Contents tagged with Joint Forces Operation
The Ukrainian military detained a Russian mercenary in the Luhansk region, reported the Staff of the Joint Forces Operation on March 3. "During the service at the checkpoint, the regular shift of the 3rd Operational Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine detained a citizen who had been cooperating with Russian separatist troops,” the statement reads.
During a routine document check, civil guard officers learned through the National Police database that the man was subject to detention as an …
On Saturday, December 22, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed Bill 8519 "On the status of war veterans and guarantees of their social protection" which aims at strengthening the social status of participants in the war for the independence of Ukraine, as reported on the Verkhovna Rada’s website.
The bill would provide the status of combatant to persons who took part in all forms of armed military activities for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century, including the Ukrainian …
Participants of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UVA) are leaving the frontline in Donbas, stated Commander Dmytro Yarosh, former leader of the Right Sector.
“This day I announce that the 5th and 8th separate battalions of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army are leaving the frontline but we are not leaving the war. As long as there is a war, we will participate in it," he said. According to Yarosh, the UVA is now planning to establish resistance “in any area” and unite those who took part in the …
Ukrainian military liberated the small village of Vilny in the Luhansk region that was controlled by pro-Russian militants, reported TSN news program on Friday, September 21. The Ukrainian military didn’t suffer any losses during the operation.
For almost three day before the operation, Ukrainian reconnaissance group collected the information on the enemy positions in the areas. The village was captured after only thirty minutes of fighting.
The military carried out the operation with zero …
Joint Forces Operation (JFO) commanders are allowed to return fire when provoked, without needing to coordinate with top leadership first, said JFO commander Serhiy Nayev in an interview with UNN news agency.
"The commanders are given the right to independently decide on the appropriate response to shelling [by the enemy] to protect the lives and health of subordinates and civilians," he said. According to Nayev, in a combat environment, waiting for approval "often has price of human life."
The Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted tactical exercises with participation if the warplanes, the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense stated on their website.
“During the exercises, the assault aviation under cover of several fighter aircraft supported infantry units which stormed the stronghold of the enemy,” the statement of the Ministry reads.
The Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation’s command stated on Facebook page that the unscheduled inspection of aviation units was conducted during the week. …
The purpose of the Ukrainian military attack on Horlivka is to "tighten the noose" around Donetsk, a source in the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) told Strana.ua news outlet.
"Horlivka is surrounded by high hills, including the village of Yuzhny. The one who owns the strongholds at these hills in fact owns the town. From these hills, the whole town is easily exposed to fire. Therefore, if the territory around Horlivka is owned [by the Armed Forces of Ukraine], the separatists …
The Ukrainian military advanced more than 2 km into separatist territory and secured new positions, radically changing the situation at one stretch of the front line, volunteer Yuriy Mysyagin wrote on Facebook.
"Within the territory of the Joint Forces Operation, one of the infantry battalions of one of the brigades of the Armed Forces was simply forced to improve and secure its front line positions due to the systematic shelling by the separatists. By moving their footholds, the battalion …
Against the backdrop of the escalating tension in the Donbas, numerous reports have been made detailing the redeployment of the Somali battalion to the Horlivka, which is held by pro-Russian militants. This has occurred amid attacks against Zaytseve (near Horlivka), which have lasted three days, the TSN program reports.
Last weekend, two residential buildings were destroyed in Zaytseve. On Monday afternoon, the settlement can under heavy artillery shelling. Fortunately, no one was injured by …
The press center of the Joint Forces Operation reported that the drills involving combat helicopters were held near the line of demarcation in the Donbas.
"For the first time, as part of the operation of the Joint Forces, forward air controllers were trained to direct Mi-24 crews toward ground targets. The purpose of training is to maintain the level of skills of air controllers in directing combat helicopters toward ground targets, and to organize interaction between army aviation and …