Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • OSCE: Donbas has the most land mines in the world

    The OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik said that the east part of Ukraine is the area with the biggest number of land mines in the world, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The working group on security issues discussed compliance with the ceasefire, raising of the forces and means as well as demining. Ukraine’s east has become the area with the most land mines in the world," said Sajdik at the briefing following the Trilateral Contact Group meeting on conflict resolution in Donbas.

    In this …

  • Ukrainian President: each EU country should help Donbas

    According to Interfax-Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to urge the EU countries to take patronage over the restoration of specific settlements in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, announced the head of the state during his trip to the city of Avdiivka on Sunday, August 26.

    "Ukrainian ambassadors will deal with several important issues like mobilizing the means of peace to restore the infrastructure of the Donbas," Poroshenko said.

    He noted that the collected funds will be …

  • Kyiv: separatists shelling disrupted power supply to Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine

    According to the statement issued by the Command of Ukrainian Armed Forces in eastern Ukraine, the town of Avdiivka, was left once again without electricity as a result of shelling from heavy weapons by the separatists.

    "Just now, Avdiivka lost its electricity again. The availability of mobile generators is intermittent. Water supply for the households is still provided for now." the statement says.

    The severity of damage to power lines is still unknown. Currently, the town’s critical …

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Poroshenko conducted phone conversations

    According to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, have talked on the phone, but have not discussed the question of the a cease-fire in Avdiivka, as reported by Russia's TASS news agency.

    "It is a fact that the cease-fire in Avdiivka was not discussed. What took place was an exchange of views and expression of mutual concerns at the escalation of the tension, " said Peskov.

    Earlier on Thursday the media, citing …

  • Muzhenko explained when Ukrainian forces can open retaliatory fire

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Viktor Muzhenko associates the escalation at the demarcation line with the defeat of separatists near Avdiivka. Muzhenko reminded that Ukrainian servicemen have the right to open fire, as stated in his commentary to Ukrayinska Pravda in response to questions about the recent escalation in the ATO zone since the 29th of January.

    “I think that this is all a response to the defeat that separatists experienced near Avdiivka. They …

  • Russian JCCC contingent refused to guarantee safety of electricians to repair power lines near Avdiivka

    The Russian contingent of the Joint Center on Control and Coordination of issues related to the ceasefire refused to guarantee the safety of electricians during the repair of power lines in Avdiivka. The Director of Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant, Musa Magomedov told 112 Ukraine TV that, “The maintenance crew already left an hour ago for Kostiantynivka, where they are based, because we received an official rejection today. The employees of DTEK [Donbas Fuel and Energy Company] were unable to …

  • Ukraine's Minister of Defense: There are 37,000 Ukrainian soldiers at the front line in the Donbas

    Presently, there are thirty-seven thousand Ukrainian soldiers at the front line in the Donbas, according to Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, the website of the Ministry reports.

    Poltorak claims that the rest of the staff are on combat duty, in training centers, at the training sites and in the classrooms where the soldiers are learning from experience gained and making conclusions."

    "We are able to defend Ukraine and fulfill all the tasks facing the Armed Forces. The evidence of this is the 7 …

  • Ukraine accused Russia of political pressure and blackmail at the UN Security Council meeting

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said at a meeting of the Security Council that Russia has gone out of its way to provoke and pressure Ukraine. According to him, Russia's actions bode ill for Europe.

    "Instead of conscientiously implementing Minsk agreements, Russia exerts political pressure, uses blackmail and conducts military provocations. Ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine and its negative consequences are among the main threats to …

  • Nikki Haley: The US will not agree to closer relations with Russia at the expense of Ukraine

    The present U.S. administration is still deliberating the possibility of strengthening cooperation with Russia, however it considers it unacceptable to do so at the expense of satisfying Russia’s geopolitical interests and aggression against other countries, especially Ukraine, as stated on Tuesday at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Conflicts in Europe by Nikki Haley, the U.S. permanent representative to the organization.

    "The United States thinks it's possible to have a better …

  • Muzhenko: Ukrainian military is allowed to respond fully to the enemy's provocations

    The situation in the Donbas has deteriorated and the Ukrainian military have been given permission to respond fully to the enemy's provocations, as stated by the Chief of the General Staff, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Since the day before yesterday, we have been seeing an increase in the number of mortar attacks, attacks from guns, and the use of tanks. In particular, the latter were used by the enemy yesterday against the …