Map. History of Ukraine conflict

16 December 2017
ATO HQ: only 8 ceasefire violations yesterday, no casualties
Russia's Ministry of Defence has told Ukraine that its JCCC officers would be withdrawn
Clashes near Irmino without heavy weapons
UNSC must stand ready to introduce additional measures in case of new provocations by North Korea. - Ukraine FM @PavloKlimkin
Saakashvili: a case against me — a joint operation of the FSB and the SBU.
[email protected]_MFA Political Director @andrispelss: NATO deterrence and defence need to be further adapted to fit today`s security realities. Transatlantic bond is vital
ATO spox: In total, Russia-backed militants violated the ceasefire 24 times. Unfortunately, four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action.
ATO spox: Donetsk sector – militants conducted 13 attacks, of which 6 (involving a tank and 82mm/120mm mortars) in Maryinka area; in six other localities, the enemy used small arms and light weapons.
ATO spox: Luhansk sector – Russian proxies committed 11 ceasefire violations, used 82mm and 120mm mortars in Luhanske and Novooleksandrivka areas, 82mm ones near Troitske and 120mm ones near Triokhizbenka.
Defense Ministry proposes to create a military police
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: There is hope. There is some progress - last week we saw agreement allowing for repair of the wooden ramps at Stanytsia Luhanska Bridge. Progress can be made. Bridges can be built. Peace can be restored. Ukraine
OSCE's Hug: As winter came, sides still no closer to opening additional entry-exit checkpoints, no closer to ending violence. We see more violence; less implementation of Minsk agreements. It's time to put people first; to implement Minsk in full. It's time for peace Ukraine
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: Situation in east Ukraine is volatile and can escalate at any moment - this week between 17.00 on Monday and 17:00 on Tuesday, our monitors recorded approximately 3,000 ceasefire violations – almost half of them explosions
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: Steady increase in no. of ceasefire violations – almost 20,000 ceasefire violations recorded last week, up 25 % on previous week. It was the highest weekly number we've recorded since March Ukraine
Media briefing by OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug Ukraine
President Poroshenko: next week will submit to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law "On anti-corruption court"
Arrested Crimean Tatar activist Bekir Degermendzhi admitted at intensive therapy ward in Simpheropol, now in induced coma with artificial lung ventilation. But still handcuffed
ATO HQ: 24 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 4 soldiers were wounded
State Dept on INF treaty
Tusk: EU united on roll-over of economic sanctions on Russia.
Clashes reported at Svitlodars'k bulge
Lithuanian_MoD:In Lithuania winter comes along with exercises Winter Wolf. Troops from NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group train together with Lithuanian Iron Wolf Brigade
OSCE SMM reports Russian helicopters flying over Ukraine-Russia border on 5 Dec and 8 Dec
Putin says Russians do not want Ukraine-style 'coup'
2nd power line to Avdiyivka was repaired
"Ukraine is far away from Bashkiria. We only familiar with your Buryats ," - Ukrainian journalist replied to Putin at a press conference
Avakov: the National guard should be ready to take control of the situation in temporarily occupied territories in the framework of the peace plan
Putin enters a long monologue, touching upon history and culture, with the aim to prove that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. Claims that Ukraine in its present form was "for whatever reasons" created by the Bolsheviks.
What Saakashvili is doing is spitting in the face of the Georgian people and spitting in the face of the Ukrainian people, Putin says.
Putin: "There are no Russian army groups [in east Ukraine]. But there are militia groups who are ready to counter a major offensive in Donbas." He then claims if it weren't for them and separatists, Ukrainian nationalist battalions would massacre locals "worse than in Srebrenica."