-- Dozens of Crimean Tatars marked the anniversary of the Stalin-era deportations from the Black Sea peninsula on May 18, with police warning participants that the event was unauthorized but otherwise not interfering.
-- Ukraine's ruling parliamentary coalition has broken up after the People's Front party withdrew from it, parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy has said.
-- The news on May 17 came a day after Ukrainian lawmakers set May 20 as the inauguration day for incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
*Time stamps on the blog refer to local time in Ukraine
This ends our live blogging for May 19. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our continuing coverage.
Here is today's map of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, according to the National Security and Defense Council (click to enlarge):