President to members of Ukrainian national team participating in “Invictus Games”: You will be an example for every Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko took part in festivities on the occasion of announcement of candidates for the Ukrainian national team that will participate in “Invictus Games” in Toronto.
Russia deports ‘Ukrainian army scout’ to ‘DNR’
The Ukrainian citizen, detained in Russia in January this year and charged with working for the Ukrainian military intelligence was deported to the so-called 'Donetsk People’s Republic' for further criminal proceeding. The press department of the FSB, Russian special service, reported that on April 20.
Air defense live fire drills held in eastern Ukraine (Photo)
Air Command Skhid (East) of Ukraine’s Armed Forces conducted tactical exercises involving live fire from ZU-23-2 and ZKU-1 anti-aircraft guns, as well as DShK large-caliber machine guns, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.
Turchynov on ATO troops' task: Moving east, main thing not to leave own border behind
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has said that the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) forces did not surrender one meter of Ukrainian soil over the past year.
President to armor crewmen: Your strength is not only about a solid armor and a powerful weaponry, it is about determination, courage and willingness to give life for Ukraine
In Luhansk region, President Petro Poroshenko met with armor crewmen of a tank unit withdrawn from the touch line pursuant to the Minsk agreements.
Ukraine, Georgia condemn Russian aggression
Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine rudely violates international law and poses a threat to international security. That was mentioned in the joint statement made today, April 12, by Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Georgia.
President to armor crewmen: Your strength is not only about a solid armor and a powerful weaponry, it is about determination, courage and willingness to give life for Ukraine
In Luhansk region, President Petro Poroshenko met with armor crewmen of a tank unit withdrawn from the touch line pursuant to the Minsk agreements.
Militants halted shelling Mariinka, no casualties reported at the moment
Militants stopped shelling Mariinka from mortars and shell only from small arms. No casualties at the moment, yet to be confirmed. Pavlo Zhebrivsky, the Donetsk governor reported that on his Facebook page.
Donbas conflict: Militants shell 64 times, five soldiers injured
Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 64 times in ATO area during the past 24 hours, five Ukrainian soldiers were injured. This was reported by the press service of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.
Ukraine reports 2 KIA's amid 48 enemy attacks in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
Ukrainian army ready for full ceasefire in Donbas from Apr 1
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and other law enforcement agencies participating in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the country's east are ready to implement a decision by the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on a full ceasefire in Donbas starting from April 1, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Poroshenko charges Defense Ministry to cease fire in Donbas on April 1
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Armed Forces to cease fire in the war-torn Donbas. The ceasefire should take effect on April 1, under the respective decision of the Minsk talks group.
Ukrainian missiles successfully tested – Turchynov
Ukrainian missiles produced by Ukroboronprom state concern and the State Space Agency of Ukraine were successfully tested on Tuesday, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said.
Donbas militants deploy howitzers in residential area in Horlivka
According to Ukraine army intelligence, the pro-Russian militants deployed a battery of 152-mm howitzers in a residential area of Horlivka, regularly shelling Ukraine army positions from there, Informator reports March 21.
Uncontrolled enclave near the borders of Ukraine: Is it the only way to solve the problem of the Donbas?
Despite the fact that the parties to the armed conflict in the Donbas - Ukraine, ORDLO (separatists-held territories), and Russia - recognize the inefficiency of the Minsk Agreements, and the lack of prospects from the beginning, neither party offers another format, knowing perfectly well that it awaits the same fate.
“Shkval” and “stilet” firing trials – video report
Combat modules “Shkval” and “Stilet” – intended to arm modernized IFV, designed by UOP SE “Zhytomyr Armored Plant”- passed works tests at one of the military training areas of Zhytomyr region.
91 enemy attacks on March 15, army reports
March 15, pro-Russian separatist troops opened artillery fire 91 times on Ukraine army positions. Four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded, the army March 16 report says.
Heavy fighting reported near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine
The fighting near the city of Mariupol has intensified, as reported by Ukrainian volunteers organization “Come back alive” on their Facebook page
Prava Sprava: Ukrainian intelligence does not provide information on some Russian military units that were deployed to Ukraine
On March 7, 2017, the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center published data on the deployment sites for the Russian Armed Forces that took part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine during 2014-2015. It was noted that the participation of these Russian military units in the war in eastern Ukraine was confirmed by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
Power lines in Avdiivka fixed, - Donetsk governor
The power lines in Avdiivka that were damaged by shelling are now fixed; the electricity will be again supplied across the town by 4 p.m. Thursday. Pavlo Zhebrisvky, the governor of Donetsk region, posted that at Facebook on March 16.
DPR banned the activities of six charitable organizations in separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine
The leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, banned the activities of the Pomozhem Humanitarian Center of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in the areas of the Donetsk region controlled by the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Girkin: 'A regular army' is fighting against Ukraine in Donbas
The former ‘Defense Minister of the DPR,’ Igor Girkin (Strelkov), said that those fighting for the ‘Republics’ of the Donbas against Ukraine is not a ‘militia,’ but a ‘regular army,’ as said in an interview with ROY TV, a short excerpt of which was uploaded to YouTube.
All freight traffic across delimitation line in Donbas blocked
All cargo transportation through demarcation line in Donbas was halted. This was reported by Oleksandr Turchynov, the Head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Facebook.
Ukrainian Minister of Defense urged reserve officers to return to active service
The Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, urged reserve officers to return to service in the Armed Forces in a post on his Facebook page.
Ukrainian oligarch loses control over his hotels in the Donbas
The management of the Donbas Palace and Park Inn hotels in Donetsk has been suspended from business administration by representatives of the self-proclaimed DPR (Donetsk People's Republic). Armed representatives of the self-proclaimed “Republic” have seized the hotel buildings and all equipment.
Russia refuses to inform NATO about upcoming military exercises
Russia is not yet prepared to brief NATO on the upcoming military exercises, said Andrey Kelin, Director of the Department of European Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in an Interfax interview on Monday.
Police release arrested in Kryvy Torets blockade participants
The Donetsk region National Police department announced in Facebook they have released over 20 arrested in Kryvy Torets Donbas trade blockade activists.
Donbas Blockade HQs claims Kryvy Torets checkpoint taken by SBU and SWAT
The checkpoint of the so-called "Blockade Against Trade with Occupiers" at the Kryvy Torets railway station in the village of Scherbynivka in the jurisdiction of Torets Town Hall in Donetsk region has been taken over by Ukrainian SBU Security Service officers and members of the Ukrainian police's KORD Special Weapons and Tactics force, according to the blockade headquarters.
What is in the cargo trains going from the separatist republics to Ukraine?
The main objective of the economic blockade is to deprive separatist leaders and the separatist administration of funding. Their main source of revenue is the sale of coal to Ukraine. According to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), 47% of revenue from coal sales was spent on financing armed groups in the separatist republics. In the last year the volume of coal mined in the separatist-held territories increased by 49%, which indicates that some representatives of the Ukrainian authorities are interested that these gray schemes of coal supplies continue to exist. The cost of coal mined in the separatist-held territories is worth 500-600 ($20) hryvnia per ton, while Ukraine buys that same coal for 1730 ($65) hryvnia per ton.
Fighting "non-stop": Def. Ministry on escalation in Donbas
On Sunday, hostilities near the town of Avdiyivka lasted more than 10 hours, and on the eastern outskirts of Mariupol – around-the-clock, speaker for the ATO at Ukraine's Defense Ministry Andriy Lysenko told a briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.