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Novaya Gazeta: Russian troops start retreating from their positions in Donetsk region
The Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta Europe reports that the Russian troops have started to retreat from previously occupied positions in the Donetsk region.
According to journalists, the Russian army is withdrawing units from the "northern salient" near Avdiivka. "The southern salient near the village of Vodiane is still holding, but they can withdraw from there in the next two days. Positions at Vuhledar have been abandoned. There is now a gray zone ten kilometers deep. The Russian …
Kyiv: Putin has ordered Russian troops to fully capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March
Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian troops to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak.
According tot him, there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive to capture the east of Ukraine.
"We are seeing that the Russian-occupation troops are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military …
Ukrainian Forces continue their offensive in Donetsk and Kherson regions
The city of Svyatohirsk in the Donetsk region came under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Ukrainian Telegram channels published a photo with the Ukrainian flag on the building of the Svyatohirsk City Council. There is no official confirmation from Ukrainian authorities of this information yet.
According to Russian blogger Andrei Morozov ("Fighting Cat Murz"), the Ukrainian military occupied a bridgehead on the left bank of the Siverskyi Donets River and moved to the rear of the …
For the first time since the beginning of invasion Russia asks for a temporary ceasefire in Donetsk region to remove dead and wounded
Russian troops requested a temporary ceasefire in the Donetsk region to evacuate the bodies of the dead soldiers, reported the news outlet DeepState, which tracks information about the Russian invasion.
"For the first time since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the enemy requested a ceasefire for several hours in one of the areas of the frontline to remove the dead bodies," DeepState said.
On September 2, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported in its morning update …
Russian shelling at bus stop in eastern Ukraine kills 8
A Russian artillery strike at a public transport stop in Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast has killed at least 8 people, according to Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration.
In a post on Facebook, Kyrylenko wrote, "8 dead, 4 wounded – these are the consequences of the shelling of Toretsk, which the Russians carried out today at about 11 o'clock.”
Three of the four injured were children.
“According to preliminary information, there was artillery fire. They hit a public …
For several weeks Russian troops unable to advance into Donetsk region
Russians are putting pressure on Ukrainian troops from all sides but are unable to break into the big cities of the Donetsk region. For several weeks the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been keeping the Russian troops almost in one place, said the head of the Luhansk Regional Administration Serhiy Haidai. According to him, the Russian retreated again after the attack on the section between Bilohorivka and Verkhnokamyanske.
Haidai said that Russia increasingly sends assault groups to attack …
Deputy PM of Ukraine advises residents of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts to evacuate if possible
Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk has encouraged residents of the Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts to evacuate while they still can, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.
“The heads of the military administrations of Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donbas regions ask the population to leave the borders of the regions and do everything to ensure that an evacuation is organized,” Verreshchuk stated.
After withdrawing from the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, Russian forces have focused their attacks on …
DPR and LPR to call Donetsk ‘Stalino’ and Luhansk ‘Voroshilovgrad’ three times a year
The authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) decided to give Donetsk its old name - Stalino. The corresponding decree was signed by DPR head Denis Pushilin, Radio Liberty reports.
The name “Stalino" will be used on May 9, the day of the victory in World War II, on June 22, the day of Germany's attack on the Soviet Union and on September 8, which is the day of liberation of the city from the Nazis.
Donetsk bore the name of Stalino from 1924 to 1941, then from 1943 to 1961. …
Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic claim they are ready to observe ceasefire in Donbas
Media channels in Donetsk and Luhansk that are controlled by the Russian militants issued statements about their readiness to observe an indefinite truce in the Donbas from July 21, reports Radio Liberty.
The authorities of Donetsk People's Republic stated that "measures of disciplinary responsibility for violation of a ceasefire and its conditions are explained in due course to all divisions and each serviceman "
"We express readiness to fulfill the conditions of the truce, and we are ready …
Putin extends Russian passports to entire Donbas
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Ukrainians who have previously resided in the Luhansk or Donetsk regions to obtain Russian passports through a simplified procedure, Kommersant reports.
“This is related to the large number of applications for Russian citizenship from the inhabitants of these regions,” the news outlet notes.
According to Kommersant, as of 17 July, 10,000 residents of the regions of eastern Ukraine which are not under Kyiv’s control had obtained …