There has been no progress in the preparation of the Normandy Format summit, noted Assistant to the President for International Affairs Yuri Ushakov on October 21.
The Ukrainian military are planting anti-tank mines near the city of Petrovskoye, along the road between the towns of Viktorovka and Bogdanovka, and near the town of Zolotoye, representatives of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told journalists on October 18, RIA Novosti reports.
The Ukrainian side violated the ceasefire in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) 24 times over the past day, Donetsk News Agency informed on October 16 citing the statement of the DPR Representative Office in the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination.
Ukrainian nationalists delivered an ultimatum to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, demanding that Ukraine legislatively reject the Steinmeier Formula, which implies the withdrawal of the military off the contact line in Donbass, according to a report by the leader of the Ukrainian “National Corps” (organization banned in Russia) Andrey Biletsky on his Telegram channel on October 15.
The initiative of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristayko of a Cyprus-like version of Ukraine’s structure suites Russia and Donbass quite well, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on October 9 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.
Ukraine’s future depends on the qualities the Ukrainian people have, and people in Donbass display the highest expression of the Ukrainian spirit, stated the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan during the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV show at the Russian Channel 1 on October 6.