Contents tagged with Debaltseve

  • Kyiv files lawsuit against pro-Russian militants for executing Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas

    The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) has informed the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague about the summary execution of nine Ukrainian soldiers who were captured by Russian occupation forces during the battles of Ilovaisk and Debaltseve.

    “The notice essentially consists of the facts of the extrajudicial executions of nine soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine by members of the pro-Russian organized group Cossack Union Don Army Region …

  • Sentsov: All significant battles in Donbas were fought by Russian army

    Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who until recently was imprisoned in Russia, has described his conversations with militants from Russia and from the Donetsk People’s Republic while in prison. They did not hide the fact that, from the very start of the aggression, all of the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine was done by the Russian Army. Regular Russian troops prepared for the annexation of Crimea, Novaya Gazeta reports.

    According to Sentsov, he met a soldier from Russia’s GRU in …

  • Ukraine offers Russia to exchange three Russian convicts for participants in the Debaltseve Battle

    Ukraine offers Russia to exchange Alexander Korinkov, Sergei Glondar and Bogdan Pantyushenko, Ukrainian prisoners of war, for three Russians convicted of crimes in the Donbas, stated Iryna Heraschenko, Ukraine’s representative in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk.

    Special forces soldiers Korenkov and Glondar were captured by pro-Russian militants in February 2015, when the detachment was leaving Debaltseve. Tank operator Patyushenko was captured in January 2015 near the Donetsk airport.

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  • Ukrainian army liberates another village in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military has taken back the Rozsadky settlement in the neutral strip of the Debaltseve region (Donetsk region), the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reported on Facebook.

    Rozsadky, located at the Svitlodarsk Salient, had been held previously by the Ukrainian army, and formed part of a supply route to the groups near Debaltseve. However, after the battles in the winter of 2015 and the agreements which ensued, the town fell under the neutral strip, where no armed …

  • Heavy fighting erupts near Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine

    According to the December 18th evening summary of the Ukrainian Military command, five Ukrainian servicemen were killed and six wounded in the fighting along the Svitlodarsk arc.

    “Starting at 5:50 am, in the vicinity of Svitlodarsk arc, after a continuous large caliber artillery and mortar fire, the separatist army units attempted to push Ukrainian forces from their positions. The enemy, using a considerable manpower, attempted an encircling maneuver. The Ukrainian forces discovered this …