[247][248] Attack helicopters were also used by government forces. [231] They were ambushed by a group of between 300 and 500 insurgents. [100][102] Police were able to retake control of the building, but the demonstrators regathered for a 'people's assembly' outside the building and called for a 'people's government', demanding either federalisation or incorporation into the Russian Federation. [238][239][240] Twenty of the pro-government paramilitaries were wounded, and at least four were captured. It is led by the Anti-Terrorist Centre, a division of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). [445] They set-up a roadblock near the village. One border guard was killed in the fighting, and another eight guardsmen were injured. [315], Internal Affairs ministry spokesman Zoryan Shkyriak said that over 1,000 pro-Russian insurgents were killed in the first day following the resumption of hostilities. Donbass, unlike much of Ukrainian director Sergey Loznitsa’s previous work, is a feature film, not a documentary. [371] An insurgent car bomb killed three soldiers during the fighting there. "[288][289] The president of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stated that the three tanks would be stationed in Donetsk city, and that they gave his forces "at least some hope of defending [Donetsk] because heavy weapons are already being used against us. The municipal administration building in Donetsk city was stormed and occupied by the insurgents on 16 April. He also said that he did not expect a government incursion into Donetsk city centre. [123] After capturing the broadcasting centre, the militants began to broadcast Russian television channels. Insurgents said they lost between ten and fifty men. The nearest insurgent artillery positions were beyond the range of this area. [199][200] The politician, Volodymyr Rybak, was found dead near Sloviansk after having been abducted by pro-Russian insurgents. News War Donbas war update: Ukraine reports eight ceasefire violations on Dec 10 09:25, 11 December 2020. [526] The Kavkazcenter, the official website of the North Caucasus Islamic insurgency, reported that Chechen authorities had opened recruiting offices for "volunteers" wishing to fight in Ukraine, and that those offices had suddenly closed. Crossings were reported to have occurred both in areas under pro-Russian forces control and areas that were not under their control, such as the south-eastern part of Donetsk Oblast, near Novoazovsk. The separatists gained control of the city's police weapons cache and seized hundreds of firearms, which prompted the Ukrainian government to launch a "counter-terrorism" operation to retake the city. [234], Following a declaration by Pavel Gubarev establishing the "New Russia Party" on 22 May, representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics signed an agreement creating the confederative state of New Russia. [394][395] Meanwhile, talks between the separatists, Russia, Ukraine, and the OSCE were held in Minsk. [135] Despite this, Ukrainian troops quickly withdrew from the city for unknown reasons, and the separatists quickly regained control. Template:Ongoing military conflicts, This article is about the armed conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine. [133][490], The group's forces at Sloviansk included some professional soldiers amongst their ranks, as well as retired veterans, civilians, and volunteers, while those in Donetsk have been confirmed to include former Berkut special police officers. The Ukrainian government and separatists blamed each-other for the attack.[340]. Ukrainian troops attempted to fight off the insurgents, but were forced to retreat after a substantial number of men were wounded by insurgent fire. [118] Nelya Shtepa was detained, and replaced by the self-proclaimed "people's mayor", Vyacheslav Ponomarev. [611], Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and former acting Ukrainian president Oleksandr Turchynov considers the conflict a direct war with Russia. [476] According to the monitors, troop and equipment movements were being carried out by both DPR and Ukrainian forces. [412] The cities of Pervomaisk, Kalynove, Komyshuvakha, in western Luhansk Oblast near Popasna, were captured by government forces on 12 August after heavy fighting. Similarly, the president of the Lugansk People's Republic, Valery Bolotov, declared martial law on 22 May. It is artificially created. [508] The battalion includes both fighters from Russia and from Ukraine. War in Donbass is a conflict between Ukraineball and Novorossiaball. [185] By 11 April, the Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said that he was against the use of "law enforcement" at the time, but that "there was a limit" to how much the Ukrainian government would tolerate. It started after Russiaball took Crimeaball. President Turchynov issued a statement later in the day, and said that the "anti-terrorist" operation would be resumed, citing the ongoing hostage crisis in Sloviansk as a reason. [410] Further skirmishes between insurgents and the Armed Forces took place in Mnohopillia, Stepanivka, Hryhorivka, Krasny Yar, Pobeda, Shyshkove, Komyshne, Novohannivka, Krasna Talivka, Dmytrivka, Sabivka, and Luhansk airport. An oil refinery in Lysychansk was also set alight. [91], Attempts to seize the Donetsk Regional State Administration (RSA) building began since pro-Russian protests erupted in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, in the wake of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. The city