Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian troops in the Donbas are moving closer to the demarcation line

    Ukrainian Intelligence has reported that pro-Russian forces in the Donbas are actively strengthening their positions in three areas.

    According to the main intelligence directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the enemy is reinforcing divisions at the front, transporting weapons and military equipment towards Novoaidar, Donetsk and Sloviansk. The rotation of the troops is taking place near settlements which are in the immediate vicinity of the demarcation line.

    In the area of …

  • Three Ukrainian border guards in the Donbas suffer retina burns after being shot with laser weapons

    Three Ukrainian border guards at the Marinka checkpoint have suffered retina burns of varying severity while conducting terrain surveillance using optical equipment. The Ukrainian State Border Service suspects that prohibited special purpose laser weapons were used against them.

    "The nature of the burns and preliminary medical diagnosis leads to the conclusion that it's possible that the enemy used high-power light emitters, which could be the so called ‘dazzling lasers,’" the State Border …

  • Marchuk: Ukraine's losses in the Donbas have increased due to the use of drones by Russian-backed separatists

    The use of long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to correct artillery fire is one of the reasons why Ukrainian losses are increasing in the Donbas.

    The Ukrainian special representative in one of the subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, former Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council and former Defense Minister of Ukraine, Yevhen Marchuk, said this on channel 112, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “They have already begun to use long-range UAVs, which correct even …

  • Turchynov: The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine could consider implementing martial law

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that NSDC can consider the implementation of martial law in Ukraine due to the situation in the Donbas. According to him, active aggressive actions by Russian troops have led to a systematic deterioration of the situation in the east of the country.

    “Continuous shelling with the use of powerful weapons by Russian aggressors, modern means of guidance and correction of fire, prohibited by …

  • Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in the Donbas

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 14 were wounded on Monday in the deadliest day for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in two months, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    "In the past 24 hours, as a result of military operations, seven Ukrainian servicemen died and 14 were injured," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters.

    "Things have escalated for the simple reason that this is what [the separatists] want. They do not want to live in peace,” Lysenko added.

    Monday had the highest death toll for …

  • Ukrainian representative in Minsk: There are 702 Russian tanks in the Donbas

    There are more Russian tanks in the temporarily occupied territories than in Germany and the UK combined.

    This was said on-air on Channel 5 by the representative of Ukraine in the Minsk talks, Yevhen Marchuk.

    He assured that Ukrainian intelligence knows exactly through which railway crossing and border checkpoints trains come from the Russian side, how much and what kind of equipment is being transported, and where it is being unloaded.

    “It is absolutely certain that on that side there are 70 …