A team of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who has been monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, came under fire near the city of Donetsk, an OSCE representative told RIA Novosti late on Sunday.
The Russian Naval Aviation's Pacific Fleet has started spot checks in airspace over the Sea of Japan and Sea of Okhotsk to check the combat readiness of the Eastern Military District (VVO), the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday.
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Rossiya Segodnya spoke to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov about the second humanitarian convoy to Ukraine, hopes for UN participation in the resolution of the conflict, and Russia’s interaction with and attitudes toward proposed changes to the functioning of the Security Council.
Prime Minister of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky got on the phone with Rossiya Segodnya and told us about the trilateral contact group meeting in Minsk regarding the conflict in Ukraine. Plotnitsky spoke about independent elections, political persecution and the need to negotiate with Kiev.