Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces headquarters: Separatists attacked Avdiivka with heavy artillery

    On Sunday, separatists in the Donetsk area used 152mm and 122mm heavy artillery weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk Agreements, the Ukrainian Headquarters press service reported on July 31. According to them, Russian forces opened fire 27 times on Ukrainian positions on Sunday.“The most challenging situation is in the Donetsk area. Heavy artillery of 152mm and 122mm caliber, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms were used by the enemy in Avdiivka. …

  • US diplomats: Despite statements to the contrary, Russia is not interested in peace in Ukraine

    U.S. Diplomats stress that Russia’s statements regarding their desire for peace in Ukraine differ from real events, as stated during by the U.S. Ambassador for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Daniel Baer, during a telephone conversation with European journalists as part of the Brussels Media Hub project.

    He stressed that the number of victims and attacks from the territory controlled by separatists has increased due to Russia’s actions. "The situation has escalated …

  • The US to deliver drones and radar systems to Ukraine

    The US intends to supply Ukraine with drones and radar equipment this week. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this was said by the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, at the “Open World” discussion club.

    “We have set $600 million aside for security assistance. We have a large delivery of UAVs and night vision devices scheduled for this week, and radar equipment will be delivered in a few days,” Pyatt said. However, he did not specify how much of the equipment will be sent to Ukrainian …

  • Turchynov: Russia is testing new weapons in the Donbas

    Russia is continuing to use the occupied territory of the Donbas to test new weapons during the ongoing conflict. The press service of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reported that this was said by its Secretary, Oleksandr Turchynov.

    According to Turchynov, Russian forces in the Donbas are testing new models of weapons and military equipment.

    “In July, we witnessed the attacks on our troops with the new Russian mortar KM-8 Gran system, which has guided 120-millimeter …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia continues to send weapons and soldiers to the Donbas

    Russia continues to supply its troops in the Donbas with personnel and weapons, according to a report released by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    According to the report, on the 24th of July, four trucks carrying 110 personnel and three guns were identified coming from Russia en route to Sverdlovsk in the Luhansk region.

    Ukraine has contacted representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE and reported on the presence of tanks, …

  • Ukraine calls on the West to increase pressure on Russia to implement the Minsk Agreements

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is deeply concerned about the severe deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine.

    “We appeal to our international partners to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure on the Kremlin to stop the dangerous escalation of tension in the Donbas,” reported the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The statement noted that Ukraine strictly adheres to its commitments; will continue to do everything possible to ensure that people …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Tensions continue to rise in the Donbas

    Ukraine has noticed an upward trend in tensions in the military-controlled region of Donbas, where “weapons, ammunition and military equipment are being supplied daily”. Interfax-Ukraine reported that this was said by Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, in his speech at the opening of the active phase of the Ukrainian-American exercises in Odessa.

    “These exercises are being held at a time when the situation in eastern Ukraine is deteriorating. However, they are an important …

  • Ukrainian headquarters announced details of fighting near Novozvanivka

    Ukrainian forces lost two soldiers during the fight near Novozvanivka

    On July 23, 2016, Ukrainian forces near Novozvanivka, in the Luhansk region of the Donbas, defended against the attacks of the pro-Russian separatists, and two Ukrainian soldiers were killed as a result. The details of the fighting near Novozvanivka were provided by the Ukrainian Headquarters on its Facebook page.

    Reportedly, in the morning of July 23, Ukrainian military officials noticed the movement of a sabotage- …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Separatists sought to blow up railway between Severodonetsk and Popasna

    In the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, employees of the Security Services of Ukraine (SSU), together with Ukrainian military, border guards and police, found two stores with a large number of munitions.

    As reported by the press center of the SSU, on the outskirts of Popasna in the Luhansk region, law enforcement officers found a cache under a private house.

    Security forces seized an anti-tank mine ТМ-62 with fuses, a high-explosive tank shell, a 200-gram TNT block and nearly two hundred …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces: The situation on the frontline has gotten worse

    Throughout the night and into the day, Russian troops opened fire 40 times against the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the press center of the Ukrainian Army Headquarters, the situation in the front line in eastern Ukraine has worsened; however, the Ukrainian forces remain in control of the situation.

    In Donetsk, the seperatists fired on fortifications in Avdiivka and Opytne using 122 mm artillery, which is prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. The separatists also used twice 120 mm …