Contents tagged with Joint Forces Operation

  • Ukraine conducts naval drills in the Sea of Azov

    Units of the Ukrainian Navy practiced joint actions to repel and destroy a hypothetical enemy in the Sea of Azov, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operations.

    "The exercises were attended by a small armored artillery boat of the Ukrainian Navy Lubny and a naval boat tactical group of the Mariupol Marine Protection Unit consisting of the ship Donbas and two boats," the statement reads.

    It is reported that, as part of the exercise, Ukrainian military and border guards …

  • LPR militants attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas

    Command of the Ukrainian Joined Forces Operation has reported a significant escalation at several sections of the demarcation line in the Donbas.

    According to the report, "armed formations of the Russian Federation" stationed in the territory of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), went on an offensive near the settlements of Novotoshkivske, Orikhove, Krymske and Khutir Vilny in the early morning of Tuesday, February 18.

    According to the Ukrainian military command, LPR militants, …

  • One Ukrainian soldier killed, ten wounded as hostilities in Donbas continue

    On Saturday, January 18, the pro-Russian militants violated the ceasefire in the Donbas six times, killing one Ukrainian serviceman and wounding 10 others, reported the Command of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation.

    "The enemy fired at our positions from 120 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as used various types of grenade launchers. The enemy also used UAVs, BMP armored personnel vehicles and small arms," said the command of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation in a …

  • Four Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas

    Four Ukrainian servicemen were killed today, August 6, as a result of shelling in the Donbas, reported the speaker of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Dmytro Gutsulyak.

    "We are saddened to report that as a result of enemy shelling, according to the available information, today four of our heroes received injuries incompatible with life," he said.

    According to Gutsulyak, the militants carried out shelling near the settlements of Bohdanivka and Pavlopil. The militants initially opened fire at …

  • Kyiv: Russia using Donbas as testing ground for modern weapons

    The Donbas is now being used by the occupiers as a testing ground for testing the capabilities of Russia’s modern weapons and military equipment, said Lieutenant-General Oleksandr Syrsky, commander of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation, in an interview with Defense Express.

    “The Russian military leadership is saturating the occupation contingent with modern weapons, intelligence and electronic warfare systems, communications equipment and other modern means to give them an advantage over the …

  • Ukrainian troops rehearse Russian invasion scenario from Azov Sea

    Troops from Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation (JFO) practiced repelling a virtual enemy landing force coming from the Azov Sea, the JFO headquarters reported on Facebook.

    With the support of tanks, artillery and aircraft, the anti-landing reserve forces “destroyed” the imaginary enemy’s first wave of landing forces, and did not allow the second wave to land.

    The drill was conducted because the “waters and the Ukrainian coast of the Sea of Azov still remain high-risk zones for growing military …

  • Ukrainian border guards detain Russian mercenary at Luhansk checkpoint

    The Ukrainian military detained a Russian mercenary in the Luhansk region, reported the Staff of the Joint Forces Operation on March 3. "During the service at the checkpoint, the regular shift of the 3rd Operational Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine detained a citizen who had been cooperating with Russian separatist troops,” the statement reads.

    During a routine document check, civil guard officers learned through the National Police database that the man was subject to detention as an …

  • President Poroshenko signs bill giving OUN and UPA fighters status of combatants for independence of Ukraine

    On Saturday, December 22, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed Bill 8519 "On the status of war veterans and guarantees of their social protection" which aims at strengthening the social status of participants in the war for the independence of Ukraine, as reported on the Verkhovna Rada’s website. 

    The bill would provide the status of combatant to persons who took part in all forms of armed military activities for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century, including the Ukrainian …

  • Yarosh announces withdrawal of volunteers from the frontline in the Donbas

    Participants of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UVA) are leaving the frontline in Donbas, stated Commander Dmytro Yarosh, former leader of the Right Sector.

    “This day I announce that the 5th and 8th separate battalions of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army are leaving the frontline but we are not leaving the war. As long as there is a war, we will participate in it,"  he said. According to Yarosh, the UVA is now planning to establish resistance “in any area” and unite those who took part in the …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces liberate small village in Donbas

    Ukrainian military liberated the small village of Vilny in the Luhansk region that was controlled by pro-Russian militants, reported TSN news program on Friday, September 21. The Ukrainian military didn’t suffer any losses during the operation.  

    For almost three day before the operation, Ukrainian reconnaissance group collected the information on the enemy positions in the areas. The village was captured after only thirty minutes of fighting.

    The military carried out the operation with zero …