Contents tagged with Yasynuvata

  • Kremlin unhappy with U.S. reaction to separatist attacks on OSCE observers in Ukraine

    The Press Secretary to the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, did not like how the United States responded to insurgent attacks on the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in the area of military activity in eastern Ukraine, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

    "We believe that it is necessary to be more careful in the assessment of the situation, especially in determining the source of provocation ... these same OSCE observers recorded repeatedly that the source of provocative …

  • OSCE calls for ceasefire at Donetsk water filtration plant

    The Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in Ukraine (OSCE SMM) insists on the cessation of shelling of the Donetsk filtration plant by all sides of the conflict in the Donbas. This position was announced in a statement by the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Ertugrul Apakan, which was published on Facebook on Friday, February 24.

    "The shelling of the filtration plant, as well as the fact that, contrary to their promises, these parties have still not taken away …

  • Ukrainian forces gain foothold across strategic road in eastern Ukraine

    As a result of a counterattack, the Ukrainian forces gained a foothold near the town of Spartak and crossed the strategic road Donetsk-Horlivka near the town of Tsarskoye Selo.

    This was reported by Ukrainian journalist Roman Bochkala on his Facebook page citing sources in Ukrainian military.

    “As a result of counteroffensive, we managed to gain a foothold near Spartak and cross the Donetsk-Horlivka road near Tsarskoye Selo. Now, the soldiers say the most important thing is that they [the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Separatist snipers have arrived in Yasynuvata

    Ukrainian Intelligence has announced that Russian-backed separatist snipers have arrived in Yasynuvata, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported, citing a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on Tuesday.

    Ukrainian Intelligence also reported that several trucks and buses transporting servicemen and material arrived from Russia to the Donbas. In particular, in the town of Novoazovsk in the Donetsk region, two Russian trucks …

  • Strelkov: Russian media is silent about the losses near Yasynuvata and Avdiivka

    The former military chief of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Girkin (aka Igor Strelkov), said that Russian military losses in the Donbas far exceed those of the Ukrainian military, and can only be compared to the casualties experienced last year during the battles of Debaltseve and Chernukhino, Tekhno SOTNYA reported.

    On his LiveJournal page, Strelkov posted a comment in which he explained his resentment towards the Russian media, stating that it does not publicize information …

  • OSCE notes a high number of ceasefire violations in the Yasynuvata-Avdiivka area

    According to a press release issued by the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, observers heard 139 undetermined explosions, 125 bursts of heavy machine gun fire, and 300 single shorts of small arms fire on Monday in the area between government-controlled Avdiivka and the town of Yasynuvata, which is controlled by members of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

    The SMM noted “consistent but intermittent exchange of fire between 10:14 and 15:18hrs and noted a spike between 12:15 …