Contents tagged with ATO

  • Germany allocates nearly 1 billion euros to help those affected by the war in eastern Ukraine

    Besides providing assistance to those affected in eastern Ukraine, the money will be spent on training for local government representatives

    As was reported on the official website of the German Embassy in Kiev, the German Government will provide Ukraine with a 900,000 euro grant for psychological assistance for those affected by the war in eastern Ukraine.

    In 2016 and 2017 German authorities are ready to support the "Malta Assistance Service" to extend its humanitarian projects aimed at …

  • Ukrainian positions fired on 50 times on Thursday

    As of 18:00 local time on Thursday, Ukrainian positions had been fired on 50 times throughout the day by pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, according to the Ukrainian Armed Force’s Facebook page.

    “At night the enemy fired on Avdiivka nine times using small arms and rock-propelled grenades. Since 6:00 am illegally armed groups three times fired from 82mm mortars near Zaitseve, once [fired] on the positions of Avdiivka [and once on] the Butovka mine. Later, 120mm were used by them [ …

  • Ukrainian positions fired on 32 times on Wednesday

    According to the press center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as of 18:00 local time, Ukrainian positions had been fired on 32 times on Wednesday, Interfax reported.

    "During the day the intensity of the use of weapons by Russian militants against Ukrainian soldiers was high in the zone of the ATO [Donbas region] where 32 cases of ceasefire violations were recorded,” the press center reported on its Facebook page.

    15 attacks were recorded around Avdiivka, where Ukrainian positions came under …

  • Monument to Belarusians who died on Maidan and in the Donbas was unveiled in Kiev

    A monument to Belarusians who sacrificed their lives during the events during the Euromaidan protests and military campaign in eastern Ukraine was unveiled in Kiev on Belarusian Street, 22. According to Novoye Vremya, the sculpture is made in the shape of a cross in the colors of the Belarusian national flag. The center of the sculpture is decorated with the Belarusian coat of arms, the so-called Pahonia emblem.

    The Memorial is specifically devoted to three Belarusians: Michael Zhiznevsky, who …

  • Pro-Russian separatists attack Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka

    On March 27th, pro-Russian separatists attempted to overtake the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Avdiivka in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, as reported by the press center of the Ukrainian Military.

    According to the report, separatists initiated the attack, and Ukrainian forces returned fire.

    "As a result of the combat, the sabotage and reconnaissance enemy group, that consisted of six fighters, retreated. There are no casualties among the ATO military [Ukrainian Armed …

  • Poroshenko signs demobilization decree

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) on Friday, March 25th, signed a decree demobilizing soldiers who were called up during the fourth wave of the military draft.

    "I signed a decree demobilizing those servicemen, drafted by the decrees of July 21, 2014 and January 14, 2015", Poroshenko said, according to a statement on the website of the President of Ukraine. Poroshenko stated that the document affects about 45,0 …

  • Separatists attempt to dislodge Ukrainian forces from industrial area of Avdiivka

    On Tuesday evening, the industrial area of Avdiivka became the site of heavy fighting, as reported by Ukrainskaya Pravda, citing Ukrainian Armed Forces spokesman Sergei Zhmurko.

    According to him, during the last three weeks, separatists moving from Yasynuvata have been trying to move through Avdiivka's industrial zone, which is located near the Yasynuvata railway junction.

    "Militants shelled using artillery and mortars, then sabotage groups tried to get through our observation posts to the …

  • OSCE calls on both sides in Ukraine to open Horlivka-Donetsk route for civilian transport

    As was stated by the Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, all parties associated with the conflict in the Donbas region should reroute in the direction of Yasinovataya and withdraw their troops from the line of contact. Only after this can the Donetsk-Horlivka route be opened for civilian transport.

    "We observed intensive fighting on this territory. Civilians using this route would …

  • Ukrainian city unveils monument dedicated to those who died fighting in the Donbas

    On Saturday, the first monument dedicated to Ukrainian soldiers who died during the hostilities in the Donbas region was unveiled in the city of Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. The opening ceremony was attended by the city residents, combatants with their families and authorities.

    As reported by the City Council of Kryvyi Rih, the demobilized fighters, relatives of military victims and volunteers initiated a monument to be built for the soldiers in the city.

    The sketch of the monument …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces: The army repelled another attack from Yasinovataya near Avdiivka

    The press center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that the army repelled another separatist attack near the city of Avdiivka.  

    According to the report, Russian-supported separatists opened fire near Avdiivka.  The weapons they used included 82-millimeter and 120-millimeter mortars, and tanks.  These weapons are strictly prohibited under the Minks Agreements.  “The separatists came from the direction of Yasinovataya.  They tried to attack one of the Ukrainian military positions but this …