Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine suffered a record number of casualties in the Donbas in recent weeks

    According to the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, Russia continues to demonstrate disrespect for the Minsk process.

    “We have a record number of killed and injured people in the ATO zone in recent weeks, Herashchenko stated during the round table meeting that took place on 13th of June, RBK-Ukraine reported. At the same time, she noted that Russia’s violation of the ceasefire was a clear sign of their disrespect of process.

    “I wish to assure you that Ukraine and …

  • Ukrainian losses continue on the front line in eastern Ukraine

    According to a report released by the press service of the Ukrainian President’s administration, separatists continue ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine.

    On Friday, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and ten were injured, according to the press secretary of the administration of the Ukrainian President, Andriy Lysenko.

    “Over the previous day one Ukrainian soldier was killed in the course of the hostilities on the front line in eastern Ukraine. Another servicemen was killed as a result …

  • Head of Ukrainian Security Services: Another separatist republic nearly emerged in the Odessa region last year

    There were attempts last year to establish a separatist “Bessarabian Republic” on the territory of 9 districts in the Odessa region, as stated by the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Vasyl Hrytsak, during the opening of the Service's Public Recepton Office, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    According to him, the attempts were facilitated by “the secret services of the foreign countries... By April 2015, they were planning to begin an operation to establish the separatist republic by …

  • OSCE: The situation in the Donbas continues to deteriorate

    According to the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, the situation in the Donbas continues to deteriorate, especially in Avdiivka, Yasynuvata and the Donetsk Airport, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    Hug stated that many people in these areas are often times forced to seek shelter in cellars and basements to escape the exchange of fire.

    In other areas of eastern Ukraine, however, the situation has improved, but it still cannot be …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to OSCE:Russia continues to send weapons to the Donbas

    Russia continues to provide the so-called Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic with weapons, and it is now important to regain control of the Russian-Ukrainian border to decrease the conflict situation in eastern Ukraine, according to the head of the Ukrainian delegation of the OSCE Forum, Ihor Prokopchuk.

    “The situation at the uncontrolled border needs to be significantly improved in order for a decrease in conflict to occur. However, Russia continues to provide the Donbas …

  • OSCE: Separatists are firing from the roofs of houses in Donetsk

    Donetsk residents have told observers of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE that separatists are using the roofs of their houses as platforms for attacks. Interfax-Ukraine reported that this was said by the First Deputy Head of the OSCE SMM in the Donbas, Alexander Hug.

    “On Monday night, our observers reported 105 explosions north-west of Donetsk. Many of these explosions occurred in the Kuibyshevskyi district of the city. Our observers visited the area two days before the …

  • Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in the Donbas

    The Ukranian military have reported heavy losses in the clashes with the sepratits in eastern Ukraine . On the 28th of May, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and four were injured in attacks on the Ukranian positions.

    “It is unfortunate that in one day, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four of our soldiers were wounded,” this was said by the speaker of the Administration of the President on ATO issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanik, at a briefing held on the 29th of May.

    As previously …

  • Separatists attempt to overtake Ukraine positions near Novotroitske

    On Tuesday evening, Russian-backed separatists attempted to break through the Ukrainian defenses near Novotroitske, but the government forces were able to repel the attack, as reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    According to the post, separatists used infantry fighting vehicles, snipers, and grenade launchers as part of their assault on the Ukrainian positions.

    “Ukrainian soldiers opened fire and shot an infantry combat vehicle of the …

  • Ukrainian defense industry isn’t able to supply a sufficient number of weapons to defend the country

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, stated at a meeting with the Director of the State Security Department of Lithuania, Darius Jauniškis, that the issue with Western partners supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons is still unresolved. The Ukrainian defense industry isn’t able to supply a sufficient number of weapons to effectively counter Russian military aggression.

    "Currently, the Ukrainian defense industry is the only producer of …

  • Separatists demand withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from contested territories

    Casting doubt on the effectiveness of negotiations aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine, skirmishes continue along the contact line dividing separatist-held territories from the rest of Ukraine.

    Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that separatist leaders have demanded that the Ukrainian military withdraw from the territories recently taken by government forces.

    According to the news agency, representatives of the separatist republics, Denis Pushilin and Vladyslav Deinego, issued …