Contents tagged with Donetsk

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Forces enter Opytne, are now only a few kilometers away from Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian Forces have taken control of a part of the village of Opytne in Donetsk region. Fierce fighting continues in the area, with the situation remaining volatile. The proximity of the settlement to Donetsk is causing concern among Russians.

    Opytne is situated between Avdiivka and Donetsk. Its borders Avdiivka to the north and is separated from Donetsk by the E50 road, near Donetsk International Airport in the Kyiv district.

    Opytne has been under occupation since the large-scale war began …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …