Category Archives: Fighting

Multiple civilian casualties in Donetsk

Today was once again a bloody day for the remaining civilians in the conflict zone in east Ukraine, namely Donetsk. In reportedly several incidents of shelling taking place at a humanitarian aid center and a bus stop at least 12 civilians have been killed. The Ukrainian government and the separatists accuse each other of being responsible. … Continue reading Multiple civilian casualties in Donetsk

Russian military convoy moving towards Ukraine

As separatists are allegedly encircling several thousand Ukrainian soldiers at Debaltseve, a journalist from the Finnish news paper “Helsingin Sanomat” claims to have seen a convoy of unmarked military trucks on Russian side moving towards the Ukrainian border. According to him the convoy consisted of about ten trucks of which at least one was an … Continue reading Russian military convoy moving towards Ukraine

Donetsk – Severe shortage of medical supplies

Donetsk’s three main hospitals suffer despite receiving some supplies from Russia under a severe shortage of supplies including drugs and fuel as the latest OSCE report informs. 98 patients are in danger of dying if their dialysis machines don’t receive immediate maintenance.  Modern dialysis machines cost several thousand US-Dollars per unit and containing sophisticated technology they … Continue reading Donetsk – Severe shortage of medical supplies

Shelling in Donetsk continues

According to Russian media quoting residents of Donetsk, the city was again under artillery fire on 8 January (English translation further below). Also Ukrainian media reports that units of the central government have come under indirect fire yesterday. Also discussions in Twitter suggest that mutual (!) shelling continued yesterday as the tweets below show. #BREAKING … Continue reading Shelling in Donetsk continues

Donetsk – more buildings destroyed

Despite the latest (temporarily failed) efforts to find a peaceful solution for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and fragile ceasefire agreements, fighting in the Donbass region and especially the area of Donetsk continues and leaves more buildings and infrastructure destroyed. George B translated an article from Russian online news center Vzglyad that tells more on … Continue reading Donetsk – more buildings destroyed