Topic: Eastern Front. Donetsk, Lugansk, Mariupol
A DNR Division took control of the city and surrounding areas Uglegorsk, thus completing the encirclement Debaltsevskogo projection, the total number of trapped in the environment - 8000 and the National Guard under the army, reports deputy commander of the militia Donetsk People's Republic Eduard Basurin.
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The deputy commander of the militia breakaway Donetsk People's Republic Eduard Basurin confirmed that the militia on Friday took control Uglegorsk. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine predicted the new boiler Debaltseve. Earlier, the commander of a battalion of volunteer "Donbass" Verkhovna Rada deputy Semen Semenchenko said the militia took Uglegorsk ; Defense Ministry DNR confirmed this information. "Today, during the heavy fighting units DNR took control of the city and surrounding areas Uglegorsk, thus completing the encirclement Debaltsevskogo projection.
Total surrounded - 8000 and the National Guard under the army," - said Basurin. He added that the police operation carried out Uglegorsk to identify saboteurs. DNR head Alexander Zakharchenko "decided to preserve the life of all security forces who lay down their arms. Today, these conditions moved the front line of 11 people. All of them will be sent home," concluded Basurin.
In mid-April in the east of Ukraine has started anti-terrorist operation. According to the UN, the victims of the conflict in the Donbas region at 5187 civilians , injured 11,515 people. Special representative of the OSCE monitoring mission Bochurkiv Michael also said that the death toll has exceeded five thousand , a million people have been forced to flee their homes, more than 10,000 injured. With the mediation of Russia and the OSCE conflicting parties agreed on a truce in Minsk from September 5, but continued to accuse each other of violations. On the morning of December 9 in the Donbas began another truce; recently in eastern Ukraine have escalated the conflict - January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased.
US sees no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine
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The White House Topic: The world's attitude to the situation in Ukraine
The problem of the crisis in Ukraine can not be a military solution, it must be resolved by diplomatic means, said Friday the White House spokesman Josh Ernest.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 - RIA Novosti, Dmitry Zlodorev. US does not consider the possibility of military solution to the crisis in Ukraine, said on Friday White House spokesman Josh Ernest.
Rejection of the Minsk Agreement will mean the collapse of the talks - expert Responding to a question about whether the United States is not going to provide direct military support Kiev, Ernest stressed that "President (Barack Obama) does not want it."
"This problem (the crisis in Ukraine) can not be a military solution. It should be fixed through diplomatic channels," - he said. "What we need - is to see that Russia will actually fulfill their obligations," - said Ernest.
White House spokesman stressed that Washington considers it necessary to "do everything possible to provide financial support to the Ukrainian government." In this regard, he recalled that Obama "earlier this year urged the US Congress to approve the allocation of Ukraine loan of a billion dollars." Ernest also said Washington's willingness to allocate an additional billion dollars in the second half of the year if Kiev "will carry out reforms."
Experts have summed up the week in Moscow, in turn, has repeatedly stated that it is absolutely not privy to the events in the south-east of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to the conflict and the Ukrainian domestic interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis.