Rebel-held Donetsk in 2016. Russian flag can be seen in the background. Russian involvement in the Donbass War has taken a variety of forms since the beginning of the conflict in 2014. The initial protests across southern and eastern Ukraine were largely native expressions of discontent with the new Ukrainian government Under the Minsk agreements, the two rebel-controlled regions - which call themselves the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics - are to remain part of Ukraine, which disappointed many who. The battle for Donetsk airport throughout Monday and early Tuesday proved costly for the separatists with heavy loss of life. In this graphic video see insid..
. Jets, helicopters and soldiers storm facility taken by pro-Russians, as president refuses to negotiate with 'bandits' Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk. Pro-Russian fighters converge on eastern city a day after they were driven out of Slovyansk. 06 Jul 2014 14:30 GMT Separatist forces of the War in Donbass, or the United Armed Forces of Novorossiya (Russian: Объединённые Вооруженные Силы Новороссии; acronym NAF), is the umbrella name for the militias and armed volunteer groups affiliated with the unrecognized political union called Novorossiya (New Russia). It consists of the Donbass People's Militia, the Luhansk People.
Folkrepubliken Donetsk (FRD) (ryska: Донецкая Народная Республика, Donetskaja Narodnaja Respublika; ukrainska: Донецька Народна Республіка, Donetska Narodna Respublika) är en självutropad stat i östra Ukraina.Folkrepubliken Donetsk delar gräns med Ukraina, Ryska federationen och den likaledes självutropade Folkrepubliken Lugansk .Den är huvudort i Donetsk oblast och centrum i Donetsbäckenet,  som är ett viktigt kol- och järnmalmsområde. Staden är sammanväxt med Makijivka i öster. I Donetsk finns järn-, stål- och kemisk och teknisk industri Donetsk (UK: / d ɒ ˈ n j ɛ t s k / don-YETSK, US: / d ə ˈ n (j) ɛ t s k / də-N(Y)ETSK; Ukrainian: Донецьк [doˈnɛtsʲk] ; Russian: Донецк [dɐˈnʲetsk]), formerly known as Aleksandrovka, Hughesovka, Yuzovka, Stalin and Stalino (see also: cities' alternative names), is an industrial city in eastern Ukraine located on the Kalmius River in the disputed Donetsk region
Rebels in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine claim that 89 percent of voters had cast ballots in favour of independence in a disputed referendum, with 10 percent against. Duration: 00:5 By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK Ukraine (R) - Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising. Occasional burst
Rebels in Donetsk, the biggest city under their control, said they were close to recapturing its airport from Ukrainian troops who had defended it since capturing it two months ago. The airport. By Robin Emmott and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (R) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning th Ukraine's rebels report deaths in Donetsk. Mayor of Donetsk reported at least 40 people were killed as government forces reclaim regional airport
Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine are conducting an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, officials say. The Ukrainian military said the rebels were moving on a broad front .
Hundreds of fighters from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents in East Ukraine. The so-called death unit has made a former tourist c.. Donetsk Rebels Plan to Create Own Currency. By The Moscow Times. Sep. 11, 2014 Examples of the new coins introduced by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic - in the values of 1 , 3 and.
Donetsk Rebels Hold Controversial Government Elections Separatists in eastern Ukraine hold their own elections Sunday as part of an effort to create an independent state. Meanwhile, fighting for. , 2015 (AFP Photo/Aleksey Filippov) Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian insurgents said Tuesday they had begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the front line in the devastated Donetsk region in the ex-Soviet state's eastern war zone Armed rebels have arrested Protestant and Catholic leaders in Donetsk and other rebel-held cities, accusing them of being agents for the West or spies for what they say is Kiev's fascist government. Several religious leaders or followers have been beaten and thrown in KGB-style basement prisons Pro-Russian separatists Wednesday exited three towns on the outskirts of the eastern city of Donetsk and areas surrounding the airport, rebel militia chief Igor Strelkov said even as the rebels.
