Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Media: Armed Forces of Ukraine gained control over the runway and the ruins of the Donetsk airport

    The Ukrainian military took full control of the runway and the outskirts of the Donetsk airport along the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine. They also installed the Ukrainian flag a few meters from the destroyed terminal, TSN news program reports.

    "The Ukrainian language on this side is heard everywhere, in commands, orders and conversations. And this annoys the separatists, who are positioned some hundreds of meters away, a lot, “ the report says.

    The Ukrainian military know when to open …

  • Muzhenko: Ukraine could lose 12,000 soldiers in 10 days in Donbas power struggle

    Chief of General Staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko pointed out that the Armed Forces are ready for a forceful resolution of the Donbas issue, if the matter is considered in terms of weaponry and control systems. According to preliminary estimates, ten days of an operation using aircraft could result in the loss of 10-12,000 soldiers, 3,000 of whom will be killed. He explained this to reporters on Thursday, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

    However, Muzhenko doubts that the Ukrainian society is ready …

  • Poroshenko shows the UN Security Council passports of Russian military captured in the Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the UN Security Council meeting in New York, showed the attendees passports of Russian military men fighting in the Donbas.

    "The Russian words that ‘they are not there’ have nothing to do with reality. There is ample evidence that Russia organizes and sponsors terrorism in the Donbas. Here is the evidence. These are the passports of Russian officers and soldiers, some of whom have been imprisoned for occupying Ukrainian land illegally," …

  • Ministry of Defence: Russia’s military aggression in Eastern Ukraine continues

    Pro-Russian separatists committed 173 breaches of ceasefire agreement in one week, as reported by Andrew Liashenko, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, in his weekly update for the period of August the 28th to September the 3rd. Liashenko specified that 18 out of those 173 violations were committed “with the use of heavy weaponry”.

    The geographical breakdown of incidents of separatists opening fire at the Ukrainian armed forces was reported as follows:

    108 in the Donetsk …

  • Shelling continues in Donbas

    On the third of September three incidents of shelling at Ukrainian soldiers by pro-Russian separatist militants took place in the Eastern Region of Ukraine, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

    At approximately 6:00 am almost twenty 120-millimeter rockets were launched at the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove and Talakivka (the Region of Donetsk).

    In total 17 separate incidents of shelling at the Ukrainian side from rocket launchers and large caliber machine …

  • Pro-Russian separatist used the newest Russian rocket launches to attack Ukrainian Armed forces

    In the Donbas, near the village of Krymske, Luhansk Oblast, separatists used powerful Russian rocket launchers against the Ukrainian military, as reported by the Military Television of Ukraine in a story called “Voentorg (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) surprises again.”

    It focuses on the RPG-27 Tavolga, which currently only used by Russian, Jordan, and the separatists of Transnistria.

    This weapon can burn through the armor behind the dynamic protection up to 0.6 m, break through …

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on Russia to stop armed provocations in the Donbas

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has issued a protest statement in response to the increase in Russia's military activity in the Donbas and intensive attacks by pro-Russian forces, including the use of tanks, self-propelled artillery systems, rocket artillery, and mortars, as indicated in a statement posted on the agency’s website on Friday evening.

    “We are especially concerned with the damage to an apartment building in the town of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk Oblast), as well as an …

  • Germany: The ceasefire in the east of Ukraine is not observed

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany stated that the "harvest ceasefire," which took effect in eastern Ukraine on June 24, is not being observed. The Foreign Ministry of Germany noted that the agreed upon truce is not being maintained and there are numerous cases of weapons use on the line of contact. The department said that “the parties to the conflict lack the will” for a long-term ceasefire.

    According to the German Foreign Ministry, "every day there are new victims in eastern Ukraine, …

  • Mother of Russian soldier detained in the Donbas has arrived in Ukraine

    The mother of the Russian serviceman Viktor Ageyev, who was detained as part of a sabotage group near Zholobok on June 24, has arrived in Ukraine, wrote the correspondent of Novaya Gazeta, Pavel Kanygin, accompanying her on the trip.

    "Today, on July 21, at about 1 pm, Svetlana Viktorovna Ageyeva and I entered Ukraine by train. We are going to a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian state, who have promised to escort us to Svetlana's son, Viktor Ageyev," he said.

    "We did not enter …

  • The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly calls on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    The General Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) on Political Affairs and Security approved a draft resolution during a session in Minsk, which calls for the return of the Crimea to Ukraine.

    The author of the document entitled "Enhancing mutual trust and co-operation for peace and prosperity in the OSCE region," is the deputy head of the Swedish delegation, Margaret Söderfelt. In the near future, the draft will be submitted for a general vote by the assembly. According to the …