German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
Modernizing Foreign Ministry's public image was a challenge — Spokeswoman ZakharovaSociety & Culture August 18, 22:24
DONETSK, August 12 /TASS/. The Kiev government has released two men arrested in connection with the military operation in Donbass from custody, the press service of the DPR’s ombudsman for human rights Darya Morozova said on Friday.
"We have received information that one political prisoner and one former DPR serviceman have been freed. The former prisoners are already free," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the ombudsman’s office representative as saying.
According to the ombudsman’s press service, the Ukrainian side is keeping about 962 people, including 316 servicemen; 456 political prisoners and more than 150 civilians who are not involved in the Donbass conflict, in prison. Another 498 people are missing. Some of them can also be in captivity.
Nine people have been killed and 18 have been wounded in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) over the past week as the Ukrainian army continued shelling its territory, the press service source went on to say.
"Eighteen people fell victim to an armed aggression launched by the Ukrainian militaries in a period from August 5 to 11. Nine people in the DPR were killed by Ukrainian shells in a period from August 6 to 12," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the DPR ombudsman’s representative as saying.
The press service clarified that the victims included three civilians and six DPR militias. Nine militias and nine civilians, including a child, were wounded.
According to the ombudsman’s latest reports, 230 people, including 86 militias and 144 civilians, 15 of whom are children, have received injuries of various degree of gravity since the start of 2016 due to Ukraine’s army ongoing shelling of the DPR’s territory. A total of 4,162 people, including 586 women and 3,576 men, have been killed in the DPR since the Kiev government launched a security operation in Donbass in the spring of 2014.