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NYT exposes Zelensky lie about Donbass missile strike

A New York Times investigation revealed on Monday that Ukrainian forces were mostly likely responsible for a deadly missile strike at a market, which happened the same day US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the country. The incident on September 6 in the Kiev-controlled Donbass city of Konstantinovka killed …

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Controversial ex-Donbass militia commander arrested in Moscow – media

Igor Strelkov, a controversial former Donbass militia commander, was detained in Moscow on Friday amid an investigation into allegations of extremism, according to news outlets and family members. The soldier-turned-blogger is also known by his real name, Igor Girkin. Citing sources, newspaper RBK reported that the Russian Investigative Committee was executing …

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Key Donbass city captured – Wagner chief

The key Donbass city of Artyomovsk, known as Bakhmut in Ukraine, has been fully liberated by the Russian forces, Evgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner private military company has announced. “Today at noon, Bakhmut was fully captured,” Prigozhin said in a video address published on Saturday.  The last part …

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Putin makes surprise visit to Donbass – media

President Vladimir Putin reportedly made an unannounced working trip to Mariupol, the Black Sea port city which was liberated by Russian forces last spring amid the military operation in Ukraine, and joined Russia as part of the Donetsk People’s Republic following a referendum in September. Putin arrived in Mariupol by …

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Zelensky vows to reinforce defense of key Donbass city

The defense of the strategic Donbass city of Artyomovsk, known as Bakhmut in Ukraine, which is reportedly almost fully encircled by Russian forces, is going to be intensified, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has said. The fight for Artyomovsk – a major foothold and logistics hub for Kiev’s forces in Russia’s …

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Civilians killed and injured as Kiev shells Donbass – officials

The city of Donetsk as well as other locations across the Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) People’s Republics came under heavy artillery and rocket attacks by Kiev forces overnight. The shelling, which targeted primarily residential areas, continued into the day, with the Ukrainian military using 155mm NATO-caliber artillery and Western-supplied …

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Hollande backs up Merkel revelation on Donbass peace

The 2014 Minsk Agreement was indeed a ploy to buy Ukraine time and should be credited for Kiev’s “successful resilience” now, former French president Francois Hollande said on Friday. Confirming former German chancellor Angela Merkel’s assessment of the truce, Hollande also blamed US weakness for the failure to deter Russia. …

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Civilian death toll from Ukrainian attacks on Donbass revealed 

Weapons supplied to Ukraine by NATO countries have allowed Kiev’s military to significantly ramp-up attacks on civilian targets in Donbass, a local watchdog has said. The group claims that over 4,500 civilians have been killed and 4,000 injured since Ukrainian forces escalated shelling in mid-February.   “Military terror has escalated beyond …

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