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that have happened in Ukraine today
7 servicemen were killed in the last 24 hours
7 soldiers were killed, and 19 others wounded in the past 24 hours of the anti-terrorist operation, Spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lysenko reported at a briefing.
According to his information, ATO forces engaged in fighting with terrorists 19 times within 24 hours.
Cabinet of Ministers has announced sanctions against Russia
The Government will announce sanctions against Russia on August 8, Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko said at a press-conference on Tuesday as reported by "Ukrainski Novyny".
Petrenko promised that Ukraine would retaliate to Russian sanctions adequately and accordingly.
"Tomorrow, the government will impose sectoral and personal sanctions against those responsible for funding terrorism and illegal annexation of the Crimea in the Russian Federation", he said.
ATO: Brigade 79 broke up the blockade
Subdivisions of brigade 79 broke up the blockade on Thursday, according to the ATO press-centre.
"As a result of a special operation, subdivisions of brigade 79 managed to break the blockade. Now all soldiers are safe and gather in a location", the statement reads.
NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE COUNCIL: Russia prepares a new stage of destabilization in Ukraine for autumn 2014
Russia prepares a new stage of destabilization in eight regions of southern and eastern Ukraine for September-October 2014, Secretary of the National Security Council Andriy Parubiy reported at a briefing.
According to him, groups of insurgents, who have come to Donbass from Russia, intend to cause unrest in Donbas for as long as possible.
Putin's calls for a truce are hypocritical.
According to a report of the Intelligence Service, Russia plans to further "destabilize the situation in southern and eastern regions of Ukraine".