Ukraine continues to monitor the consequences of large-scale sand mining in the Verkhnio-Churbash and Nyzhnio-Churbash tailing pits, where the “Kamysh-Burunsk iron-ore integrated plant”, located in the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea, stored the poisonous waste
Today, on December 19, 2018, in Tbilisi (Georgia), Vice Prime Minister of Moldova for Reintegration, Cristina Lesnik, Minister for Temporarily occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh and the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, Ketevan Tsikhelashvili signed a Memorandum on establishment of a Trilateral Interagency Platform for exchange of experience in non-controlled territories integration policy.
On December 18, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine submitted a proposal to the National Security and Defense Council on the application of a number of sanctions against legal entities and individuals.
Today, December 18, 2018, an international high-level conference "Political and Legal Consequences of Human Rights Violations in Conflict-affected Regions" is taking place in Tbilisi. For the first time, representatives of Governments of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia at the same site talk about human rights violations in the territories occupied by Russian Federation.
This morning, December 11, 2018, in the area Ukrainian Government controlled Katerynivka of Popasnianskyi raion, due to shelling by illegal armed groups, central water pipe with a diameter of 1200 mm which provides drinking water to dozens of settlements of Luhansk oblast was damaged. The damage resulted in significant leakage of drinking water in the amount of more than 2 thousand m3 per hour and flooding of the area and private plots located near the site.
An armed attack of the Federal Security Service of Russian Federation on Ukrainian servicemen is a violation of the UN Charter, as it provides for only two cases of lawful use of force - in the case when the state uses it for self-defense or force is used by the decision of the UN Security Council.