Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events:
what has happened in Ukraine today.
The cabinet may submit its resignation on the 24th of July
The cabinet is expected to submit its resignation on Thursday, July 24. As it became known, there are two common scenarios: Either one or two factions leave the coalition, or Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk submits his resignation.
It became known earlier that about 40 MPs had put in a written request about leaving the coalition.
According to Article 90 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine has the right to revoke Verkhovna Rada's authority before the appointed time, if:
1) A coalition of factions has not been formed within a month at the Verhovna Rada of Ukraine in accordance with Article 83 of the Constitution;
2) The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has not been formed within 60 days after resignation of the previous Cabinet of Ministers;
3) Plenary meetings have not begun within thirty days of one regular session of the parliament.
The situation in the ATO area remains very strained
Terrorists keep trying to counter-attack after having been flushed out. Positions of Ukrainian law enforcement units are still fired upon by both terrorists and the Russian military from Russian territory.
ATO forces fortified their positions in liberated areas. Measures on regroupment of troops, fortification of their positions and provision of necessary engineering facilities are carried out. The active phase of ATO continues, the statement reads.
Ukrainian flag hoisted in Karlivka, Netaylovo and Pervomayske
ATO forces have freed Karlivka, Netaylove, and Pervomayske from pro-Russian terrorists and the Ukrainian flag has been hoisted over the buildings of local government administrations. Ukrainian troops surround Donetsk, fighting continues in Lysychansk. The Ukrainian flags were hoisted above local government administrations as a symbol of regained peace. As reported by the Ministry of Defence, Ukrainian troops continue to surround Donetsk and heavy fighting goes on in Lysychansk.
At the same time, as reported by the Defence Ministry, pro-Russian terrorists continue to aim their volley fire systems at peaceful quarters in an attempt to discredit the ATO forces.
It will be recalled, that the anti-terrorist operation goes on in the east of Ukraine fighting against pro-Russian terrorists armed by Russia .
A serviceman from Rivne enumerated nationalities of captured insurgents
The majority of 18 insurgents who were captured during last fighting and fell into the hands of the North operational high command are proved to be citizens of the Russian Federation of Russian, Chechen and Ossetian origin.
Among the captured insurgents, there are also Aserbaidschanians and one citizen of Serbia. Only a few separatists are residents of Luhansk region, he said.
According to the military spokesman, the captured insurgents believed that soldiers would kill them were surprised to hear that an action would be brought against them once questioning and case investigation has been completed.
Pilots of SU-25 downed by terrorists have been rescued by local businessmen
An initiative group of local businessmen from Snizhne sent out search parties immediately after having received the first reports on downed planes from witnesses. 7 cars set off looking for them.
The businessmen evacuated the pilots of the downed SU-25. Now they are in a safe place.
As previously reported, the National Security Council asserted that Russia was likely to have attacked two SU-25 warplanes.
The prosecutor's office has taken interest in a letter written for Putin by the secretary of the Lysychansk City Council
The Office of Public Prosecutor in Svativ district, Lugansk region, took criminal proceedings against the secretary of the city council.
The secretary of the city council called for President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to assist in creating the future for Donbas and protecting it against actions of the Ukrainian army.
Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to punish the Russian media for misrepresenting facts in Ukraine
Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov wrote a letter to President Petro Poroshenko as well as to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposing to make a request to the EU for issuing EU and US visa bans on owners and managers of the Russian mass media.
Managers of following channels - the First channel, Russia-1, Russia-2, Russia-24, Euronews, My planet as well as TVC, TNT, Zvezda, REN-TV, Russia Today, Life News and others - are on the list.
"These are people who earn their money and receive funds for spreading lies about events in Ukraine", -said Gerashchenko.
He also added that if the EU and other countries are not willing today to impose economic and military sanctions, they could forbid managers of Russian channels entry into their countries.
"The Russian mass media misrepresent facts; they use outdated videos, which bare no relation to the conducted anti-terrorist operation", Vladislav Seleznyov said in a statement. “All this has been done in order to manipulate public opinion in their own interest. The authors of lies have no concern about feelings of peaceful citizens which might have been hurt by such propaganda".