Contents tagged with JFO

  • US military officials visit Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas

    Delegation of the Defense Attaché Office of the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine visited the area the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in the Donbas, reported the JFO press service on Facebook.

    "While visiting the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, diplomats familiarized themselves with the current security policy and situation in the area of the military operation. They met with the brigade and battalion commanders to discuss the operational situation in their areas of responsibility, " JFO's …

  • Ukrainian military: in recent days situation in Donbas has escalated significantly

    Over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian militants have violated the ceasefire in the Donbas 19 times, while using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements 16 times.

    During the day, the militants used 100 artillery munitions of calibers 152, 122, 120 and 82 mm.

    "The Russian-occupying forces shelled positions of the Ukrainian Joined Forces Operation using artillery systems, mortars, armament of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small fire arms," reports …

  • Another LPR militant defects to Ukraine

    The press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported that another militant has defected to Ukraine. In Severodonetsk, Ukrainian military noticed a man headed in the direction of the Ukrainain positions. They let him approach and reach the trench, and then he was detained.

    The unnamed detainee was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, an LPR military identity card issued in Alchevsk and some Russian rubles. He is a Ukrainian citizen born in 1976, a native of the city of Mykolaiv, as …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces capture a pro-Russian militant in the Donbas

    The Ukrainian military captured a pro-Russian militant in Svitlodarsk, reported the Joint Forces Operation’s press service.

    The enemy's subversive group attempted to attack the positions of one of the Ukrainian battalions. “Well-organized defense of Ukrainian defenders at the observation posts provided an opportunity to detect early the hostile actions,” the statement reads. Ukrainian soldiers repelled the attack and captured one of the militants.

    According to the Ukrainian Military command, …

  • Ukraine conducts military exercises in the Sea of Azov

    Ukrainian Coast Guards from the Joint Forces Operation and other Joint Forces units conducted military exercises in the Sea of Azov, reported Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine’s press center.

    Using Ukrainian Navy vessels, the units pursued an “intruder” vessel that carried out dangerous maneuvers and tried to approach the coast to land “a subversive group”.

    During the training maneuvers, Maritime Security and the Ukrainian Navy, supported by coastal and airborne artillery, blocked the …

  • Ukrainian military commander: Russia wants to create land corridor to annexed Crimea

    Russian troops in the Donbas are currently concentrating their forces in the Mariupol direction in the area of the Azov Sea since Moscow wants to create a land corridor to the annexed Crimea, said the commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation, Lieutenant-General Serhiy Naiev in an interview with the Austrian edition of Wiener Zeitung, which was reposted on the Facebook page of Joint Forces Operation press center.

    “The Russian occupying forces are not attacking, but this does not mean …

  • Ukraine strengthens its air defense near the Sea of Azov

    The Head of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation (JFO) press center, Vitaliy Sarantsev said that Ukraine has deployed anti-sabotage forces and has strengthened its air defense in near the Azov Sea, UNIAN reports.   He explained that these were necessary preparations against possible Russian threats. Sarantsev did not specify where exactly the new troops are located but he added that additional fortifications were established near the Azov Sea and that communication between joint forces …

  • Ukrainian military commander: There are 11,000 Russians fighting in the Donbas 

    There are currently 11,000 Russians in the Donbas in the hybrid Russian regular military formations, said Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev, Commander of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation in eastern Ukraine, on December 27. 

    “We are aware of the presence of Russian regular military formations in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces – the first and second army corps, with a total size of roughly 32,000 people, 11,000 of whom are Russians. The leadership …

  • Ukrainian border guards hold exercises in the Sea of Azov

    Divisions of the Donetsk state border guard units from the Ukrainian Joint Forces continued to perform security and defense tasks on the coast of the Sea of Azov, reported the press center of the the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) on Facebook. 

    "In accordance with the order of the commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation, Lieutenant-General Serhiy Naiev,  border guard  divisions, acting as part of the mobile anti airborne groups, work on improving professional skills of servicemen and …

  • OSCE records military vehicles in Russia’s ‘humanitarian convoy’ sent to Donbas

    The Ukrainian representatives of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination in the Donbas (JCCC) reported that military vehicles were recorded in the Russian “humanitarian aid convoys” moving in the territory which is not controlled by Ukraine in the Donetsk region, the command of Joint Forces Operation reports on Facebook.

    The observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) sent information to the JCCC that a convoy of 45 trucks with Russian license plates and “Humanitarian Aid” …