Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Latvian historian: The Holodomor and the current aggression of Russia in the Donbas have similar goals

    The goal of the current Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine is similar to the goal of the Holodomor: to exterminate the Ukrainians as a people because of their desire to be independent and because of their opposition to Russian occupation.

    This was said by Latvian historian, Edvīns Šnore, during an interview with Radio Liberty. Šnore is also a member of the Saeima of Latvia, and director of the film, ‘The Soviet Story’.

    “The current Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine has a similar goal. …

  • Ukrainian military: Toretsk is on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe because of separatists

    Due to a damaged water line, Toretsk is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, however, the separatists cannot guarantee the security of Ukrainian public utilities workers needed to start the repairs, as reported on Sunday by the press center of the Ukrainian armed forces.

    They indicated that as a result of shelling that took place on 23 November, a water supply line connecting of Horlivka and Toretsk was hit and damaged. Since then, the water supply to the city of Toretsk and neighboring …

  • Journalist: Ukraine should stop destroying its defensive weapons

    Ukraine should withdraw from the Ottawa Convention and cease the destruction of defensive weapons during hostilities, Yuri Butusov wrote on his Facebook page. Butusov is a well-known Ukrainian journalist and the Editor-in-Chief of

    Ukraine nevertheless continues to fulfill its international obligations on disarmament. The representatives of Ukraine and NATO reported that as of October 12, 2016, Ukraine has destroyed 1 million PFM-1 Green parrot anti-infantry high-explosive mines …

  • Verkovna Rada Chairman: Every dollar invested in Ukraine saves thousands

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy noted that the Ukrainian soldiers who are restraining Russia’s aggression protect not only Ukraine but the entire free world.

    He stated this on Saturday during a visit to Turkey at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the press service of the parliament reported.

    According Parubiy, “Every dollar invested in the development of Ukraine is saving thousands which are necessary to deter the Russian Federation on the eastern borders of the …

  • OSCE: The situation in the Donbas has worsened

    The number of bombings and shootings in the Donbas is now the highest since the beginning of the year, according to the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE.

    “Last week the amount of ceasefire violations documented by the OSCE-SMM was 160% greater than what had been documented before. It is the largest number of attacks since the beginning of the year,” said the principal deputy chief monitor of the OSCE-SMM to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, at a briefing, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    He also …

  • The OSCE warned about the possibility of separatists attacking Mariupol

    During a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienn, the US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Daniel Baer, discussed the possibility of separatist forces attacking Mariupol and its surrounding area, UNIAN reports.

    “We are still seriously concerned with the buildup of forces of the joined Russian and separatist troops outside of Mariupol," Baer said. He reported that on November 14th Russian-separatist forces blocked access to the observers of the OSCE …

  • Poroshenko’s advisor declared the need to update Minsk II

    The Director of the Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISI) and advisor to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Horbulin, announced the need to update the Minsk Agreements. Horbulin’s article for ZN.UA says that the current version is not completely acceptable for Ukraine.

    "First of all, the agreements clearly (particularly in paragraphs 4, 9 and 11) lead to the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. This is contrary not only to the national …

  • OSCE reported on the escalation of the situation near Mariupol

    On October 22, OSCE observers noted a deterioration of the security situation in the Donbas to the southeast of Mariupol. This was announced by the deputy chief monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in Ukraine, Alexander Hug.

    “According to our reports, you can see that, indeed, we have recorded the escalation of the situation in the south of the Donetsk region, namely in the areas to the southeast of Mariupol. We recorded the use of heavy weapons, which is prohibited by the …

  • Separatist commander Givi promised to avenge death of Motorola

    One of the commanders of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Mikhail Tolstykh, known by the call sign ‘Givi,’ vowed to level the cities of Ukraine to the ground in retaliation for the death of his comrade, Arsen Pavlov (call sign ‘Motorola’). He stated this in an interview with Russian NewsFront portal.

    “Whoever did this, they will pay. The whole of Ukraine will pay. Each city besides Donetsk People’s Republic, that we will continue to capture, I will level to the ground for this …

  • Separatist commander known as Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

    Separatist commander Arsen Pavlov, known by the call sign ‘Motorola,’ died in Donetsk. This was reported by local separatist media with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The information was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of the DPR itself.

    As reported in the microblog “Reports of militia of New Russia,” Motorola died in an elevator, where an improvised explosive device went off. According to separatist media, it is suspected that the …