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"In the Luhansk sector, the enemy was active near the village of Troyitske, where it had for several hours been firing from 122mm and 100mm artillery ... Ukraine's chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios has announced the transfer of proof of Russia's involvement in the Donbas war to international courts.
But the nation's leaders still can't bring themselves to officially declare as war the Kremlin's military invasion that has killed more than 10,000 people and cost Ukraine control of the Crimean Peninsula and parts of the eastern Donbas. Instead, Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko on Feb. 20 signed into law the ...

Ukraine has "long term" plans to adopt the NATO 155 mm/52 calibre standard for its conventional tube artillery forces, a senior official has revealed. Speaking at the IQPC Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe conference in Bucharest, Romania, Major General Andrii Koliennikov, deputy director of the Central ...
A police sniffer dog for explosive materials and its handler check the perimeter around the 'Bayerischer Hof' hotel, the venue of the 54th Munich Security Conference (MSC), in Munich, Germany, 16 February 2018. In the annual meeting, international politicians, various experts and guests from around the ...
Die Welt said that, according to Morawiecki, when Nord Stream 2 starts operating and if Ukrainian pipelines are shut off, Russia would be able to escalate the conflict with Ukraine and an all-out Russo-Ukrainian war would be more likely, Die Welt said. At the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, ...
Munich -- Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko had delivered a fierce denunciation of Russia before a high-profile security conference, accusing Moscow of waging a "world hybrid war" and urging the West to ratchet up pressure on the Kremlin over its expansionism in Ukraine. Poroshenko's address to ...

Die Welt said that, according to Morawiecki, when Nord Stream 2 starts operating and if Ukrainian pipelines are shut off, Russia would be able to escalate the conflict with Ukraine and an all-out Russo-Ukrainian war would be more likely, Die Welt said. At the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, ...
Many problems face aid workers in east Ukraine: interrupted supplies of medication, shelling, military curfews. But the ... The two Russian-backed breakaway regions at war with the Ukrainian government - the "Luhansk People's Republic" and the "Donetsk People's Republic" - are not recognised by the ...
"We are sliding back," the Ukrainian journalist turned parliamentarian Serhiy Leshchenko warned a year ago about the arc of political reform in his country. At the time, his assessment sounded alarmist, but it rings true today. Since the 2014 Euromaidan revolution, reformers in and out of Ukraine's ...
5 July 2014: the occupied city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine. I woke up and immediately checked my phone. What I saw astonished me: twitter was reporting that Ukrainian forces had driven pro-Russia separatists from their stronghold in the nearby town of Slavyansk. The rebels were now fleeing to ...
Ukraine's envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk talks on Donbas, Member of Parliament Iryna Gerashchenko says the war in Donbas, eastern ... As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko did not rule out that a UN peacekeeping mission could be deployed to Donbas in 2018.
Kiev (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning a Polish bill that imposes jail terms for denying that Ukrainian nationalists committed crimes ... Despite such disputes, the countries retain close economic ties, and up to 1.5 million Ukrainians currently work in Poland.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine on December 27, 2017, extradited 233 individuals who were imprisoned on charges related to the Donbas war and were serving their sentences in Ukrainian prions, to Russian-backed militants in Donbas. In turn, 73 Ukrainians (32 prisoners of war and 41 civilians) were ...
The expression "Slava Ukrayini" ("Glory to Ukraine") has become widely used by Ukrainians in various contexts ever since the Euromaidan protests that ... (OUN) and the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA), whose members fought to establish an independent Ukraine before and during World War II but also ...
According to information made public by the Donetsk People's Republic military command, the Ukrainian army is planning a new war in Donbass in the period ... As Basurin said, the plan envisages that the Ukrainian troops with the support of artillery will breach the defensive lines of the DPR and LPR and ...
Ukrainian killer robots could lessen country's human costs in Donbas war ... In May 2017, a documentary aired in Ukraine featured a footage showing Ukrainian soldiers used a remote-controlled turret on six wheels and with an attached ... Ukrainian soldiers demonstrated how this machine was used.
Viktor Moisa, a retired rocket scientist, welcomed the North Koreans to his institute in Eastern Ukraine just as he would with any other guests. He took them upstairs to the ... This was in the early 2000s, well before North Korea would test its first nuclear bomb in 2006. So the visitors' interest in missile ...

