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Ilovaysk, is one of the biggest tragedies of the war in Ukraine. This was the first face to face combat between Russians and Ukrainians troops.One year later, the volunteer soldiers paint a picture of incompetence and negligence on the part of army leadership.The soldiers’ plight and their apparent dispatch into battle with little training and inadequate equipment has sparked scorn across Ukraine.Volunteer commanders have denounced what they say is the government’s neglect.
Last August when …
Success of Ukrainian Partisans
A brilliant operation of a Ukrainian guerilla group named after Svyatoslav Horobry brought down Yasinuvatsky Engineering Plant today.
The plant had been used by the Russian invaders to carry out repair and restoration works on armored vehicles. As noted by Alexander Danyluk, the head of “Spilna Sprava” on his FB page. At 4:20 pm the power lines and hydro substation feeding the plant were blown up. The plant is completely stopped.
The Russians are setting up …
Poltorak: We stopped one of the most powerful armies in Europe
One of the most powerful armies on the continent was stopped by Ukrainian army in the Donbass region, as stated on a briefing earlier today by Stepan Poltorak, Ukrainian Minister of Defense.
"We were able to upgrade our armed forces and their combat effectiveness. In the East we stopped one of the most powerful armies in Europe and stabilized the situation. We have equipped numerous lines of fortifications," - said Poltorak, …
Ukrainian has been added to the language list for MAVNI
The Military Acquisitions of Vital National Interest program, or MAVNI, authorizes the military services to specifically recruit foreign nationals in high-demand healthcare specialties or who possess certain language skills in short supply
A majority of the MAVNI recruits have been medical doctors who enlist in the U.S. Army Reserve and who receive an officer’s commission once they obtain U.S. citizenship.MAVNI recruits do not have to …
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,
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 …
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 …
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 .:
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 …
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- …