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NATO denounces Donbass referendums

Reacting to the announcement that the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) will hold votes on joining Russia later this week, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday called them illegitimate and demanded more support for Ukraine from the “international community.” “Sham referendums have no legitimacy and do not change the …

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OSCE workers sentenced for high treason in Donbass

The Supreme Court of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) on Monday sentenced two employees of the now-defunct Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission, for high treason. In two separate cases, a translator with the mission, Maksim Petrov, and one of its employees, Dmitry Shabanov, were found …

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Putin salutes restoration of WWII monument in Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the newly completed restoration of Saur-Mogila, a memorial to the 1943 Soviet liberation of Donbass from Nazi Germany. The monument had been damaged by Ukrainian shelling during the 2014 battles with the militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic. “It is gratifying to know …

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Zelensky promises to recapture Donbass

President Vladimir Zelensky said in his daily evening address on Sunday that Ukraine will recapture Donbass, which is now almost fully seized by Russian forces.  “We have not forgotten and will not forget any of our cities and any of our people,” he said.  “Now Donbass is almost destroyed by …

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Amnesty issues warning about Donbass tribunal

Amnesty International is against putting Ukrainian POWs on trial for alleged war crimes, insisting that Russia and Donbass are in no position to do so.  Describing the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as “Russian-backed armed groups,” the organization called the upcoming tribunals “illegal and abusive.” The organization also blasted the …

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Donbass fighting is ‘hell’ – Zelensky

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said on Tuesday that the fighting in Donbass was “hell,” claiming that Kiev’s military remained heavily outgunned and even outnumbered by Russia and appealing to the US and its allies for even more weapons such as the HIMARS rocket launchers. In a five-minute address to Ukrainians, …

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Zelensky and US to blame for ‘bloodbath’ in Donbass – Russia

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is personally responsible, along with the United States, for the fatal shelling of a detention facility in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Saturday. According to the ministry’s statement, a missile strike using US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers on a prison near …

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Ukraine shells prison holding POWs – Donbass official

Ukrainian troops shelled a prison housing POWs in Yelenovka early Friday morning, Donetsk People’s Republic Deputy Information Minister Daniil Bezsonov wrote on his Telegram channel. “There was a direct hit at a building with prisoners,” Bezsonov wrote. “The results as of now: 40 killed, 130 wounded.” The minister added that …

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Polish mercenaries struck by missiles in Donbass – Russia

More than 40 foreign mercenaries, most of whom were Polish citizens, have been killed by a missile strike in Donbass, Russia’s Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday. They add to a growing list of foreign combatants who have lost their lives fighting for Ukraine. High-precision air-based missiles struck a temporary …

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British Falklands War vet captured in Donbass – media

A British man, who has fought alongside the infamous ‘Azov’ regiment in Mariupol, has asked London for help in a video published by a Russian journalist over the weekend. Identified as John Harding, the man in the video says he would otherwise “face the death penalty.”  “I would say to …

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