Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • Yelchenko: Ukraine plans to highlight situation in Avdiivka at International Court of Justice

    The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that, when submitting evidence to the International Court of Justice, Kyiv plans on highlighting the situation in Avdiivka as evidence of Russia's violation of international law, Krym.Realii reported.

    “This is the first but important step in bringing Russia to justice for its violation of the UN Charter and international law,” Yelchenko stated.

    Despite calls for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy …

  • Tusk said events in Avdiivka serve as a reminder of Russian aggression in Ukraine

    The worsening situation in Avdiivka reminds Ukrainians about continuing challenges brought by Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine, said the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Libya, Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj.

    According to Tusk, the crisis in Ukraine is still on the radar display of the European Union. "Recent violations of the ceasefire show the new level of intensity and violence. The humanitarian situation in the area of Avdiivka is …

  • European Parliament calls for new sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Avdiivka

    The European Parliament called for introducing news sanctions against Russia as a result of the aggravated situation in the Donbas and failure to implement the Minsk agreements.

    This was stated in the European Parliament by the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Guy Verhofstadt, Ukrinform reports.

    "The EU should maintain the existing sanctions and prepare new ones if Russia continues to ignore the international law," he said commenting on the with the escalation of …

  • Turchynov instructed the Ukrainian military to prepare for a counter-offensive

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO), Oleksandr Turchynov, visited the front line in Avdiivka, and instructed the military to prepare for an attack from the separatists, as well as to be prepare for a counterattack, the press service of the RNBO reported.

    "The military was tasked with refining the operational plans for the times of the offensive of the Russian hybrid troops while taking into account the preparation for effective counteroffensive steps," …

  • Captured separatist: I fought against the Ukrainian military because I needed money

    A separatist soldier captured by Ukrainian military during the fighting near Avdiivka on January 29 said that the he fought against the Ukrainian military because of lack of money.

    He said this during questioning by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    "I was born on June 16, 1988 in Makiivka. In 2014 I fought against the Ukrainian Forces on the side of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic in Vostok battalion. I was a gunner. My call sign was Golova (Head). In 2016, after I left, I worked …

  • The EU condemned the 'flagrant violation' of the ceasefire in the Donbas

    The Press Secretary of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said on Tuesday, January 31st, that the European Union strongly condemned the resumption of fighting in the east of Ukraine, calling it "a flagrant violation" of the cease-fire under the Minsk agreements. The fighting with heavy artillery in the area of the industrial city, Avdiivka, led to many casualties, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The European Union demanded an …

  • The Ukrainian Armed Forces occupied separatist positions in Avdiivka

    The separatists tried to storm the Ukrainian position in the Avdiivka industrial zone, as reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. Separatist groups were pushed back, and the Ukrainian military reached and secured the enemy’s front positions, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense related issues, Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, said.

    According to him, the fighting still continues.

    "Building on the success and preventing further aggressive actions by the enemy, the anti-terrorist operation …

  • Ukrainian forces gain foothold across strategic road in eastern Ukraine

    As a result of a counterattack, the Ukrainian forces gained a foothold near the town of Spartak and crossed the strategic road Donetsk-Horlivka near the town of Tsarskoye Selo.

    This was reported by Ukrainian journalist Roman Bochkala on his Facebook page citing sources in Ukrainian military.

    “As a result of counteroffensive, we managed to gain a foothold near Spartak and cross the Donetsk-Horlivka road near Tsarskoye Selo. Now, the soldiers say the most important thing is that they [the …

  • Conflict in the Donbas escalates, Avdiivka on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe

    The situation along the contact line in eastern Ukraine remains tense. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, 8 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 26 were wounded on January 29-30.

    The situation is the most difficult near Avdiivka (a town 6 km away from Donetsk). Seven out of eight Ukrainian servicemen were killed there while three civilians were critically injured.

    The spokesman of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Alexander Motuzyanik, reported that during the hostilities near …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Defense: Ukraine's Armed Forces took control of strategic position near Avdiivka

    After the separatist attack that occurred on Sunday morning, the Ukrainian armed forces counterattacked and manage to take control of a strategic position in the area of Avdiivka industrial zone, as stated by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense citing the head of the Ministry, Stepan Poltorak.

    Poltorak made this statement while visiting wounded servicemen at the Lviv Military hospital.

    “Today we have witnessed aggravation of the situation at Avdiivka. In the morning, the separatist have started …