Category Archives: Donbas

Russia Will Hate This: Ukraine Cleared to Move American Javelin Missiles to Front Lines

U.S-supplied anti-tank weapons could change the balance of power in favor of Ukraine. by Caleb Larson In an interview, Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak said that following the advice of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advisors, Ukraine’s American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles would be moved up to Ukraine’s front lines in their conflict against separatists in the country’s east—though the missiles would have

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MH17 case: Russia-controlled supervisor of ‘DPR’ terrorists detained in Kyiv

Ukraine’s SBU service has recordings of phone calls where the detainee elaborates on a feud between the Russian intelligence service and the FSB over control of illegal armed formations’ leaders in Donbas. Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has detained a citizen of Ukraine, K., in Kyiv, who in 2014-2020 acted as one of the “supervisors” of terrorist leaders of the so-called

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Meeting of political advisers to leaders of Normandy Four ended in Berlin

Russian side said there was no breakthrough in negotiations In Berlin, negotiations were held between political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy Four countries. Deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Dmitry Kozak stated this, reports TASS. “I don’t dare say that there is a breakthrough. Today, a complex and thorough discussion took place on all aspects of the

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Invaders launch ten attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

On July 2, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas ten times. “The enemy opened fire from 82mm and 120mm banned mortars, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports. In the zone of action of tactical force

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Stanislav Aseiev: Donbas is disappointed and embittered over not becoming part of Russia. But this doesn’t add any love to Ukraine

Journalist Stanislav Aseiev spent more than two years in captivity in the occupied Donetsk, most of the time – in a modern-day concentration camp, a special prison called “Izoliatsia”. In an interview with UNIAN, he told about the “Russian world” idea and how this “world” looks from the inside. Journalist Stanislav Aseiev is a former prisoner of the Donetsk concentration

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“Wrong” residents of Donbass

How the occupying power reacts to the participation of migrants in the Minsk talks The participation of migrants from areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts not controlled by Ukraine in the meetings of the Tripartite Contact Group caused real outrage in Russia and its satellites. Comments from the Russian side sounded to everyone’s taste – from restrained but threatening accusations of

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Sniper Denis Pylypets: “Even if there are a lot of Russian scum around us, it’s still our land”

Denis Pylypets (nicknamed “Sarmat”), a sniper of the National Guard of Ukraine, who has been fighting in Donbass since 2014, told the Week about his own frontline adventures, the evolution of the Ukrainian army and the peculiarities of his current work. The reasons for secrecy around your work are clear. But, if possible, tell us about your first combat mission. –

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Russia’s European lobby: Italian provocations against Ukraine have been directed from the Kremlin

Article by: Natalia Tolub Promote Ukraine together with the International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda is finalizing a study on the Kremlin’s “mouthpieces” in Europe. Today we will consider Italy, which is one of the three largest economic partners of Ukraine in the EU and is one of the main trade partners of our country in the world. But we should

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From tomorrow. The leader of the “DPR” militants Pushilin cancels the increased combat readiness of the occupying forces

The leader of the so-called “ DPR” Denis Pushilin canceled the high alert mode of the occupying forces along the contact line in the Donbass. The so-called ” decree” of the leader of the terrorists comes into force on June 15. This was reported by the publication Ostrov , citing a statement by Pushilin. “ Given the changes that have occurred in the operational situation on the line

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Judge rules MH17 accused can’t claim ‘combatant immunity’ defence

A Dutch prosecutor says four men accused of murder over the downing of MH17 can’t claim combatant immunity because they weren’t fighting for a state. Four men accused of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine can’t claim combatant immunity, a Dutch court has heard. Prosecutor Ward Ferdinandusse says Russian Oleg Pulatov, Igor Girkin, Sergey

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Minsk deadlock: West must reject Russian bid to limit Ukrainian sovereignty

