Breaking News, February 21st, 2018
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said that about 100,000 ukrainian citizens leave Ukraine every month. He explained that by the recent introduction of a visa-free agreements with the European Union. «Last year alone, about a million Ukrainians left Ukraine. When 100.000 Ukrainians leave Ukraine every month — the questions here are not only about higher salaries. This is generally an understanding of the future and quality of life» — he explained. Klimkin also said that many children in Ukraine learn Polish, dreaming of moving to Poland one day, which speaks of the complete failure of the socio-economic policy of Kiev.
The Ukrainian army fired five times at the positions of the People’s Militia of the LPR over the past day. This was reported in the defense department of the Republic. The areas of settlements of Pervomaisk, Kalinovo, Nizhne Lozovoe and Dolgoye were under attack. The fire came from artillery, mortars and small arms.
Over the past day, the Egyptian army liquidated four militants on their territory. So far, during the on-going large-scale anti-terrorist operation «Sinai 2018», that was started back in February 9th, more than 70 militants were destroyed.
During the past day, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire agreements nine times in the DPR, firing 179 shells at the regions of the front-line settlements of the Republic. During the shelling, mortars, anti-aircraft guns, weapons of the IVF, various types of grenade launchers and small arms were used. Northern and western outskirts of Donetsk — the district of the airport and the Abakumov mine, as well as the villages of Dolomitnoye, Zaitsevo and Ozerianovka in the north of Gorlovka, Dokuchaevsk, the village of Yelenovka, and the southern village of Zaichenko were under fire.
The Ukrainian court seized the ship «Nefterudovoz 45» in the city of Kherson. The ship recently entered the ports of the Crimea. This seizure was reported on Facebook by the representative of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office Andrei Lysenko. «Based on the materials of the investigation, the vessel »Nefterudovoz 45» illegally supplied ilmenite ore to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, through the port of »Kavkaz». The study of court documentation and the traffic server will confirm the illegal activity of the Ukrainian shipowner, and protect the economic interests of our state» — Lysenko quotes the words of the prosecutor Gunduz Mamedov. By this moment, this is the fourth vessel in total on which such arrest was imposed.
The official representative of the Kurdish People’s Self-Defense Forces, Rai-zan Hedu, announced that the pro-government Syrian militia column had successfully reached the town of Afrin and was stationed in the positions. Earlier, the Turkish military attacked the government forces, after which the press secretary of the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalyn said that the militia had retreated.