Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian military command: pro-Russian militants shelled Dokuchaievsk

    Dokuchaievsk, which is not under Ukrainian control, was bombarded with heavy weapons, most likely 82-mm mortars, by militants, as reported by the press center of the Ukrainian military command in the Donbas.

    "According to unconfirmed reports, as a result of the shelling, there are casualties among local civilians," the report of the Ukrainian military reads.

    The press-service mentioned that Ukrainian solders near Novotroitske noticed that during the shelling of Ukrainian positions from 82-mm …

  • Ukrainian politician: the war in Eastern Ukraine can end this year

    The restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions can be achieved this year, said the Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Yuriy Hrymchak, during an interview with Radio Svoboda.

    "I want it to happen this year. I have hope for this and I possess information that leads me to believe so," Hrymchak stressed, answering the question of when the entire Donbas will be returned to Ukraine.  The Deputy …

  • Ukrainian military capture separatist fighter during fight near Shyrokyne

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces detected and engaged into fight with a subversive armed group of pro-Russian separatists near the town of Shyrokyne, the press service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed forces reported.

    According to the press service, Ukrainian military managed to capture one fighter of the subversive group.

    “In the area of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian defenders detected a subversive group moving towards their positions. When the distance became critical, our soldiers opened fire …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus: conflict in the Donbas is the only conflict in which UN does not show any involvement

    The conflict in Donbas is the only conflict in the world in the postwar period that goes without any involvement of the United Nations, said Roman Bezsmertnyi, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine (2010-2011) to Belarus on the ZIK TV-program.

    Commenting on the situation in the Donbas, Bezsmertnyi said it was important that Ukraine invoke all current pertaining laws, especially the Defense Law and provisions of the Martial Law.

    “Because I cannot resist the thought that some …

  • Ukrainian military shot down third Russian drone since the beginning of ceasefire in the Donbas

    Since December 23, when the New Year-Christmas ceasefire in the Donbas began, Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense units have shot down third enemy drone, the press center of the headquarters of the Ukrainian Military in Donbas reports.

    "In the area of the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation), the air defense unit shot down a Russian-made Orlan-10 UAV. Since the beginning of the ceasefire (December 23), this is the third downed UAV of this type," the report said.

    It was noted that Orlan-10 is an …

  • Ukrainian military command: pro-Russian militants used heavy artillery in the Donbas for the first time in the this year

    On Saturday, January 13, pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas used artillery for the first time since the beginning of the New Year-Christmas ceasefire on December 23, reported the headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas.

    "A shelling attack by grenade launchers, 120-mm mortars and 122-mm artillery systems against the fortifications of ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) forces on the approaches to Vodyane village in the area along the Sea of Azov coast (Priazovye) has lasted for …

  • Non-combat losses of Ukrainian Army in 2017 amount to 98 people

    Last year, irreversible non-battle casualties of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas amounted to 98 dead servicemen, according to the response of the Ministry of Defense to an inquiry from news channel. In addition, 178 servicemen were injured under non-combat circumstances in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation- acronym used for Ukrainian military operation in the Donbas) zone in 2017.

    As of December 18, the irreversible losses of the Ukrainian army since the beginning of 2017 …

  • Kravchuk suggests that Russia and Ukraine hold direct talks

    The former first president of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk said in an interview with Radio Liberty that in order to stop the war that Russia is waging against Ukraine, a direct agreement is needed between the leaders of both states.

    "It is necessary, first of all, no matter how difficult it is, to achieve a meeting at the level of the Russian and Ukrainian authorities, one on one. What is happening in the Donbas is the hand of the Kremlin, and until we agree with Russia... [about what] we can do, …

  • Ukrainian Politician: in 2014 Kyiv considered detonating gas transit pipeline connecting Russia to Europe

    The Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Yuriy Hrymchak, stated on ZIK TV that in 2014-2015, the Ukrainian authorities considered blowing up the Russian gas pipeline that goes through the entirety of Ukraine and brings gas into the countries of Europe.

    “Look at 2014-2015.. Do you think there were no plans to blow up the gas transmission system? <...> I am telling you about the plans at the state level,” Hrymchak said.

    According to …

  • US Special Representative for Ukraine: Russia motivated only by sanctions

    In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker called the outgoing year the most violent since the beginning of the conflict in the Donbas, saying that sanctions against the Russian Federation should continue.

    In addition, Volker called the impression that the crisis in eastern Ukraine was over "absolutely mistaken".

    "The year 2017 was the most violent year. The number of violations of the ceasefire has increased, the number of dead …