Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • Ukrainian Military Command: Separatists have begun another offensive against Ukrainian positions

    Separatists have begun a new offensive on Ukrainian positions at Avdiivka industrial zone using 152 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Military command on the Facebook page.

    “At around 17:30 pm (Kyiv time) the occupiers began the offensive on our positions at Avdiivka industrial zone using 152 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars, “ the statement reads.

    The Ukrainian military command also noted that ”in spite of the previously reached agreements to …

  • Mogherini to Lavrov: The fighting in Ukraine should be stopped

    During a telephone conversation with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stressed the need to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine immediately, the European External Action Service reported.

    "Mogherini and Lavrov discussed the escalation of violence in the east of Ukraine in detail. The High Representative – Vice-President of the European Commission stressed the need to stop the fighting …

  • OSCE: The aggravation of the situation in the Donbas was not spontaneous

    The Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, said that the aggravation of the situation in the Donbas region near Avdiivka was not spontaneous.

    "This escalation did not happen spontaneously. Somewhere, certain people consciously decided to start it. Before it's completely out of control, before even more people are involved, more lives get lost, more homes are destroyed, before a real humanitarian and ecological catastrophe starts, these …

  • Yelchenko: Ukraine plans to highlight situation in Avdiivka at International Court of Justice

    The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that, when submitting evidence to the International Court of Justice, Kyiv plans on highlighting the situation in Avdiivka as evidence of Russia's violation of international law, Krym.Realii reported.

    “This is the first but important step in bringing Russia to justice for its violation of the UN Charter and international law,” Yelchenko stated.

    Despite calls for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy …

  • Tusk said events in Avdiivka serve as a reminder of Russian aggression in Ukraine

    The worsening situation in Avdiivka reminds Ukrainians about continuing challenges brought by Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine, said the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Libya, Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj.

    According to Tusk, the crisis in Ukraine is still on the radar display of the European Union. "Recent violations of the ceasefire show the new level of intensity and violence. The humanitarian situation in the area of Avdiivka is …

  • European Parliament calls for new sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Avdiivka

    The European Parliament called for introducing news sanctions against Russia as a result of the aggravated situation in the Donbas and failure to implement the Minsk agreements.

    This was stated in the European Parliament by the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Guy Verhofstadt, Ukrinform reports.

    "The EU should maintain the existing sanctions and prepare new ones if Russia continues to ignore the international law," he said commenting on the with the escalation of …

  • Turchynov instructed the Ukrainian military to prepare for a counter-offensive

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO), Oleksandr Turchynov, visited the front line in Avdiivka, and instructed the military to prepare for an attack from the separatists, as well as to be prepare for a counterattack, the press service of the RNBO reported.

    "The military was tasked with refining the operational plans for the times of the offensive of the Russian hybrid troops while taking into account the preparation for effective counteroffensive steps," …

  • Captured separatist: I fought against the Ukrainian military because I needed money

    A separatist soldier captured by Ukrainian military during the fighting near Avdiivka on January 29 said that the he fought against the Ukrainian military because of lack of money.

    He said this during questioning by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    "I was born on June 16, 1988 in Makiivka. In 2014 I fought against the Ukrainian Forces on the side of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic in Vostok battalion. I was a gunner. My call sign was Golova (Head). In 2016, after I left, I worked …

  • The EU condemned the 'flagrant violation' of the ceasefire in the Donbas

    The Press Secretary of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said on Tuesday, January 31st, that the European Union strongly condemned the resumption of fighting in the east of Ukraine, calling it "a flagrant violation" of the cease-fire under the Minsk agreements. The fighting with heavy artillery in the area of the industrial city, Avdiivka, led to many casualties, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The European Union demanded an …

  • The Ukrainian Armed Forces occupied separatist positions in Avdiivka

    The separatists tried to storm the Ukrainian position in the Avdiivka industrial zone, as reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. Separatist groups were pushed back, and the Ukrainian military reached and secured the enemy’s front positions, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense related issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, said.

    According to him, the fighting still continues.

    "Building on the success and preventing further aggressive actions by the enemy, the anti-terrorist operation …