Contents tagged with Mariupol

  • 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; …