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      National Security and Defense Council: Russia-backed militants use 122-mm cannons and 120-mm mortars against Ukrainian servicemen
      May26

      National Security and Defense Council: Russia-backed militants use 122-mm cannons and 120-mm mortars against Ukrainian servicemen

      Kyiv, May 25, 2015. Pro-Russian militants shelled positions of the Ukrainian military in Shyrokyne from 122-mm artillery and 120-mm mortars. In the Donetsk sector, ceasefire violations with the use of heavy artillery and tanks have largely occurred in the airport area. View map in full size Russian proxies have instigated provocations near...

      National Security and Defense Council: Russia-backed militants keep using heavy weapons against Ukrainian servicemen
      May25

      National Security and Defense Council: Russia-backed militants keep using heavy weapons against Ukrainian servicemen

      Kyiv, May 24, 2015. Ukrainian Armed Forces did not incur any lethal over the last day, while the number of ceasefire violations has decreased. However, Russia-backed militants keep using heavy weapons against Ukrainian servicemen. They have twice fired at the Ukrainian military positions from a tank, eight times from 120-mm mortars and six times...

      National Security and Defense Council: “Cyborg” Oleh Kuzminykh released from militant captivity
      May24

      National Security and Defense Council: “Cyborg” Oleh Kuzminykh released from militant captivity

      Kyiv, May 23, 2015. Lieutenant Colonel Oleh Kuzminykh, battalion commander of the 81th Airborne Brigade and one of the defenders of the Donetsk airport known as “Cyborgs”, was released from militant captivity yesterday. Oleh Kuzminykh is in Kyiv already. His health condition is satisfactory. View map in full size Russia-backed militants continued...

      National Security and Defense Council: Downed Russian UAV presented as another proof of Russia’s direct aggression against Ukraine
      May23

      National Security and Defense Council: Downed Russian UAV presented as another proof of Russia’s direct aggression against Ukraine

      Kyiv, May 22, 2015. Ukrainian servicemen demonstrated a Russian “Forpost” unmanned aerial vehicle, which was downed by the Ukrainian forces near Pisky, Donetsk region. This type of drones is produced in Yekaterinburg (Russia) at the Ural plant for civil aviation. The UAV carried a tactical reconnaissance station, a thermographic camera and a...

      National Security and Defense Council: Two Ukrainian servicemen released from captivity
      May21

      National Security and Defense Council: Two Ukrainian servicemen released from captivity

      Kyiv, May 20, 2015. Two Ukrainian soldiers – Mykola Valebny and Ihor Panchyshyn – have been released from militant captivity. Russia-backed militants fired from 120-mm mortars 22 times, three times from 122-mm artillery and four times from tanks at the Ukrainian military positions over the last day. View map in full size Three Ukrainian...

      National Security and Defense Council: 42 tonnes of humanitarian cargo delivered to Luhansk region
      May20

      National Security and Defense Council: 42 tonnes of humanitarian cargo delivered to Luhansk region

      Kyiv, May 19, 2015. Ukrainian authorities facilitated the delivery of humanitarian aid to the residents of the parts of the Luhansk region currently under militant control. Six trucks with humanitarian cargo from the International Committee of the Red Cross of Ukraine passed through the “Novoaidar” checkpoint. 42 tonnes of the humanitarian cargo...

      National Security and Defense Council: Pro-Russian militants still instigate isolated armed provocations along the frontline
      May19

      National Security and Defense Council: Pro-Russian militants still instigate isolated armed provocations along the frontline

      Kyiv, May 18, 2015. Ukrainian forces registered the lowest number of ceasefire violations in the last month. Nevertheless, pro-Russian militants still instigate isolated armed provocations along the frontline. View map in full size Chermalyk was the epicenter of the conflict in the Mariupol sector. Militants also mortared the Ukrainian military...

      National Security and Defense Council: Group of Russian subversives in Luhansk region detained
      May18

      National Security and Defense Council: Group of Russian subversives in Luhansk region detained

      Kyiv, May 17, 2015. Ukrainian border guards engaged in combat with a pro-Russian subversive near the village of Herasymivka village, Luhansk region. The Ukrainian servicemen noted an unidentified person close to the state border. Ukrainian servicemen discovered a group of four persons wearing camouflage cloaks who have opened fire. The...

      National Security and Defense Council: Pro-Russian militants deny OSCE observers access to Ukrainian-Russian border
      May17

      National Security and Defense Council: Pro-Russian militants deny OSCE observers access to Ukrainian-Russian border

      Kyiv, May 16. 2015. Pro-Russian militants of the so-called “LPR” have denied access to the OSCE monitors to the 2-kilometer zone on the border with the Russian Federation. The “LPR Cossack” commander in Sverdlovsk has announced that all border checkpoints between Ukraine and Russia have been transferred to the hands of the “LPR” members, while...

      National Security and Defense Council: Militants increase the number of hotspots in Donetsk region
      May16

      National Security and Defense Council: Militants increase the number of hotspots in Donetsk region

      Kyiv, May 15, 2015. Militants widen the area of armed provocations in the Donetsk sector. In addition to the areas around the airport, a number of armed incidents have occurred in the area of Maryinka and Kamyanka. Militants have also violated ceasefire in the outskirts of Horlivka and Svitlodarsk. The enemy actively moves its heavy weapons –...

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