Contents tagged with Russian Troops

  • US: Russia's actions hinder efforts to resolve the conflict in Ukraine

    Washington has criticized the fact that Russia has strengthened their military forces in the south-west region of the country and in the Crimea. This increase in forces was previously announced by Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu.

    While at a press briefing on the 27th of July, the US State Department Spokesman, John Kirby, said that these actions prevent the cessation of violence as well as any efforts to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    Kirby stressed that the Crimea is a …

  • Turchynov: Russia is preparing for a new offensive in the Donbas

    The Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, believes that the Russian military is preparing for offensive actions, as demonstrated by intensive supplying of weapons and ammunition, and also the establishment of operational reserves.

    The current increase in the intensity of attacks by Russian troops in the Donbas demonstrates that they are preparing for offensive actions, according to Turchynov, who visited the defense line of the Ukrainian Armed …

  • Moldova seeks NATO's help to force Russia to withdraw troops from Transnistria

    Moldovan authorities have asked NATO to assist in removing Russian army troops from Transnistria. Delfi reported that this was said by the country’s Minister of Defense, Anatol Şalaru, while at the recent NATO summit in Warsaw.

    “Propaganda, economic measures, the lack of a solution to the Transnistrian problem and the stationing of Russian troops are constant causes for concern. We ask for support for our initiative to transform the mission in the Transnistrian region into a multinational …

  • Media: Russia is deploying its troops to the Ukrainian border

    Russia is building a new military base near the border it shares with Ukraine. Reuters reported that a temporary military camp was found in the city of Klintsy in Bryansk Oblast.

    An official of the local administration, Oleg Kletny, said that the city was chosen as the site for the camp and that 240 soldiers had already arrived.

    According to the agency, more than a dozen large tents and just as many military vehicles have been seen at the temporary camp in Klintsy. The city is approximately 50 …

  • The UN says it has reliable information about Russian troop movements in the Donbas

    The UN Representative for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, stated that the organization has reliable information about Russian troop movements in Ukraine, The Voice of America reports.

    “We have received credible reports of Russia’s military personnel movements across the border both to and from Ukraine. It contains heavy weapons as well. And the information is reliable,” the UN representative stated.

    Moreover, the UN report regarding the human rights situation in the Donbas states that about 2 …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence reported that more Russian artillery and tanks arrived in the Donbas

    More military equipment and personnel have arrived in the Donbas from Russia. This was reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    According to the report, Russia continues to supply fuel and motor oil to the occupied territory. “We have noted that trains carrying up to 100 personnel, as well as military equipment, have arrived at the Khartsyzk settlement. The equipment consists of three tanks, eight infantry fighting vehicles, two 122-mm MLRS Grads …

  • Media: Russian losses in Syria may number in the dozens

    Russian fighters of the non-existent de jure private military company (PMC) are dying in Ukraine and Syria, but are not spoiling the statistics, as the internet newspaper reported in its new investigation. According to the online resource, an accuratel list of Russian losses can be seen only in the decrees of Russian President Vladimir Putin which have not been published before.Fontanka explains that the list refers to individuals belonging to a heavy armament infantry battalion …

  • Moldova insists on the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Transnistria

    The Republic of Moldova reaffirms its position on the withdrawal of Russian troops and weapons from Transnistria. This was announced during the Moldovan-Russian consultations that took place in Chișinău, the news agency UKRINFORM reported.

    The head of the Moldovan delegation, Darii Lillian, who is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, said that Moldova insists on the replacement of the Russian peacekeepers in the security zone on the Dniester by the mission of the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: More Russian servicemen have arrived in the Donbas

    The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that Russian servicemen arrived in the the self-proclaimed republics of the Donbas.

    The Ministry asserts that a subdivision of the 22nd Separate Special Mission Brigade of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces has been redeployed to the Southeast of Ukraine from the Rostov region.

    In addition, the Main Directorate of Intelligence reports that on the 3rd of March, …

  • Russian newspaper: More than 2000 Russians have been killed in eastern Ukraine since 2014

    According to SuperOmsk, a Russian newspaper in the city of Omsk in the Ural Mountains, 2,081 Russians have been killed in eastern Ukraine since February of 2014. A list of names of those killed and missing persons was published on the "Cargo-200 from Ukraine to Russia" Facebook page.

    Among the 2,000 dead were seven from Omsk.

    According to "Cargo-200 from Ukraine to Russia", the bodies of 649 of the 2,081 have been returned to Russia and buried, and the group continues to determine the …