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  • ‘Russian Aggression’ memorial complex to be built in Kyiv

    A memorial complex in honor of the participants of the Ukraine's war in the Donbas will be installed near the Pechersk Hills in Kyiv, not far from the Motherland Monument as relayed to Vesti newspaper by Anatoly Gaydamaka, a major artist from the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. He, according to the publication, will also take part in a competition for the best memorial exposition.

    The complex, as Gaydamaka specified to Vesti, will be created under the name ‘ …

  • Muzhenko’s ex-counselor: No one in the General Staff and the Ministry of Defense can solve the Donbas problem

    The shelling of the AFU (Armed Forces of Ukraine) by separatists in the Donbas does not pursue any strategic interests, as was stated in a commentary for InfoResist by the former adviser to the chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, volunteer Nathan Hazin.

    “All these shellings have no strategic interests. These are not structures, not roads. It's just to keep us tense and alert. The deaths of our soldiers, all this makes you angry, and then someone will break the order and …

  • Chief of General Staff of Ukraine: Russia is planning to intensify military action in the Donbas

    Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, fears that Russia will intensify military action in the Donbas.

    “No jokes. The developments of the last two weeks demonstrate that Russia is preparing to start intensifying military action in the Donbas,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Muzhenko also wrote on Facebook: “No jokes. Putin’s next manic threatening of Ukraine is taking place, as voiced at the “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” forum. I believe that …

  • Muzhenko: Ukrainian military is allowed to respond fully to the enemy's provocations

    The situation in the Donbas has deteriorated and the Ukrainian military have been given permission to respond fully to the enemy's provocations, as stated by the Chief of the General Staff, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Since the day before yesterday, we have been seeing an increase in the number of mortar attacks, attacks from guns, and the use of tanks. In particular, the latter were used by the enemy yesterday against the …

  • The Ukrainian Armed Forces occupied separatist positions in Avdiivka

    The separatists tried to storm the Ukrainian position in the Avdiivka industrial zone, as reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. Separatist groups were pushed back, and the Ukrainian military reached and secured the enemy’s front positions, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense related issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, said.

    According to him, the fighting still continues.

    "Building on the success and preventing further aggressive actions by the enemy, the anti-terrorist operation …

  • Participants of the Donbas blockade threaten to destroy main roads if there are attempts to disperse them

    Participants of the railway blockade in the Luhansk region said they will turn to alternative tactics if they are dispersed, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    "Volunteers’ information about the reassignment of special units towards Bohdan Redoubt for the violent dispersal of Veterans of the War of Independence has been pre-confirmed,” reported the "staff of trade blockade" on Facebook.

    "The staff of trade blockade says that in case of scenario of violent dispersal of protesters, it will have to …

  • Ukrainian veterans blockade the areas of the Donbas that are beyond control of Ukraine

    On January 25th, Ukrainian veterans began the third stage of blocking trade with the territories that are beyond the control of the Ukrainian government in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The first stage was preparatory, and the second was an information gathering stage. The third stage is a direct blockade of trucks and trains that will move to the temporarily uncontrolled territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The initiators of the blockade are the Donbas and Aidar volunteer …

  • Russia demands that Ukraine extradite a detained Georgian officer

    Russia wants Ukraine to extradite a Georgian volunteer, Gia Tsertsvadze, who participated in the war in the Donbas. He was detained at Kyiv's Zhulyany Airport on January 15 while trying to leave Ukraine.

    Tsertsvadze was told he was on Interpol’s international most wanted persons list. The manhunt was initiated by Russia, who is accusing him of a murder in the territory of the Russian Federation in 2003. Kyiv court chose a 40-day arrest as a preventive punishment for Tsertsvadze and put him in …

  • Veterans of Ukrainian war block railway traffic to separatist-held territories

    According to the Deputy of Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and former commander of the Donbas volunteer battalion, Semen Semenchenko, veterans of the Ukrainian war have blocked the passage of trains to separatist-held territories, as stated in his Facebook post.

    “12 cargo trains with more than 700 rail containers have been taken out of the process of financing the terrorism. Servicemen of the Interior Ministry, servicemen of the Border guard service, SBU [Security Service of Ukraine] …

  • Ukrainian forces advanced 20 kilometers towards Debaltseve over the last year

    During the last year, the soldiers of the 54th separate mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces and the contract soldiers of the Podolyanina Wolves special forces unit of the Pravy Sector, which is a part of the Ukrainian military, who are deployed along the Svitlodarsk Salient, advanced by  almost 20 kilometers towards Debaltseve.

    The information has been confirmed by the Ukrainian volunteer activist Yuriy Mysyagin on his Facebook page.

    “Our positions on Svitlodarsk Salient are …