Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Fighting erupts near Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian TSN News channel reports renewed heavy fighting on the front line in eastern Ukraine.  According to the news channel, the separatists attempted to advance in the area of Debaltseve in the Donetsk region.

    The separatist attacked the Ukrainian positions in the early morning on June 29. According to the reports of the Ukrainian volunteers from Pravyi Sektor (Right Sector), the separatist used heavy artillery and armored infantry vehicles. The Ukrainian forces repelled the separatist …

  • Chief Of Staff of Ukrainian Army called in for questioning over 2014 air crash in eastern Ukraine

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, was called in for questioning on the crash of an IL-76 cargo jet over Luhansk in eastern Ukraine which claimed the lives of 49 people. This was reported by Ukrainian Channel 5.

    According to Channel 5, the Chief of Staff was questioned by the Pavlograd court of the Dnipro region. The questioning was conducted via teleconference. The commander of the 25th Transport Aviation Brigade,Dmitry Mimrikov, was also summoned …

  • Separatists attacked Ukrainian positions during Poroshenko's visit to the front

    Andriy Lysenko, Presidential Administration spokesperson, stated at a daily briefing that separatists from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic shelled military positions in the area Vodyane while President Poroshenko was there.  

    "There were mortar fires near Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Avdiivka and Vodyane, and in Pisky, illegally armed groups opened fire from cannon artillery. Yesterday, the Ukrainian President visited these areas," he stated.

    Lysenko added that Poroshenko inspected some of the …

  • Lysenko: The bodies of 26 Russian soldiers were transported across the border from Donetsk

    According to the Ukrainian Spokesman of the Presidential Administration on ATO [conflict zone] issues, Andriy Lysenko, the bodies of 26 Russian soldiers were transferred across the border from Donetsk to Russia, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    He also noted that three Russian soldiers were killed and three were injured in the Donbas over the weekend.

    "Yesterday the soldiers were killed and three injured. They served in the so-called 6th regiment, 11th regiment and 100th brigade of the enemy. The day …

  • Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in the Donbas

    On Saturday, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action and one was injured in the Donbas region, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    Alexander Motuzyanik, the head of the press center staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the conflict zone, said that the casualties occurred in the course of two separate incidents.

    "Over the past day three Ukrainian soldiers were killed. One soldier received fatal injuries during the shelling of positions near Talakovki. Two defenders were killed by an enemy mine …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador angered by Ban Ki-moon's praise of Russia's role in Ukraine's peace process

    Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Volodymyr Yelchenko, has voiced his anger at statements made by the UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

    Ki-moon has said that Russia should play a crucial role in ending the conflict in Donbas.

    According to Yelchenko, he does not understand how the head of the UN can “make statements, which are actually praising Russia’s role in resolving the conflict, when Russia is actually a major player in aggression towards Ukraine and in …

  • Turchynov: the West is reluctant to supply Ukraine with weapons

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexander Turchynov said that during his incumbency he became disappointed with the unwillingness of Western partners to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

    "I was unable to convince our strategic partners that military-technical assistance to Ukraine is a direct consequence of the Budapest Memorandum and, in the end, it's for their protection too! I constantly argued at all international meetings that a strong Ukrainian army …

  • Bellingcat unveils new evidence of Russian military presence in Ukraine

    The Google Earth search engine unveiled satellite images that show the situation on the border between Russia and Ukraine on August 26, 2014, during the peak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    These satellite images show the deployment of Russian military vehicles and artillery weaponry, as well as newly laid tracks to Ukraine. The dates of these satellite images coincide with a major surge in Russian activity in Ukraine near the border crossings, including when Russian soldiers were seen in …

  • Poltorak: 623 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or wounded in 2016

    The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly tense

    Ukrainian Defense Minister and Army General, Stepan Poltorak, stated that 623 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed or wounded in 2016, a statement by the Defense Ministry's press service reads.

    "The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly tense. This year the enemy has already violated the ceasefire about 7,000 times. The enemy uses forbidden armament - artillery systems and MRLS," Poltorak stated.

    According to …

  • Poroshenko orders that a plan for guerrilla warfare be created in the event of a Russian invasion

    Ukraine should prepare for the deployment of guerrilla troops against Russian aggression, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said at the scientific-practical conference "Lessons of the Hybrid War: Military Aspects" with the General Staff.

    "To adequately respond to the actions of the aggressor we must summarize our experience and predict the future actions of the Russian Federation against our country. We should always search for effective strategies to protect us against ‘hybrid …