Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia has deployed tanks to the Donbas

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that another batch of military equipment and fuel arrived in the Donbas from Russian territory.

    Five platforms with military equipment, two tanks, two 120mm Grad multiple rocket launchers and a KamAZ truck arrived at the Dovzhanska Nova railway station near Sverdlovsk. Four tanks carrying 200 tons of diesel fuel and two tanks carrying 100 tons of gasoline were also transferred from the Russian Federation. …

  • Russian officer surrenders to Ukrainian forces in the Donbas

    According to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a Russian officer has surrendered himself to the Ukrainian forces stationed at the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

    He provided information confirming the presence of the Russian military in the Donbas.

    The Ukrainian intelligence stated that recently there have been an increased number of such cases .

    “On September 9, a serviceman of the reconnaissance unit of Russian forces, a citizen of the Russian …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russian army is conducting exercises in the Donbas

    The large-scale military exercises that have recently been conducted by the Russian army are also taking place in the occupied Donbas.

    This was stated in a report from the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the report, command-staff exercises of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) Army Corps (AC) of the Center of the Territorial Forces (Novocherkassk) of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation continue on the Perevalskiy and …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will not amend constitution until ceasefire is fully implemented

    Ukraine does not approve of the Draft Constitutional amendments regarding the decentralization of the Donbas region, including the regulations on granting special orders to the local government without the implementation of a number of points in the Minsk Agreements that provide for a cease fire and the de-escalation of the armed conflict in the region, as was stated by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament).

    "The …

  • Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister: More Russian soldiers have arrived in the Donbas

    Russian military forces continue to arrive in the territories of the Donbas that are not controlled by Kiev. This, as Interfax-Ukraine reports, was stated by the Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.

    "Russian soldiers are arriving in the Donbas by turns, on a rotational basis, in small groups from among the personnel of their brigades and divisions. They mainly occupy the positions in the second and third lines of defense and in …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Separatists blocked television signals in Mariupol

    Separatists of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic have blocked the signal of Ukrainian TV channels "1+1" and "Novy Kanal" in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region in Mariupol, as reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine on its Facebook page.

    "Russian military propagandists from the Southern military district of the Russian armed forces have been observing the gradual change in the sentiments of the local people in the temporarily occupied …

  • Ukrainian Chief of Staff: Russia plans to establish third military corps in the Donbas

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko stated that Russia is going to increase its presence in the Donbas and establish their "third Army Corps."

    "Russia is going to transfer more soldiers to the Donbas. The Russian Ministry of Defense is preparing to increase the number of troops by one third in eastern Ukraine within the framework of its long-term plan to destroy Ukraine. We are not talking about weak and uncontrolled groups of separatists. There is a …

  • Separatist leader threatens to attack Kiev

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, threatened to attack Kiev, as reported by the separatist Donetsk News Agency website.

    Zakharchenko asserts that at the forefront of the Donbas, Ukraine has divisions that allow it to "start the offensive." He was not able to give the approximate dates when Ukraine "will start the offensive," but stated that the separatists "are ready for this and have been waiting for it for several months already."

    "The military …

  • Klimkin: Autonomy in the Donbas could lead to Russia's goal of federalization of Ukraine

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is convinced that granting autonomy to the Donbas may lead to the federalization of Ukraine and to its weakening and separation, and that “this is what Russia strives for.”

    Providing autonomy to the part of the Donbas uncontrolled by Kiev is unacceptable for Ukraine because the Russian protectorate over this territory will be legitimized as a result, Pavlo Klimkin stated on Thursday, September 1 in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

    “If we grant …

  • Experts: Russia's combat readiness check was intended for western audiences

    The sudden check of the troops’ combat readiness, which was held in the south of Russia and in the Crimea, was mainly intended for Western partners, and Kremlin wants to force Ukraine to settle the conflict in the Donbas on Russia’s terms, according to the deputy director on international issues at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (CACDS), Mykhailo Samus, Krym.Realii reported.

    “This is [meant to be] pressure on the West with an aim to force Ukraine via Western partners …