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It extends only to certain specified localities in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The notification specifies the Convention rights from which Ukraine derogates and indicates the nature of the circumstances in which the derogation may be withdrawn. In regard to this, the Assembly expresses concern:.
A missing family of four Ukrainians were killed by an anti-tank mine blast near the frontline, the National Police department in Luhansk Oblast reported on April 11. A couple, both 57, their 38-year-old son and his wife, also 38, from the village of Pischane in Stanytsia Luhanska district of Luhansk Oblast, ...

On April 4, Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations, spoke at Princeton University about the now four-year-long crisis of Russia's annexation of Crimea and the brutal “hybrid war” being waged in the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk. According to Yelchenko, the crisis began ...
In Donetsk Oblast, the defenders of the Butovka coal mine came under fire from 82 millimeters mortars, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, and small arms. ... In Luhansk Oblast, the Russian-backed forces opened fire from small arms at the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, ...
On April 4, Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations, spoke at the University about the now four-year-long crisis of Russia's annexation of Crimea and the brutal “hybrid war” being waged in the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk. Yelchenko began by summarizing the events of ...
Joint Market Monitoring: Situation in Critical Markets along the Line of Contact in Northern Donetsk and Luhansk GCA August-September 2017 ... The survey of 20 market centers along the contact line in Luhansk and Northern Donetsk oblast GCA provides a comprehensive picture of the markets in the ...

Savchenko was captured by Russian-backed separatists in June 2014 in Luhansk Oblast, transported to Russia, and imprisoned on bogus charges. She was released after almost two years in exchange for two Russian intelligence officers captured in Ukraine. She was returned to Ukraine in a presidential ...
Pro-Russian separatists have controlled most of the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk - and their rich coalfields - since 2014. Widely regarded as Kremlin proxies, the unrecognised Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk have relied on exports of coal and steel to stay afloat. They can ship their product over ...
[Editor's note: Referendums on the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts took place on 11 May 2014 in many towns under the control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. The local authorities claimed an overwhelming number of people voted for self-rule, but the ...
Voloshin criticized governor of Nikolayev Oblast Oleksiy Savchenko but the man he was afraid of was not him but some more influential person. Here it's well worth reminding you who Voloshin was and how he became a media personality. Vladislav Voloshin was born in Lugansk in 1988 and grew up in ...
Savchenko was captured in June 2014 by Russian-backed armed groups in Luhansk Oblast, when she was participating in a rescue operation for the volunteer Aidar Battalion, which she joined after taking leave from military service. She was secretly transported to Russia, where prosecutors blamed her ...
The document creates conditions for the forced conquest of the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts, which aren't controlled by Kyiv, legalised the use of the Ukrainian army against the civilians.'' Escalation of the conflict began almost the following day. Such messages started to be spread in in social ...
People crossing the 'contact line' at Stanytsia Luhanska which is the only one operational entry/exit checkpoint in Luhansk province, Ukraine. 1 March 2018. Humanitarian Aid. With 4.4 million people in Ukraine soon to enter a fifth year of conflict, the international community has an important role to play in supporting conflict ...
Ukraine has been fighting Russian-backed separatists in its Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts — a region known as Donbas. Two peace agreements have been signed between the warring parties and their sponsors, but ceasefire violations happen almost every day along the conflict line. Thursday's incident ...
On January 18, the Verkhovna Rada voted in favor id the draft law "On the peculiarities of state policy to ensure Ukraine's sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions". In the law, Russia is called an aggressor state, regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast that are not controlled ...
A brewery in the Luhansk Oblast city of Lysychansk, 742 kilometers southeast of Kyiv, is an unlikely place for a publicly traded U.S. energy company to reap all of its profits. But that brewery was the sole customer of Ukrainian National Securities and Stock Market Commission Chief Timur Khromaev, whose ...
... repulsing and deterring the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.” The new operation will be run by the Joint Operative Headquarters of the Armed Forces, the head of which is to be nominated by the army's chief of the General Staff and approved by the president.

