Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • UK citizen appeared in London court for involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine

    A 41-year-old Briton, filmed on video together with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, appeared in a London court on the 28th of September. Benjamin Stimson, from Oldham in the north-western part of England, is charged under several articles of the British anti-terrorist legislation.

    According to a police spokesman, he is specifically accused of “intent to commit an act of terrorism and the steps to implement this” and “intent to commit acts of terrorism and assistance to acts of terrorism” …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister says the ceasefire in the Donbas has broken down

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak stated in his interview with Bild that hostilities continue in the Donbas despite the announced ceasefire.

    “Every fifteen minutes I receive data from the front. Yesterday, we had thirty violations of the ceasefire that resulted in the death of one Ukrainian soldier and injuries to seven more servicemen. In addition, militants used weapons such as mortars and artillery, which are prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. I mean, there were fewer violations …

  • Eastern Ukraine sees increased number of attacks

    On September 25, pro-Russian separatists violated the ceasefire seven times. Separatists resorted to armed provocations using small arms, grenade launchers and machine guns.

    This was reported by the Ukrainian Armed Forces press center.

    In the Mariupol area, separatists violated the ceasefire in the areas of Marinka and Pavlopillia using small arms.

    In the Donetsk area, separatists fired on Ukrainian positions in the area of Avdiivka. They used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms. …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Separatist snipers have arrived in Yasynuvata

    Ukrainian Intelligence has announced that Russian-backed separatist snipers have arrived in Yasynuvata, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported, citing a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on Tuesday.

    Ukrainian Intelligence also reported that several trucks and buses transporting servicemen and material arrived from Russia to the Donbas. In particular, in the town of Novoazovsk in the Donetsk region, two Russian trucks …

  • Separatists to introduce unilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    On the 13th of September, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Aleksandr Zakharchenko, announced the introduction of a unilateral ceasefire.

    Separatists have promised to cease shooting from the 15th of September at midnight. A similar statement was made by the head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky.

    Plotnitsky added that his servicemen are strictly prohibited from returning fire in the event of an attack from the Ukrainian forces. However, …

  • Separatists violated ceasefire 14 times in eastern Ukraine

    14 cases of ceasefire violations by the Russian forces were recorded along the entire front line from midnight to 6:00 PM on Saturday.

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ press center reported on Facebook that 3 violations were recorded in Mariupol. Separatists fired in the direction of the village of Hranitne with small fire arms. Russian forces also shelled Vodyane village using grenade launchers.

    Five violations were recorded in Luhansk. Separatists also attacked Novozvanovka with grenade …

  • Russian officer surrenders to Ukrainian forces in the Donbas

    According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a Russian officer has surrendered himself to the Ukrainian forces stationed at the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

    He provided information confirming the presence of the Russian military in the Donbas.

    The Ukrainian intelligence stated that recently there have been an increased number of such cases .

    “On September 9, a serviceman of the reconnaissance unit of Russian forces, a citizen of the Russian …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General: Russian aggression is 'a proven fact'

    Ukrainan Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the Russian aggression against Ukraine today is already a legally proven fact and is the main cause of the loss of the Crimea and the southern Donbas.

    He said this at the session of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defence on Friday, reporting on the results of the investigation of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.

    "The experts’ conclusion is that the only causal fact resulting in the loss of territorial …

  • Separatist leader threatens to attack Kiev

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, threatened to attack Kiev, as reported by the separatist Donetsk News Agency website.

    Zakharchenko asserts that at the forefront of the Donbas, Ukraine has divisions that allow it to "start the offensive." He was not able to give the approximate dates when Ukraine "will start the offensive," but stated that the separatists "are ready for this and have been waiting for it for several months already."

    "The military …

  • Hollande: The conflict in eastern Ukraine could escalate

    President of France François Hollande believes that there is a high likelihood that the situation in eastern Ukraine will deteriorate further.

    François Hollande spoke about the risk of the situation in eastern Ukraine becoming worse. “This summer the situation has become much worse. Risks of escalation are high,” the president of France stated on Tuesday, August 30 during an annual gathering of French ambassadors, Reuters reports.

    Hollande said that, together with Chancellor of Germany Angela …