Petro Poroshenko didn’t win the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. With the 80% of ballots counted his party was slightly behind the People’s Front of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Both are pro western parties but with different ideologies.
President Pedro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine will have Russian gas for the winter after his meetings with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Milan. Gazprom CEO said that Ukraine has agreed to all terms set by Russia to reach the agreement. The two leaders didn’t make much progress in the peace process in eastern Ukraine. In Donetsk, the rebels have said that they are ready to stop firing if Russia acts as a guarantor of security in the region.
At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in eastern Ukraine since mid April to 6 October, the UN Human Rights Office sad on Wednesday. According to the last report the office has, there are 375,792 internally displaced people in Ukraine because of the violence.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk on Wednesday. They shook hands and talked about the Russian paratroopers recently detained in Ukraine among other things. Putin tried to diminish importance to the incident saying it was an isolated mistake. But just next day have been reports of rebels backed by Russian soldiers entering in one town in southeastern Ukraine. The border is extremely porous.
Ukraine: Insurgents Disrupt Medical Services.They have threatened medical staff, stolen and destroyed medical equipment and compromised the ability of civilian patients to receive treatment. Insurgent forces have also expropriated ambulances and used them to transport active fighters.| Human Rights Watch.
The leaders of the regions of Ukraine that held referendums last Sunday proclaimed independence and expressed their will to join the Russian Federation. Kiev considers the vote a farce.