Contents tagged with militants

  • Ukrainian positions fired on 50 times on Thursday

    As of 18:00 local time on Thursday, Ukrainian positions had been fired on 50 times throughout the day by pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, according to the Ukrainian Armed Force’s Facebook page.

    “At night the enemy fired on Avdiivka nine times using small arms and rock-propelled grenades. Since 6:00 am illegally armed groups three times fired from 82mm mortars near Zaitseve, once [fired] on the positions of Avdiivka [and once on] the Butovka mine. Later, 120mm were used by them [ …

  • JCCC: Separatists attempt to intimidate OSCE Observers

    The Ukrainian representative of Joint Center on Control and Coordination for issues related to the ceasefire and the stabilization of the contact line, stated that Russian-backed separatists are trying to intimidate OSCE SMM observers.

    “The shelling of OSCE representatives is nothing more than another attempt by the militants to intimidate the OSCE SMM observers and force them to abandon the practice of mirror patrolling proposed by the Ukrainian representatives in the JCCC,” the press-officer …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry condemns attacks against OSCE monitors

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands that Russia stop provocations against the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE and ensure safe and unhindered access to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the shelling of a car of the Special Monitoring Mission, which was carried out by militants on April 7, 2016, near Snizhne. We believe this was another daring attempt to intimidate the observers of the OSCE SMM. We emphasize that …

  • Ukranian Intelligence: Six Russian servicemen were killed in Avdiivka

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine reported that six Russian servicemen were killed and five others were injured on March 22-23 during attempts to attack the industrial area in Avdiivka. “The enemy continues to maintain tension in the direction of Donetsk. High intensity of shelling of ATO forces’ [Ukrainian army] positions, including use of grenade launchers, 82 and 100-mm mortars, remains in Avdiivka and Yasynuvata,” the report says.

    In addition, the Intelligence noted that …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia deployed 90 soldiers and ammunition to the Donbas

    A total of 23 pro-Russian separatists were killed and 34 were injured during clashes near Avdiivka. However, pro-Russian forces have already received reinforcements from Russia and are continuing their activities near the town.

    This was reported in a statement issued by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    According to this statement, separatists have created a strategic defense group consisting of the 11 separate motorized rifle regiment of Makiivka, and …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces reports record number of attacks near Donetsk

    Over a 24 hour span on Saturday and Sunday, Russian-backed separatists initiated 62 attacks near Donetsk. This record number was reported by the press center of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Sunday. Eight more attacks were reported near Mariupol, while one was recorded near Lugansk.

    “There were 19 mortar attacks recorded along the demarcation line. The situation near Avdiivka remains tense. In addition to mortars and grenade launchers, militants also used a tank and a 122 mm cannon on two …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia deployed additional military equipment to Khartsyzk and Ilovaisk

    Russia has transported weapons, military equipment, ammunition and fuel to pro-Russian militants in the occupied Donbas region, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    The Ministry had recorded the arrival of these supplies to Khartsyzk and Ilovaisk.

    Khartsyzk had received three T-72 tanks, five BMP infantry fighting vehicles, two 152-mm self-propelled howitzers, six 122-mm D-30 howitzers, 120 tons of fuel and two cars carrying uniforms.

    This …

  • Fighting continues in town of Marinka in eastern Ukraine

    Militants are preparing to capture the city of Marinka, which is located on the Western outskirts of the Donetsk region.  This was reported by the headquarters of the Anti-terrorist Operation (ATO) on the 18th of February.

    Due to the increasing number of attacks and the danger to the lives of civilians, the military has stopped working at the Marinka checkpoint.  More than 5 000 people pass this checkpoint every day.  The militants have accumulated military equipment and personnel in the …

  • Pro-Russian separatists attack Ukrainian Forces 37 times

    On the 23rd of January, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine violated the ceasefire agreement 37 times. The Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported that weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements were observed in the cities of Donetsk and Bulavinskoye.

    Information about the presence of weaponry–tanks, self-propelled guns (SPG) and 122-mm Grad rocket launchers-was provided by representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.

    Ukrainian …