Donetsk Rebels' Novorossiya Fits Russian Vision of Reshaped Europe in 2035 Ultranationalist demands by ethnic Russians and their supporters in eastern Ukraine have now shifted from talk of Crimea or the Donetsk People's Republic and are now focussing on creating a larger entity to be carved out of southern and eastern Ukraine to be. Donetsk rebels proclaim Little Russia In a move that has triggered widespread consternation Donetsk rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko on Tuesday proclaimed the new state of Malorossiya, or Little Russia. Allied rebels in Luhansk have distanced themselves from the initiative while Moscow registered surprise
Ukraine Crisis: Rebels' chocolate giveaway in Donetsk ends in chaos No to blood candy! crowds shouted, realising the sweets were made by the company owned by Kiev's President-elec Ukraine's rebels report deaths in Donetsk. Mayor of Donetsk reported at least 40 people were killed as government forces reclaim regional airport The rebel authorities in Donetsk, which have declared the city separate from the rest of Ukraine, say as many as 50 of their men died in the battle to hold the airport. Pro-Russian separatists continue to reinforce their defences in Donetsk in anticipation of an attack from Ukrainian government troops Local resident Gennady Pred's grandson Yevgeny poses with a toy gun after leaving their apartment and moving into a park in the city center where they live in a tent due to, according to them, shelli
Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine conduct an offensive to try to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Begin Donetsk Arms Withdrawal . World Agence France-Presse. Updated: October 21, 2015 12:09 am IST Pro-Russia rebels dismiss assertion that truce is holding A pro-Russia militant stands guard on a road near Donetsk, on August 18, 2014. Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - At the last checkpoint before the airport in Ukraine's main insurgent bastion of Donetsk, separatist fighters manning the barricades are dismissive of suggestions that the ceasefire is holding Rebels routinely accuse government forces of using heavy artillery in their campaign to retake Donetsk. But Ukrainian security spokesman Andriy Lysenko blamed the prison strike on separatist fighters
FIGHTING BACK: A Ukrainian helicopter Mi-24 gunship fires its cannons against rebels at the main terminal building of Donetsk international airport Ukraine crisis: Donetsk rebels seek to join Russia Separatist leader of region appeals to Moscow to consider its absorption into the Russian Federation to 'restore historic justice Donetsk is surrounded and rebels expect a major coordinated attack within days. Here is a map of major military operations by both sides from August 1 to August 10. click on map for sharper image Legend. Blue jets inside red circles are locations where Ukrainian military planes are confirmed to have crashed after being shot down Pro-Russia rebels attempted to seize a key airport in eastern Ukraine on Friday despite fierce resistance from government forces.. An Associated Press reporter saw three rebel tanks firing their. Ukraine's Donetsk rebels ban MSF, In late September, the Geneva-based MSF and 9 other non-governmental relief groups were kicked out of the neighboring rebel province of Lugansk
Donetsk's pro-Russia rebels celebrate expelling 'fascist Ukrainian junta' This article is more than 6 years old Amid second world war commemoration, regions say they still plan to declare. Donetsk rebels: Joining Russia 'appropriate step' One of the leaders of the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk has said it would be an appropriate step for the region to join the Russian. Scores of pro-Russian separatist fighters stormed the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine Monday morning, prompting government forces to respond with airstrikes, helicopter attacks and an assault.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce. Fighting for the airport has raged for months as the insurgents have tried to dislodge the government forces using it to shell rebel positions in Donetsk, the largest. DARKO VOJINOVIC Associated Press DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline. Initial reports suggest Alexander Zaharchenko was shot in the foot in the town of Debaltseve. World
DONETSK Ukraine (R) - Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in. Because Kremlin pro-ukrainian lobby. A striking example is the September 2014 Mariupol offensive. Donetsk people's militia liberated Berdyanskoye and Shyrokyne, the nearest villages to the city. The fighting went on the outskirts of Mariupol. Brav.. Rebels are pouring more resources into their battle for the government-held Donetsk airport. There's been no let up in the attacks and pro-Russian separatists have suffered more casualties in recent weeks --- despite an official ceasefire that went into effect a month ago. This, according to Ukraine's Military Spokesman, Andriy Lysenko: (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN NATIONAL SECURITY AND.
Pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk say they are not giving in despite being one of the last remaining separatist strongholds. They claim 1,200 new Russian trained recruits are on their way and that a new counter offensive is being planned. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko told his security council he blames the rebels and their foreign supporters for the. By Alessandra Prentice and Maria Tsvetkova KIEV/MOSCOW (R) - Pro-Russian separatist forces said on Tuesday they had pushed Ukrainian government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk, and their aim was to expand their control to the entire region. A rebel Fighting between separatist forces affiliated with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), and Ukrainian military and volunteer forces broke out at Donetsk International Airport on 28 September 2014, sparking the Second Battle of Donetsk Airport, a part of the ongoing war in the Donbass region of Ukraine.This followed an earlier battle over control of the airport in May 2014, which left it in.
If you're channel hopping in the restive eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk these days you can still tune in to the usual soft rock and Russian ballads. Welcome to Radio Republic -- the only official station of the self-proclaimed rebel Donetsk People's Republic, coming at the war-torn region wit When the rebels refused, the Ukrainian military went on the offensive, with airstrikes and fierce ground fighting. Fighting continued throughout the night, and the sound of large explosions and shooting could be heard from the center of Donetsk, a city of 1 million people We used to love Donetsk, the city of coal mines, roses and football, but now we strongly advise against visiting it. Taken over by Russian-backed rebels who proclaimed the 'Donetsk People's Republic', it stands right on the front line of a simmering armed conflict
DONETSK Ukraine (R) - Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising. Occasional bursts of gunfire could be heard in the distance from the centre of Donetsk, where residents said they were now. Donetsk Rebels Are Holding Captive City's Guerrilla Artist Earlier this summer, mysterious, surrealist, and deeply irreverent art began appearing on the streets of Donetsk At the last checkpoint before the airport in Ukraine's main insurgent bastion of Donetsk, separatist fighters manning the barricades are dismissive of suggestions that the ceasefire is holding An uneasy calm returned to the streets of Donetsk yesterday after the biggest battle of the pro-Russian separatist uprising. Divided Donetsk calm as rebels seek Russian help. May 28 2014 10:22 PM Message from the Rebel HQ, MoD of DPR 07/08/2014 22:30 Moscow Time. The enemy has occupied Miusynsk and cut the road between Snezhne and Krasnii Luch, the last supply route of the Donetsk battle-group. The enemy captured Panteleimonovka and cut the communications between Makeyevka and Gorlovka. The situation remains critical. Original Tex
The rebels probably have no more than 20,000 fighters, mostly in and around Donetsk. Yet everyone remembers another example: Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, in the 1990s r/UkrainianConflict: News, analysis, discussion and investigative journalism of the conflict in Ukraine Rebels force closure of Donetsk airport. May 26, 2014. Share this article: Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Share. Donestsk - Armed pro-Russian separatists forced a shutdown on Monday of. Privately, some rebels in Donetsk admit they have received help from Moscow, but deny that the number of Russian soldiers present is in the thousands. With Russia's economy in trouble,. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine declared that they have taken control of a terminal in the Donetsk airport, Interfax reported Sept. 29. The Ukrainian government and rebels have reportedly been working to negotiate a lasting cease-fire for the region
Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko blamed the shelling around Donetsk on the Ukrainian army. We're talking about Kiev trying to unleash war again, Interfax quoted him as saying KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (R) - Ukraine's government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an nasty surprise, while the militants said. Humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said it has been banned from working in the rebel-held area of Donetsk in embattled eastern Ukraine in a. Rebels in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk vowed beforehand not to acknowledge the outcome of Sunday's election, with the organizers of a referendum in Donetsk in May claiming 90 percent. Pro-Russian rebels are preparing to make a stand in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after losing their bastion in Slaviansk - the worst defeat of their three-month uprising