Contents tagged with Donetsk

  • Ukrainian Forces target DPR anniversary car rally in Donetsk with HIMARS strike

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces launched strikes using HIMARS multiple rocket launch systems on the Lenin district of occupied Donetsk, targeting participants assembled for a car rally marking the 10th anniversary of the DPR independence, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    Preliminary reports indicate one person killed and another four injured, according to Russian investigative bodies. The Telegram channel Rybar described “five dead and six wounded.”

    The Telegram channel Mash in Donbass …

  • Russian forces establish foothold in Ocheretyne amid heavy fighting

    Nazar Voloshin, the spokesperson for the operational-strategic troop grouping "Khortytsia," has stated that Russian forces have established positions in the village of Ocheretyne in the Donetsk region.

    Speaking about Ocheretyne, Voloshin told Interfax-Ukraine, "The enemy has broken through and secured a position in this settlement. The area currently occupied by the adversary is under our fire control".

    According to him, heavy fighting continues there. Ukrainian forces are taking measures to …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian forces hold majority of Ocheretyne and Soloviove amid heavy fighting in Donetsk region

    Ukrainian forces maintain control over two-thirds of the villages of Ocheretyne and Soloviovein the Donetsk region, said Nazar Voloshin, spokesperson for the Joint Forces Operation, during a news broadcast on Saturday, April 27.

    Voloshin reported that to breach the Ukrainian Armed Forces' defense along the Novobakhmutivka – Ocheretyne front, Russian forces have deployed additional reserves, including the 55th Motor Rifle Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces.

    "Currently, we control two-thirds …

  • Ukrainian forces claim 19 Russian soldiers killed in HIMARS strike on Olenivka

    Nineteen Russian soldiers were killed in an attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces when their unit was struck in Olenivka, Donetsk region, reported the Ukrainian General Staff on Thursday, February 29. The attack was carried out using multiple rocket launcher systems. According to Ukrainian military sources, among the 19 fatalities was a unit deputy commander, and a further 12 individuals were injured, including the commander.

    The Russian Telegram channel "Spy Dossier," which was one of the …

  • Syrskyi: Ukrainian forces drove Russians out of Orlivka, Donetsk region

    Russian forces continue their active assault actions along numerous front-line sectors, with particularly tense situations on the Avdiivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts. However, Ukrainian forces managed to repel the Russians from the vicinity of Orlivka in the Donetsk region, reported the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, on Telegram.

    Syrskyi reported that Russian assault units are attempting to break through the Ukrainian defense and capture the settlements of …

  • Ukrainian Forces retake Krasnohorivka in Donetsk region

    Ukrainian forces have recaptured Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk region from Russian troops, reported the press service of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The day before, the Russian army had attacked the southeastern part of Krasnohorivka and entered the town. "To prevent the enemy from securing a foothold, the units of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, consisting of fighters from the 1st and 2nd assault battalions, carried out a clearance operation to cleanse the …

  • Ukrainian missile strike kills dozens of Russian soldiers at Donetsk training range

    According to reports by Ukrainian journalist Denis Kazansky, BBC Russian Service correspondent Ilya Barabanov, and DPR military Egor Guzenko, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a missile strike at a training ground near the village of Trudovske in the Volnovakha district of the Donetsk region. As a result, dozens of soldiers from the Russian 36th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade (military unit 06705) from Zabaikalsky Krai were killed.

    The strike, carried out by two HIMARS rockets in the middle of …

  • Ukrainian Special Operations Forces destroy Russian Tirada-2 electronic warfare system in Donetsk region

    Ukrainian forces have detected and destroyed a Russian electronic warfare system, known as Tirada-2, on the Donetsk front, according to the press service of the Special Operations Forces.

    During reconnaissance activities along the Donetsk direction, operatives from the 3rd Separate Special Operations Regiment located the Russian Tirada-2 electronic warfare system.

    This system, designed to disable communication satellites, was completed by Russia in the autumn of 2018, with its presence …

  • Ukrainian Chief of Staff: Russia suffers enormous losses in its Avdiivka offensive

    Almost simultaneously with the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas, the Russian army intensified its offensive operations in eastern Ukraine. And it seems that after the capture of Bakhmut, which lasted almost a year, the next fixation point for Russia became the city of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. Starting in the spring with intensive shelling of the populated area, Russia is once again trying to encircle and capture the town in the fall.

    Active fighting in this direction has …

  • Zelensky: Ukrainian Forces making progress in Donetsk region

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that Ukrainian forces have made progress in the Donetsk direction. "I have received reports on the situation on the front lines, supplies of equipment and ammunition, as well as intelligence data. We have made advances on the Donetsk front. There are other plans that are being implemented," Zelensky said after a daily briefing with security officials and military commanders. He did not specify the exact location of the Ukrainian military's …