On January 18, the Verkhovna Rada voted in favor id the draft law "On the peculiarities of state policy to ensure Ukraine's sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions". In the law, Russia is called an aggressor state, regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast that ...
However, the new law fails to overtly call the hostilities in the Donbas a war against Russia. Instead, the document repeatedly refers to “taking measures to ensure national security and defense, and repulsing and deterring the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.”.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territory in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The bill passed last month designates the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as “temporarily occupied” by “aggressor country” ...
The RBC news agency, in its report about Shikhov, quoted a friend as saying he started out as a volunteer in the Novorossia Museum. But later (in 2016, Vasily says), Shikhov volunteered for a Luhansk Oblast militia unit called Specter (Prizrak). "He was a proper guy, "the friend, Aleksei Kuzichev, told RBC.
Since 2015, with the financial support of Japan through UN-implemented programmes more than 30 socio-economic infrastructure facilities were reconstructed in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, including bridges, pump stations, healthcare facilities, rehabilitation centers and schools, several infrastructure ...
In November 2014, a United Nations report found that 53 bridges, 45 road sections and parts of 190 railways were damaged in the early part of the war in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The war and Russia's seizure of Crimea also broke trade and transit links with the former Soviet Union. While Ukraine is ...
The two Russian-backed breakaway regions at war with the Ukrainian government – the “Luhansk People's Republic” and the “Donetsk People's Republic” ... The eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk – part of which now form separatist-controlled territory – have always been the hardest hit by HIV in ...
To support them, REACH has conducted a number of assessments on humanitarian vulnerabilities in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts finding that areas close to the LoC experience higher levels of humanitarian needs due to disruptions of services and exposure to conflict. This report builds on these and ...
International monitors recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in the last week, namely near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. ... He was badly wounded in Luhansk Oblast and had to return home for treatment, but made it back to the war zone in 2016. In one of his ...
On 30th January 2018 at 11am (Kiev Time) LEO, the main electricity company supplying Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk Oblast, cut off power to Petrovskyi water intake in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk oblast, due to non-payment of historic debts. Petrovskyi water intake ...
Eastern Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis since March 2014, when armed conflict erupted between separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. Separatists now control most of eastern Donetsk region, and a small area of southern Luhansk region. Despite two successive ceasefires in September 2014 ...
Regarding Donbas, the travel advisory notes that "Russia-led forces continue to control areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where the ongoing ... While in Russia, it is recommended not to visit Chechnya and Elbrus, and in Turkey travelers are advised not to go to southeast provinces and to the ...
Luhansk Oblast pensioners are especially unlucky because they have only a pedestrian checkpoint leading to the government-controlled area. Wearing grim faces, they either stand in long lines or walk along the windy bridge. Cheerful folk music, provided by the local state administration, plays from the ...
Evidence has shown that the shortage of public resources in the Ukrainian health sector is magnified by their inefficient use. Health-sector spending is biased toward hospital services, rather than low-cost preventive care. A non-transparent parallel out-of-pocket fee system risks compromising access to ...
“If you wish to see someone who is a victim of Russian propaganda – I am a living example”, says Maksym Butchenko, a Ukrainian journalist and writer from Rovenki in the Luhansk oblast. “All my relatives, even my parents used to tell me that I am a fascist. They refused to talk to me for half of a year.
From the beginning of March 2014, protests by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, together commonly called the “Donbass”, in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and the Euromaidan movement. These demonstrations, which ...
A Ukrainian soldier watches the enemy lines while on duty near the town of Chermalyk in Donetsk Oblast on Oct. 12. ... Up to 800,000 residents of Russian-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and up to 410,000 of those living in the government-controlled parts of Donbas are having trouble in ...
ZOLOTE 4, Ukraine — Liudmyla Mubarashkina, 71, sees her twin sister Yevheniya only once a month by the post office, where both women receive their monthly pensions. Although they live in the same Luhansk Oblast town of Zolote 4, they cannot visit each other because of army checkpoints, which allow ...
The trial is underway in the Luhansk oblast of 22-year-old Viktor Ageyev, a Russian whose repeated acknowledgement that he was a contract soldier in the Russian army was reiterated by his mother, and apparently corroborated by other evidence. The fact that Ageyev has radically changed his position, ...
UNICEF has established 11 parenting rooms in health facilities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts along the contact line. More than 7,000 children and their parents have benefited from these services. • During the reporting period, UNICEF provided psychosocial support to over 13,700 children on both sides ...
The political crisis that resulted in unrest in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine evolved into a war between the post-revolutionary Ukrainian government and pro-Russian insurgents. The agricultural sector in the two oblasts has suffered enormous losses due to the conflict and ensuing instability.
For instance, in Luhansk oblast, corporate taxes dropped from $45 million in 2016 to a predicted $12 million after the blockade, but in the prewar year of 2013 revenue from corporate taxes had amounted to $355 million. So much revenue had already been lost in three years of war and plundering that the ...
UNICEF has established 11 parenting rooms in health facilities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts along the contact line. More than 7,000 children and their parents have benefited from these services. • During the reporting period, UNICEF provided psychosocial support to over 13,700 children on both sides ...
Similar risks exist for Toretsk city (70,000 people), and meanwhile in Luhansk oblast the civil military authority have highlighted that should the pipelines connecting Severodonetsk and Lysychansk fail, as pipes are about 90 years old and under high pressure, then heating to 40,000 people in the “RTI” area ...
Attending the meeting organized by the Vitebsk Oblast Organization of the Belarusian Red Cross Society were members of more than ten families living in the oblast center in the status of refugees. The majority of them are former residents of Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast. They were mostly interested ...
The DRC assessment of legal needs along the contact-line in government controlled areas of Donetsk oblast showed that at least 14 per cent of the people ... in Novoaidar, Popasna and Stanytsia-Luhanska districts of the government controlled areas of Luhansk oblast, do not have property title documents.
The impact of the Maidan revolt on Yanukovych's pro-Russia policy led not only to the eventual installation of a more pro-Western (EU and NATO) government led by President Petro Poroshenko, but also to a counter-reaction amongst the more Russophile eastern oblasts in the Donbass.
In spring, a woman was detained by officers of the state border service while trying to take 2,000 ducklings into Russian-occupied territory. She had planned to take the birds by boat across the Siversky Donets river, which divides government-controlled and the Russian-occupied territory in Luhansk Oblast.
The separatists have controlled the capitals and some other districts of the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces since the spring of 2014, when Moscow fomented separatism amid unrest that led to the downfall of Moscow-friendly Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych that February. Russia does not recognize ...
"The trilateral contact group, with the participation of the representatives of several areas of Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast, confirms its full adherence to the truce announced in connection with the start of the academic year and the unconditional implementation of additional measures aimed at ...
Volker had indicated before the meeting that it would focus on the possibility of an international peacekeeping force being deployed in the parts of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk provinces that are held by Russia-backed separatists. After the meeting, Surkov said that the U.S. side presented 29 ...
Conflict broke out in Ukraine in early 2014, following a series of protests across major cities in the east of the country. Despite two successive ceasefires in September 2014 and February 2015, the humanitarian situation has continued to worsen through the breakdown of law and order, separation of ...
On 6 th November, LEO cut off Petrovskyi water intake, in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk oblast, due to non-payment of historic debts. PVK have nearly been able to clear debts since August 2016, thanks to payments made by Luhansk Voda, from Non-Government Controlled Areas ...


 

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