DONETSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, after a meeting with heads of security forces, said that the government has confirmed that Russia recently sent to Ukraine military reinforcements for the insurgents, including 1,200 trained militants and additional armoured vehicles.
"Today, we must consider a new content of military operation under new conditions," Poroshenko said. "Part of these vehicles have been destroyed. Now, measures are being taken to destroy the rest of them. Today, we must regroup our forces. It will ensure the protection of our territory and the continuation of offensive actions of our army."
DONETSK, Ukraine – Rockets struck and killed many civilians fleeing the besieged eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, burning some of them alive inside their cars, the military said on Aug. 18. The exact number of civilians killed is unclear. The government's report of an attack, which took place in an area of heavy fighting near Luhansk, could not be confirmed immediately.
SNIZHNE, Ukraine - The rebel leader in Donetsk has said a column of military hardware is on its way to eastern Ukraine from Russia. Meanwhile, his fighters appeared to bolster their positions on the front lines, where they are fighting pitched battles with government forces in a desperate attempt to hold onto their ever-shrinking territory.
DONETSK, Ukraine – A supporter of Kyiv’s government with a house in Donetsk’s western Hrabari district, Anatoliy spent the past 10 nights sleeping in a cellar not wide enough for him to stretch his arms and legs. His dog, Barsik, alerts him by howling when the shelling begins. They’re less than a mile from the front lines.
DONETSK, Ukraine -- Over the past several days shells have regularly been crashing into buildings in central Donetsk leaving gaping holes in brick facades and shattered windows. At least one person was killed in the shelling and several more have been injured.
DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukraine and the International Committee of the Red Cross will lead a humanitarian convoy supported by the European Union, the United States and Russia to the country's conflict-torn eastern city of Luhansk, according to Ukraine's Foreign Ministry.
KRASNOHORIVKA/MARINKA, Ukraine - Valentina Moskalenko was all smiles beneath her white woven sunhat on Aug. 9 as she described the jubilation she felt when Ukrainian troops rolled in and reclaimed control over the quaint town of Krasnohorivka on the western edge of Donetsk earlier this week.
DONETSK, Ukraine - A humanitarian convoy accompanied by Russian military personnel and military vehicles advanced toward the Ukrainian border with the intention of crossing into the country late on Aug. 8, but it stopped short of the frontier, a senior Ukrainian official has said.
DONETSK, Ukraine - In a surprise move that could shake up the situation in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, the self-proclaimed prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Borodai, announced his resignation on Aug. 7.
There is nobody in Ukraine’s politics who out-machos him. Dressed in camouflage and a flak jacket, Oleg Lyashko roams the east of Ukraine, punishing Russian-backed separatists and their supporters, and boasting of his personal victories on Facebook.
Kremlin-backed militants in eastern Ukraine have threatened medical staff, stolen and destroyed medical equipment, and requisitioned emergency vehicles to transport fighters, according to a Human Rights Watch report set to be released on Aug. 5.
The Ukrainian military moved to tighten the noose around territories occupied by Kremlin-backed separatists on Aug. 4, coming closer to fully encircling the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk and raising the specter of bloody street fights in the provincial capitals.
Примітка редактора: Це розслідування було створене завдяки проекту журналістських розслідувань Objective в Україні, Білорусі та Молдові. Проект фінансується Міністерством закордонних справ Данії та був утілений завдяки співпраці компаній NIRAS та BBC Media Action.
Калуш, Україна – Біля підніжжя Карпатських гір на заході Івано-Франківської області знаходиться спальний район міста Калуш, де проживає близько 64,000 осіб.
Ukrainian security service spokesman Andrei Lysenko said on July 28 that data recorders recovered from Malaysia Airlines flight 17 show the jetliner was downed after being struck by shrapnel from a missile that caused a “massive, explosive decompression.”
DONETSK, Ukraine – While most eyes of the world were focused on the July 17 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that killed 298 people, Ukraine’s government forces continued assaults that regained territory from Russian-backed separatist fighters.
DONETSK, Ukraine - It took nearly five days and hours of negotiations late into the night, but Russia-backed rebels ceded some ground and turned over the flight recorder devices from Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down by a surface-to-air rocket last week, to Malaysian officials.
DONETSK, Ukraine – Heavy fighting broke out in this regional capital on July 21, with Ukrainian government forces and Kremlin-backed rebels exchanging artillery fire within city limits. Shells that exploded near a residential complex killed at least three civilians and injured one more, eyewitnesses told the Kyiv Post.
TOREZ, Ukraine - After more than two days exposed to the elements in the fields where they met their death, the corpses of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 passengers have been bagged and loaded into three refrigerated train cars for safe keeping.
GRABOVE, Donetsk Oblast - More than two days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was purportedly shot down by a surface-to-air rocket in war-torn eastern Ukraine, international experts remain absent from the crash site, blocked by Kremlin-backed separatist gunmen.
MARINKA, Ukraine – For three straight days, rockets have bombarded the quiet residential Petrovskyi district on the southwestern edge of Donetsk and the neighboring town of Mariinka, reducing apartment blocks, supermarkets, vehicles and a kindergarten to scorched rubble and killing at least six civilians.