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Events in Ukraine on 17 December 2014.

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

that have happened in Ukraine today

Turchynov: Russia can dig up the hatchet any time


ATO Headquarters: 26 rebel attacks on ATO forces in the past 24 hours

The interim agreement on ceasefire has been observed solely by the Ukrainian military. 

Insurgents carried out 26 strikes on divisions of ATO forces with artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms within the past 24 hours as reported by UNIAN with a reference to the ATO press centre.

The enemy was especially active in the Lugansk, Donetsk, and Debaltseve and Pervomaysk directions similar to yesterday’s situation. 

In addition, the Donetsk airport was attacked six times yesterday.

Poland to dispatch a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine


Poland has sent two humanitarian convoys to help residents of the eastern regions of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Poroshenko asserted.

"I think it is symbolic that Poland sent two humanitarian convoys these days to help the residents of Donbas who are now in need of such assistance due to the fact of Russian aggression," he said at a press conference in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Poroshenko thanked the Polish government for such a move.

National Security Council: 1 serviceman wounded in the past 24 hours; shelling's not intense

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in the ATO area in the past 24 hours; no deaths were reported, a spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, Andriy Lysenko, said at a briefing on December 17.

"The insurgents continue to violate the truce agreement. Fortunately, no losses among Ukrainian military were reported (in the past 24 hours), only one soldier was wounded," he said.

Poroshenko: Next meeting could be held in Minsk on Sunday

Komorowski: Poland is willing to sell arms and military equipment

Poland is ready to help Ukraine providing it with weapons, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said.

"I know you are very much interested in the weapons issue. So I am going to tell you that I haven't heard of any embargos on arm sales to Ukraine. If Ukraine is interested in this, surely Poland is absolutely open for such negotiations," Komorowski said.

Poroshenko presumes a peaceful solution of the conflict in Donbas

Poroshenko promises reforms despite the war. Mogherini says that this is the way out

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the hybrid war being waged against Ukraine will not be an obstacle to reforms in the country.

"The hybrid war that was launched against Ukraine will not stop reforms. We are set to bring qualitative changes to the country," he said at a joint press conference with EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Representative Federica Mogherini in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Poroshenko expressed hope that the Verkhovna Rada would support steps towards reforms: "We hope that the parliament will definitely support these reforms next week, for the fate of the state depends in fact on them."

He stressed that at a meeting with Mogherini both parties had discussed constitutional reform, decentralization, the rule of law, judicial reform, as well as the problem with the creation of a high-quality investment climate.

Poroshenko recalled that all of these issues had been set out in the coalition agreement and he said he had no doubt that they would be implemented.

Mogherini, in turn, said that the EU was ready to support reforms in Ukraine, including ambitious projects.

Russia to send the tenth convoy

Putin's next humanitarian convoy is due to be dispatched to Donbas on Thursday morning,

 Interfax-Ukraine reported with a reference to the press centre of the Russian Emergency Ministry. The ministry claims it is going to send the tenth humanitarian convoy to Donbas carrying food, building materials and New Year's gifts.

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