This week, Ukraine boasted a couple of victories on the battlefields in Donbas.
A new TV tower, which made 190 meters in height has been built in the town of Hirnyk, Donetsk region; the new facility is supposed to broadcast the Ukrainian TV programs to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk region.
It was also reported that since August, the Ukrainian military has increased the government-held territory of Donbas by more than 10 square kilometers.
Certain events may just be referred to as memorable; specifically, Ukraine’s Envoy in Minsk talks group Leonid Kuchma left the negotiation group.
The Ukrainian Parliament extended the special status of separate areas of Donbas for another year – till December 31, 2019.
U.S. and Canada urged Russia to stop the preparations to elections in ’republics’ in Donbas.
Political prisoner Klykh asked Sentsov to stop his hunger strike, which is very supportive as Ukrainian film maker is in a very bad health condition – here are the photos of Sentsov, published on September 29. Media reported that Russia was ready to exchange him for three Russians convicted in the U.S., yet official Kremlin denied this information.
On October 2, an outbreak of anthrax was spotted in Odesa region. The possible source of the disease is a domestic cow, who was slaughtered for meat. Later a woman with suspicion of anthrax was hospitalized in Zhytomyr region.
On October 1, Hungary informed it would not withdraw its consul from Berehove due to the scandalous video about issuance of Hungarian passports to the Ukrainians. Later, Ukraine gave a response - if Hungary’s Foreign Ministry does not withdraw its consul from Berehove, Ukraine will offer him to leave the territory.
On October 4, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry declared the Hungarian consul persona non grata and obliged him to leave Ukraine within 72 hours. And Hungary reacted to that – the country expels the Ukrainian consul in Budapest.
On October 4, the U.S. Senate recognized the Holodomor 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian people. Later President Petro Poroshenko urged the EU member countries and the international organizations also to recognize this tragedy as genocide.