Archiv: Donbass

11.05.2022 - 09:58 [ ]

Weniger Gas für Europa: Ukraine stoppt Gastransit durch Luhansk

Wie der ukrainische Gasnetzbetreiber GTSOU mitteilte, stellt das Land von heute an den Transit von russischem Gas im Gebiet Luhansk im Osten der Ukraine ein. Damit fielen bis zu 32,6 Millionen Kubikmeter Gas pro Tag weg, teilte GTSOU mit. Das sei fast ein Drittel der täglich über die Ukraine nach Europa transportierbaren Höchstmenge.

27.04.2022 - 10:57 [ ]

Blatt könnte sich für Ukraine wenden

Bisher war man davon ausgegangen, dass die russische Armee vor allem bei schwerem Gerät und Feuerkampf haushoch überlegen ist. Mittlerweile zirkulieren aber vom US-Verteidigungsministerium geäußerte Spekulationen, dass die Verluste Russlands so hoch seien, dass die Ukraine vor allem durch Lieferungen von T-72-Panzern aus europäischen Ländern mehr Panzer im Land habe als Russland.

22.04.2022 - 16:36 [ ]

Russian commander suggests plan is for permanent occupation of south Ukraine

A senior Russian military commander has said that the goal of Russia’s new offensive is to seize control of southern Ukraine and form a land bridge to Crimea, indicating that Russia plans a permanent occupation of Ukrainian territory taken in the war.

Rustam Minnekayev, acting commander of the central military district, also told members of a defence industry forum on Friday that control over southern Ukraine would give Russia access to Transnistria, a pro-Russian breakaway region of Moldova, indicating that Russia may attack the port city of Odesa.

21.04.2022 - 19:27 [ @khan_1995hp / Twitter ]

After stabilization of the situation in the liberated territories of the Kharkiv region, a referendum may be held, head of the provisional civil administration Vitaly Ganchev told RIA Novosti

21.04.2022 - 19:22 [ Jerusalem Post / Twitter ]

Russia has reportedly begun to consolidate power in areas of Ukraine under its control, shaking up the leadership of the Luhansk People’s Republic and trying to push a referendum in Kherson.

21.04.2022 - 19:19 [ ]

Kiew: Russland will aus umkämpftem Cherson „Volksrepublik“ machen

Laut ukrainischen Angaben soll Russland ein Referendum über die Gründung einer „Volksrepublik Cherson“ vorbereiten. Die russische Führung würde damit dem Beispiel in den Regionen Luhansk und Donezk folgen.

19.04.2022 - 12:49 [ ]

Information Defence: Military-Political Situation in Ukraine as of April 18th – Ihor Zhdanov

1. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing for the decisive battle for the Donbas area.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi has stated on Facebook that the Russian army is trying to break through the defence line in several directions, focusing its main efforts on the Iziumskyi.

The threat from the sea was significantly reduced due to the sinking of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the russian federation. However, the danger of landing naval and airborne troops remains. In this regard, measures are being taken to strengthen air defence, including logistical technical assistance from partner countries.

02.04.2022 - 07:20 [ ]

As Russian forces move east, Ukraine digs in against losing Donbas

As the chances fade that Russia will decapitate Ukraine’s government and seize the capital, concerns are growing that Moscow could seek to force Kyiv to give up part of its territory to end the five-week war and eke out some form of victory.

Ukrainian leaders warned of such a possibility this week, saying they will not accept any peace deal that requires ceding land.

