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In Luhansk region, President Petro Poroshenko met with armor crewmen of a tank unit withdrawn from the touch line pursuant to the Minsk agreements.
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In Luhansk region, President Petro Poroshenko met with armor crewmen of a tank unit withdrawn from the touch line pursuant to the Minsk agreements.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.
Fake "Islamic Battalion" arrives in Mariupol
The spokesperson of the self-proclaimed "DPR"’s ministry of defense, Eduard Basurin on Saturday voiced baseless claims that an "Islamic brigade" with as many as 500 fighters had been deployed to the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and was working with the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade, according to the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab.
Atlantic Council: Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again?
First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising manpower by only 10,000 men. This suggests the possibility that Russia may aim to wage protracted large-scale war using the Soviet model, with a Soviet-type army composed of "skeleton units" that existed solely on paper until they were called up as part of the process of mass mobilization. That such mobilization may be under consideration is apparent from the Kavkaz-2016 and other military exercises in 2016 where Moscow mobilized forces from the Ministry of Interior, banks to pay soldiers' wages in the fields, and hospitals to provide field hospitals, as well as entire provincial civilian administrations. Russia is apparently thinking about possible protracted contingencies, and is returning to fantasies of a Soviet-type military and mobilization effort, Stephen Blank, a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, wrote in an article titled "Is Russia Getting Ready to Invade Ukraine Again?" published March 30, 2017.
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.
“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.
Russia will form a new army at the southeastern border of Ukraine
A new integrated 8th army will be formed in the Russian Southern military district, as reported by Izvestia daily citing representatives of the Russian military forces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ukraine reports 69 attacks on its positions in Donbas in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 69 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
SBU seize Russian weapon abandoned by militants in Donbas
Workers of the SBU, Ukraine’s state security service seized Russian-made weapon, left behind at the firing positions in Donetsk region. The service’s press department reported that on March 7.
Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine
Canada has decided to extend its Unifier training mission for the Ukrainian military until 2019. The Ambassador of Ukraine in Canada, Andriy Shevchenko, announced the decision on Twitter.
Donbas militants found weapons in mines, - Russian side in Hague
Russia explained the origin of weapons used by Donbas militants, saying that the Soviet or the Ukrainian weapons were left by the army in the coal mines, and the militants found it there. This was stated during a review of the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia in the international court of the United Nations in Hague, by one of the representatives of the Russian Federation, Ilya Rogachev.
Avdiivka left without centralized electricity supply as of morning, — Emergency Service
There is no centralized electricity supply in Avdiivka as of morning March 6. This was reported by the press service of State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
ATO HQ records 116 shelling attacks on Ukrainian army positions, 15 troops wounded, one killed
Over the past day the militants shelled Ukrainian positions 116 times in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone, which resulted in 15 wounded soldiers, seven injured, and one killed soldier, the press center of the ATO headquarters said on its Facebook page on Friday morning.