remained under siege until 5 July, when Ukrainian forces recaptured it, with an estimated 15–20,000 people displaced by the fighting. In Artemivsk on 12 April, separatists failed to capture the local Ministry of Internal Affairs office, but instead captured the city administration building and raised the Donetsk People's Republic flag over it. [317] Separatists themselves reported only two deaths in fighting at Mykolaivka. Separatists had earlier seized vast quantities of munitions from the captured border post. [139][139][140] The local chief of police was captured and badly beaten by the insurgents. The situation in the city of Donetsk was less dire, as trains to Russia were still running, but fighting and shelling did not relent. The timeline for the War in Donbass is divided into the some periods listed below. [266] On the same day, between seven and eight people were killed in an explosion at the occupied RSA building in Luhansk city. Dozens of civilians died in the attack, which the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine blamed on the insurgents. [252][256], Lugansk People's Republic-affiliated insurgents attacked a Ukrainian National Guard unit in the early hours of 28 May. [400], After a prolonged battle, the Armed Forces recaptured the vital town of Yasynuvata on 4 August. Government forces withdrew from Luhansk International Airport on 1 September, despite having held the airport from insurgent attacks for weeks prior. [91] They evacuated the town of Starobesheve, among other areas in the 75-kilometre (47 mi) stretch of borderland from the Sea of Azov to the existing insurgent-held territories. [420][421][422][423] The defence ministry of Russia denied the existence of any such convoy. [467] It was agreed that there would be an exchange of all prisoners taken by both sides, and that heavy weaponry should be removed from the combat zone. Overnight, between seven and twelve soldiers were killed and between twenty-five and thirty were wounded. [163] On 20 April, separatists in Yenakiieve left the city administration building there which they had occupied since 13 April. [333] Ukrainian forces also retook the city of Siversk, which was confirmed by the insurgents. As the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections near, many have started to wonder what the future holds for the Donbas. Insurgents denied attacking any refugee convoys. [110][111][112][113], In response to the widening unrest, the acting Ukrainian President, Oleksandr Turchynov, vowed to launch a major "anti-terror" operation against separatist movements in Donetsk Oblast. [574][575] In August, Igor Druz, a senior advisor to pro-Russian insurgent commander Igor Girkin, said that "On several occasions, in a state of emergency, we have carried out executions by shooting to prevent chaos. [543], Donbas Battalion training group near Kiev, The Armed Forces of Ukraine are the primary military force of Ukraine, and have taken a leading role in countering DPR and LPR forces. [481][482] Amidst this renewed violence, OSCE chairman Didier Burkhalter issued a statement that "urged all sides to immediately stop fighting", and also said that putting the ceasefire at risk of collapse would be "irresponsible and deplorable". [346] Attempts to form a "contact group" between the insurgents and the Ukrainian government, part of President Poroshenko's "fifteen-point peace plan", failed, leaving little hope of a renewed ceasefire. [550][551] "More than half of the battalion's fighters are Russian-speaking eastern Ukrainians. Shelling occurred in Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, and government forces retook a border crossing in Dolzhansk, one of the three major border crossings occupied by the separatists. [572] The UN also reported threats against, attacks on, and abductions of journalists and international observers, as well as the beatings and attacks on supporters of Ukrainian unity. [404], As government troops pushed into Donetsk on 5 August, heavy fighting erupted at 17:00 in the Petrivsky district of the city. [148] Militants then launched an attack on a local police station, leading the Ukrainian government to send in military forces. [457] Elsewhere, Ukrainian forces retreated from Novosvitlivka after being attacked by what they said were "Russian tanks". [314] On 1 July 2014 in Donetsk a street gun fight broke between rivaling factions of the pro-Russian militants, which resulted in one person being fatally wounded and two others in critical conditions. "[42], Chechen militants interviewed by the Financial Times and Vice News said that they became inolved in the conflict on the orders of the Chechen president. [469] Both parties said that they were satisfied with the ceasefire, and that it was generally holding. In his decree, he demanded that all military stationed in the region swear an oath of allegiance to him within 48 hours, and said that all remaining Ukrainian military in the region would be "destroyed on the spot." [351] The statement said that a barrage of rockets hit "virtually every district". Former insurgent commander Igor Girkin said that the insurgents had "dealt the enemy their first naval defeat". Timeline of the war in Donbass (January–March 2015) Timeline of the war in Donbass (July 2015–present) Timeline of the war in Donbass (July–September 2014) [167] The depot housed around thirty tanks. [411] Overnight and into 10 August, government forces launched an artillery barrage on Donetsk city, causing "massive damage" across it. [258][259], Mykhailo Koval, the Minister of