Contents tagged with Donetsk

  • OSCE detects about 60 armored vehicles belonging to separatists in Donetsk industrial zone

    On Tuesday, February 27, observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) sighted a total of 28 tanks and over 30 armored vehicles in an industrial area of Donetsk. According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Ukrainian contingent in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire in the Donbas (JCCC) reported this in a statement released that same day.

    According to the report, despite the requirements of the Minsk agreements …

  • Russian political scientist detained at Berlin airport, refused entry into EU

    Russian political scientist Oleg Bondarenko has been refused entry into the EU. He was detained at the airport in Berlin, and claimed that he had been prevented from entering the territory of the European Union at the request of Poland, TASS reports.

    "At the request of Poland, I have been forbidden to enter the territory of the EU, without explanation. The ban lasts 3 years," he said.

    According to Bondarenko, he flew to Berlin at the invitation of the German Left Party to participate in a …

  • Ukrainian journalist: Khodakovsky directly threatens DPR head Zakharchenko and prepares a coup

    Former commander of the separatist Vostok battalion Alexander Khodakovsky directly threatens the head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) Alexander Zakharchenko and prepares a coup following the example of the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, Igor Kornet, in Luhansk, wrote Journalist Yuri Butusov on his Facebook page.

    "The situation in Donetsk is not much better [than in LPR]," Khodakovsky says about Zakharchenko's leadership. If in Luhansk the main opponent of …

  • Media reports explosions at ammunition depots in Donetsk

    On the evening of November 23rd, explosions at two military facilities resulted in several deaths, as reported by Ukrinform, citing an informed source.

    "Tonight in Donetsk two explosions occurred at two military facilities. There are casualties.

    Zakharchenko forbade officials to comment on the events and warned about preventing information from leaking to the media," the source said.

    According to him, these events are part of the ongoing conflict in Luhansk. Some analysts have assessed the …

  • Media: Armed Forces of Ukraine gained control over the runway and the ruins of the Donetsk airport

    The Ukrainian military took full control of the runway and the outskirts of the Donetsk airport along the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine. They also installed the Ukrainian flag a few meters from the destroyed terminal, TSN news program reports.

    "The Ukrainian language on this side is heard everywhere, in commands, orders and conversations. And this annoys the separatists, who are positioned some hundreds of meters away, a lot, “ the report says.

    The Ukrainian military know when to open …

  • Poroshenko to residents of Donetsk: We are fighting hard for your return to Ukraine

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated citizens of Donetsk on City Day and assured that the struggle for the return of Donetsk to Ukraine continues.

    "Ukrainian Donetsk celebrates its birthday today. Happy City Day, dear people of Donetsk! We remember you and are fighting hard for your return to Ukraine. I am sure that the Ukrainian anthem will again sound in our Donetsk!” Poroshenko wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday.

    He also published a video from the Donbas Arena stadium ( …

  • UN: Hundreds of thousands of children in the Donbas need psychological help

    Every fourth child in Donetsk and Lugansk regions - that is, more than 200,000 children - needs urgent psychosocial care, as reported by the UN News Center.

    "The world has forgotten about this ‘invisible’ crisis in eastern Ukraine, but hundreds of thousands of children are paying a heavy price, one that could last a lifetime without adequate support," said UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis.

    According to her, the children of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions living within a …

  • Kremlin unhappy with U.S. reaction to separatist attacks on OSCE observers in Ukraine

    The Press Secretary to the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, did not like how the United States responded to insurgent attacks on the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in the area of military activity in eastern Ukraine, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

    "We believe that it is necessary to be more careful in the assessment of the situation, especially in determining the source of provocation ... these same OSCE observers recorded repeatedly that the source of provocative …

  • 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. …

  • Intelligence: There are hundreds of severely wounded Russian servicemen in Donetsk hospitals

    On February 5th, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that 380 severely wounded servicemen of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces are in healthcare facilities in Donetsk.

    “The number of losses among military personnel and divisions of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces has increased as a result of the unsuccessful assault actions against ATO [Ukrainian] forces. Currently, a significant number of the …