Denis Pushilin: Kiev impedes negotiation process as expected

Chairman of the DPR People's Council, Permanent Representative of the DPR at the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk, in an interview with the correspondent of the official website of the Donetsk People's Republic, shared his prediction about how the results of the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump on July 16 will influence the process of resolving the conflict in the Donbass.
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#Commentary on Alexander Malkov on Ukrainian religious dissent and nationalism

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised to the inhabitants of Ukraine to establish a single autocephalous local church before the celebration of the 1030th anniversary of the Conversion of Russia on July 28, 2018 and the creation of which, according to the Ukrainian leader, would be approved by the Patriarch of Constantinople by this time.
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#Commentary of Vladimir Bidyovka on meeting of Ukrainian and American presidents on margins of NATO summit

On Thursday, July 12, during a NATO summit, Poroshenko and Trump met. On the eve of the summit, the president of Ukraine, in an article for the Financial Times, wished Trump to return Putin to the "right path". At a press conference, the Ukrainian leader said that during the meeting with Donald Trump, the issues of "Nord Stream-2" and the promotion of reforms in Ukraine were also discussed.
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DPR representatives to Contact Group urge Ukrainian party to prevent wrecking of central water supply of southwestern part of Donbass

On July 11, the capital of the Republic of Belarus hosted the regular meeting of the Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass. The agenda included issues of compliance with the ceasefire regime, the implementation of agreements on the disengagement of forces and facilities, the mutual approval of the "Steinmeier's formula", as well as the functioning of the Vodafone mobile operator in the territory of the Republics.
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Denis Pushilin’s statement on need to take additional measures by Contact Group to control truce

Cynical shelling, which took place on July 7, of the crop fields of the Donetsk People’s Republic located near the line of contact with incendiary shells resulted in the outbreak of fires. Therefore, 120 hectares of wheat were destroyed intentionally. This is another war crime committed by the AFU after the entry into force of a ceasefire regime dedicated to a harvesting season in Donbass. But the worst part is that not a single Ukrainian…
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