Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Canadian Troops Training Mission in Ukraine

    Training mission of Canadian troops - Operation UNIFIER starts in Ukraine.

    YAVORIV, Ukraine - As Canadian soldiers stepped from the CC-177 Globemaster aircraft and onto the tarmac at the Lviv International Airport, they took the first steps towards starting what promises to be a busy autumn.

    The soldiers arrived in theatre in two groups on 25 and 31 August. The majority of the soldiers came from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) based at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario. They will spend …

  • Vice News - Meet the European Fighters Who Have Gone to War in Ukraine

    Meet the European Fighters Who Have Gone to War in Ukraine | VICE | United StatesThere are European soldiers fighting amid the rubble of Shyrokyne in Eastern Ukraine. They shoot from half-destroyed hotels and sleep in the basements of war-ravaged homes.

    Artillery fire colors the hill behind the town black, and darkens the sky with gray smoke. Machine guns sputter day and night, and there is occasionally the crack of a sniper rifle as soldiers dart between abandoned houses, hotels,

    apartment …

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  • Russia shelled Ukrainian territory again.

    As per the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Press Centre,Two soldiers of the 128th Brigade were wounded during the last night shelling of the township of Stanytsya Luhanska.Russian heavy weaponry “pulled back” as per the Minsk Treaty was used again last night.This time it was the positions of the Transcarpathian 128th Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces that got hit by the enemy fire from the right bank of Seversky Donets river.Both wounded were hospitalized and are receiving the …

  • Fighting intensified in the East of Ukraine

     Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 13 injured over the past day in the zone of the antiterrorist operation.

    As stated by Alex Motuzyanyk, a spokesman of the presidential administration at a traditional Thursday briefing this morning.

    He said the past day reflected the intensification of fighting in the east of Ukraine.

    "During the last day of hostilities, seven Ukrainian troops were killed and another 13 injured."

    According to Motuzyanyk, these losses were sustained near the township …

  • How many Russian troops are there in Eastern Ukraine

    According to the informartion published by  “Information Resistance” group as of August 26, 2015 the following numbers of  Russian-terrorist forces are operating in the occupied areas of Eastern Ukraine

     (dynamics update for the last 2 months in brakets)

    - Personnel - up to 45 thousand. (decrease of 3-5 thousand)

    - Tanks - about 600 units. (increase of 200 units.);

    - Armored Combat Vehicles - 1430-1450 units. (decrease of more than 400 units.);

    - Artillery - approx. 770 units., Incl .:

    a) …

  • Forbes - Russia Inadvertently Posts Its Casualties In Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has decreed that all Russian casualties “in peacetime” be a state secret. In addition to criminal charges arising from divulging state secrets, families risk losing pensions and lump-sum payments if they reveal that their sons were killed in Ukraine. Mothers of soldiers’ associations have been branded “foreign agents” for collecting data on Russian casualties.

    Dissident Boris Nemtsov was murdered shortly before completing his study of Russian casualties in …

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  • Project Syndicate - Putin in the Dock

    STANFORD – To read the international press, one would think that the last two years have been good ones for Russian President Vladimir Putin. His campaign in Ukraine has largely achieved its main goals; Russia has wrested control of Crimea and destabilized large portions of the rest of the country. Plunging oil prices may have wreaked havoc on Russia’s finances, but so far Putin’s popularity seems unaffected. Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-rulings-threaten-putin- …

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  • Turchynov - Russian troops preparing to cross Seversky Donets.

    Russian military prepared five pontoon ferries to transport forces across Seversky Donets river.As stated by the press service of Alexander Turchinov, National Security and Defense Council Secretary.According to Turchynov, the Russian Army engineering units have set up 5 pontoon ferries across the river of Seversky Donets at the site, where the river separates Ukraine and Russia, also equipping the access roads to these crossings."Thus, military infrastructure is being set up to ensure the …

  • The Governor of Ohio congratulates Ukraine on its Independence Day. Denounces lack of support from the White House.

    Another loud voice joins the chorus accusing The White House of inactivity in providing support to Ukraine.Ohio Governor John Kasich congratulated Ukrainians on Ukrainian Independence day.

    Praising the democratic progress in Ukraine he stated that US has a moral obligation in supporting Ukrainians on their way to democracy.

    Turning his voice to the White House he stated that,“Strong U.S. support for Ukraine is critically important, especially as we see the country that feels ‘threatened’ by a …

  • Uncertain situation in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian Army Press Center reports multiple cease fire violations from the areas controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists.

    There have been reports of heavy artillery barrages hitting residential areas in the township of Prohorovka.

    During the previous day, eight Ukrainian army personnel were wounded.

    The escalations took place in the areas of Mariupol, Donetsk and Lugansk.

    Ukrainian army officials also accused pro-kremlin separatists of attempting to seize the territory in the buffer zones. …