-- Ukrainian lawmakers have voted to submit draft bills to the country's top court that would enshrine Ukraine's course toward Euro-Atlantic integration in the constitution.
-- President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there is a risk of international sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine being eased.
-- Ukraine says it will officially notify Russia on September 21 that it will not extend its treaty of friendship, cooperation, and partnership with Moscow.
*Time stamps on the blog refer to local time in Ukraine
Here is today's map of the latest situation in the Donbas conflict zone according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
This is the story that has apparently prompted Poroshenko to sue the BBC.