 criminals under the exchange plan who were sentenced for murders, rapes, looting and terrorist attacks.
The Kremlin’s machine of propaganda, lies, and tampering will run on all cylinders at today’s hearing of claim against the Russian Federation filed by Ukraine in the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague.
The Kremlin is trying to invent scenarios of Ukraine's direct negotiations with terrorists excluding representatives of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
Member of the European Parliament, German politician Rebecca Harms has visited Ukraine's eastern town of Avdiivka.
First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko says no elections are possible in the territory of independent Ukraine with occupation forces on the ground.
The Kremlin apparently does not even bother hiding that the escalation in the Donbas, namely in the vicinity of Avdiivka, was orchestrated to impel the United States and the international community to engage in a ‘dialogue’.
First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko says the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has passed a resolution on the persecution of Ukrainians in Russia prepared by the Ukrainian side.
The list of those, whom the militants demand to release, includes murderers and other high-level criminals.
The Ukrainian government is going to transfer 15 convicted persons who will be pardoned by the president to representatives of the so-called “DPR” and “LPR” approximately by Dec 21, 22. The relevant committee will meet to tackle this issue today.
Pro-Russian militants will not be granted amnesty until the active phase of hostilities ends in eastern Ukraine.
First Vice Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko believes delaying visa-free travel for Ukraine is "a huge historical mistake."