Defence, said on 30 May that Ukrainian government forces had "completely cleared" the insurgents from the southern and western parts of Donetsk Oblast and the northern part of Luhansk Oblast. [524] Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov threatened on 7 May that he would send tens of thousands of Chechen "volunteers" to southern and eastern Ukraine if the "junta" in Kiev continued its "punitive operations. A representative of the Republic, Irina Voropoyeva, said "We, the Donetsk People's Republic, still control the building. [546][547] The SBU is the main intelligence service of Ukraine. Putin attacked, causing war and sanctions. [509] A number of the Vostok insurgents were killed at the Battle of Donetsk Airport. [545] It is a reserve component of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and a light infantry force. Russian officials blamed the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the shelling, whilst Ukraine denied responsibility and accused insurgents in Donbass of having staged a false flag attack. His body was later found in a river on 22 April. [576], Damaged building in Lysychansk, 4 August 2014, A report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released on 28 July said that based on "conservative estimates", at least 1,129 civilians had been killed since mid-April during the fighting, and at least 3,442 had been wounded. [189] Krutov later told reporters that "if they [the separatists] do not lay down their arms, they will be destroyed". During the War in Donbass, an OSCE observer allowed Russian separatists to use the organization's marked vehicle, which prompted the belief that the OSCE was biased in the war and not interested in carrying out its duties of mediating a ceasefire. The memorial atop Savur-Mohyla in August 2014, seen heavily damaged by fighting there. DPR forces stated their intention to "fight their way to the Azov Sea" on 23 August. [250][251][252] [393] Little fuel remained to power emergency generators. [381][382] This cut off the supply corridor between the territories held by the DPR and LPR, isolating insurgents in Donetsk city. [330] More fighting broke out at Luhansk International Airport on 9 July. [167] Some thirty militants seized the police headquarters in Konstantinovka on 28 April. [476] A visit by the monitors to Luhansk International Airport took place on 20 September. Between fifteen and thirty-five insurgents were killed in a single incident, when two lorries carrying wounded fighters away from airport were destroyed in an ambush by government forces. [430][432] The headquarters of the DPR in Donetsk city were also shelled. These demonstrations, which followed the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, and which were part of a wider group of concurrent pro-Russian protests across southern and eastern Ukraine, escalated into an armed conflict between the separatist forces of the self-declared Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and the Ukrainian government. Skirmishes between the troops and local demonstrators caused the city administration building to light on fire. Following the appearance of these men, ten soldiers in green military uniforms with white armbands were detained by Ukrainian forces at Dzerkalne. [427] The insurgent-occupied city of Horlivka was encircled by the Armed Forces on 18 August. [361][362] The streets emptied, and insurgents erected barricades across the city to control traffic. [174][175] Activists in Rovenky occupied a police building on 5 May, but quickly left it. [569] An August 2014 survey by the Levada Center reported that only 13% of those Russians polled would support the Russian government in an open war with Ukraine. [563] The SBU released photographs of them, and their names. [308], The Ukrainian miltiary said that they had gained control of Yampil and Seversk on 20 June, twenty hours before a unilateral ceasefire by Ukrainian force, as part of president Poroshenko's fifteen-point peace plan. [271] The Armed Forces of Ukraine later admitted launching over 150 airstrikes on the day of the explosion in the Luhansk area. [551] Jazeera English interviewed a Canadian volunteer with the Azov Battalion, and reported that the battalion's "ideological alignment with other far-right, social-nationalist groups has attracted volunteers from organisations in Sweden, Italy, France, Canada, and Russia". [459], Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk awarding Donbas Battalion volunteers, 1 September 2014, A Ukrainian patrol boat in the Sea of Azov was hit by shore-based artillery fire on 31 August. [137] They said that they would use force if needed to defend the building from "criminals and terrorists". Donbas war update: Ukraine reports nine ceasefire violations on Dec 9 09:25, 10 December 2020. [246] Soon after these demands were issued, the Ukrainian National Guard issued an ultimatum to the separatists, asking them to surrender. 