Contents tagged with Luhansk region

  • Ukrainian border guards detain Russian mercenary at Luhansk checkpoint

    The Ukrainian military detained a Russian mercenary in the Luhansk region, reported the Staff of the Joint Forces Operation on March 3. "During the service at the checkpoint, the regular shift of the 3rd Operational Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine detained a citizen who had been cooperating with Russian separatist troops,” the statement reads.

    During a routine document check, civil guard officers learned through the National Police database that the man was subject to detention as an …

  • Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter downs another Russian drone in Donbas

    On Saturday October 13, the crew of a Joint Forces Mi-24 helicopter shot down an Orlan-10 drone in the Donbas, the kind of drone used by the Russian Armed Forces, the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reports.

    “In the sky over Lysychansk at 8:09, radar instruments detected an airborne target, presumably identified as an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle, which is in the armament of the Russian Armed Forces,” the report states.

    According to the JFO, the object maneuvered in a way …

  • Ukrainian military liberates another village in the Donbas

    Ukrainian military assumed control of the town of Zolote 4 in the Luhansk region at the end of June, said Dmytro Tymchuk, a Member of Parliament of Ukraine and a coordinator of the Information Resistance Group.

    "According to current data of the Information Resistance Group, at the end of June this year, a reconnaissance company of one the combined forces reserve units has successfully liberated territory and taken control of another important administrative unit, the village of Zolote 4,” …

  • Ukrainian Security Service prevents assassination of judge contracted by Russian intelligence agency

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims to have prevented the contract killing of a former judge from the Luhansk province ordered by the Russian intelligence agency.

    According to the department, the Russian intelligence agency hired a Ukrainian who had served prison time in separatist controlled Donbas territory in order to commit the act of terror. With their assistance, he was released from prison and agreed to engage in sabotage and reconnaissance activity in Ukraine, and to carry out …

  • Ukrainian military gains control of another village in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military announced that it has taken control of the Novoaleksandrivka village in the Popasna region of the Luhansk province, a village which lies on the demarcation line. This was reported in a Military TV Ukraine story posted on the Defense Ministry’s official website.

    “Since 2015, the fortifications on the outskirts of the village were the extreme positions of the Ukrainian defenders on the one side, and the positions of the pro-Russian militants on the other. Recently the …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian soldier captured during a fight near Krymske

    A soldier from the 16th Motorized Infantry Battalion (MIB) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was taken prisoner during the fighting on November 23 near Krymske in the Luhansk province,  as reported  by the 16th MIB on Facebook.

    “In connection with the spread of distorted information on the soldiers killed in the fighting of November 23 near Krymske in the Luhansk province, we present an explanation. It was officially reported that four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the mentioned territory. It …

  • Ukraine to stop water supply to separatist-held areas of the Luhansk region

    The Ukrainian company Luhansk Energy Union (LEU) said that as of Monday 6 November, inhabitants of the Luhansk province will have no water supply due to the waterworks’ debt, as reported by the TV channel 112 Ukraine with reference to the LEU’s statement.

    According to the TV channel, power to the Petrovsk pump station of the Popasna waterworks which supplies the inhabitants of the Luhansk province will be switched off. The LEU’s report notes that the company’s leadership has repeatedly asked …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko says he was nearly killed in the Luhansk region in 2014

    President Petro Poroshenko said that border guards saved his life while he was in the Luhansk region in the spring of 2014.

    "Even during my presidential campaign, when I was in Luhansk, just 200 meters from the seized Security Service building at [the] Izvarino and Dovzhansky [checkpoints], in fact, I can say that the border guards, border intelligence simply saved my life,” Poroshenko said during a meeting with border guards in the Kyiv oblast.

    The night after his victory in the presidential …

  • Russia launches Voronezh-Rostov railway which bypasses Ukraine

    Russia has put the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway section between the Voronezh and Rostov regions, which was built around Ukraine, into operation.

    "The Zhuravka-Millerovo section has opened up to traffic. Thus, we can say that the operation of this double-track electrified railway, which was built around neighboring Ukraine, has begun ... The intensification of traffic on the line will increase as corresponding plans are realized by the Ministry of Transport, the Russian Railways, and other …

  • The decision of the authorities to terminate the power supply to the separatist-held territories of Ukraine is purely political in nature

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On the evening of April 25th, the National Power Company, Ukrenergo, halted the power supply to the Luhansk region. "Tonight the power supply to the temporarily uncontrolled territories of the Luhansk region was completely stopped," the head of the company, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, said.

    The suspension of electric service to the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region was confirmed on Channel 5 by the head of the Luhansk …