Inside a volunteer paramilitary unit on the front lines in Ukraine

In the now abandoned industrial outskirts of Avdiivka, Ukraine, the 74th battalion of the Ukrainian army maintains several small positions within 100 meters of those held by separatists troops of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR). Despite the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire agreement, separatists continue to fire 82mm,120mm and 152mm shells, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns into the area. They have also deployed snipers. The strategy is to destroy the remaining buildings so that Ukrainian troops can

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ATO latest news: 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 14 were wounded in action in eastern Ukraine

As reported the headquarters of the Anti Terrorist Operation, pro-Russian militants conducted 47 attacks on strong points of the Ukrainian army. Of these, 29 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk sector, 15 – in Mariupol and 3 – in Luhansk sectorof the area of the ATO in eastern Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reported.

Ukrainian soldiers opened fire in response to terrorists’ attacks with small arms.

According to the information released by the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the

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Germany working on 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine - parliament deputy

Germany is working on a 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine, Karl-Georg Wellmann, head of the German-Ukrainian parliamentary group and German parliament member, has said.

"We have been working on a new strategy for Ukraine's stabilization and development together with the Ukrainians. With much greater financial and political efforts. This is something new, and it will supplement the Association Agreement," Wellmann said in an interview with the newspaper Segodnya.

The new strategy "is just being elaborated, it has not been

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Russian-backed militants seize young women as sex trafficking business grows

Ukrainian military reports on more crimes in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk

Gangs of Russian-backed terrorist forces kidnap young girls and earn money trading them abroad, the press center of Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters reports on its Facebook page on Saturday.

According to local people, the militants, who are stationed near the village of Ozeryanovka in Donetsk region, abduct young women aged 25-26

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Bellingcat narrows list of possible MH17 culprits from Russian 53rd Brigade to 20 servicemen

The investigative journalism team Bellingcat has narrowed the list of those involved in the downing of flight MH17, the Malaysian airliner that was shot down above East Ukraine on 17 July 2014 to 20 Russian servicemen.

Bellingcat submitted their new report submitted to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service two weeks ago, according to the Dutch outlet NOS, and will be made available to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is

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Putin signs law allowing Russia to overturn rulings of international rights courts

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia’s Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to implement rulings of international human rights courts.

The law, published on Tuesday on the government website, enables the Russian court to overturn decisions of the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) if it deems them unconstitutional.

Human Rights Watch has said the law is designed to thwart the ability of victims of

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Russia opens fire on Ukraine again as the West stands by

IN THE six months after a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine was supposed to have taken effect this year, Russian-backed forces kept up a low-level barrage of sniping and shelling along the front lines, killing dozens of Ukrainian soldiers while avoiding censure from the Western governments that brokered the deal. Then, on Sept. 1, the guns fell silent — just as Russian forces began streaming into Syria. For two months, the cease-fire held and international monitors reported progress in implementing agreements on the withdrawal from the front

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