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Gen. Nico Tak said on 28 August that "well over" 1,000 Russian soldiers were operating in the Donbass conflict zone. DPR-affiliated insurgents blamed the Ukrainian government for the disaster, whereas the government blamed Russia and the insurgents. At the time, President Oleksandr Turchynov had already signed a decree which called for the Donetsk Regional State Administration building, which had been occupied by separatists, to be taken "under state protection". [172][173] In Krasnyi Luch, the city administration conceded to demands by separatist activists to support the referendums on the status of Donetsk and Luhansk being held on 11 May, and followed by raising the Russian flag over the city administration building. "[286] Nevertheless, the three tanks were later spotted moving through Makiivka and Torez, flying the flag of the Russian Federation. [497], The Army of the South-East (Russian: Армия Юго-Востока, Armiya Yugo-Vostoka) is a pro-Russian militant group that occupied various buildings in Luhansk Oblast. In spite of a lockdown in the region, sporadic shelling goes on, and the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia yet again failed to find a solution that will end the conflict that erupted in 2014. Despite this, the headquarters of the Donetsk People's Republic in the city remained untouched, and pro-Russian demonstrators could still be seen outside the burnt city administration. Government forces, however, were unsuccessful in forcing out the pro-Russians, and only further inflamed tensions in Mariupol. [527], An armed militiaman in Sloviansk, 14 April 2014, Five lorries crossed the Ukraine-Russia border carrying militants aboard on 24 May, with some reports suggesting among the militants were veteran Chechen soldiers. [216], The referendum organised by pro-Russian separatists. [49] Militants from North and South Ossetia were open about their presence in Donbass in June. [163][164] Following the takeover, local police announced that they would co-operate with the activists. The End of the Donbass war? [429], After having edged into Luhansk city on 18 August, government forces began to advance through the city "block by block" on 19 August. [124], Separatist militants took control of the city administration building, police offices, and SBU building in Sloviansk, a city in the northern part of Donetsk Oblast, on 12 April. "[217][218][219][220] Pavel Gubarev, president of Donetsk People's Republic, instituted martial law on 15 May, and vowed for "total annihilation" of Ukrainian forces if they did not pull out of the Donbass by 21:00. [275] None of these reports were independently confirmed, and both sides denied the other's accounts of the battle. One Donetsk resident said that the presence of Chechen fighters showed "that this war is not clean. The example of the war in Karabakh pushes Ukraine to seize Donbass. [538] In his statement, he said that there were "74,000 Chechens who are willing to go to bring order to the territory of Ukraine," and that he would not send them to Donetsk, but to Kiev. [228] Three armoured personnel carriers and several lorries were destroyed in the attack, whilst one insurgent was killed. [428] DPR prime minister Aleksandr Zakharchenko stated that if the Ukrainian government made "reasonable proposals to lay down arms, close borders, we will talk on equal terms as equal partners". Luhansk was reported to be "virtually surrounded", with little electrical power or water supply available. Russia called the reports "another fake piece of information. [136], Militants attempted to seize the police headquarters in Horlivka on 12 April, but were halted. [206] By 6 May, fourteen Ukrainian troops had died and sixty-six had been injured in the fighting. [188], After the Armed Forces of Ukraine re-took the airfield, the commanding general of the unit that had retaken it, Vasily Krutov, was surrounded by hostile protesters who demanded to know why the Ukrainian troops had fired upon local residents. "[520] Mozhaev also alleged that some of the more extreme views of the Cossacks include destroying "the Jew-Masons," who they claim have been "fomenting disorder all over the world" and "causing us, the common Orthodox Christian folk, to suffer. [365], The suburb of Mayorsk, just outside Horlivka, and the city of Sievierodonetsk, in Luhansk Oblast, were recaptured by the Armed Forces on 22 July. Furthermore, Russia has granted Russian citizenship to almost one million residents in both regions, a move from its playbook during the 2008 Georgia war. [118] Following negotiations between the militants and those in the building, the chief of the office resigned from his post. This stands in contrast to the old National Guard, which was a mechanised infantry force. Image by ВО «Свобода. They proclaimed the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). The war in the Donbas has been in a state of frozen conflict since May of 2014. There was an attempted provocation but now it's over". [350] Shelling damaged an electrical substation in the district Kamennobrodskiy, causing the power loss. Security Service, 1,078–2,000 killed,[71][72] 3,627 wounded,[73] 422 missing,[74] 1,858 captured[75] and 20,000 deserted or defected[76](according to the government), 3,660 killed overall[71] (including 304 foreign civilians)[78][79][80][81], The War in Donbass (also known as the War in Ukraine or War in Eastern Ukraine) is an armed conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine. They have their own combat unit, named after Jovan Šević, including forty-five members of the Chetnik movement,[45] led by Bratislav Zivkovic. [205] Russian forces had mobilised within 10 kilometres (6 1⁄4 mi) of the Ukrainian border. He then petitioned the Russian Federation for military support to protect against "the threat of intervention by NATO" and "genocide. [424][425] Following this incident, the newly appointed prime minister of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko said that his forces included 1,200 Russian-trained combatants. [6] Russian paramilitaries are reported to make up from 15% to 80% of the combatants. Between