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On May 20, Ukrainian soldiers captured three separatists during a raid in the vicinity of Holmivskyi in the Donetsk province. The captured fighters claimed that in the “armed forces” of the so-called “people’s republics” when they join the “ranks” their documents are taken away, and they are paid meager wages, the TSN reports.
The Ukrainian soldiers were able to approach the sepratists’ positions towards evening; it says a lot that the fighters were able to come close without a single shot …
Seven pro-Russian militants detained in Ukraine last week
Since the start of the war in Donbas, Ukrainian law enforcers have laid criminal charges against 1,200 members of the illegal armed forces (IAF). Since the beginning of the year, 74 militants have been indicted, and in the last week, seven more pro-Russian militants voluntarily surrendered.
A press service of the National Police reports: “A total of nine militants have voluntarily surrendered since the start of the year, seven of them …
Pro-Russian separatists committed 173 breaches of ceasefire agreement in one week, as reported by Andrew Liashenko, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, in his weekly update for the period of August the 28th to September the 3rd. Liashenko specified that 18 out of those 173 violations were committed “with the use of heavy weaponry”.
The geographical breakdown of incidents of separatists opening fire at the Ukrainian armed forces was reported as follows:
108 in the Donetsk …
On the third of September three incidents of shelling at Ukrainian soldiers by pro-Russian separatist militants took place in the Eastern Region of Ukraine, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).
At approximately 6:00 am almost twenty 120-millimeter rockets were launched at the Ukrainian positions near Hnutove and Talakivka (the Region of Donetsk).
In total 17 separate incidents of shelling at the Ukrainian side from rocket launchers and large caliber machine …
Under high fire risk conditions, militants in the Donbas are deliberately firing flares, aiming directly at fields and settlements and creating fires, said Yevhen Marchuk, Ukraine’s representative in the Security subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group. “Temperatures in the Donbas are high now in the literal and the figurative sense. There is a lot of deadwood there, not to mention the fields with ripe grain. When the wind is in our direction, the separatists shoot flares, but not in the air …
When trying to cross the border into Mariupol, an informant of the separatists of was detained, reported the press service of the Donetsk regional police.
It was noted that a 43-year-old resident of the village of Vesele, in the Volnovakhsky district, has been providing information on the rotation and movement of Ukrainian military personnel and equipment to the separatists for over a year and a half.
At the beginning of war in the Donbas, the detainee had a conflict with the Ukrainian Armed …
During a skype conference with the Minsk humanitarian subgroup, the DPR and LPR (officially - separate regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions - ORDLO) demanded the release of the captured Russian military officer, Ageyev, as part of the prisoner exchange program. The DPR and LPR consider Ageyev to be a "soldier," as stated by the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite Contact Group, Iryna Herashchenko, on her Facebook page.
"Ukraine's position here is …
In response to RBC-Ukraine’s inquiry, the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine (GPU) confirmed that witnesses in the criminal case on the widespread and systematic violation of the laws and conventions of warfare by members of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) reported large-scale executions carried out by militants and Russian soldiers in the Donbas.
The response specifies that in the pretrial investigations more than 900 people have been questioned …
The Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has collected information about the separatist casualties in the Donbas. According to the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) and the Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) of the Ministry of Defense, 35,000-40,000 armed separatists of the self-proclaimed "republics" and 4,000-5,000 of the Russian military are members of the DPR (Dontesk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) army corps.
"We collect data …
Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.
On September 6, 2016, while making an annual speech to Parliament, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko discussed the number of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist-held Donbas. "The pro-Russian separatist forces in the Donbas amount to almost 38,500 people, more than 600 tanks, 1,250 combat armored vehicles, 750 artillery systems, and about 300 multiple launch rocket systems," Poroshenko said.
On February 22, 2017, …