Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Shelling continues in Donbas

    On the third of September three incidents of shelling at Ukrainian soldiers by pro-Russian separatist militants took place in the Eastern Region of Ukraine, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

    At approximately 6:00 am almost twenty 120-millimeter rockets were launched at the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove and Talakivka (the Region of Donetsk).

    In total 17 separate incidents of shelling at the Ukrainian side from rocket launchers and large caliber machine …

  • Pro-Russian separatist used the newest Russian rocket launches to attack Ukrainian Armed forces

    In the Donbas, near the village of Krymske, Luhansk Oblast, separatists used powerful Russian rocket launchers against the Ukrainian military, as reported by the Military Television of Ukraine in a story called “Voentorg (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) surprises again.”

    It focuses on the RPG-27 Tavolga, which currently only used by Russian, Jordan, and the separatists of Transnistria.

    This weapon can burn through the armor behind the dynamic protection up to 0.6 m, break through …

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on Russia to stop armed provocations in the Donbas

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has issued a protest statement in response to the increase in Russia's military activity in the Donbas and intensive attacks by pro-Russian forces, including the use of tanks, self-propelled artillery systems, rocket artillery, and mortars, as indicated in a statement posted on the agency’s website on Friday evening.

    “We are especially concerned with the damage to an apartment building in the town of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk Oblast), as well as an …

  • Germany: The ceasefire in the east of Ukraine is not observed

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany stated that the "harvest ceasefire," which took effect in eastern Ukraine on June 24, is not being observed. The Foreign Ministry of Germany noted that the agreed upon truce is not being maintained and there are numerous cases of weapons use on the line of contact. The department said that “the parties to the conflict lack the will” for a long-term ceasefire.

    According to the German Foreign Ministry, "every day there are new victims in eastern Ukraine, …

  • Mother of Russian soldier detained in the Donbas has arrived in Ukraine

    The mother of the Russian serviceman Viktor Ageyev, who was detained as part of a sabotage group near Zholobok on June 24, has arrived in Ukraine, wrote the correspondent of Novaya Gazeta, Pavel Kanygin, accompanying her on the trip.

    "Today, on July 21, at about 1 pm, Svetlana Viktorovna Ageyeva and I entered Ukraine by train. We are going to a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian state, who have promised to escort us to Svetlana's son, Viktor Ageyev," he said.

    "We did not enter …

  • The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly calls on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    The General Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) on Political Affairs and Security approved a draft resolution during a session in Minsk, which calls for the return of the Crimea to Ukraine.

    The author of the document entitled "Enhancing mutual trust and co-operation for peace and prosperity in the OSCE region," is the deputy head of the Swedish delegation, Margaret Söderfelt. In the near future, the draft will be submitted for a general vote by the assembly. According to the …

  • Lavrov: Trump and Putin have agreed to create a 'special channel' for settlement in eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed to create a joint channel for the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, based on the Minsk agreements, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press briefing.

    "It has been agreed to create a channel between a representative of the Russian Federation and a representative of the United States, in order to take advantage of this opportunity, as well as opportunities the US has to advance a resolution based on …

  • A new ceasefire attempt in the Donbas breaks down on the first day

    The “grain ceasefire” in the Donbas was broken on the first day, said Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, on Saturday.

    “The firing almost never stopped and the shelling started again. Unfortunately, this was the third or the fourth ceasefire agreement in the last two months. They [the agreements] are constantly being violated by Russian hybrid forces. I do not remember any agreement that they ever observed. These agreements do not last more than …

  • Ukrainian Armed forces disband a group of pro-Russian separatists capturing a Russian national

    In the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military disarmed and captured a subversive-intelligence group of separatist fighters, as reported at the press briefing by the Speaker of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Andrei Lysenko.

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also confirmed this information. According to the Ukrainian command, among those detained and killed were Russian citizens.

    "As a result of the measures taken, four …

  • The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils a draft law on de-occupation of Donbas

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) presented an idea for the law on the de-occupation of the Donbas which supposed to become an alternative to the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), Hromadske reported.

    The preamble notes that the legal regime of the ATO, introduced in April 2014, made it possible to stop the expansion of Russian aggression, and kept it localized in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. It also made it possible to hold …