Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Kyiv: Russia delivered 600 tons of ammunition to militants in Donbas over the summer

    During a press briefing, the speaker of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Maxime Prout said that during this summer, Russia has already provided the pro-Russian militants in the Donbas with 600 tons of ammunition.

    "During June-July of this year, more than 600 tons of ammunition, including multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems, mortars, and dozens of tanks with fuel and lubricants, were delivered by rail from Russia to the first and the second Army Corps [ of the militants],” he said.

    Also, …

  • Germany convicts militant who fought in Donbas

    The German court found Alex D. (a citizen of Kyrgyzstan) guilty of participation in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports Deutsche Welle.

    Alex D. fought on the side of the pro-Russian separatists in Donbas for about two years. The mercenary was detained in 2016 when he returned to Germany, and now he was found guilty of preparing a "serious crime that threatens state security."

    Photos that were attached to the criminal case show Alex D. posing on the tank, then holding a Kalashnikov …

  • Convoy with Ukraine's Donetsk governor comes under fire in Donbas

    Near the southern part of the Hranitne village in eastern Ukraine, an anti-tank missile system destroyed a KrAZ truck belonging to one of the Joint Forces divisions, the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reported on Facebook.

    “One soldier was killed as a result of an anti-tank guided missile hitting the body of the truck. Another soldier received medium severity wounds,” the report states.

    The wounded soldier has received medical attention and been evacuated to a hospital.

    Citing its own source, …

  • Kyiv: Russia using Donbas as testing ground for modern weapons

    The Donbas is now being used by the occupiers as a testing ground for testing the capabilities of Russia’s modern weapons and military equipment, said Lieutenant-General Oleksandr Syrsky, commander of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation, in an interview with Defense Express.

    “The Russian military leadership is saturating the occupation contingent with modern weapons, intelligence and electronic warfare systems, communications equipment and other modern means to give them an advantage over the …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky promises to allow use of Russian language in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the residents of the areas that are not under Ukraine's control should be allowed to speak the language they want, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to the President, there is no language problem in the country.

    "This is the idea of Andrei Bogdan (the Head of the Office of Ukrainian President), but people also discuss that. One day we will stop the war, and I think that we need to allow people in Donetsk to speak the language they want. I don' …

  • Detained DPR anti-air commander complicit in killing of Ukrainian troops in Donbas

    DPR lieutenant colonel Vladimir Tsemakh, captured by agents of the Security Service of Ukraine SBU and taken to a court in Kyiv, will have to answer not only for his involvement in Russia’s operation to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines Boeing, but also for the murder of Ukrainian soldiers, writes journalist Yuriy Butusov.

    In a video interview given in 2015, Tsemakh, under the alias “Borisych”, explains how his division took part in the fight for the 43rd checkpoint near Snizhne on August 6, 201 …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky invites Putin to meet in Minsk

    In a video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron to hold a meeting in Belarus.

    "And now, I want to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Do we need to talk? Yes, we do. I propose the following group for the conversation: me, you, the President of the USA, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Chancellor …

  • Girkin confirms that militant captured by Ukrainian Security Service was commander of air defense during MH17 air disaster

    Ex-Minister of Defense of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) confirmed that the Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Tsemakh who had been captured by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU)  in the town of Snizhne, was "the commander of the air defense" of the pro-Russia militants in July 2014.

    "Borisovich" (a nickname of Tsemakh) was the chief of  air defense in Snizhne in July-August 2014. Before that, he was the crew commander of of ZU-23-2 anti-air systems in …

  • Kyiv: Russia amassing troops near Mariupol and Kharkiv

    Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation Major-General Bogdan Bondar said  during a broadcast of Hromadske.TV that Russia is amassing troops along the Ukrainian-Russian border near Mariupol and Kharkiv.

    According to Bondar, Russia has  been gradually doing this from the beginning of the conflict in the Donbas.

    "At the beginning of the conflict, they also had limited opportunities. However, during this time, they have built training ranges, places for the deployment of military …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: it is necessary win back the minds of Donbas residents

    During the presentation of the new Donetsk Regional State Administrator Pavlo Kirilenko in Kramatorsk, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted that it is essential to remind the residents of the Donbas territories not controlled by Ukraine that they are Ukrainians and to fight for that, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "It is important to win back the minds of our people who live in the temporarily occupied territories. We can do that through a stable payment of pensions, and comfortable passage  …