Contents tagged with Russian Troops in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Military Command: one Russian soldier killed, another wounded in mine explosion at Svitlodarsk salient

    On Sunday, February 18, at the Svitlodarsk salient, two Russian soldiers from the so-called 7th separate motorized rifle brigade (the LPR army) were involved in a mine explosion, reported the Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas.

    “Both fighters were citizens of the Russian Federation. One of them – Vladimir Vladimirovich Lyubinov, born in 1988, and a resident of the Krasnodar Krai – was killed. The other – Sergey Valeryevich Mikhailov, born in 1972, and a resident of Astrakhan ( …

  • Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO: there is substantial evidence that Russia is fighting in the Donbas

    There are many Russian tanks without identifying information in the uncontrolled territories in the Donbas, and NATO is aware of this, as stated on Wednesday, February 14th, on Echo of Moscow radio by the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow.

    He noted that although there are "a lot of tanks in the Donbas that do not have Russian markings, but we are aware of where they come from."

    Also, NATO knows about the Russian military, who are in the Donbas.

    "In fact, we are …

  • Ukrainian volunteers spent 2 years collecting information on salaries paid to Russian soldiers in Donbas and Syria

    Over the course of two years, Ukrainian volunteers have exploited a vulnerability in the Russian Defense Ministry’s website to collect classified information on the salaries paid to Russian soldiers who are fighting in Ukraine and in Syria, as reported on Facebook by Sean Brian Townsend, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance.

    According to him, the Russian news outlet found a hole in the Russian Defense Ministry’s website, which Ukrainian volunteers had been using to …

  • Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldier Ageyev to 10 years of imprisonment

    Russian citizen Viktor Ageyev was found guilty of being part of terrorist organization and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. This decision of the Novoaydarskiy District Court of the Luhansk region was reported by his lawyer Viktor Chevguz on his Facebook page.

    According to Chevguz, on January 24, during the judicial debate, the prosecutor stated that the LPR [self-proclaimed Luhansk People's republic] is a terrorist organization, which Ageyev joined as a contract soldier. He was also …

  • Ukrainian Defense Ministry: Russia changing tactics in Donbas

    Russia has begun to change its tactics in the Donbas, putting an emphasis on increasing the potential of its special forces who are involved in sabotage operations, said the Press Secretary of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Dmytro Gutsulyak, reported Channel 24.

    According to him, Russia’s military leaders are using the conflict in the Donbas to train Special Forces.

    "The military and political leadership of Russia is growing the potential of its special operations forces, partially for the …

  • Putin says massacre in Donbas could be ‘worse than in Srebrenica'

    At a press conference, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Ukrainian nationalists would carry out a massacre “worse than in Srebrenica” if the DPR and LPR militia laid down their arms.

    “There is no Russian army in the Donbas. But there are certainly established military militia groups that are self-sufficient and ready to repel any large-scale military actions against the Donbas. We believe that this is in the interests of the people who live in this territory. Because if …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia sent 120 army officers to Donbas

    Russia sent another 120 Army officers to the separatist-controlled territory of the Donbas, as reported by a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitsky.

    "The Russians will occupy command posts in the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic)," he said.

    Skibitsky added that the Russians included brigade commanders, their deputies and battalion commanders in the …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker expresses doubt Russia will withdraw its troops from Donbas any time soon

    Russia has not decided yet on the withdrawal of its troops from the separatist-held territory of Ukraine, and it is unlikely that this will happen in the near future. This opinion was expressed at a press conference following the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna, by the US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, Hromadske reports.

    "I do not believe that Russia has already decided to withdraw troops from the East of Ukraine. We hope that Russia will eventually make this …

  • Conflict Intelligence Team uncovers Russia’s losses during its military operation in Ukraine

    A group of independent investigators from the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) , upon analyzing a tender issued by the Ministry of Defense of Russia, has come to a conclusion that in 2014, Russian military human losses amounted to 218 persons.

    This is an exceptionally high number, which, according to the CIT researchers can be explained by the involvement of the Russian military in combat actions in eastern Ukraine, the CIT said in a research summary published on its website.

    CIT analyzed the …

  • Ukrainian politician: Russian troops will leave Donbas next spring

    According to Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Yuriy Hrymchak, Russian troops will leave the Donbas in spring of next year, Espresso.TV reports.

    "This is information that I personally, I emphasize, received from several sources who are in Moscow and behind the 'curb'. I was even given the exact date when this will happen. The [date range] is March-April 2018," said Hrymchak.

    He did not, however, mention the names of the individuals who …