Ukraine Day 1179: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action today.
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Prisoners Don’t Want to Return to DNR
She also said that the Russians refused to make compromises in the Minsk talks. She believes President Vladimir’s strategy is to allow Ukraine’s own internal divisions and problems to escalate before making concessions.
Liga Special Report on Three Years of War
Mining Halts with Miners’ Strike
Ex-rebel Leaders Detail Role Played by Putin Aide in East Ukraine
The three men who have held senior roles in the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine have explained in detail how Surkov controls the situation on the ground via handpicked proxies who give him regular situation reports, used aides to arrange elections there, and has worked to build power structures that are responsive to Moscow’s wishes.“Any call from Moscow was viewed as a call from the office of Lord God himself and… was implemented immediately,” recalled Alexei Alexandrov, one of the leaders of the separatist rebellion in Donetsk who has since left the area in eastern Ukraine. Two other separatists corroborated his account, but declined to be identified.
SBU Says Operative Who Was at Site of Sheremet Murder Dismissed in 2014
Yesterday, Ukrainian media reported on new details that surfaced of an SBU agent named Ihor Ustymenko (Igor Ustumenko) who was seen by journalist Pavel Sheremet’s home the night before his murder. Both Sheremet and his partner said they had been repeatedly followed before he was killed.
RFE/RL reported that Ustymenko gave an interview in which he said he was in the area, but was working as a security guard for a family.