Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Heavy fighting reported near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine

    The fighting near the city of Mariupol has intensified, as reported by Ukrainian volunteers organization “Come back alive” on their Facebook page.

    “The enemy continues intensive shelling of Ukrainian front line positions using large caliber mortars and artillery. According to confirmed information, at around 12:00 am [Kyiv time] the enemy used MLRS Grad systems. The shelling is so intensive that the sound of explosions can be heard in Mariupol. The first ambulances bringing wounded started to …

  • Prava Sprava: Ukrainian intelligence does not provide information on some Russian military units that were deployed to Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On March 7, 2017, the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center published data on the deployment sites for the Russian Armed Forces that took part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine during 2014-2015. It was noted that the participation of these Russian military units in the war in eastern Ukraine was confirmed by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: EU is partially responsible for annexation of the Crimea

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius believes that the EU bears partial responsibility for the annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the war in the east of Ukraine. According to him, the European Union, and the West could have reacted more quickly and done more.

    "We are not consistently consistent, we reacted inappropriately. Sometimes our reaction is too late, sometimes too weak, "he said.

    Linkevičius believes that the West has chosen a comfortable position, the "golden mean," for …

  • The United Nations: The number of victims in the Donbas has doubled compared with late 2016

    In the first two months of 2017, the number of killed and injured civilians as a result of the conflict in the Donbas has doubled in comparison with November-December 2016, according to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

    “Since the beginning of 2017, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has confirmed 111 civilian casualties (20 killed and 91 injured) compared with 51 casualties in November-December 2016,” …

  • Who is next in chain of assassinations of separatist leaders

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    The sudden death of the former head of the Luhansk People’s Republic, Valery Bolotov, and the assassination of the Chief of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) People’s Militia, Colonel Oleg Anaschenko, in a car explosion, are connected with purges that have been taking place in the separatist republic after the failed coup.

    In September 2016, during interrogations, the Deputy Commander of the LPR People’s Militia, Vitaly …

  • Media: Ukrainian volunteer battalions took control of Donetsk filtration plant

    The Ukrainian Volunteer Army, formerly known as the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps Right Sector with no official affiliation with the Ukrainian military, captured the Donetsk filtration plant, which supplies drinking water to cities and towns located on both sides of the demarcation line.

    Donetsk separatists were the first to break the news. "Tonight the Ukrainian side, in violation of all agreements and commitments, captured the Donetsk filtration plant to use as a launch point for their attacks. …

  • Separatists agree to allow Red Cross to access POWs in eastern Ukraine

    The so-called DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) have promised not to obstruct access to prisoners for representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as reported by Russia's Interfax news agency citing the office of Ombudsman of the DPR.

    "We work closely with international organizations on a range of issues. There have not been, nor are there currently, barriers that would prevent ICRC from accessing prisoners," the agency said.

    In …

  • Pro-Ukrainian partisan group claims responsibility for recent assassination of LPR official

    A Ukrainian partisan group operating in the Donbas has claimed responsibility for the recent death of the head of the so-called People’s Militia of LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Oleg Anashchenko.

    In a short video posted on the Facebook page of the Donbas Liberation front on February 5, a masked man spoke in Russian referring to Anashchenko’s assassination.

    “We have warned you that if you don’t leave our land you will encounter death. The death will reach anyone who is waging this senseless …

  • Residents of Avdiivka have enough drinking water to last 3-4 days

    According to the head of Avdiivka’s military-civilian administration, Pavlo Malyhin, there is only enough filtered water in the city to last another 3-4 days, Radio Liberty reported.

    The residents of the city are subject to water rationing.

    Once potable water runs out, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service will provide residents of Avdiivka with drinking water.

    The Donetsk filtration station that provides Avdiivka with water has been without power since January 30th. Attempts to resume the …

  • Russian Navy fires on Ukrainian military aircraft over the Black Sea

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, a Ukrainian An-26 cargo plane came under fire when conducting a training flight over the Odessa Gas platform in the Black Sea.

    “Today, February 1, 2017, during a training flight over exclusive economic waters of Ukraine, in the area of Odessa Gas field, the platforms of which were previously seized by Russian Federation, an An-26 cargo plane of the Ukrainian Navy came under fire,” the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan …