Contents tagged with Donbas

  • Kyiv: Soledar is under Ukraine’s control

    Intense fighting continues in Soledar, Donetsk region, but the city remains under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, Pavlo Kirilenko.

    "Soledar and Bakhmut remain the hottest area. Soledar is controlled by the Ukrainian authorities and our military. However, urban battles and battles outside the city continue because the enemy is trying to advance in several directions," he said.

    According to Kirilenko, Russians suffer …

  • Ukrainian General: liberation of Ukraine will begin from Donbas

    Politician, former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service and General of the Ukrainian Army, Mykola Malomuzh, believes that the first victories of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be in the Luhansk and Donetsk directions. After that, Ukrainian Forces will liberate the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region and the left bank of the Kherson region. Then, the Ukrainian army will go to the Crimea, said Malomuzh in an interview with the YouTube channel the News Factory.

    According to the general, …

  • Russian Defense Ministry does not confirm Prigozhin's claims abut full control over Soledar

    The spokesperson of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, did not say anything about the offensive on Bakhmut and Soledar during the traditional briefing on January 12.

    Konashenkov claimed that "successful offensive actions of Russian troops continued in the Donetsk direction." He did not mention what kind of "successes" the Russians achieved there, writes the Telegram channel Agentstvo Novosti.

    According to the map presented at the briefing, the town of Soledar was not under Russia’ …

  • Zelensky: battle for Soledar will lead to liberation of entire Donbas by Ukraine

    The Russian forces are now focusing their main efforts on offensive actions near the town of Soledar in the Donetsk region, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his evening address.

    Zelensky said that today he held a new meeting of the General Staff, during which special attention was paid to the situation in the hottest areas of the front - in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    "Bakhmut and Soledar, Kreminna and Svatove, we discussed prospects in the Donbas in the coming weeks. The …

  • Kyiv denies Russia’s claims that Ukrainian Forces are withdrawing from Soledar

    Russian media reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were ordered to withdraw from the city of Soledar, Donetsk region.

    Ukrainian officials denied the reports that the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost control over Soledar or plan to withdraw from it.

    The representative of the Eastern Group of Forces, Serhiy Cherevatyi, the deputy chairman of the parliamentary committee on national security, defense and intelligence Yuri Mysyagin, the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, Pavlo …

  • Hundreds of Russian conscripts killed in Ukrainian HIMARS strike on occupied Makiivka

    On New Year's night, the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried a missile attack on the Russian base  in the occupied city of Makiivka (Donetsk region). Several hundred Russian servicemen  were killed and wounded, according to reports by Russian and Ukrainian media.

    The news agency RBC Ukraine reports that almost exactly at midnight  the building of the vocational school, which was used  as a temporary base by the Russian military, came under a massive strike by Ukrainian MLRS systems. According to …

  • Hundreds of newly mobilized Russians who refuse to fight held in cellars in Luhansk region

    As far as 300 newly mobilized Russians are being held in a cellar in Zaitsevo, Luhansk region, for refusing to go to the front line, write independent Russian journalists from the project ASTRA, citing the relatives of the detainees.

    "My husband says that there are already about 300 of them there (ASTRA managed to confirm the names of 42 of them). More people are constantly being brought in. This is a large cellar in the House of Culture in Zaitseve. They are fed once a day: one dry food …

  • Ukrainian troops withdrawing from Severodonetsk

    The head of the military regional administration of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Haidai, said that Ukrainian troops would have to leave Severodonetsk.

    "Unfortunately, we will have to withdraw our military from Severodonetsk, because it makes no sense to stay at the broken positions. The death toll is growing," Haidai wrote.

    According to him, the Russians have been bombing the city daily for four months. 90% of the buildings have been destroyed or damaged. The Ukrainian military was given "the …

  • DPR head Pushilin says Azov commanders were taken to Russia

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, confirmed that the commanders of the Azov regiment, who were captured at Azovstal plant in Mariupol, were taken to Russia.

    "Our investigators have done their work in DPR, now Russian specialists are working on it. Comprehensive information should be gathered in preparation for the tribunal. Its first stage will take place before the end of the summer, this is for sure," Pushilin said on the air of the TV channel Russia 24. …

  • Over the past 3 days, Ukrainian artillery has destroyed 7 Russian military warehouses in Donbas

    Over the past three days, at least 7 facilities have been destroyed in the occupied Donetsk, where the Russians held significant stocks of ammunition since 2014, reported the Ukrainian website InformNapalm, citing its sources.

    InformNapalm’s sources claim that the Russian warehouses were destroyed by "high-precision strikes" with 7 shots hitting 7 targets.

    "The destroyed ammunition depot in the occupied Khrustalnyi (Krasny Luch) alone had up to 1 thousand tons of ammunition," InformNapalm …