Posts tagged as Donbass

Ceasefire in Ukraine is just a political ploy

By Nick Connolly on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

For the third time in a year President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised Ukrainians a “comprehensive” ceasefire in Donbass. Looming elections rather than progress on the ground are behind that, writes Deutsche Welle’s Nick Connolly. Heavily wounded and wearing a white helmet, Ukrainian marine Yaroslav Zhuravel crawls through no man’s land back toward the Ukrainian positions. Only a few hundred metres separate him from his own regiment and from the Russian-backed…

Fighting in Ukraine’s trenches. ‘I am so tired of all of this’ (II)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LRT English presents a story from inside the Grey Zone in Donbass. Although controlled by Ukrainain forces, this buffer zone is still contested by both sides, who use artillery, raids, as well as propaganda to gain an edge in this ongoing war of attrition. “Are they still shooting there?” This question often follows conversations about the frontline in Donbass not only abroad, but also in Ukraine. Isolated from the rest…

Lithuanian FM: Zelensky is seeking peace

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who is withdrawing Ukrainian troops from a stretch of the frontline in Donbass, is honestly seeking a breakthrough in pursuit of peace, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said after a meting with the Ukrainian leader on Tuesday. The meeting came on the heels of Ukrainian army reports that its troops and those of Russian-backed separatists started withdrawing from Zolote frontline in Luhansk region. “There’s a lot…

Ukraine is a stone of discord for the US and Lithuania

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Lithuanian government has decided in February to donate Soviet-made light small arms ammunition to the Ukraine Ministry of Defence (MoD). Worth €255,000 and transferred on a non-reimbursable basis, the ammunition can be used in automatic rifles, machine-guns to ensure national security and defence. Lithuanian National Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said: “The transfer of assets is a part of consistent and comprehensive Lithuanian support to Ukraine as it strengthens its…

Baltic states against war in Ukraine

By Vairis Godmanis on Thursday, September 27, 2018

As you know, Lithuania became the first country in the world at the beginning of the battles in the Donbass officially and publicly supplied Kiev with weapons. According to the polls conducted by TNS Polska with the support of the Polish Foreign Ministry and the PZU Groupe (Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń), it is clear that this decision of the Lithuanian leadership split the population of Lithuania almost equally: 43% of respondents…