Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
Turkish Minister reproaches NATO for not fulfilling obligations on its south-eastern flankWorld February 18, 7:12
Moody's upgrades outlook on Russia’s sovereign rating to stable from negativeBusiness & Economy February 18, 2:37
KIEV, October 5. /TASS/. More than 1,000 Ukrainian troops have been released since the beginning of the ceasefire regime in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Polevoi, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council, said on Sunday.
“Thanks to this truce, combat operations and attacks on our positions stopped,” he told a briefing. However he claimed that cases of the ceasefire regime violations had been reported from the vicinity of the Donetsk airport, near the towns of Debaltsevo (Donetsk region) and Schastye (Lugansk region).
He said that two Ukrainian servicemen had been killed and six more had been wounded in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours.
On September 20, the Contact Group on Ukraine, which met in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk, adopted a memorandum on ceasefire regime. The document has nine provisions, including a ban of the use of all types of weapons and both parties’ withdrawal of heavy weapons with a caliber of more than 100 mm at a distance of 15 kilometres from the line of contact.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is to control the observance of the ceasefire regime.
The previous Contact Group meeting in Minsk (on September 5) yielded a protocol on peace settlement in southeastern Ukraine. The key provisions of the 12-provison document were agreements on ceasefire and exchange of prisoners of war.