Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • OSCE: Number of ceasefire violations in the Donbas remains unacceptably high

    The Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, stated that the number of ceasefire violations in the Donbas has decreased but still remains high.

    “The number of violations has significantly decreased in recent days but it still remains unacceptably high. From midnight on February 9 to midnight February 10, the OSCE mission recorded 460 violations of the ceasefire, with 55 violations in Luhansk region alone,” Hug said at a press conference …

  • Lithuania to send 80,000 euro in humanitarian assistance to Avdiivka

    Lithuania will provide 80,000 euro in humanitarian assistance for the town of Avdiivka which was affected by recent military actions, as stated by the Foreign Minister of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, who visited Avdiivka, Delfi news agency reports.

    "Today we have allocated 40,000 euro from the Ministry for medication through the Red Cross. The Prime Minister also promised that we will allocate another 40,000 euro for Avdiivka’s needs. Most likely it will be construction materials and …

  • US representative to the OSCE: There is evidence that Russia prepared the Avdiivka offensive a week ahead of the attack

    According to the reports of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission there is evidence that Russian forces were preparing a massive offensive the day before the situation escalated at Avdiivka. US representative to OSCE Kate Byrnes made a statement to this effect during the meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna on the 9th of February.

    There is clear evidence of a military buildup of separatist forces in this region ahead of the attack.

    “A week before the start of the assault, in separatist- …

  • Estonian Foreign Minister: EU should be ready to strengthen sanctions against Russia if situation in Ukraine continues to worsen

    The Estonian Foreign Minister, Sven Mikser, called on the European Union to strengthen sanctions should the situation in Ukraine continue to deteriorate, as he stated in an interview with Interfax.

    "The situation in Avdiivka is very serious and should be internationally condemned. The international community must be ready to respond," Mikser stated.

    According to him, the best way to influence Russia is through the strengthening of sanctions. "We are convinced that sanctions have the ability …

  • Linkevicius: Hostilities in Avdiivka could be repeated in other places in Ukraine

    The deterioration of the situation and continuing hostilities near Avdiivka may be repeated in other hot spots in eastern Ukraine, as was stated by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, before the meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels.

    "The current situation in eastern Ukraine is very complex. There is a relative improvement after the humanitarian catastrophe in Avdiivka but we see that the situation is still unpredictable due to the significant concentration of heavy …

  • Intelligence: There are hundreds of severely wounded Russian servicemen in Donetsk hospitals

    On February 5th, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that 380 severely wounded servicemen of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces are in healthcare facilities in Donetsk.

    “The number of losses among military personnel and divisions of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces has increased as a result of the unsuccessful assault actions against ATO [Ukrainian] forces. Currently, a significant number of the …

  • Residents of Avdiivka have enough drinking water to last 3-4 days

    According to the head of Avdiivka’s military-civilian administration, Pavlo Malyhin, there is only enough filtered water in the city to last another 3-4 days, Radio Liberty reported.

    The residents of the city are subject to water rationing.

    Once potable water runs out, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service will provide residents of Avdiivka with drinking water.

    The Donetsk filtration station that provides Avdiivka with water has been without power since January 30th. Attempts to resume the …

  • Ukrainian Military Command: Separatists have begun another offensive against Ukrainian positions

    Separatists have begun a new offensive on Ukrainian positions at Avdiivka industrial zone using 152 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Military command on the Facebook page.

    “At around 17:30 pm (Kyiv time) the occupiers began the offensive on our positions at Avdiivka industrial zone using 152 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars, “ the statement reads.

    The Ukrainian military command also noted that ”in spite of the previously reached agreements to …

  • Mogherini to Lavrov: The fighting in Ukraine should be stopped

    During a telephone conversation with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stressed the need to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine immediately, the European External Action Service reported.

    "Mogherini and Lavrov discussed the escalation of violence in the east of Ukraine in detail. The High Representative – Vice-President of the European Commission stressed the need to stop the fighting …

  • OSCE: The aggravation of the situation in the Donbas was not spontaneous

    The Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, said that the aggravation of the situation in the Donbas region near Avdiivka was not spontaneous.

    "This escalation did not happen spontaneously. Somewhere, certain people consciously decided to start it. Before it's completely out of control, before even more people are involved, more lives get lost, more homes are destroyed, before a real humanitarian and ecological catastrophe starts, these …