By [email protected] (Тарас Возняк)
February 6 – 2 Ukrainian military were killed and 26 injured in the ATO are in the last 24 hours, NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.
February 6 – Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the leaders of France and Germany (Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel) to discuss his plan for Ukraine without the representatives of Ukraine. Today, they flew to Moscow to participate in negotiations. They previously they met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Citing its sources, Le Figaro (France) wrote that the plan of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to resolve the conflict in Donbas includes non-aligned status and federalization of Ukraine. During the meeting of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the issue of Ukraine’s federalization was not discussed, – informed Sviatoslav Tseholko, press secretary to President Poroshenko. According to Tseholko, Poroshenko has emphasized that Ukraine is and will remain a unitary state.
February 6 – The European Union will not compromise the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine, – said European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels on Friday during a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden.
February 6 – Evacuation of civilians from Debaltsevo has started; the city is under constant fire. Evacuation has been agreed upon by Ukrainian authorities and the militants – a group of busses transporting civilians, has left the city.
February 6 – National Bank of Ukraine has allowed the national currency (hryvnia) to slip to an absolute historic low compared to foreign currencies (US dollar) of 23.13 UAH per USD.
February 6 – In the village of Zholobok (Luhansk oblast), Ukrainian artillery has destroyed several hundred militants, – said the journalist Serhiy Ivanov, citing his sources. Apparently there are many people of “Asian appearance” among those dead. “Almost none of them were wearing bullet-proof vests and had only one submachine gun round to spare”, – informed Ivanov.
February 6 – The version of resolving the conflict in Ukraine, proposed on the day before, by Russian President Volodymyr Putin was “too cymical.” So reports The New York Times, referring to diplomatic sources. “This is not a peace plan. This is a map for the creation of a new Transdnistrovia or an Abkhaziya in Ukraine. This is a cynical attempt to avoid all obligations accepted at Minsk.,” stated one of the highly placed diplomats on the basis of anonimity. On Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry reported that Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of France, Francois Olland received propositions from Putin as to resolving the conflict in Donbas. Details of this plan are unknown, officially neither side has commented at all.
Kerry noted that Merkel and Olland prepared their plans of achieving peace in Ukraine, with which they also flew to Kyiv on Thursday in order to talk these over with Petro Poroshenko. On Friday, Olland and Merkel will travel to Moscow where they are suppossed to meet with Putin. According to Russian media, Olland and Merkel may propose to Moscow and Kyiv to freeze the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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