One of the commanders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic’s defense forces has been killed in an explosion after a bomb reportedly went off inside the elevator of the apartment building in eastern Ukraine.
Russian arms producer Almaz-Antey says Western media distorted, mixed up and unduly rejected the conclusions of its investigation into the the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in 2014, according to a document obtained by a Russian media outlet.
A building housing studios and offices of Ukrainian broadcaster Inter has been attacked by former military personnel who protested its alleged "pro-Russian" policy. The company said it was an attack on freedom of speech.
Lithuania has supplied the Ukrainian army with more than 150 tons of Soviet ammunition, mainly AK-47 cartridges from its old munitions stocks which are no longer needed after the country underwent rearmament in accordance with NATO standards.
Kiev has started a criminal investigation angered by visit to Crimea by French MPs. The head of the delegation, Thierry Mariani says Ukraine doesn’t want foreigners to see the situation in the region is “completely normal” and people are happy.
The expansion of US sanctions, which have targeted entities responsible for constructing a bridge link between Crimea and the mainland, has been met routinely in Russia. As the Kremlin thinks of countermeasures, Russian companies insist their business will continue as usual.