Contents tagged with Mariupol

  • Ukrainian Security Service gives Volker evidence of Russia's involvement in shelling of Mariupol

    Vasyl Hrytsak, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), gave US State Department Special Representative Kurt Volker and US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch evidence of Russia's involvement in crimes against humanity on Ukrainian territory.

    The SBU Press Center reports that Hrytsak specifically transmitted materials about the involvement of the Russian army in the shelling of Mariupol and Volnovakha in 2015, an event that resulted in the deaths of 48 Ukrainians.

    "Along with the escalation of …

  • Ukraine submits proof of Russian involvement in the shelling of Mariupol to International Court of Justice in Hague

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has handed over proof of the involvement of Russian military personnel in artillery shelling of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast on January 24, 2015 to the International Court of Justice in The Hague,as stated at a briefing by SBU Chairman Vasyl Hrytsak.

    "As of today, these materials have been transferred to the UN International Court and sent to 184 Ukrainian institutions abroad," he said.

    In addition, evidence about the participation of the Russian army in …

  • Ukrainian Security Service will submit evidence of shelling of Mariupol by Russian soldiers to UN court

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has decided to submit to the International Court of Justice evidence of the involvement of Russian servicemen in the shelling of Mariupol in the Donetsk region on January 24, 2015.

    This was announced at a briefing by the head of the Security Service, Vasyl Hrytsak.

    On the website of the SBU, information was published about the involvement of Russian military personnel in the shelling of the Vostochny neighborhood in Mariupol. In particular, it has been …

  • Ukrainian military command: pro-Russian militants tried to advance towards Mariupol

    The First Deputy Commander of the United Forces, Major-General Valery Zaluzhny, stated on the Joint Forces Operation Facebook page that militants “tried to advance towards Mariupol,” the Delovaya Stolitsa news outlet reports.

    “From the beginning of the Joint Forces Operation, the situation in the area of combat actions has remained tense,” Zaluzhny stated. “The enemy was most active near Avdiivka and Mariupol.”

    He went on to say: “In the area of Avdiivka, the enemy keeps trying to take …

  • Ukrainian President to invite Prime Minister of Greece to Mariupol

    President Petro Poroshenko is going to invite Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras to visit Mariupol and the Greek community on the Azov Sea, as stated on the Ukrainian President’s website.

    “We will reach an agreement. We will come with our Greek partners to launch several important projects on education, construction and support of the church. And many other things that will come from you, and I will defend it,” said Poroshenko when speaking with people of the Greek community of Mariupol. …

  • Biletsky: Azov Battalion was removed from the front line in eastern Ukraine at Putin’s request

    The order to withdraw Azov regiment from Shyrokyne was given at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as stated by the founder and former commander of the Azov regiment, People's Deputy Andriy Biletsky in an interview with Apostrophe. He believes that the decision to remove Azov from the front line was directed against him personally and against the soldiers and argued that "this is a classic meanness" by the Ukrainian authorities.

    "This was a decision directed both against me and …

  • Heavy fighting reported near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine

    The fighting near the city of Mariupol has intensified, as reported by Ukrainian volunteers organization “Come back alive” on their Facebook page.

    “The enemy continues intensive shelling of Ukrainian front line positions using large caliber mortars and artillery. According to confirmed information, at around 12:00 am [Kyiv time] the enemy used MLRS Grad systems. The shelling is so intensive that the sound of explosions can be heard in Mariupol. The first ambulances bringing wounded started to …

  • Journalist: Three Ukrainian marines were killed when they went on a reconnaissance mission without being ordered to do so

    Three Ukrainian marines, who were killed in the Donbas, went on a reconnaissance mission to gather information about separatist positions at the front line near Mariupol, journalist Yuri Butusov wrote on his Facebook page.

    “On 8th of January, three fighters of 501st Battalion of 36th Marine Brigade: the Commander of 3rd Division of the Marine Corps, Junior Sergeant, Sergiy Sonko (23 years old) and his subordinates Junior Sergeant, Mykola Okhrymenko (53 years old) and Senior Seaman Sergiy …

  • The OSCE warned about the possibility of separatists attacking Mariupol

    During a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienn, the US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Daniel Baer, discussed the possibility of separatist forces attacking Mariupol and its surrounding area, UNIAN reports.

    “We are still seriously concerned with the buildup of forces of the joined Russian and separatist troops outside of Mariupol," Baer said. He reported that on November 14th Russian-separatist forces blocked access to the observers of the OSCE …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirmed the deteriorating situation near Mariupol

    In his interview to journalists, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, confirmed that hostilities in Shyrokyne in the direction of Mariupol are the most active on the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine. 

    “The situation in Shyrokyne has deteriorated considerably. There was an attack by the enemy's reconnaissance and sabotage group that took place in this village a few days ago. Two attackers were killed and two others blew themselves up on the minefield when they left Shyrokyne; …