UN recorded 203 cases of sexual violence in Donbas
Mobile group led by the United Nations Population Fund recorded 203 cases of sexual violence in the Donbas region. This is stated in the report of the United Nations Mission for the observance of human rights in Ukraine.
Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, ten wounded in ATO zone on Thursday
Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and ten were wounded on Thursday in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in the east of the country, spokesman for Defense Ministry for ATO matters Oleksandr Motuzianyk said.
Battle losses make 2197 Ukrainian servicemen during war in Donbas
2 197 Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas since the beginning of the armed conflict. The Chief of General Staff, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, reports Interfax Ukraine.
Trade embargo members in Donbas announce beginning blocking roads
Members of the trade embargo in Donbas began to block the highways. It is reported by the Headquarters of the blockade on Facebook.
Putin: Ukraine is preparing sabotage and terrorist attacks in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian authorities openly speak about the organization of sabotage, terrorism and subversive activities in Russia. The Head of the Russian Federation said this in a speech at the board of the FSB.
Donbas: Heavy weapons should be withdrawn from division line by February 20
Minsk Trilateral Contract Group discussed the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the division line in eastern Ukraine. OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik said this at a briefing. The parties offered to withdraw the armaments by February 20.
Militants shell ATO positions 49 times, one soldier killed
Militants shelled Armed Forces positions from mortars in all directions, one Ukrainian soldier was killed. This was reported by the press center of the ATO in Facebook.
28 Russian citizens were convicted for war crimes in Donbas, - Lutsenko
28 Russian citizens were sentenced for war crimes. This was reported during press conference by Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin joined the Donetsk People’s Republic
Russian writer, Zakhar Prilepin, joined the Donetsk People’s Republic and is the Deputy Commander of one of the armed groups. Zakhar Prilepin stated in his commentary to Dozhd TV that his battalion was formed in the summer of 2016 and is currently stationed at the frontline. The Russian writer claims that he is waging war against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Ukraine to depend on anthracite coal another two years
Ukraine will be able to shake off dependence on anthracite coal mined in the uncontrolled territories of Donbas in 2-2,5 years. This was announced by the Energy Minister of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk on air of ICTV channel, reports Liga.net.
UN: Donbas railway blockade may lead to humanitarian and social tensions
Blocking railway tracks in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions carried by ATO veterans may entail humanitarian consequences and social tensions in the region. This is stated in the report of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations (UN).
Russia accuses Ukraine of using weapons of mass destruction in the Donbas, Kyiv denies accusation
The Investigative Committee of Russia stated that it had received “irrefutable evidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine used weapons of mass destruction” in the Donbas.
Release of hostages to be key subject for discussion in humanitarian subgroup on Donbas
The humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk will consider the issues of release of hostages and access of representatives of humanitarian missions to the Donbas territory uncontrolled by Ukraine on February 15, Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada first deputy speaker and Kyiv's representative in the humanitarian subgroup Iryna Gerashchenko said.
Donbas blockade to be discussed at a popular assembly in the center of Kyiv
The organizers of the ''Blockade of the Donbas' whose members are blocking the railroad in Luhansk region are initiating a "public discussion" of the situation at the Independence Square in Kyiv. This was reported on February 12 at the headquarters of the Blockade.
Turkish foreign minister calls for peaceful settlement in Donbas
Turkey calls for a diplomatic solution to the Donbas conflict which would preserve the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Escalation of situation in Ukraine's Avdiivka: Digest (January 29 - February 8)
Since February 2016, city of Avdiivka, 17km north of Donetsk, has been controlled by the Ukrainian side. As part of Donbas conflict, this industrial city has been subjected to constant shelling, which has recently intensified.
US representative to the OSCE: There is evidence that Russia prepared the Avdiivka offensive a week ahead of the attack
According to the reports of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission there is evidence that Russian forces were preparing a massive offensive the day before the situation escalated at Avdiivka. US representative to OSCE Kate Byrnes made a statement to this effect during the meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna on the 9th of February.
President: Holding elections in the occupied territory under the presence of foreign troops is impossible
During the conversation with media representatives, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that holding elections in the Ukrainian territory occupied by foreign troops was inadmissible and impossible.
No elections in Donbas until Russia withdraws its troops!
The reaction of the people of Ukraine to the recent statement of the German ambassador has clearly have been one of confusion and frustration. However, this reaction has no bearing on Ukraine-Germany relations.
Greece stands for peaceful resolving of Donbas conflict
One of the topics of the meeting of governments heads of Ukraine and Greece Volodymyr Groysman and Alexis Tsipras was the issue of security aspects, including the situation in eastern Ukraine and the implementation of Minsk agreements.
A US drone conducted a reconnaissance mission over the Donbas
On Tuesday, February 7th, a strategic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk with the call sign UAVGH000 conducted another reconnaissance flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, as stated by Western websites that track the movement of military aircraft.
Givi's killed: His life and possible motives of his murder
Mikhail Tolstykh was born on July 19, 1980 in Ilovaysk, Donetsk region. 36-year-old terrorist, a.k.a. Givi served in the Ukrainian army in 1998. Two years later he graduated from the army as a sergeant. His military specialty was a tank commander. Givi has worked as an industrial climber, the driver of a diesel truck on the rope factory, a security guard in a supermarket, valet parking.
Militants fire at Ukrainian electricians repairing power lined in Avdiyivka
Militants fired at Ukrainian electricians who were working to restore the power lines for Avdiyivka (Donetsk region), Ukrainian president's press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko said referring to the information of Deputy Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko.
Ukraine and Azerbaijan imposed a ban on imported goods from Nagorno-Karabakh and the Donbas
The Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan, Alexander Mishchenko, stated that Ukraine and Azerbaijan agreed to disallow the import of goods from the Donbas and Nagorno-Karabakh without formal approval, Nova Epoha reported.
"DPR" militant chief aka Givi reportedly eliminated in occupied Donetsk
So-called commander of the "Somali" battalion of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") Mikhail Tolstykh, nom-de-guerre Givi, is reported to have been eliminated in the occupied city of Donetsk, according to militant resources.
Putin, Merkel discuss situation in Donbas by phone
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel, the Kremlin website reports.
Russia deploys more military hardware and manpower in Donbas
Over the last three days, the Russian Defense Ministry has brought a lot of armored vehicles, hardware and manpower to the occupied areas of Donbas; that could mean the enemy prepares for another escalation in the combat zone. Olexandr Turchynov, the Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said this as quoted by the agency’s press service.
Work on restoration of damaged buildings begins in Avdiivka
The work on the restoration of damaged buildings by shelling started in Avdiivka. They have been conducted the works on 40 houses, the State Service on the Emergency situations reports. The 139 windows were changed, and 149 square meters of damaged roofs were restored in total.
National Guard of Ukraine awarded UOP specialists restoring military equipment in ATO area
National Guard of Ukraine awarded certificates of honour to Specialists of the SE ” Kyiv Armored Plant,” working in the field repair teams directly in the ATO area. The certificates are already delivered to the enterprise.
Ukraine begins testing of domestic drone Leleka 100
The State Research and Test Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine began testing of a domestic UAV Leleka-100 at the airfield near Chernihiv, the official website of the Ministry of Defense reports.