Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • A new ceasefire attempt in the Donbas breaks down on the first day

    The “grain ceasefire” in the Donbas was broken on the first day, said Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, on Saturday.

    “The firing almost never stopped and the shelling started again. Unfortunately, this was the third or the fourth ceasefire agreement in the last two months. They [the agreements] are constantly being violated by Russian hybrid forces. I do not remember any agreement that they ever observed. These agreements do not last more than …

  • Ukrainian Armed forces disband a group of pro-Russian separatists capturing a Russian national

    In the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military disarmed and captured a subversive-intelligence group of separatist fighters, as reported at the press briefing by the Speaker of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Andrei Lysenko.

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also confirmed this information. According to the Ukrainian command, among those detained and killed were Russian citizens.

    "As a result of the measures taken, four …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Parliament proposes to call the military operation in the Donbas a ‘local war’ to further its integration back into Ukraine

    A draft bill on the reintegration of the Donbas proposes to introduce a concept of “local war” in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. This was stated by Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" Volodymyr Ariev, 112 Ukraine reports.

    According to Ariev, the antiterrorist operation (ATO) that is being carried out in the Donbas now uses an "outdated format.” He said that according to Ukrainian legislation, in case of seizure of territories, either an ATO should be conducted …

  • Former US Secretary of State stresses importance of providing Ukraine with defensive weapons

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with a delegation from the National Democratic Institute of the United States (NDI), which was headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as reported by the Press Service of the President of Ukraine.

    "Madeleine Albright stressed the importance of providing Ukraine with defensive weapons in order to ensure the lawful right of a sovereign state to self-defense in accordance with …

  • Ukrainian media: Separatists attacked Ukrainian Armed Forces after they took control of territory in the gray zone

    As reported on the Ukrainian TV program TSN Tyzhden, fighting has recently resumed in the Luhansk region near the Bakhmut road. Illya Kyrychenko, a grenade launcher operator, and Volodymyr Laykov, a 32-year-old machine gunner from Dnipropetrovsk region, were killed. Dozens of soldiers were wounded.

    All of this happened in territory that should belong to the Ukrainian army completely and without contest. According to the maps of the Minsk agreements, the area of Zholobok not controlled by the …

  • Ukrainian forces advance deeper into the Donbas as the situation in Eastern Ukraine escalates

    On June 7-8 there was fierce fighting for the Zholobok settlement in the Luhansk region. Both the Ukrainian side and the separatists reported dozens of killed and injured.

    As early as June 2, one of the battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade suddenly moved forward into the gray zone from the Krymskoye settlement in the south towards the separatists’ position along the Bakhmut route. The Ukrainian military managed to advance half a kilometer directly …

  • Separatist bombardment of Krasnohorivka in Eastern Ukraine causes massive destruction in the town

    On the morning of May 28, separatists fired on the city of Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk region. Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, head of the Donetsk civil-military administration, said on his Facebook page that separatists used fired with Grad multiple rocket launch systems, tanks and mortars. He reported that during the bombardment, a hospital was half destroyed, and two ambulances and a Niva hospital vehicle were smashed. According to him, several peaceful civilians received shrapnel wounds. However, the …

  • Ukrainian Military Command: three Ukrainian soldiers were killed at Svitlodarsk salient

    Three Ukrainian soldiers died in the vicinity of the Svitlodarsk salient in eastern Ukraine, rescuing the wounded friend, reported the Headquarters of the Ukrainian Military Command.

    "Three of our guys, while rescuing their wounded friend, died heroically at the Svitlodarsk salient. One of them, while being injured, in order to avoid being captured and in trying to destroy the enemy was trying to detonate a hand grenade. However, he was unable to carry out his plan. He died on the spot from …

  • Teenaged girl snipers are in the ranks of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    At a recent meeting with Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed LPR, Alexandra Soroka reported about the direct involvement of a fifteen-year-old girl sniper in the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "A fifteen-year-old girl sniper was killed. When she was still alive, she decided to take her father's name. Her mother left for Ukraine," Soroka said during the meeting.

    On September 10, 2016, the …