All ye tankmen, watch this and take note: How *not* to ford a river and take a 90deg turn ;) https://t.co/6OND35riLl— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) August 4, 2015
Minsk peace talks on Ukraine end without any agreement. (UAE).
Another round of peace talks on Ukraine, ending without any agreements. Representatives from Russia, Ukraine, east Ukraine militants and Europe's OSCE watchdog debated long into the night at this hotel in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Monday.
Four main themes were discussed - based around security, the economy, politics and humanitarian issues. In particular, the demilitarization of the Azov Sea coastal village of Shyrokyne and the extension of a buffer zone along other parts of the front line.
Martin Sajdik, OSCE representative at talks: "Work is being conducted, as you know, on the agreement on the pullback of tanks and artillery - calibre of up to 100mm and mortars of a calibre of up to 120mm. This work will continue tomorrow."
Plans to create a buffer zone east of Mariupol have angered a proportion of local residents and Ukrainian fighters. They argue Russian-backed militant units would launch a fresh advance along the coastline, if Ukrainian forces were to give up land in line with any political agreement.
Diplomat talk of a largely-held ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has not mirrored along parts of the front line, where Ukrainian troops and joint Russian-separatist forces blame each other for launching attacks. Read the full story here.
Important if true ===> Lukashenko: No intervention in Ukraine from Belarusian territory http://t.co/NR72gvMYbP— John Schindler (@20committee) August 4, 2015
Russian DPR/LPR units now openly talking about their readiness to begin offensive for the "complete liberation of Donetsk & Luhansk regions"— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) August 4, 2015
You've seen already. But worth remembering this is only one of many Russian (hybrid) forces depots in occupied Donbas pic.twitter.com/84qsiChZao— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) August 4, 2015
Somewhere in Russian-occupied Luhansk region, Ukraine, 3 or 4 August 2015 https://t.co/sWlShyO7UQ #PutinAtWar pic.twitter.com/QFHNl7XixM— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) August 4, 2015
Source (not original source, but for these particular photos via so-called "DPR armed forces") https://t.co/Gfvh4lRG8J— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) August 4, 2015