Contents tagged with Donbass

  • Zakharchenko ordered that one of the largest factories in the Donbas be dismantled

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, ordered that his subjects dismantle one of the largest enterprises in the Donetsk region—Horlivka chemical concern Stirol—in the near future.

    Ukrinform reported that according to an unnamed source, plans have been made to organize and carry out the export of 90% of the enterprise’s equipment and service utilities for scrap metal to Russia.

    In order to avoid protests among the local population, the process of …

  • Kyiv is skeptical about statements made by French and German Foreign Ministers about the Donbas

    Attempts made by the German and French foreign ministers to revive the Minsk Agreements in Moscow and the Donbas have caused a sharp reaction from Ukrainian politicians and experts. The foreign ministers discussed this issue during their visit to Kiev. Ukraine does not believe that Europe has the ability to ensure a ceasefire in the Donbas. They also do not agree with the ministers’ proposal on the procedure for the fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements, Deutsche Welle reported.

    Set against a …

  • Ukrainian MoD: US servicemen visited the front lines in the Donbas

    A delegation of US servicemen in the Donbas, who are headed by the Commander of the Land Forces of the US Armed Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Frederick Ben Hodges, reported on the constant and grave violations of the Minsk Agreements made by separatist groups. This was reported by the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

    The Ministry noted that delegation visited the Mariupol operational-tactical group in the Donbas in Donetsk and Luhansk on the 28th of August. The reason …

  • Additional police forces deployed to Avdiivka, Ukraine

    A Spokesman for the Interior Ministry in the Donetsk region, Vyacheslav Ambroskin, wrote on his Facebook page that a detachment of police officers from the regional Chief Directorate was deployed to Avdiivka in order to prevent infiltration by subversive and reconnaissance groups.

    "In agreement with ATO leadership [Ukrainian Armed Forces], I have made a decision on the deployment of a combined detachment of police officers from the regional Chief Directorate... This is primarily due to the …

  • Ukraine Tells UN That Situation in Donbas Is Deteriorating

    According to the website of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, the UN Security Council has been officially informed about the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas region.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posed the information in such a way that the government plainly intended to "draw the attention of the international community to Russia’s neglect of the Minsk Agreement and to its full responsibility for the situation in some districts of …

  • OSCE Opens New Forward Patrol Base in Luhansk Region

    According to Glavnoye, the press service of the OSCE reported that on January 1st, a special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine opened an advanced patrol base in a village in Luhanskaya.

    This is the eighth patrol base in the Donbass region. The Luhanskaya base is intended to expand the presence of representatives of the monitoring mission in the region Luhansk so they could quickly and more efficiently respond to various incidents in eastern Ukraine.

    "Like other front line patrol bases, …