Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Ukrainian forces withdraw from two settlements in Donetsk region

    Ukrainian Armed Forces have retreated from settlements Severne and Stepne in

    Ukrainian armed forces have withdrawn from the small settlements of Severnoe and Stepne in Donetsk region, according to Dmytro Likhovyi, a speaker for the Tavria sector of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation. During an evening news broadcast, Likhovyi emphasized that fierce fighting for Severne continued into the evening and night, resulting in significant losses for Russian forces.

    Likhovyi reported that Ukrainian …

  • Russian forces advance in Avdiivka threatening Ukrainian supply routes

    Russian forces have breached residential areas in the north of Avdiivka, drawing closer to the logistical routes providing supplies to Ukrainian soldiers defending their positions, said Dmytro Lykhovy, a spokesperson for the Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSGF) Tavriya, during a nationwide news broadcast.

    Lykhovy reported that Russian military units are advancing on the northern flank of Avdiivka. They were initially located in residential quarters to the east of the Avdiivka Coke …

  • Luhansk People’s Republic Minister of Emergency Services killed in Ukrainian strike on Lysychansk

    The so-called "head of the Emergency Services" of the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic" (LPR), Alexey Poteleshchenko, was killed in a strike by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on a bakery in Lysychansk on February 3, reports the Russian news agency Interfax, citing a source within the regional security forces. According to Interfax, the number of fatalities resulting from the strike stands at 28 people.

    The death of Poteleshchenko was confirmed by the leader of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, …

  • Russian troops intensify assault on Avdiivka from multiple directions

    Russian forces attempt to capture Avdiivka in Donetsk region, attacking the town from three directions, military expert Ihor Romanenko reported during a national news broadcast.

    The expert highlighted that the Russian Armed Forces are trying to breach the city’s defenses from the north, south (towards Pervomaisk), and in a direct frontal attack.

    To the north, near the Stepne area, the adversary is focusing on cutting off logistic routes from this direction towards the south. The corridor …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops intensify ground assaults in Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka, scale back air strikes in Donetsk region

    Russian forces focus on assaults in Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka in the Marinka direction, attacking almost without the use of heavy machinery, said Colonel Alexander Shtupun, spokesperson for the Joint Press Center of the Tavriya Defense Forces, during a national news broadcast.

    According to Colonel Shtupun, the Russians did not carry out any air strikes yesterday but launched three missile strikes using S-300 air defense systems against the Donetsk region, and they continue to actively use …

  • Fierce clashes continue near Avdiivka as Russian offensive intensifies

    The situation near Avdiivka remains extremely complex, with the Russian armed forces deploying a large number of infantry against the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Experts and analysts are reporting daily and persistent fighting near Avdiivka. The Kremlin shows no hesitation in sacrificing its soldiers, as well as military equipment, with Putin's objective being to capture the town at any cost by the end of the year.On November 28, analysts from DeepState published their report for the past 24 hours. …

  • Kyiv: Russia deploys 25th Army to eastern Ukraine earlier than planned due to personnel shortage

    Russia has deployed the 25th Army in the eastern direction, which was initially planned to be withdrawn from reserve during the winter period, said Ilya Yevlash, the Chief Press Officer of Ukraine’s Eastern Group of Troops.

    "This army consists of 12,000 servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces. This army has been newly formed, assembled over the past year from various units – including mobilized troops and former members of units previously destroyed by a powerful strike of the Ukrainian Forces …

  • Ukrainian Military Command confirms Ukrainian Forces are advancing near Urozhaine, Donetsk region

    As part of its counteroffensive, the Ukrainian troops achieved success near the village of Urozhaine, Donetsk region, reports the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The General Staff emphasizes that the Defense Forces of Ukraine are conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Berdyansk, and Melitopol directions. They managed to advance near the village of Urozhaine (Donetsk region).

    "The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been successful, they are gaining a foothold on the new lines, …

  • Former DPR Defense Minister Girkin arrested in Russia

    The former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, and recently an active blogger, Igor Girkin (aka Strelkov), was detained in Russia.

    " I managed to find out from our friends that my husband was charged under Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (extremism). I don't know anything about my husband's whereabouts, he didn't get in touch with me. I was not at home at the time of his arrest," Girkin’s wife Miroslava Reginskaya wrote on her husband's …

  • Kyiv: Russian spring offensive has failed

    In March, the Russian army once again failed to conduct an offensive in the Donbas, said Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, in an interview with NV.

    "On March 31, 2023, another attempt at a Russian offensive failed. The so-called winter-spring. Officially. On March 31, they were supposed to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is not even the fifth failed attempt," Budanov said.

    According to the …