112.ua via Google Translate wrote:В Луганской области, кроме Катериновки, наблюдается затишье, - Галас
In Lugansk region except Katerinovka, there is a lull - Galas
20:03, 19 May 2015
In all other flashpoints of fighting there
In Lugansk region, except for the area Katerinovka, today there is a lull. This was the TV channel "112 Ukraine" said the director of the Information Department of the Luhansk regional military-civilian administration Yaroslav Galas.
"We have other hot spots is not like that. In the morning we phoned, and if you compare to previous days, we have been relatively quiet. Happiness, village Lugansk, Crimea - in fact, at all times. In other points there is no evidence that they go some fighting action ", - he said.
Earlier, Galas said that in today's battle for Katerinovka killed four Ukrainian soldiers , two others were injured. The clash, according to him, is still ongoing. Continue reading.
Reuters wrote:Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills
World | Tue May 19, 2015 9:19am EDT YAVORIV, UKRAINE | BY ADRIAN CROFT
Tense Ukrainian soldiers with assault rifles creep stealthily around mock houses before bursting in to clear out gunmen, while others practice setting ambushes or infantry assaults, all under the watchful eyes of U.S. Army trainers.
Dotted around the vast, wooded Yavoriv military training area in western Ukraine, soldiers of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade are instructing Ukrainian national guardsmen in techniques designed to help them in the simmering war against pro-Russian separatists hundreds of miles to the east.
Although Western countries have held back from military involvement in the conflict, the small-scale U.S. training effort, together with similar schemes set up by Britain, Canada and Poland, sends a signal to Russia that the West stands behind the Ukrainian government.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said the U.S. training could destabilize eastern Ukraine. Continue reading.
Aljazeera America wrote:‘If not us, then who?’ In Ukraine, volunteers collect soldiers' bodies
May 19, 2015 5:00AM ET by Sabra Ayres
The Black Tulips, a group of about 30 civilians, have recovered more than 300 bodies from battlefields in the east
This is part one of a two-part series on the Black Tulips, a volunteer group which collects the remains of Ukrainian soldiers and returns them to their families.
VELYKA NOVOSILKA, Ukraine — About once a week, Leonid Sholkovsky has a reccurring dream about the battlefields from which he collects the remains of fallen Ukrainian soldiers.
In the dream, a young fighter is walking toward Sholkovsky, stepping over the twisted scraps of military vehicles and dead soldiers strewn across the blackened fields of eastern Ukraine. The solider has a helmet on, and there is a blue and yellow patch on the shoulder of his camouflage jacket, so Sholkovsky knows the soldier could be one of the dozens of Ukrainian men he has sent home in a body bag over the last six months.
What Sholkovsky doesn’t understand is why the young solider is shaking his finger at him.
“He’s either trying to warn me of something, or telling me not to finish what I’m doing,” Sholkovsky said. “Every time I go into a church now, I light a candle for that soldier, whoever he is.”
Few would envy Sholkovsky’s work, not least because of the nightmares that come with it. Continue reading.
RIANOVOSTI via Google Translate wrote:Посольство России в Киеве требует встречи с задержанными в Донбассе
The Russian Embassy in Kiev requires meetings with detainees in the Donbas
19:07 19/05/2015 (Updated: 19:17 19/05/2015 )
Kiev has previously said that on May 16 during the clashes held in the Donbas two alleged Russian military. Russian Ministry of Defense, as is known, has already indicated that these citizens are not current members of the Russian armed forces.
MOSCOW, May 19 - RIA Novosti. The Russian Embassy in Kiev requires a meeting of consular staff of detainees in the Luhansk region Russians to appropriate health care, they said on Tuesday the Russian Foreign Ministry.
"The Russian embassy in Kiev has demanded a meeting with consular officials retained the citizens of the Russian Federation with a view to providing them with the necessary assistance in accordance with international law," - said in comments published on the website Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, as it is known, has already indicated that these citizens are not current members of the Russian armed forces. Continue reading.
BBC Ukraine via Google Translate wrote:У Мінську тривають переговори про Донбас
In Minsk, negotiations of Donbass
Tatiana Melnichuk, Minsk
In Minsk under the auspices of the OSCE closed to the press mode is session working groups to resolve the situation in the east of Ukraine.
Working groups set up by the results of the Minsk agreements reached between the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia in February this year.
In the subgroup of security met on Tuesday in Minsk, the Ukrainian side is the first head of the SBU Yevhen Marchuk, who had also served as Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Ukraine.
From Russia working group includes representatives of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Jaroslav Moskal. Supervises the work of the subgroup of special security head of the OSCE in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan.
In the working group on humanitarian issues represents Ukraine Verkhovna Rada deputy, former president of Ukrainian news agency UNIAN Irina Gerashchenko. Russia - Deputy Minister of Civil Defense, Vladimir Stepanov. Coordinates humanitarian affairs OSCE Special Representative Heidi Tagliavini. Continue reading.
Radio24 via Google Translate wrote:Wizz Air поки не відновлюватиме рейси в Україну
Wizs Air is not yet restore flights to Ukraine
17:13, 19 May 2015
The Hungarian company reported that operate flights to and from Ukraine on the basis of current demand.
This is standard practice in all of the markets where it is present.
Meanwhile, Wizz Air Group added that still do not reject the possibility of resumption of work in the future with a base in Kiev - writes Interfax.
Note that the current Hungarian company Wizz Air has only 8 runs from Ukraine. The rest of April 20 has been canceled. Representation "Wizz Air Ukraine" ceased activities. Continue reading.
Hromadske TV via Google Translate wrote:У Тернополі за хабар у 217 тисяч затримали заступника міського голови
In Ternopil for a bribe of 217 thousand detained deputy mayor
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Employees of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs arrested for corruption Deputy Mayor of Ternopil.
As reported by the GPU, the official demanded bribes to systematically address the issues of leasing the land in Ternopil.
In particular, during the search he was found and seized 135 thousand. Hryvnia, which the official received from a citizen for leasing the land. In general, according to the GPU, he demanded and received illegal profits totaling 217 thousand. UAH. Continue reading.
Reuters wrote:NATO's Stoltenberg tells Russia's Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:27
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia must withdraw all troops and heavy weapons from Ukraine and end its support for separatists.
The western military alliance's chief added that he had informed Lavrov, after a meeting in Brussels, that he was concerned about the large number of military exercises carried out by Russia at short notice.
"We also discussed the need for transparency, especially when we have an increased military presence along our borders... for NATO it is important to do whatever we can to avoid that incidents are spiralling out of control," he told reporters. Continue reading.
Vchasno via Google Translate wrote:В военно-полевом госпитале в Красноармейске застрелился военнослужащий
In the military field hospital in Krasnoarmeysk shot soldier
05.18.2015, 13:55, Media Center "Vchasno UA»
This morning, May 18, in Krasnoarmeysky Gorotdel reported that in the military field hospital soldier shot himself. At the scene, left the police task force.
The information that a soldier took his own life, has informed the leadership of the hospital.
"The shot is made from weapons assigned to these soldiers. The reasons for suicide are still unknown, - commented Head Krasnoarmeysky GO Vitaly Bodnaruk. - Right now our priority investigators conducted investigations to establish the circumstances of the incident. "
From unofficial information journalists media center "Vchasno UA» became known that the reason for such an act could become a problem in a military family.
For information on the case made in the pre ERDR legal qualification under Art. 115 of the Criminal Code (suicide). Continue reading.