Ukraine news/Archive/2020-06

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22 Jun. DPR. Civilian man, 1975 is killed by Ukrainian AGS shelling of Alexandrovka. His body and 2 other civilians are evacuated after long negotiations; shelling resumed after the evacuation. DPR militia said that as a result of their "adequate response" one Ukrainian soldier is killed and 2 wounded.

Derkach has another press conference, releasing more tapes. There is a typed transcript version in Russian here. It does show, if not obvious, that many important decisions on Ukraine, such as oil/gas, banking policies are made outside of Ukraine, with Derkach presentation showing Poroshenko's role in all this in very unfavorable light. It also shows that decisions such as prosecutor general Shokhin replacement, his office reform, dealing with whistleblower and Poroshenko's opponent Onishenko, are closely discussed, and in the latter case US services are involved, with the conclusion that "Onishenko has nothing". It is also clear that financial aid is used throughout as a tool to achieve various objectives (arguably not unlike Trump's case leading to intense media coverage and his impeachment). I do not see in the tapes something direct on the war in Donbass (we know about US "Javelins" sent, of course); or something on Biden which we did not really know already. Meaning of this stuff still depends on interpretations and judgement. Western media does not give this coverage that Derkach and co would like to see. Despite the obvious fact that under Biden's watch Ukraine indeed became a failed state dedicated to be a thorn in Russia's side, which should (in a better world) imply questions on Biden's leadership.

Noted, not sure where "everything is fine with the Dutch" in the typed version is coming from, could not quickly find the bit in audios presented.

19 Jun. JCCC video report from the scene, Zolotoe 5, LPR: one civilian killed and two wounded and hospitalized as a result of Ukrainian mortar shelling. OSCE did not arrive.

DPR ombudsman: "From January 1 to June 19, 2020, 66 people received wounds and injuries of varying severity as a result of armed aggression from Ukraine in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic: 39 Republic soldiers and 27 civilians, including 6 children and 8 civil women. From June 12 to June 19, 2020, four soldiers were killed in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic. From January 1 to June 19, 2020, in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, 26 military personnel of the Republic and 4 civilians died as a result of armed aggression from Ukraine. We clarify that since the beginning of the armed conflict in the Donetsk People’s Republic, 4927 people died, including 81 children".

14 Jun. Opolchenie: seven fighters of the 1st Slavic battalion of the 7th brigade were killed by Ukrainian fire at positions "240", "Kikimora" and "Kupola" (Domes) near Sanjarovka, including 3 platoon commanders and 4 privates.

4 Jun. DPR: Ukrainian forces fired 12 RPG grenades on residential area of Tavricheskoe settlement. Ukrainian position was suppressed by return fire from "adequate weapons". One UAF soldier is killed and 2 wounded.

At 17:26 Ukrainian forces opened fire on Tauride village, Telamnovskii district, using SPG-9. A civilian woman, 1940 DOB, living at October st., 58 suffered a concussion.