Berlin - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in a couple of days he might commission the Russian troops not only in Ukraine but also in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Romania, Ukrainian news edition Liga reported, citing a publication of German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The scale of the devastation suffered by Ukrainian forces in southeastern Ukraine over the last week has to be seen to be believed. It amounts to a catastrophic defeat and will long be remembered by embittered Ukrainians as among the darkest days of their history.
Editor’s Note: The following is written testimony given by Edward Lucas to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.K. on Sept. 3, 2014.
Officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Majors Oleksandr Kandesiuk and Oleksiy Shepeliuk of the 51st brigade, after having been encircled, blew themselves up together with 12 Russian paratroopers, Ukraine's defense ministry has said.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine -- After a public handshake between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk on Aug. 26, hopes for peace have vanished as Ukraine and its allies say Russia has sent more than 1,000 regular troops into the two easternmost oblasts of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's stealth war of attrition may be paying off. As evidence mounts that pro-Russian separatists are being supplied with new weapons from across the border, some Ukrainian soldiers are now refusing to fight.
On Aug. 24, when most of Ukraine was celebrating its independence from the Soviet Union, pro-Russian separatists of Donetsk People's Republic forced imprisoned Ukrainian servicemen to parade on the main street of Donetsk in front of hundreds of local supporters.
DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine -- When the Donbas Battalion stormed Russian separatist-held Ilovaisk on Aug. 18 and raised the Ukrainian flag without a single casualty, the Ukrainian media quickly reported a victory for the country’s anti-terrorism operation against Kremlin-backed insurgents.
An American has reportedly become the first foreign casualty on the Ukrainian side of the military conflict against Russian mercenaries and Kremlin-backed forces in eastern Ukraine.
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.
Massive damage to infrastructure due to warfare in eastern Ukraine is already hitting the local economy hard, and will continue to do so for years to come due to costly and lengthy repairs required.
A column of armoured vehicles and military trucks crossed the border from Russia into Ukraine on on Aug. 14 night, in the first confirmed sighting of such an incident by Western journalists.
Thousands of troops were surrounded by pro-Russian rebels and saved from death by Kyiv, but now several border crossings are completely open to the Russian military.
SLOVYANSK, UKRAINE - On a warm June morning, a dozen masked, armed men burst into the Church of the Transfiguration in the Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, demanding to know who among its 300 congregants owned the four expensive vehicles parked in front.
Editor's Note: This Kyiv Post+ article is part of the newspaper's
special coverage of Russia's war against Ukraine and the aftermath of
the EuroMaidan Revolution. A longer version of this article was
published in Novoye Vremya on Aug. 12.
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.
Mykola Berezovy, former head of Vitali Klitschko's Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform office in Donetsk Oblasts's Horlivka and a soldier of Azov battalion, was lethally wounded by Russian-backed separatists on Aug. 10 in fighting near Ilovaysk.
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.