UkraineAlert by Duncan Allan While the world has been struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s ruinous war in eastern Ukraine has entered its seventh year. Diplomatic efforts to end the ongoing conflict, which has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014, have been reinvigorated since the election last year of Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Ukraine’s president. The foreign ministers of the

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Ukraine will not agree to any special status for Donbas under Russian scenario – Kuleba

Ukraine is ready for reasonable compromises on the settlement of the conflict in Donbas but will not agree to any special status according to the Russian scenario, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. He wrote this on his Facebook page, while commenting on the results of his visit to Berlin for talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. “We

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European Parliament urges EU leadership to start dialogue with Ukrainian opposition on its initiative to launch Parliamentary dimension of Norman format

Member of the European Parliament from Germany doctor Maximilian Krah published the inquiry on the website of the European Parliament Member of the European Parliament from Germany doctor Maximilian Krah on June 2 has registered an official written inquiry to High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell with request to state position on, as

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Russia-led armed groups in Donbas intentionally shell Armed Forces using artillery deployed in residential blocks – JFO

On June 2, Russia-led armed groups in Donbas committed a number of artillery shell attacks on the Ukrainian positions having deployed its artillery in the residential blocks of population areas, thus provoking retaliatory fire to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the eve of the next working meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group, a headquarters of the Joint Forces

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Ukraine’s JFO HQ reports enemy death toll in Donbas in May

18:00, 01 June 2020 – UNIAN Russian occupying forces also lost seven units of military equipment and weaponry. The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) has disclosed the enemy death toll in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, for May. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian occupying forces’ casualties last month totaled: 49 killed and 94 wounded,” the JFO HQ wrote on Facebook

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Russian medics who took part in war against Ukraine complain about stolen combat bonuses

Editor’s Note Russia’s war against Ukraine is probably the world’s worst-kept secret by now. Nevertheless, each piece of evidence pointing at the country’s involvement in military actions that they deny taking part in becomes a sensation. This time, the beans were spilled by healthcare workers demanding to be paid the money they were promised – including combat bonuses for the

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Ukraine official ridicules reports on “combat alert” of Russian-controlled forces in Donbas

“They just drink vodka and attend weddings,” Reznikov says. Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement in Minsk, Oleksiy Reznikov, says the recently-spun statement by self-styled leaders of occupation authorities in Donbas on their armed formations being allegedly put in “combat readiness” is an infowar provocation. Speaking at a panel show on Friday, May

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Minister tells on fate of people with Russian passports in Donbas

Some citizens with Russian passports will leave for their new homeland, some for the war in Syria, and those who do not want to leave Donbas can remain, but they will not be able to participate in the elections Vice Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov explained what fate awaits people with

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Kyiv: LPR and DPR representatives are invited to Donbas talks by OSCE

Representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics are invited to the meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group by the OSCE, said Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov, as quoted by Novyny Donbasu. “The OSCE invites them. They think they have the right to represent the territories, and I don’t think so, we don’t

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Implementation of Minsk deal in Russian interpretation a disaster for Ukraine – Yatsenyuk

The implementation of the Minsk deal in the Russian interpretation is a disaster for the Ukrainian people and for the Ukrainian state, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said. “Under current circumstances, I strongly believe that the Minsk deal is not even the deal with the way to nowhere, this is the

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Ukraine: OSCE SMM patrol came under fire near Berezivske

23:19, 16 May 2020 No one was injured in the incident. The patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission was shelled in the occupied territory of Donbas. OSCE press service reported this. It is reported that on 15 May, an SMM patrol comprising six members and two vehicles was positioned on the south-western edge of Berezivske (non-government-controlled, 53km north-west of Luhansk) to monitor adherence

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Key MH17 Suspect Detained in East Ukraine: BBC Russia

A key suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was detained on unrelated charges in eastern Ukraine around the time the murder trial against the MH17 suspects started in the Netherlands this spring, BBC Russia reported Thursday. Former field commander Leonid Kharchenko, 47, is the only Ukrainian passport-holder among four suspects named by the Dutch-led investigation into the

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