07.03.2022 - 13:00 [ ]

The „Snipers‘ Massacre“ on the Maidan in Ukraine

(September 2015)

Conference: Annual Meeting of American Political Science AssociationAt: San Francisco

The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. This mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a civil war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers and special police units on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments, the media, and many scholars. The Ukrainian government investigation identified members of the special company of Berkut as responsible for killings of the absolute majority of the protesters, but did not release any evidence in support, with the exception of videos of the massacre. The question is which side organized the “snipers’ massacre.” This paper is the first academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. It uses a theory of rational choice and a Weberian theory of instrumental rationality to examine actions of major actors both from the Yanukovych government, specifically various police and security forces, and the Maidan opposition, specifically its far right and oligarchic elements, during the massacre. The paper analyzes a large amount of evidence from different publicly available sources concerning this massacre and killings of specifics protestors. Qualitative content analysis includes the following data: about 1,500 videos and recordings of live internet and TV broadcasts from mass media and social media in different countries (some 150 Gigabytes) , news reports and social media posts by more than 100 journalists covering the massacre from Kyiv, some 5,000 photos, and nearly 30 gigabytes of publicly available radio intercepts of snipers and commanders from the special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine and Internal Troops, and Maidan massacre trial recordings. This study also employs field research on site of the massacre, eyewitness reports by both Maidan protesters and government special units commanders, statements by both former and current government officials, estimates of approximate ballistic trajectories, bullets and weapons used, and types of wounds among both protesters and the police. This study establishes a precise timeline for various events of the massacre, the locations of both the shooters and the government snipers, and the specific timeline and locations of nearly 50 protesters’ deaths. It also briefly analyzes other major cases of violence during and after the “Euromaidan.” This study includes two video appendixes. This academic investigation concludes that the massacre was a false flag operation, which was rationally planned and carried out with a goal of the overthrow of the government and seizure of power. It found various evidence of the involvement of an alliance of the far right organizations, specifically the Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, such as Fatherland. Concealed shooters and spotters were located in at least 20 Maidan-controlled buildings or areas. The various evidence that the protesters were killed from these locations include some 70 testimonies, primarily by Maidan protesters, several videos of “snipers” targeting protesters from these buildings, comparisons of positions of the specific protesters at the time of their killing and their entry wounds, and bullet impact signs. The study uncovered various videos and photos of armed Maidan “snipers” and spotters in many of these buildings. The paper presents implications of these findings for understanding the nature of the change of the government in Ukraine, the civil war in Donbas, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine.

24.02.2022 - 09:28 [ ]

Fighting raging in Donbass – militia chief

In a statement, Eduard Basurin said that „the armed forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic are attacking the positions of the Ukrainian Army along the entire line of contact, using every means of destruction available to them,“ he said.

Earlier the same morning, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced it had begun strikes against military targets across Ukraine, with explosions heard in major cities.

21.02.2022 - 22:09 [ ]

Putin’s absurd, angry spectacle will be a turning point in his long reign

This was not a politician convening his team for discussions, this was a supreme leader marshalling his minions and ensuring collective responsibility for a decision that, at minimum, will change the security architecture in Europe, and may well lead to a horrific war that consumes Ukraine.

Putin appeared genuinely angry and passionate in his speech, which he almost certainly wrote himself.

21.02.2022 - 21:56 [ ]

EU kündigt Sanktionen gegen Russland an

Die Strafmaßnahmen sollen diejenigen treffen, die an der Handlung beteiligt seien, erklärten Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen und Ratspräsident Charles Michel heute Abend.

21.02.2022 - 21:24 [ ]

Putin paves way to invade as he signs decree officially recognising independence of two rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine to let him send in troops to ‚defend them‘ – while Boris condemns move as ‚very ill omen and a very dark sign‘

– Vladimir Putin will recognise Ukraine’s eastern regions as independent and sign a degree to that effect shortly
– Move would pave the way for Russian troops to roll in, on basis of ‚defending‘ them against Ukrainian ‚threats‘
– Mr Johnson said Putin’s decision to recognise the two separatist Ukrainian republics was an ‚ill omen‘ and a ‚dark sign‘ that things are moving in the wrong direction
– Putin spoke after an hours-long meeting of Russia’s security council, with aides laying out the case for war
– Having spent days staging what are widely thought to be false flag attacks and blaming them on Kiev, Kremlin officials presented them as ‚evidence‘ that ethnic Russians are at risk of ‚genocide‘ and must be protected
– All eyes will now turn to Ukraine’s border regions, where Russian tanks have been spotted in ‚battle formation‘

21.02.2022 - 21:15 [ Kyiv Post ]

Ukraine seeks urgent UN Security Council meeting over Russia threat

“On President (Volodymyr) Zelensky’s initiative I officially requested UNSC member states to immediately hold consultations under article 6 of the Budapest memorandum,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted, citing the landmark 1994 deal, also signed by Russia, the United States and Britain.

