Contents tagged with Russian Troops in Ukraine
Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister: More Russian soldiers have arrived in the Donbas
Russian military forces continue to arrive in the territories of the Donbas that are not controlled by Kiev. This, as Interfax-Ukraine reports, was stated by the Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
"Russian soldiers are arriving in the Donbas by turns, on a rotational basis, in small groups from among the personnel of their brigades and divisions. They mainly occupy the positions in the second and third lines of defense and in …
Ukrainian Chief of Staff: Russia plans to establish third military corps in the Donbas
The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko stated that Russia is going to increase its presence in the Donbas and establish their "third Army Corps."
"Russia is going to transfer more soldiers to the Donbas. The Russian Ministry of Defense is preparing to increase the number of troops by one third in eastern Ukraine within the framework of its long-term plan to destroy Ukraine. We are not talking about weak and uncontrolled groups of separatists. There is a …
Bellingcat: Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers were involved in the conflict in Donbas
Bellingcat has analyzed the number of medals that have been awarded to Russian soldiers over the past years. According to the British investigative journalists group, tens of thousands of servicemen from Russia were involved in the hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
A British investigative journalists group that conducts independent investigations on open source data found that tens of thousands of Russian soldiers were involved in hostilities in the Donbas. Bellingcat provided evidence of this …
Ukrainian Ambassador to France: The West does not want to recognize the presence of Russian troops in the Donbas
France, Germany and the United States do not acknowledge the fact of the presence of the Russian troops in the Donbass region. In his article for Apostrophe news portal, Ambassador Oleh Shamshur claims that these countries hope for a return to the prewar order of things.
According to Shamshur, who is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to France, Western countries realize that Russian troops are in the Donbas region but this position is not public and will not be made …
Poroshenko: A ‘huge’ number of Russian troops are in Ukraine
The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated in an interview with CNN that a "huge" number of Russian troops are in the territory of Ukraine. According to him, this shows that Russia has crossed the line.
“If you had asked me about the theoretical possibility of Russia’s invasion and occupation of the Crimea in 2013, I would have said that it was impossible because there is a line that Putin would not cross. If you had asked me in January 2014 about the possibility that thousands of …
Russian politician: Russia does not provide compensation to the families of soldiers killed in Ukraine
Russian politician and human rights activist, Lev Schlosberg, stated on-air with Ekho Moskvii that the majority of families of Russian servicemen killed in the Donbas don’t get the promised compensation (RUB 2 million) from the state.
“Some people were paid but not all of them. When the number of killed became very high, many of them were labeled as Cossacks and their families didn’t get anything at all. We know people who were killed who were just buried, including in Pskov. As veterans of …
Ukrainian Intelligence: More Russian tanks and other weapons arrived in the Donbas
The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported on August 6 that a military equipment convoy from the Russian Armed Forces – tanks, armored combat vehicles, artillery mounts and trucks – was moving through the Ukrainian border in the areas of Kuibysheve(in the Rostov region) and Marinovka (in the Donetsk region). In addition, a supply of weapons, military equipment, ammunition, oil and lubricants from the Russian Federation was recorded.
In particular, 10 …
Ukrainian MP: 50,000 Russians fought in the Donbas
Anton Herashchenko, a member of the “People’s Front” faction of parliament, wrote on his Facebook page that 50,000 Russians took part in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. "These are not just speculations and assumptions but documentary evidence discovered by volunteers of the project 'Myrotvorets' [Peacemaker] in a mailbox belonging to Russian terrorist Maria Koleda. Koleda serves as a head of the terrorist press service of the terrorist organization, the Donetsk People’s Republic,” he …
Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia continues to send weapons and soldiers to the Donbas
Russia continues to supply its troops in the Donbas with personnel and weapons, according to a report released by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
According to the report, on the 24th of July, four trucks carrying 110 personnel and three guns were identified coming from Russia en route to Sverdlovsk in the Luhansk region.
Ukraine has contacted representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE and reported on the presence of tanks, …
Ukrainian Armed Forces claim to have captured three Russian soldiers
Ukrainian forces captured three Russian soldiers near Troitske, an urban-type settlement in the Luhansk region, according to Presidential Administration spokesperson on conflict zone issues, Colonel Andriy Lysenko. The Ukrainian Colonel explained that a sabotage and reconnaissance group of more than 20 people moved to the positions of Ukrainian forces in the region of Troitske after powerful artillery preparations immediately after midnight.
Reinforcements immediately arrived to support the …