Contents tagged with Luhansk

  • Ukrainian warplanes strike Russian command center in Luhansk

    Ukrainian forces hit a Russian military group's control centre in the temporarily occupied region of Luhansk Oblast, said the Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk, in a Telegram post. Explosions were heard on April 13 in the city, now held by Russian forces, followed by thick black smoke rising over Luhansk. Local Telegram channels reported an incident near a machine-building plant.

    The Russian-installed governate of Luhansk, Leonid Pasechnik, confirmed that this facility was indeed …

  • Explosions reported in Russian-occupied Luhansk amid claims of Ukrainian missile strike

    Explosions were heard in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Luhansk, with reports of several missile strikes. Rodion Miroshnik, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry outlined the events on Telegram.

    "Two impacts were heard in Luhansk. Most likely a missile. Near the city's bus station. We await official information," Miroshnik wrote.

    Meanwhile, Russian state media agency TASS maintains that Russian security forces already know what was "used" in the city. According to the …

  • Russia-appointed mayor of Luhansk mysteriously disappears

    Russia-appointed mayor of Luhansk Manolis Pilavov has mysteriously disappeared. He was appointed mayor  in 2014. The residents of Luhansk have not been notified of any changes in the city administration. However, the information about the disappearance of the "mayor" appeared  on social networks on November 11. "Where did Manolis go? He has been the "head" of the city since December 2, 2014," the local social network users asked. On the website of the Luhansk  city administration, Yana …

  • Former head of Luhansk People’s Republic militia killed in car explosion

    "In the temporarily occupied city of Luhansk on Wednesday morning, November 8, the so-called former head of the 'people's militia of Luhansk People’s Republic' Mikhail Filiponeko was killed," reports the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "He was involved in the organization of prisons in the occupied territories of Luhansk region, where prisoners of war and civilian hostages were subjected to inhuman torture," added the intelligence directorate in a statement on …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces strike Russian airfields in occupied Luhansk and Berdyansk

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces  have struck helicopters and equipment belonging to Russian troops at airfields near the Russian-occupied cities of Berdyansk and Luhansk. The Ukrainian Forces Strategic Communications Center  reported that the operation was carried out successfully on the night of Tuesday, 17 October. Later, the Ukrainian General Staff stated that the strikes had destroyed two helicopters on landing pads and an ammunition depot.

    Later the press service of the Ukrainian Special …

  • Kyiv: Putin has ordered Russian troops to fully capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian troops to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak.

    According tot him, there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive to capture the east of Ukraine.

    "We are seeing that the Russian-occupation troops are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military …

  • Luhansk Region Governor: Ukrainian Forces continue to advance towards Kreminna

    The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, said that Ukrainian troops are advancing gradually in the Kreminna direction. Russians are trying to counterattack with no success.

    According to Haidai, the situation in this sector of the front is difficult, but fully controlled by the Ukrainian Forces.

    “The village of Bilohorivka in the Donetsk region is under constant enemy shelling. All enemy attacks there are repulsed by our defenders. As for the Svatove-Kreminna …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian troops have advanced 2.5 kilometers towards Kreminna over the past week

    Over the past week, Ukrainian troops have advanced 2.5 km in the direction of the city of Kreminna, Luhansk region, said at a briefing the Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the Ukrainian General Staff, Brigadier General Oleksii Gromov.

    "Our soldiers continue offensive actions near the city of Kreminna. Within a week, the Ukrainian defenders advanced up to 2.5 km in the direction of this city," Gromov said.

    He added that along with this, according to the officers of the …

  • Russian attack near Kreminna fails, Ukrainian Forces advance further towards the city

    The Ukrainian Forces have advanced another 1.5 kilometers in the direction of Kreminna, taking new positions near the village of Dibrova in the Luhansk region, reported the military expert, coordinator of the group "Information Resistance" Alexander Kovalenko. Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the Ukrainian General Staff Brigadier General Oleksiy Gromov has confirmed at a briefing the success of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    On his Facebook page, Kovalenko noted that over the …

  • Kyiv: rainy weather slows down Ukraine’s offensive in Luhansk region

    Rainy weather prevents the Ukrainian Armed Forces from moving faster towards the cities of Svatove and Kreminna in the Luhansk region which are still held by Russian troops, said the head of the Luhansk Regional Military-Civil Administration Serhiy Haidai.

    "In the direction of Svetove-Kreminna, there the Ukrainian Armed Forces are gradually moving forward. Now the weather conditions do not allow to move faster. Because the rains and muddy soil are viscous: the equipment, even tanks, just bog …