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Events in Ukraine on 18 September 2014.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

that have happened in Ukraine today

Tymchuk: Russians establish rebels' air force and air defence

The insurgents and Russian military are establishing air defence near Donetsk, and gathering air defence equipment near Lugansk, Dmitry Timchuk of the Information Resistance Group posted on the Facebook. wall.

"A confluence of Russian standing army divisions has been detected near the Donetsk airport. The enemy is deploying its air defence systems in this area," he writes.

"At the same time, no military convoys were detected moving to Donbas from the territory of the Russian Federation in the past 24 hours", he writes.

German intelligence: Russia supplies air defence systems to militants in Donbass

Russia could have provided the separatists in the East of Ukraine with modern air defence systems, a statement of the German government reads with a reference to the information provided by the German federal intelligence service (BND) according to  DW with a reference to Bild.

As it was reported, they mainly meant Russian self-propelled antiaircraft missile complexes called "Panzyr", which were detected in the territory of Eastern Ukraine on 15 and 25 August.

Putin: I can invade Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius and Bucharest

Vladimir Putin said that he was able to bring troops into Warsaw, Vilnius and a number of other EU and NATO capitals, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported with a reference to a brief report of the EU Foreign Policy Office.

According to it, Putin said this to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

Poroshenko, in turn, passed the communication on to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

"If I wanted to, I could bring troops not only into Kyiv but also into Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest within two days", Putin said to Poroshenko.

Brok: Russia can occupy the entire Black Sea coast

Russia is likely to carry on with its aggressive activities against Ukraine and may go to Odessa, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Elmar Brok said during an interview with "The European pravda".

It seems that Russia will continue its aggression, including marching orders for Odessa and occupying of the Black See coast as well as the delta of the Danube, he said.

With the present dynamic development of events he is afraid this is exactly what will be happening.

According to the MP, he is becoming "more and more pessimistic" regarding the possible development of events.

In his opinion, it is necessary to do everything possible to explain to Putin that such actions will be to expensive for him.

Then again, a question may arise whether he is concerned about prices at all, Brok stressed.

1 soldiers killed and 3 wounded in the past 24 hours in the ATO area the Donetsk airport was attacked

One employee of the State Emergency Service died, and three service members were wounded in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lysenko announced during his briefing on Wednesday, 18 September.

Donbas region severely shelled, the settlement of Schastia ruined badly

The Ukrainian armed units still abide by the ceasefire agreements in the East of Ukraine. At the same time, the terrorists continue to fire upon the positions of ATO forces.

"The town of Schasya has been ruined massively by rebel's intensive shelling. We would like to stress that in accordance with the provisions of international conventions governing the rules and customs of warfare, such attacks on settlements are considered to be a military crime", Lysenko said.

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