Section: War & conflict

      Russian general seriously wounded in land mine blast in Syria – Kommersant
      Mar06

      Russian general seriously wounded in land mine blast in Syria – Kommersant

      Russian Maj. Gen. Pyotr Milyukhin, who heads the combat training department of the Russian Armed Forces` Western Military District Staff, has been seriously wounded in an explosion of a land mine with remote control on his way from the Tiyas military airbase to the Syrian town of Homs, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. The incident...

      New attacks on Avdiyivka cause blackouts, mobile service irregularities
      Mar06

      New attacks on Avdiyivka cause blackouts, mobile service irregularities

      Attacks on the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas have caused new blackouts and mobile service irregularities, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. ”Avdiyivka has just again been left without the power supply. The mobile telephone service is irregular. Yet, the water supply to households still...

      Hague Court to begin hearing of Ukraine case against Russia on March 6
      Mar06

      Hague Court to begin hearing of Ukraine case against Russia on March 6

      The Hague-based International Court of Justice will start hearings on Monday, March 6, on the Ukraine case concerning Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine vs. Russian Federation). The...

      Over 200 Russian attacks in Donbas in the past 48 hours: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 12 wounded
      Mar05

      Over 200 Russian attacks in Donbas in the past 48 hours: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 12 wounded

      12 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), another 1 was killed in action (KIA) in Donbas in the past 48 hours, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. The total number of attacks on Ukrainian positions was 115 on March 4 and 110 on March 5, the ATO HQ said. View map in full size The...

      Seizure of Ukraine assets in Donbas another evidence of Russian occupation – Ukrainian President
      Mar05

      Seizure of Ukraine assets in Donbas another evidence of Russian occupation – Ukrainian President

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian assets in Donbas is another evidence of Russian occupation of the east of Ukraine. ”There was another brutal and dreadful violation of international law – Russia has de facto confiscated Ukrainian state and private assets located in the occupied territory. This is...

      Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
      Mar05

      Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

      The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported that the number of civilian casualties in Donbas doubled in January-February 2017 compared to the previous reporting period of November-December 2016. ”Insecurity peaked up again in late January across eastern Ukraine, generating additional civilian...

      Two homes damaged by Russian shelling in Avdiyivka – police
      Mar04

      Two homes damaged by Russian shelling in Avdiyivka – police

      As a result of shelling by Russian-backed militants, two private homes suffered direct hits in an old part of the town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region at about 20:00 on February 3, according to Pokrovsky police department of Donetsk region. ”House No. 2 on Sportyvna Street suffered direct hit due to shelling, while shrapnel damaged the facade and...

      EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas
      Mar04

      EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas

      A European Union spokesperson for foreign affairs has declined to comment on an idea of sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news portal Yevropeiska Pravda. Asked by a German journalist at a daily briefing in Brussels on Friday whether UN peacekeepers could be sent to the east of Ukraine, she said: ”I would...

      So-called Luhansk People`s Republic discusses change of ”leadership,” recognition by Russia – MP Tymchuk
      Mar04

      So-called Luhansk People`s Republic discusses change of ”leadership,” recognition by Russia – MP Tymchuk

      The leaders of the so-called Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) have launched confidential discussions regarding a reshufle in ”the republic`s leadership” in the occupied territory of Luhansk region. This is the first step toward Russia`s recognition of the ”republic” with the prospect of LPR`s further accession to the Russian Federation, MP...

      Kremlin on possible recognition of ”LPR”/”DPR”: President to determine foreign policy
      Mar03

      Kremlin on possible recognition of ”LPR”/”DPR”: President to determine foreign policy

      The Kremlin says the President of the Russian Federation is the only person who determines foreign policy, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to a request of an UNIAN correspondent to comment on the statements by Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs on possible Russia`s recognition of occupied Donbas...