Russia annexed the Ukrainian region of Crimea in March 2014, prompting international condemnation and sanctions. The U.S. statement noted that Russian officials have said the conflict in Ukraine is tantamount to a "civil war." "We all know the truth -- the brutal war in Donbas is fomented and perpetuated ...
The vague menace of Vladimir Putin has haunted American politics for nearly two years. But in Eastern Europe, Russia's authoritarian president has wielded his influence for far longer and with a very tangible impact. The former Soviet state of Ukraine, in particular, has felt the force of Putin's power.
Ukrainian servicemen march during a military parade in Kyiv on August 24, 2016 to celebrate the Independence Day, 25 years since Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet ... He continues to train for a strategic war in the west - which means Ukraine cannot escape this and will be a prime target.
However, among Ukrainian officials and soldiers, as well as outside security experts, there's little confidence that Moscow seriously intends to de-escalate its ongoing proxy war in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. "Russia does not seek a peaceful solution," Andrey Kobzar, 40, a Ukrainian army combat ...
French special services approached by their Ukrainian colleagues searched Mouteaux`s house and questioned his friendsNo traces of a terrorist conspiracy were discovered. The French officers believe the European nationalists tend to use accessible arms in Ukraine rather for smuggling, than terrorism.
For almost four years, Ukrainian forces have made war against pro-Russian forces under the awkward rubric of an "anti-terrorist operation." The new law would abolish any suggestion that the enemy might be anti-Kiev Ukrainians, and labels the rebel republics of Donetsk and Luhansk as "temporarily ...
Kiev, Ukraine--On January 17, Russian weapons killed three Ukrainian troops and wounded five more in Eastern Ukraine's embattled eastern Donbas region, where Moscow continues to wage a 4-year-old proxy war, which has, so far, killed more than 10,300 Ukrainians. Meanwhile, grocery stores in Kiev ...
However, among Ukrainian officials and soldiers, as well as outside security experts, there's little confidence that Moscow seriously intends to de-escalate its ongoing proxy war in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. "Russia does not seek a peaceful solution," Andrey Kobzar, 40, a Ukrainian army combat ...
A Russian man captured by Ukrainian forces in the eastern region of Luhansk has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A court in the region convicted Viktor Ageyev of terrorism and illegal weapons possession on January 25 and sentenced him the same day, the Russian's lawyer Viktor Chevhuz said on ...
Kyiv -- Ukraine's "antiterrorist operation" is officially over. But since the fight against Russia-backed separatists that most Ukrainians know as the "ATO" grinds on, what is still up for debate is: under what name? With the passage of a contentious reintegration bill by Ukrainian lawmakers on January 17, Kyiv ...
Protestors hold flags during their rally in front of Parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, 16 January 2018. Ukrainian lawmakers are about to vote on a controversial bill on the reintegration of the Donbass and on recognizing Russia as the aggressor respectively during the parliament's session on 16 January.
RFE/RL visited the front lines to capture the lives of Ukrainian troops as they battle through the fourth winter of war against Russia-backed separatists. ... Andriy Dubchak and Maryan Kushnir were granted access to a front-line position on heights near the town of Zolotyy, in the Luhansk region of Eastern Ukraine. The hilltop ...
Imprisoned in a subterranean cell in an area of Eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists for more than nine months, Anatoly Polyakov didn't ... Freed in 2016, Polyakov decided not to return to Russia and instead went to Kyiv to advocate for the rights of former Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs).
Ukrainian troops have downed a second enemy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) since the introduction of the New Year and Christmas ceasefire in Donbas, ... After the drone was confirmed by air defense radars, the target was destroyed by troops of the Air Defense Forces of the armed forces of Ukraine at ...
Moscow's earliest propagandists depicted the three developing East Slavic nations (Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian) as "tribes" of one Russian nation. ... He contends that the root cause of the Russia-Ukraine war revolves around Moscow's unwillingness to recognize Ukrainians as a distinct nation.
The war in Eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists has reached an impasse after more than three years of fighting that has ... Jonah Fisher describes the situation in Ukraine as "a simmering conflict" with no end in sight, characterized by frequent cross-border shelling.