21.02.2022 - 20:06 [ Washington Post ]

Kremlin says Moscow will see two Ukrainian regions as independent, a potential pretext for war

The Kremlin announced Monday that Moscow will recognize the independence of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, a move that Russia could use to justify an attack in those areas.

17.02.2022 - 16:37 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Die “Neurussland”-Falle

(28. June 2014)

So wie ich das sehe, spult sich hier folgendes Drehbuch ab:

– Contras und Doppelagenten auf beiden Seiten, sowohl den divergierenden Milizen des Putsch-Regimes, als auch bei den Separatisten und Aufständischen (von denen 99 % überhaupt keine Ahnung haben wozu sie benutzt werden und was da eigentlich vor sich geht), sorgen mit immer neuen Angriffen dafür, dass Verhandlungen und Waffenruhen immer wieder scheitern,

– die mittlerweile aus dem Westen aufgerüstete ukrainische Armee greift schließlich mit allem was sie hat den Osten an und richtet ein Blutbad an,

– Russland „kann gar nicht anders“ und marschiert ein.

Da fällt mir ein: Was macht der Bundesnachrichtendienst so? Hallo Chausseestraße. Geht´s euch gut?

17.02.2022 - 16:34 [ ]

Ukraine and Donbass accuse each other of heavy shelling

Kiev has been locked in a civil war with the two breakaway territories since 2014, when separatists declared independent republics following the ousting of then-President Viktor Yanukovych during mass street protests. Ukrainian officials, along with Western countries, have accused Russia of supporting the rebels and fueling the conflict.

17.02.2022 - 16:31 [ ]

Aufregung über Gefechte in Ostukraine

Die ukrainische Armee dementierte einen Beschuss von Stellungen prorussischer Separatisten. Obwohl man mit Artillerie beschossen worden sei, sei das Feuer nicht erwidert worden, sagte ein Sprecher der Regierungstruppen zu Reuters. Die von Russland unterstützten Rebellen warfen ukrainischen Truppen dagegen vor, ihr Territorium angegriffen zu haben.

09.02.2022 - 05:56 [ Kreml ]

News conference following Russian-French talks

For our part, we will do our best to find compromises that suit everyone. There is not a single point that we consider unachievable in the proposals we sent to NATO and Washington.

There is also the ongoing issue related to the situation in Donbass. The President said that Russia is conducting exercises and has amassed a large group of forces. But has Ukraine not amassed them also? They have the same 100,000 or 125,000 troops concentrated in Donbass.

To reiterate, they have tried to resolve the Donbass issue through military means twice, and they did not conceal this as they used equipment and aviation. Who will give us guarantees that this will not happen? This is also a legitimate question on our part.

02.02.2022 - 03:12 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Die “Neurussland”-Falle

(28. June 2014)

Die Situation nach dem Putsch vom 22. Februar in Kiew haben die Meisten heute bereits vergessen.

Eine winzige Truppe von ein paar Tausend Personen hatte, mit enormer finanzieller Unterstützung durch Kapitalisten im In- und Ausland und nackter Gewalt von eingekauften Schlägern und Söldnern, zuerst die „Sicherheitskräfte“ des Präsidenten und dann ihn selbst verjagt. Ohne Schutz vor den nun willkürlich in der Hauptstadt marodierenden Maidan-Milizen, die sich vor der Rada aufgebaut haben und deren Anführer in dieser sitzen, sind sämtliche nachfolgenden „Beschlüsse“ des Parlaments ein Witz. Keiner kann die „Wahl“ von Milizenführer Turtschinow zum „Parlamentspräsidenten“ (22. Febuar) und dann gleich zum „Präsidenten“ (25. Februar) ernst nehmen; von der Wahl des „Übergangspremierministers“ Jazenjuk direkt auf dem Maidan-Platz ganz zu schweigen, dem die belagerte Rada dann noch eine lächerliche nachträgliche Legitimation hinterher warf.

