Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • Ukrainian Minister of Defense: Ukraine's Armed Forces took control of strategic position near Avdiivka

    After the separatist attack that occurred on Sunday morning, the Ukrainian armed forces counterattacked and manage to take control of a strategic position in the area of Avdiivka industrial zone, as stated by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense citing the head of the Ministry, Stepan Poltorak.

    Poltorak made this statement while visiting wounded servicemen at the Lviv Military hospital.

    “Today we have witnessed aggravation of the situation at Avdiivka. In the morning, the separatist have started …

  • Heavy fighting erupts near Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine

    The command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports that on Sunday, January 29, at around 7:00 am, separatists, after a massive artillery barrage, attacked Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka industrial zone.

    According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the attack on the Ukrainian positions was repelled.

    “As a result of a successful defensive maneuver, the Ukrainian forces stopped the enemy attack and prevented them from taking over the Ukrainian positions. The separatist forces suffered heavy …

  • Ukrainian soldiers begin clean up operation in gray zone of Avdiivka

    Ukrainian soldiers have started a total clean-up of the so-called "gray zone" of Old Avdiivka, as reported by Channel 5.

    It was noted that the Ukrainian army hold no positions here, but the National Police say that separatists are often noticed in the area. Ukrainian forces are checking every house, every cellar and each roof.

    Servicemen claim that the separatists have changed their tactics; that is why fighting them using the old methods is now very difficult. In particular, hostile scouts …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces: The situation on the frontline has gotten worse

    Throughout the night and into the day, Russian troops opened fire 40 times against the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the press center of the Ukrainian Army Headquarters, the situation in the front line in eastern Ukraine has worsened; however, the Ukrainian forces remain in control of the situation.

    In Donetsk, the seperatists fired on fortifications in Avdiivka and Opytne using 122 mm artillery, which is prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. The separatists also used twice 120 mm …

  • OSCE mission came under fire near Avdiivka

    Members of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine came under fire near Avdiivka, according to a statement released by the mission’s head Alexander Hug.

    “OSCE SMM patrol came under small arms fire in the area of Avdiivka/Yasynuvata. Nobody injured,” the Organization wrote on Twitter

    Further details on the incident have not yet been released.

    Avdiivka has seen heavy fighting over the last several months. Reports suggest that the distance between Ukrainian forces and members of the so- …

  • Heavy artillery bombardment reported near Avdiivka

    Ukrainian military command reported that on Saturday, at around 11:00 pm Kiev time, heavy bombardment of the Ukrainian positions began near Avdiivka.  According to the reports, several mortars hit residential area near Avdiivka, setting several houses on fire.

    "Today around 11 pm the enemy opened intense fire on our positions near Avdiivka. Several shells hit houses in residential area causing them [the houses] to catch fire," a statement issued by Ukrainian Command read.

    The statement, …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces: The number of attacks by separatists has doubled

    The headquarters of Ukrainian military operations in the Donbas reported that on April 23rd, Russian-backed separatists fired at Ukrainian military positions more than 41 times. This is more than double the number of attacks by separatists on April 22nd, when there were only 19 recorded.

    "The most active was the Donetsk area where the gunmen fired towards Avdiivka using 82 mm and 120 mm caliber mortars. Kremlin supporters also ignored the ceasefire in areas near the Ukrainian positions in …

  • Ukrainian journalist: The situation in Avdiivka is becoming more tense

    In his interview to the Ukrainian Hromadske Radio, Journalist Roman Bochkala, who spent a significant amount of time with the Ukrainian armed forces near Avdiivka, described the situation on the front line.

    He noted that the situation in Avdiivka is becoming more tense. "They [the separatists] are doing everything they can to take the territory back. They are absolutely reckless at sending their soldiers at our positions and this leads to numerous losses on their side. Hundreds of them have …

  • Ukrainian forces came under fire 50 times on Saturday

    Russian-backed separatists opened fire on Ukrainian positions more than 50 times on Saturday, as stated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces press center on Sunday morning, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    The separatists allegedly used rocket-propelled grenades, a variety of machine guns, anti-tank missiles, and 82mm and 120mm caliber artillery against Ukrainian positions, the press center announced on Facebook on Sunday morning.

    The epicenter of the fighting remains in the area of Avdiivka, where …

  • Pro-Russian separatists fired on Ukrainian positions while OSCE monitors were in the vicinity

    Pro-Russian separatists opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Avdiivka in the vicinity of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, the Ukrainian Armed Force’s headquarters stated. Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug was reportedly visiting Avdiivka at the time.

    "On April 15th, during the visit of First Deputy Head of the Special OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, fighters of illegally armed groups fired on ATO [Ukrainian] positions at the filter …