Contents tagged with Donbas

  • EU expresses concern about latest Russian weapons found in Donbas

    The European Union expressed concern about the discovery by the OSCE Mission in the Donbas of the modern Russian radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1, which is used by the Russian Armed Forces, reports Ukrinform.

    "The EU is concerned that on February 15, for the first time, SMM (Special Monitoring Mission) recorded the radar station 51U6 Kasta-2E1 near the village of Bugaevka, which is not under Ukrainian government control. This highly modern weapon is used by the Russian Federation and it raises a …

  • DPR gives permission to its troops to fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic allowed the militants to open "warning" fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas, reported the publication Ostrov.

    "Due to the lack of response from international observers to the shelling of the settlements of the Republic, in order to protect the population from Ukrainian terror, the units of the People's Militia have been given permission to open fire to suppress and destroy the enemy's firing positions," said the "people' …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: 50 Russian snipers currently operate in Donbas

    Russian military snipers use the Donbas as a testing ground for Russia’s latest sniper weapons, reported Radio Liberty with reference to the Ukrainian General Military Intelligence Directorate.

    According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russian military snipers have been fighting in the Donbas since 2016. These sniper units are usually accompanied by instructors from Russia.

    According to the representative of the Ukraine’s Military Intelligence Directorate, Vadim Skibitsky, about 50 snipers of …

  • Russia to allow Donbas residents to vote in State Duma elections

    Russia wants to allow residents of the territories of the Donbas, which are not under Ukraine's control, to vote in the elections to the State Duma in autumn 2021, reported the press service of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation.

    The Russian officials specified that these holders of the Russian passports will have an opportunity to vote at their chosen polling station if they were registered.

    Also, the CEC of the Russian Federation said that it will be possible …

  • Ukraine wants to regain control over Donbas by 2025

    The Ukrainian government has approved changes to the Integrated Border Management Strategy until 2025. The document includes a clause on the restoration of control over the border between Russia and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. The relevant decision was made at the meeting of the Ukrainian Government, Ukrinform reports.

    According to the government's order to amend the strategy, Ukraine should be ready to protect this section of the border once it regains control …

  • Zelensky: Kyiv to build new airport in Donbas

    Ukrainian government plans to build a new airport in the Donbas for passenger flights, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the forum "Ukraine 30. Infrastructure."

    According to him, the airport’s design will be completed this year. At the moment, experts are looking for a location for the new airport.

    Zelensky noted that the "new serious airport" will be located between the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. "We could open and restore Mariupol airport. But today the military says that it …

  • Pro-Russian militants suffer heavy losses during fire exchange with Ukrainian troops in Donbas

    On February 20, pro-Russian militants in the Donbas suffered heavy losses after their positions were shelled by the Ukrainian military, reports Ukrainian news outlet Censor.NET with reference to pro-Russian Telegram channels.

    One channel, Sladkov+, wrote that after Ukraine slammed sanctions on Putin’s friend, Viktor Medvedchuk, the situation in the Donbas escalated. According to the channel, the losses of pro-Russian militants are more significant than officially reported.

    This information …

  • Kyiv: 400,000 Ukrainians affected by war in Donbas

    Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov said at a briefing for UN member states that almost 14,000 Ukrainians have been killed in the war in the Donbas.

    "The war, to some extent, directly affected about 10 million Ukrainians, residents of these regions, as well as citizens of Ukraine, who have gone through conscription in the army, members of their families, etc.," he said.

    “To date, 400,000 of our citizens have been affected by …

  • Kremlin: almost 640,000 Donbas residents received Russian passports

    The Russian Interior Ministry says that almost 640,000 residents of the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions have received Russian passports, reports Intefax with reference to the head of the Russian Interior Ministry's department for the Rostov region.

    "To date, there are 639,000 people," Agarkov said.

    Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs said that in 2020, almost 410,000 Ukrainians received Russian citizenship. In four years, according to their data, almost 90 …

  • Russia sounds alarm over Ukraine’s possible use of Turkish Bayraktar drones in Donbas

    The Kremlin is concerned about the fact that the Ukrainian army could use Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2 against pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, said the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Alexei Yerkhov, reports the Turkish news agency Hurriyet.

    Yerkhov said that, according to Russian experts, the Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2 will turn into a "tool of superiority" if the Ukrainian army uses them against the Russian military and mercenaries in the Donbas.

    Yerkhov stressed that the …