Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Ukrainian Forces achieve strategic advances in key regions

    Ukrainian Armed Forces have successfully pushed back Russian troops in the Serebryansky Forestry and Klishchiivka regions, according to DeepState analysts who updated their battle maps on June 15th. The updated maps highlight the advances made by the Ukrainian Forces and map out gains and territorial control on the front lines.

    However, the situation in the Donetsk Oblast shows Russian forces advancing around Kalinivka, Novopokrovske, and Yasnobrodivka. According to DeepState’s analysis, …

  • Russia to set up 5-kilometre security zone on border with occupied Donbas

    Russian authorities have decided to establish a special zone on the border with the occupied region of Donbas, according to the Rostov region's officials.

    While Russian propaganda continues to loud hail the "integration" of the occupied territories of Donbas with Russia, the authorities of the Rostov region have taken the step to separate themselves from the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" by enforcing a 5-kilometre special zone, within which "a special legal regime" will be operational.

    This …

  • Russia amasses 25,000 troops near Chasiv Yar amid intensified fighting in Donetsk region

    Russian forces have concentrated a group of approximately 25,000 personnel near the front line at Chasiv Yar, Nazar Voloshin, the spokesperson for the Operational Strategic Group of Forces Khortytsia, said during a national news broadcast. He noted that the hottest points within the group's direction remain the Avdiivka, Bakhmut, and Novopavlivka areas. The situation worsened over the past week with continued heavy fighting; however, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (ZSU) remain in control.

    In …

  • Russian troops attempt to encircle Chasiv Yar amidst ongoing assaults

    Nazar Voloshyn, the spokesperson for the operational-strategic troop grouping Khortytsia, believes that Russian troops are attempting to encircle the town of Chasiv Yar. They are actively assaulting surrounding villages in their bid to occupy it. However, during a national news broadcast, he noted that there are no Russian troops in the town itself.

    "The adversary continues to put pressure on Chasiv Yar, trying to meet certain deadlines. The defense forces maintain control of the situation for …

  • Hundreds trapped as fighting escalates in Ocheretyne, Donetsk region

    Fighting has erupted in the settlement of Ocheretyne in the Donetsk region. Hundreds of residents remain trapped, as evacuation has been rendered impossible. The head of the local military administration, Nikolai Kovalenko, elaborated on the situation in comments to the public broadcaster Suspilne.

    According to Kovalenko, residents were regularly being evacuated from the village before the situation intensified, despite some refusing to leave their homes. "Those who agreed were evacuated. …

  • Ukrainian forces withdraw from two settlements in Donetsk region

    Ukrainian Armed Forces have retreated from settlements Severne and Stepne in

    Ukrainian armed forces have withdrawn from the small settlements of Severnoe and Stepne in Donetsk region, according to Dmytro Likhovyi, a speaker for the Tavria sector of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation. During an evening news broadcast, Likhovyi emphasized that fierce fighting for Severne continued into the evening and night, resulting in significant losses for Russian forces.

    Likhovyi reported that Ukrainian …

  • Russian forces advance in Avdiivka threatening Ukrainian supply routes

    Russian forces have breached residential areas in the north of Avdiivka, drawing closer to the logistical routes providing supplies to Ukrainian soldiers defending their positions, said Dmytro Lykhovy, a spokesperson for the Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSGF) Tavriya, during a nationwide news broadcast.

    Lykhovy reported that Russian military units are advancing on the northern flank of Avdiivka. They were initially located in residential quarters to the east of the Avdiivka Coke …

  • Luhansk People’s Republic Minister of Emergency Services killed in Ukrainian strike on Lysychansk

    The so-called "head of the Emergency Services" of the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic" (LPR), Alexey Poteleshchenko, was killed in a strike by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on a bakery in Lysychansk on February 3, reports the Russian news agency Interfax, citing a source within the regional security forces. According to Interfax, the number of fatalities resulting from the strike stands at 28 people.

    The death of Poteleshchenko was confirmed by the leader of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, …

  • Russian troops intensify assault on Avdiivka from multiple directions

    Russian forces attempt to capture Avdiivka in Donetsk region, attacking the town from three directions, military expert Ihor Romanenko reported during a national news broadcast.

    The expert highlighted that the Russian Armed Forces are trying to breach the city’s defenses from the north, south (towards Pervomaisk), and in a direct frontal attack.

    To the north, near the Stepne area, the adversary is focusing on cutting off logistic routes from this direction towards the south. The corridor …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops intensify ground assaults in Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka, scale back air strikes in Donetsk region

    Russian forces focus on assaults in Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka in the Marinka direction, attacking almost without the use of heavy machinery, said Colonel Alexander Shtupun, spokesperson for the Joint Press Center of the Tavriya Defense Forces, during a national news broadcast.

    According to Colonel Shtupun, the Russians did not carry out any air strikes yesterday but launched three missile strikes using S-300 air defense systems against the Donetsk region, and they continue to actively use …