six and twenty militants were killed, along with one police officer. [416], Later in the day, a convoy of some two dozen armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles with official Russian military plates crossed into Ukraine near the insurgent-controlled Izvaryne border crossing. [169] On the next day, a city administration building in Pervomaisk was overrun by Lugansk People's Republic insurgents, who then raised their flag over it. [442], Villagers from Kolosky in Starobesheve Raion told Reuters that military men with Russian accents and no identifying insignias had appeared in the village at the weekend of 23–24 August. [530][531][532] Two insurgents told CNN reporters that these were Chechen volunteers. [114][187] As part of the counter-offensive, Ukrainian troops re-took the airfield in Kramatorsk after a skirmish with members of the Donbass People's Militia. Vast amounts of military equipment and troops crossed the border from Russia into southern Donetsk Oblast, an area previously controlled by the Ukrainian government. [559] As the unrest escalated into a war in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Russia supplied arms, armoured vehicles, tanks, and other equipment to the forces of the DPR and LPR. According to some of the troops who withdrew from Ilovaisk, DPR forces violated the agreement and fired on them whilst they retreated under white flags, killing as many as several dozen. [92][93] On 6 April, 1,000–2,000 people gathered at a rally in Donetsk to demand a status referendum similar to the one held in Crimea in March. A Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD was shot down by forces aligned with the Lugansk People's Republic on 14 June. [479] According to a statement released by the OSCE on the day after the conference, all parties agreed that the fighting had "subsided in recent days", and that the "situation along 70%" of the buffer zone was "calm". The OSCE said that these breaches of the agreement would not cause the ceasefire to collapse. [463] DPR forces came within 5 kilometres (3 mi) of the city on 4 September, but their advance was repulsed by an overnight counter-attack launched by the Armed Forces and the Azov Battalion. [191][192][193][194] Reports say members of the brigade were disarmed after the vehicles were blocked from passing by angry locals. “US […] Government forces made a further advance on 30 July, when they evicted insurgents from Avdiivka, near Donetsk airport. Sporadic fighting continued until 5 July, when the insurgents withdrew from Kramatorsk. [148] On 16 May, however, Metinvest steelworkers, along with local police and security forces, routed the insurgents from the city administration and other occupied government buildings in the city. [223] BBC News and Ukrayinska Pravda reported that some vehicles were attacked by separatists, and that gunmen had warned the offices of several city taxi services not to take part. [335] There were also reports of factionalism among the separatists, with some desertions. [578] Human Rights Watch said that Ukrainian government forces, pro-government paramilitaries, and the insurgents had used unguided Grad rockets in attacks on civilian areas, stating that "The use of indiscriminate rockets in populated areas violates international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, and may amount to war crimes". [42][52][537] President Kadyrov strongly denied these reports on 1 June. War in Donbass Image by ВО «Свобода. [346] According to a report by the National Guard, a roadblock near the border village of Marynivka was attacked by the insurgents with tanks, mortar fire, and anti-tank missiles. [257] RIA Novosti reported that eighty National Guard members subsequently surrendered to the insurgents,[258] whilst the National Guard issued a statement that said "there have been losses both in the ranks of the military unit and the attacking side. [214] Also, an unnamed Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) priest attempted to negotiate with separatists near Druzhkivka, but was later killed after being shot eight times. [21][22][23][24][91] Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said that the events of 22 August were a "direct invasion by Russia of Ukraine". [138] By 14 April, however, militants had successfully captured the building after a tense standoff with the police. According to the city administration, these districts were heavily damaged. [474][475] Ukrainian forces released 31 DPR insurgents, whilst DPR forces released 37 Ukrainian soldiers. Insurgents who had been holed up in the town of Stepanivka made an attempt to escape encirclement by government forces at 05:00. Social workers, reliant on public transport and lacking basic protective equipment, are unable to visit the… "[518] On 20 May, Mozhaev issued a video address to Vladimir Putin to open a land corridor to Russia to allow for reinforcements in what he called a "Sacred War. Many observers have asked both the Ukrainian government and the insurgents to seek peace, and ease tensions in Donetsk and Luhansk. Izvaryne border post in Luhansk Oblast, which is controlled by the Army of the South-East, was reported to be the main entry point for weapons and reinforcements from Russia. He addressed Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying that "Losing this war on the territory that President Vladimir Putin personally named New Russia would threaten the Kremlin's power and, personally, the power of the president". 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