Donbas

'Relentless' Russian shelling in east Ukraine as US promises new aid

Having endured long battles to capture cities in the neighbouring Lugansk region, Russia is now seeking to push deeper into Donetsk to consolidate its hold over the entire Donbas region.

published on : 9th July 2022

Russia plans evacuations from chemical plant in battleground Ukraine city

The industrial hub is under intense bombardment as Russia focuses its offensive on the eastern Donbas region in an effort to seize a swathe of Ukraine.

published on : 15th June 2022

Russia draws closer to capture of Ukraine's Donbas region

After abandoning its bungled attempt to storm Kyiv two months ago, Russia declared that taking the entire Donbas is its main objective.

published on : 8th June 2022

Sievierodonetsk mayor says Russian forces seize half of city  

Haidai said later Tuesday that “most of Sievierodonetsk" was under Russian control, though he added that fierce fighting continued and the city wasn’t surrounded.

published on : 1st June 2022

Biden says US sending medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine 

Biden had said Monday that the US would not send Ukraine "rocket systems that can strike into Russia."  Any weapons system can shoot into Russia if it's close enough to the border.

published on : 1st June 2022

Russia steps up battle for eastern Ukraine

Russia is waging all-out war for the eastern Donbas region -- Ukraine's industrial heartland where President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Moscow of carrying out a 'genocide'.

published on : 28th May 2022

Ukraine says 'everything' being done to defend Donbas from Russian onslaught

Russia is waging all-out war for the eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions that make up Donbas, Ukraine's industrial heartland where Zelensky has accused Moscow of carrying out a 'genocide'.

published on : 28th May 2022

Russia closes in on key Ukraine city of Donbas

At least nine people were killed in shelling of Kharkiv, raising fears that Russia had not lost interest in the northeastern hub even after Ukraine managed to take back control.

published on : 27th May 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: Russians withdraw from city of Kharkiv

Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said Ukraine was "entering a new - long-term - phase of the war."

published on : 14th May 2022

Ukraine battered again; Zelenskyy says US officials to visit

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, meanwhile, announced he would meet Sunday in his nation's capital with the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, and the US secretary of defense, Austin. 

published on : 24th April 2022

Air raid sirens heard in northern Donbas 

The war has brought back painful memories for residents of Sloviansk, wherein 2014 Ukrainian government forces repulsed Russia-backed separatists after a fierce battle. 

published on : 24th April 2022

Ukraine says Russia wants to 'destroy' Donbas as Mariupol prepares final defence

Moscow is pushing for a major victory in the southern city as it works to wrest control of Donbas and forge a land corridor to already-annexed Crimea.

published on : 18th April 2022

 Russia offers Mariupol fighters to surrender

It was the latest such offer to the Ukrainian defenders of the key Sea of Azov port during a siege that has lasted for more than one and a half months.

published on : 17th April 2022