The Yuzhmash production plant in Ukraine prepares to begin a series of firings testing critical parts of a large rocket engine intended for India's ... proposed for RD-810, including replacing the Russian RD-171 on the Ukrainian-built Zenit rocket and propelling Ukraine's new-generation Mayak launcher.
Russia's hybrid military forces continue shelling Ukrainian troops in Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, using proscribed weapons; one Ukrainian soldier was ... Read alsoGeorgian Legion's positions in Donbas come under artillery fire, many wounded reported The Georgian Legion has noted that it is about a ...
Cohen argues that the Ukrainian crisis, which unfolded in late 2013 and early 2014 and which led to Crimea's annexation by (or "reunification with") Russia and to the still ongoing US-Russian proxy war in Eastern Ukraine, is a seminal event of the 21st century. It militarized and moved the new Cold War to ...
Ukraine first requested Javelins in the fall of 2014 to counter Russian tank units that had intervened in a separatist conflict in Eastern Ukraine, sending the Ukrainian army into retreat. But while Washington has provided training, rations and $750 million in other forms of non-lethal military aid to Ukraine, Javelins had ...
Ukraine was once a vital part of the Soviet space program, home to many research institutes and rocket factories. Now, wracked by war and shaken by political upheaval, the nation struggles to hold on to its scientific traditions. On a recent visit, I was struck by the determination of researchers stripped of the ...
President Trump has agreed to arm the Ukrainian military in its fight with Russian-backed forces in the Donbass region. Leading Russia scholar Stephen F. Cohen says it's the latest Russiagate-driven escalation of the new Cold War ... Is it artillery that only shoots in one direction? I mean, there really is no ...
After nearly four years of war with Russia-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine, the spread of weapons stolen from the army has led to an increase in gun ... Most hand grenade crimes take place in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, a frequently lawless area where the Ukrainian Army is fighting ...
Since then, a Ukrainian village and a town have been hit with rocket-artillery barrages, wounding eight people and damaging about 50 homes, and at least eight Ukrainian soldiers have been killed. The fighting has also drawn perilously close to a water-treatment plant that stores poisonous chlorine gas, ...
"They got so adjusted to the situation ... They hear the sounds of shelling and shooting, and they just don't care that they could get hurt." The war in Eastern Ukraine, which has killed more than 10,000 people and wounded more than 24,000, will turn four years old next April. After a series of failed ceasefires, ...
As 2017 comes to a close, bloody conflicts rage on in many parts of the world and new wars are seemingly on the horizon. To get a clearer picture of what could happen in the new year, Newsweek reached out to experts for their predictions and perspectives on the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, ...
In Eastern Ukraine, the conflict drags on, despite the signature of a peace deal three years ago. Parts of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are still occupied by Russian-backed separatists. Last year, around 190 Ukrainian soldiers and 85 civilians were killed, according to the army. Ukraine ...
"Sanctions, anyone?" taunted RT, the Kremlin-controlled television network, in its report on the successful delivery of Russian natural gas to Boston harbor on Sunday. Despite US efforts to hold Russia accountable for its war in Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea, one of the companies sanctioned by ...
WASHINGTON -- The former top U.S. Army commander in Europe said Russian battlefield tactics in Eastern Ukraine show sophisticated integration of drones, electronic warfare, and mortar and artillery, posing major challenges for Ukrainian forces. Retired Lieutenant General Ben Hodges also said on ...
The head of Moldova has said joining Western military alliance NATO would bring conflict to his country, something he wished to avoid by seeking good relations with the multinational coalition's rival, Russia. Moldovan President Igor Dodon reportedly criticized U.S.-led NATO's expanding military ...
The war in Ukraine has so far killed more than 10,300 Ukrainians, including at least 2,523 civilians, according to the United Nations. .... "We again call on Russia to stop artillery and rocket attacks against Ukrainian civilian areas and to honor the cease-fire called for in the Minsk agreements," Nauert, the ...
After Russia seized Crimea and supported separatists in the Donbas region of Ukraine, U.S. and Western military analysts raised concerns ...
On the frontline of Europe's forgotten war in Ukraine ... Nadiya Volkova, 24, grieves for her mother Katya Volkova, 60, killed by shelling. ... Last June, in the intense heat of a Ukrainian summer, four of Ludmila Brozhyk's neighbours were sitting ... When the mortar bomb dropped it came out of a clear blue sky.


 

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