Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Fierce clashes continue near Avdiivka as Russian offensive intensifies

    The situation near Avdiivka remains extremely complex, with the Russian armed forces deploying a large number of infantry against the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Experts and analysts are reporting daily and persistent fighting near Avdiivka. The Kremlin shows no hesitation in sacrificing its soldiers, as well as military equipment, with Putin's objective being to capture the town at any cost by the end of the year.On November 28, analysts from DeepState published their report for the past 24 hours. …

  • Kyiv: Russia deploys 25th Army to eastern Ukraine earlier than planned due to personnel shortage

    Russia has deployed the 25th Army in the eastern direction, which was initially planned to be withdrawn from reserve during the winter period, said Ilya Yevlash, the Chief Press Officer of Ukraine’s Eastern Group of Troops.

    "This army consists of 12,000 servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces. This army has been newly formed, assembled over the past year from various units – including mobilized troops and former members of units previously destroyed by a powerful strike of the Ukrainian Forces …

  • Ukrainian Military Command confirms Ukrainian Forces are advancing near Urozhaine, Donetsk region

    As part of its counteroffensive, the Ukrainian troops achieved success near the village of Urozhaine, Donetsk region, reports the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The General Staff emphasizes that the Defense Forces of Ukraine are conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Berdyansk, and Melitopol directions. They managed to advance near the village of Urozhaine (Donetsk region).

    "The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been successful, they are gaining a foothold on the new lines, …

  • Former DPR Defense Minister Girkin arrested in Russia

    The former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, and recently an active blogger, Igor Girkin (aka Strelkov), was detained in Russia.

    " I managed to find out from our friends that my husband was charged under Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (extremism). I don't know anything about my husband's whereabouts, he didn't get in touch with me. I was not at home at the time of his arrest," Girkin’s wife Miroslava Reginskaya wrote on her husband's …

  • Kyiv: Russian spring offensive has failed

    In March, the Russian army once again failed to conduct an offensive in the Donbas, said Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, in an interview with NV.

    "On March 31, 2023, another attempt at a Russian offensive failed. The so-called winter-spring. Officially. On March 31, they were supposed to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is not even the fifth failed attempt," Budanov said.

    According to the …

  • Commander of Ukrainian Ground Forces: soon we will take advantage of situation in Bakhmut

    The Russians are trying to capture the city of Bakhmut at all cost, regardless of the losses in infantry and equipment, said the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi.

    According to him, Russia is using the Wagner mercenaries as its main force in Bakhmut.

    "Sparing nothing, they are losing considerable strength and running out of steam. Very soon we will take advantage of this opportunity, as we once did near Kyiv, Kharkiv, Balakliya and Kupyansk," Syrskyi said.

    The …

  • Kyiv: Russian offensive on Bakhmut is failing

    The Russians' plans to capture Bakhmut are collapsing, said the Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andriy Yermak.

    "The defense forces continue to deter the enemy in the east. Their plans to occupy Bakhmut are now failing," Yermak wrote on Telegram.

    For his part, the press secretary of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty, said that Russian forces cannot complete the operation to capture Bakhmut and continue to carry out attacks "by …

  • Newly mobilized Russian solders from Irkutsk record a desperate video appeal to Putin

    Newly mobilized Russian soldiers from the Irkutsk region recorded a video message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. They said that they had been transferred under the command of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. According to the soldiers, the DPR command sends them to the front lines, "to be slaughtered", and if they refuse to go, the commanders fire at them from machine guns. The video appeal of Irkutsk conscripts was published by the Telegram channel People of Baikal.

    According to …

  • Russia suffers record losses sending its army into the minefields in eastern Ukraine

    In the first half of February, Russia suffered record losses in eastern Ukraine, according to the joint analysis of Mediazona and the Russian service of the BBC.

    A team of volunteers from the media outlets analyzed social networks during 15 days and established 1,555 names of killed Russian servicemen. According to the publication, this is the largest increase in losses in the entire war. At the same time, Mediazona notes that the real number of deaths may be several times higher. In addition, …

  • Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny: Ukrainian Forces have regained control of some previously lost positions in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military managed to recapture previously lost positions in certain areas of the front in the Donetsk region and gained a foothold there, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhny during a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Mark Milley.

    Zaluzhny said that the situation in the Donetsk direction remains the most difficult. The Russians conduct up to 50 attacks every day there.

    "Fierce …