Contents tagged with Horlivka

  • Zelensky: Ukrainian Forces advance into Horlivka capturing Russian positions and soldiers

    Ukrainian army's units have advanced on the northwestern outskirts of Horlivka, seizing positions held by the Russian forces. As part of the military operation, Ukrainian armed forces not only gained control over new positions but also captured a group of Russian soldiers, reported Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video posted on his Telegram channel.

    According to the published information, the military operation was carried at night out by the assault group of the 24th Separate …

  • Ukrainian intelligence agent was elected ‘people’s mayor’ of separatists-held Horlivka

    Eduard Matyukha, an employee of Ukraine’s Chief Intelligence Directorate, has returned to Kyiv after operating in the Donbas for more than five years.

    At one point, he was even the “people’s mayor” of Horlivka which is controlled by pro-Russian militants, and he later held senior positions in the Communist Party of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), TSN reports.

    Matyukha said that he spent five years in Horlivka without his family. His wife knew nothing about her husband’s …

  • Ukrainian Aidar battalion reaches outskirts of Horlivka

    In Zolote-4 zone, where the withdrawal of troops is expected to take place, the positions of the Aidar battalion came under small arms fire and the soldiers of the battalion responded by moving their positions forward towards the city of Horlivka which is under pro-Russian militant’s control, reports TSN.

    A month ago, the battalion was ordered to take positions near Horlivka, where it was able to settle down. Then, Ukrainians moved positions forward by one and a half kilometers. According to …

  • Kyiv confirms advance of Ukrainian Armed Forces near Horlivka

    Former Head of Donetsk regional administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, speaking on Ukrainian Pryamiy TV, confirmed the advance of the Ukrainian military near the city of Horlivka.  

    According to him, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have captured  the territory near Horlivka, which was not controlled by any side. The pro-Russian militants used to come there and shell the Ukrainian positions.

    "Is it possible to take back Horlivka? I am convinced that three days is enough for our Armed forces to take it. …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces 'tightening the noose' around Donetsk

    The purpose of the Ukrainian military attack on Horlivka is to "tighten the noose" around Donetsk, a source in the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) told news outlet.

    "Horlivka is surrounded by high hills, including the village of Yuzhny. The one who owns the strongholds at these hills in fact owns the town. From these hills, the whole town is easily exposed to fire. Therefore, if the territory around Horlivka is owned [by the Armed Forces of Ukraine], the separatists …

  • Amid rising tensions in Donbas DPR deploys Somali battalion to Horlivka

    Against the backdrop of the escalating tension in the Donbas, numerous reports have been made detailing the redeployment of the Somali battalion to the Horlivka, which is held by pro-Russian militants. This has occurred amid attacks against Zaytseve (near Horlivka), which have lasted three days, the TSN program reports.

    Last weekend, two residential buildings were destroyed in Zaytseve. On Monday afternoon, the settlement can under heavy artillery shelling. Fortunately, no one was injured by …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces take control of another settlement on the outskirts of Horlivka

    The Ukrainian military has liberated the town of Pivdenne in the Donetsk province from militants, the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reported.

    According to the report, at the start of April the enemy became active in Pivdenne. Illegal armed groups visited the town twice a week in order to test the local population for loyalty to the Ukrainian government and to demonstrate their presence in the town.

    The headquarters of the 24th Mechanized Brigade named after King Danylo …

  • OSCE: Situation in Donbas region remains highly volatile

    Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, held a news conference in Kiev in which he outlined the general security situation in the Donbas region. Hug highlighted several areas in eastern Ukraine where tensions are rising between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Russian-backed separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR).

    The …

  • OSCE observers detained in eastern Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) reported on Friday that a group of their observers was detained by pro-Russian separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) near the city of Horlivka, 40 kilometers northeast of Donetsk.

    “In Horlivka… armed ‘DPR’ members stopped an SMM patrol and forced the SMM monitors to the ground. The SMM vehicle was searched for video material and SMM monitors were taken to a ‘military- …