Russian paratroopers who fought against Ukraine arrived for “joint exercises” in Belarus

Russian paratroopers who have been earlier deployed in Ukraine’s Donbas warzone to fight against Ukrainian troops, now arrived in Belarus for the Slavic Brotherhood 2020 joint military exercises. It’s the troops with the 76th Airborne Assault Division of Russia’s Western Military District (military unit No. 07264, based in Pskov), Ukraine’s OSINT community InformNapalm reports. “Against […]

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Ukraine responds to Russia’s accusations of “torturing” Crimea by severing water supplies

The Office of Ukrainian President’s Envoy for Crimea has commented on Russia’s allegations claiming Ukraine violates human rights by refusing to renew water supplies to the occupied Crimea that have been cut in 2014 in the wake of Russian aggression and illegal annexation of the peninsula. On the Office’s Facebook page, the press service recalled […]

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Russia keeps arming terrorists in Donbas

Russia continues to supply weapons, fuel and lubricants to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Mykhailo Sharavara said this at a briefing on Tuesday, September 1, with reference to information from the Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate. “The command of the operational group of Russian occupation forces is increasing […]

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Ukrainian military to take part in military exercise in Germany

Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been invited to participate in the international military exercise Combined Resolve XIV, which will be held at the U.S. Army’s Hohenfels training area (Germany) in September 2020. Ukraine will be represented by units from the 28th separate mechanized brigade, the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre and the […]

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Caucasus-2020: Preparation for a new aggression?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a snap “combat readiness check” involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure security in Russia’s southwest, where he sees a “serious threat” from terrorism. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on July 17 that the “check” had already begun and will test the readiness […]

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EU urges Russia to claim responsibility for killing soldiers in Donbas

The European Union has called the escalation of violence in Donbas a breach of Minsk agreements, Normandy Summit commitments and international humanitarian law. “The escalation of violence in Donbas, incl. the killing of a Ukrainian medical officer, is a breach of Minsk agreements, Normandy Summit commitments and international humanitarian law. Imperative that all parties respect […]

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Ukraine calls on OSCE to respond to killing of doctor in Donbas

Ukraine has called on OSCE participating states to respond to the killing by Russian occupation forces of a Ukrainian combat medic during an evacuation operation in Donbas, which constitutes a war crime, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna Ihor Lossovskyi has said. He said that Ukrainian servicemen had previously received […]

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Policy regarding Ukraine and Russia will be among German priorities

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that Germany’s policy regarding Ukraine and Russia will be one of the priorities for his country during the presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to him, there is “minimal consensus” within the European Union on the policy vis-à-vis Russia; it includes, among other things, the regular […]

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