Contents tagged with ATO

  • Ukrainian media: Separatists continue attacking Ukrainian military's positions

    On the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine zone, separatist militia fighters are becoming increasingly active at nighttime, specifically in the southern front sector. Over the past days, the Ukrainian military has been under attack by submachine and machine gun fire, RPG shells, and mines, TSN reports.

    Along the line of defense in the Lebedynske area, heavy 120-meter caliber guns were fired, and in the area of the forward defense posts near Shyrokyne, the combatants fired cannons and from …

  • The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils a draft law on de-occupation of Donbas

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) presented an idea for the law on the de-occupation of the Donbas which supposed to become an alternative to the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), Hromadske reported.

    The preamble notes that the legal regime of the ATO, introduced in April 2014, made it possible to stop the expansion of Russian aggression, and kept it localized in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. It also made it possible to hold …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine must transition to a new format of defense against Russia’s hybrid aggression

    Secretary of the Defense and Security Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov believes that Ukraine needs to end the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) and transition to a new format of national defense against Russia’s hybrid war.

    “Military actions have been going on in the east of our country for three years already, and they have escalated both in duration and in the massive format of the military operation (ATO). At the same time, it must be pointed out that the anti-terrorist operation …

  • The Ukrainian Army has retaken control of territory seized by separatists in 2015

    The Ukrainian Army advanced about a mile into the “gray zone” along the Bakhmut road in the Donbas. As a result, a strategically important road to Luhansk that was controlled by the separatist and the village of Zholobok fell into the range of fire of the Ukrainian artillery, as reported on the Ukrainian TV program TSN Tyzhden.

    According to the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the army’s advance cannot be considered an offensive. The retaken territory should be under Ukraine’s control …

  • ‘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 …