Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Conflict in the Donbas escalates, Avdiivka on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe

    The situation along the contact line in eastern Ukraine remains tense. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, 8 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 26 were wounded on January 29-30.

    The situation is the most difficult near Avdiivka (a town 6 km away from Donetsk). Seven out of eight Ukrainian servicemen were killed there while three civilians were critically injured.

    The spokesman of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Alexander Motuzyanik, reported that during the hostilities near …

  • 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 …