Thousand opponents to Minsk Agreements protest near Parliament in Kiev

31.08.2015 08:46, Kiev.

The opponents of the constitutional reform required by Minsk agreements, which were signed by Ukraine, are picketing the Verkhovnaya Rada (Ukrainian Parliament – ed.) building.

“Svoboda”, “Samopomosh” party’s and Oleg Lyashko’s “Radical party” Parliament members have organized a protest on Constitution square. The MP’s themselves are stating that they will not allow the changes to be made in the Constitution – specifically, for a special status to be granted to Donbass.

It bears reminding that the Kiev junta came to power by violating the Ukrainian Constitution: by illegitimately bringing down the legitimately elected president, by putting unprecedented pressure on members of the Parliament, by using violence and massive propaganda in the mass media.

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Ukraine: Neo-Nazis march in support of alleged murderers of opposition journalist

30.08.2015, Cherkassy.

Dozens of representatives of various Neo-Nazi organizations have marched through the streets of Cherkassy city in Central Ukraine. They have demanded to release the supposed murderers of opposition journalist Oles Buzina – Denis Polishuk and Andrey Medvedko.

Oles Buzina was known for his criticism of the Kiev government.  He was shot dead on April 16 in Kiev near the apartment building where he lived.

Source: RT

DPR: Kiev had no intention of giving special status to Donbass all along

30.08.2015, DPR.

Kiev junta had no intention of giving special status to Donbass, it delayed the implementation of Minsk Agreements to buy time, according to the head of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko.

That was a foregone conclusion (no special status for Donbass – ed.). Kiev has done everything to delay Minsk Agreements implementation, to buy some time.

He added also that DPR has done everything on its part to come to an agreement with Kiev.

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Pushilin: Elections in DPR are legitimate and do not threaten Minsk Agreements

30.08.2015, DPR.

The elections in Donetsk People’s Republic cannot create a threat to the Minsk agreements, because they will be held in accordance with the law on elections and with the set of measures for peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbass, according to DPR envoy to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin.

Earlier the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and the President of France Francois Hollande have stated that local elections in DPR may be a threat to the Minsk Agreements.

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Poroshenko hypocritically congratulates Donetsk residents with City Day

30.08.2015 12:20, Kiev.

Kiev junta’s President Pyotr Poroshenko has congratulated Donetsk residents with City Day on his Facebook page and promised to repair all the damage done to Donbass. The message reads:

I congratulate Donetsk residents with City Day! We will certainly repair the destroyed cities and villages. Donbass is and will be Ukrainian!

At the same time, Kiev junta’s President forgot to promise the citizens of Donetsk People’s Republic to stop shelling their cities and villages and return their social security benefits and pensions which Kiev had officially stopped paying.

 

Source: TASS

Kiev junta’s militants have violated the ceasefire 15 times in the past 24 hours

30.08.2015 11:47, DPR.

Kiev junta’s militants have violated the ceasefire 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to Donetsk People’s Republic Defense Ministry.

Several Donetsk districts, as well as Spartak village, Sakhanka village and Zaytsevo township came under artillery and mortar fire.

The shelling came from the direction of Opytnoye, Peski, Avdeevka, Marynka, Shyrokino and Novgorodskoye.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

DPR officially invites OSCE to monitor the elections in the Republic

30.08.2015 17:57, Donetsk.

On Monday, August 31, Donetsk People’s Republic will send an official invitation to OSCE monitors in order for October 18 elections to be held in accordance with the Minsk Agreements, says the head of DPR delegation in the Contact Group on peaceful settlement in Donbass Denis Pushilin.

The elections will be held in accordance with the Minsk Agreements. OSCE participation is important to us and the request will be sent there tomorrow.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

Aleksandr Turchinov has ‘ordered a hit’ on DPR head

30.08.2015 07:49, Kiev.

The Secretary of Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council has addressed the Ukrainian spetsnaz militants heading to Donbass.

During the meeting Turchinov has asked the future punitive forces if he can count on receiving the current head of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko “in a bag”. Having received a positive response, he shook the hand of the emboldened militant and thanked him in advance for serving Ukraine.

The head of DPR has laughed at the event in response.

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