Die reguläre Ordnung im Staat ist zu diesem Zeitpunkt überall am Zusammenbrechen oder bereits erodiert. Die finanzielle Situation des neuen Putsch-Regimes, des gesamten Staates, ist katastrophal. Große Teile des Sicherheitsapparates stehen gegen das Regime, vor allem im Militär. Im Putsch-Regime selbst gibt es schwerste Differenzen, angefangen vom blitzschnell in der Versenkung verschwindenden Wladimir Klitschko über seine Todfeindin Julia Timoschenko, den mit internationalen imperialistischen Bünden und Konsortien eng verwobenen Jazenjuk, die grobschlächtigen Massenmörder aus den verschiedenen Gruppen des „Rechten Sektors“, usw, usw. Hinzu kommt die sehr reale Gefahr, dass die Bergwerker und Fabrikarbeiter der Industriegebiete in der Ostukraine dem neuen Regime schlicht den Saft abdrehen, ein einziger Streik würde genügen (von den Möglichkeiten der eigentlichen Herrscher des Landes, den Oligarchen, die Geschicke der Ukraine zu beeinflussen einmal ganz zu schweigen).

Mit einem Wort: die Lage des neuen, vom Westblock mit brutaler Skrupellosigkeit in Kiew eingesetzten rechtsradikalen Putsch-Regimes ist Ende Februar katastrophal.

Nun aber naht dessen Rettung – aus Moskau.

18.02.2020 - 17:06 [ ]

Ukraine to raise issue of Russian attack in Donbas at UNSC meeting

According to him, the Ukrainian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergiy Kyslytsya.

The meeting will start at 22:00 Kyiv time.

In addition, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said he would also raise this issue at the UN Security Council meeting.

18.02.2020 - 16:59 [ ]

Zelensky: Enemy offensive in Donbas attempt to disrupt peace process

He also recalled that today, in connection with events in the country’s east, a meeting of the NSDC has been scheduled.

„We will discuss and decide on further steps. Our course towards ending the war and adherence to international agreements remains unchanged – as does our determination to repulse any manifestations of armed aggression against Ukraine,“ Zelensky concluded.

18.02.2020 - 16:55 [ Tagesschau ]

Ukrainischer Soldat getötet: „Zynische Provokation“ im Donbass

Nach der Tötung eines ukrainischen Soldaten verschärfen sich die Spannungen zwischen den Regierungen in Kiew und Moskau. Präsident Selenskij sprach von einer „zynischen Provokation“ russischer Truppen im Osten des Landes.

03.04.2018 - 10:47 [ Maxim A. Suchkov ‏ / Twitter ]

Leaders of #Germany, #France and #Ukraine will hold a summit in May on the deployment of #UN peacekeepers in Donbass. Basically „#Normandy minus #Putin“.

Decades of post-Soviet conflicts, incl in #Georgia taught #EU leaders zero lessons in dealing w/ #Moscow.

03.04.2018 - 10:43 [ Tass ]

Germany insists UN peacekeeping mission should be deployed across Donbass

(4.1.2018) A UN mission should be deployed in the areas of eastern Ukraine gripped by the conflict, not just along the contact line to protect observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Kiev on Wednesday.

„It is necessary that a UN armed and powerful mission can be deployed across the entire territory [of Donbass], but not merely for protection of a small group of OSCE mission and along the contact line as a new border of Ukraine,“ Gabriel told a joint news conference with Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin.