The War in Donbas: Operational Situation in the Donetsk Region as at September 24, 2014


On the back of the Minsk agreements, internecine clashes between militants get worse. Gangs that accept the peace agreements confront with the opponents objecting to the agreements accepted by the contact group of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.

For example, as a result of the conflict, on the night from September 20 to September 21, onf of the groups of militants destroyed two cars with personnel of the other group with mortar fire. Continue reading


3b533d3a4ed3SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 ROMAN BURKO   The InformNapalm team conducted an analysis of foreign press, publications, and statements about the war in the Donbass (Eastern Ukraine), which indicates that the international media, in every possible way, is trying to avoid the term «Terrorists» to describe the forces of the «DNR» and «LNR». Although in Ukraine the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) has been ongoing for sixth months already, foreign politicians and commentators still modestly talk about insurgents, militias, and separatists.

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Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine: Summary for September 12, 2014


Military Operations

For the whole morning of September 12, the Russian-terrorists forces conducted maneuvers in the Petrovskyi district of the City of Donetsk in preparation for an attack on the airport. After firing heavy caliber guns towards Krasnohorivka, one of the guns was disabled from return fire from Ukrainian forces. It is believed that the vehicle chassis of the artillery piece has been damaged.

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Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine: Summary for the 11th September 2014

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The Kremlin style continues — one step forward, two steps back in observance of the requirements on the Minsk agreement. The Russian side is strenuously trying to disrupt the peace agreements while continuing the build-up and regrouping of its forces.

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Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine: Summary for the 7th September 2014

Карта07The third day of the ‘ceasefire’

The Situation Around Donetsk

Either the DNR and LNR have not heard that about the planned ceasefire or they disrespect their political leaders. In any event they continue to fight for the Donetsk airport. Despite the silence of the Ukrainian heavy artillery, the Russian terrorists use mortars, rocket systems GRAD and self-propelled guns NONA in full swing. From the territory of the chemical factory one of systems GRAD is constantly shelling the Donetsk airport. Continue reading

Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine Summary for the 4th September 2014

040914The Luhansk Conflict Zone

The Ukrainian military forces have had to withdraw from Lutuhyne and leave the area south of Luhansk. Basically the move can be considered as the correct decospom, considering the threat that the town of Shchastya is facing currently. The same situation applies to the settlement of Pobeda located in Novoaidar district. We should remember that a withdrawal from Shchastya opens the way for Russian military forces to Starobilsk and northwards towards Kharkiv Oblast. It is possible that the Russian troops being moved towards the border, in the direction of Valuiky (in Russia), will penetrate into Ukrainian territory in the area of Kupyansk (Kharkiv Oblast). Such a course of events will allow the enemy to excuse themselves, as though military forces have come from the Luhansk area, and that this cannot therefore be considered as an open invasion from Russia. However that is no more than our guess. As for the possibility of the terrorists’ activity in the direction of Starobilsk, we warned about that earlier. Continue reading

Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Eastern Front: Summary for September 1, 2014



Due to objective factors we have had to take a break in posting information and analytical data regarding the course of “Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas”. Starting from August 21 we decided to call a spade a spade, namely that this is a TERRORIST WAR OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AGAINST UKRAINE. Continue reading

ATO Update: Operational Situation as at August 26, 2014, 07:00am


According to the ATO Press Center, for the past day the enemy lost 247 personnel, 2 tanks, 8 armored combat vehicles, 2 MLRS BM-21 “Grad”, 4 cars, 1 gun. The Armed Forces of Ukraine together with Special Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and National Guard of Ukraine perform tasks of search, disarmament and in case of resistance – elimination of illegally armed groups and diversionary and reconnaissance groups of the enemy in Rodakove. Continue reading

Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Eastern Front: Summary for August 22, 2014


Luhansk Region: Fighting Concentrates on the Towns and Supply Routes Around Luhansk

The Northern Combat Zone around the City

To the west of Luhansk illegally armed groups coordinated by the officers of the Russian Federation performed an attempt to attack the Ukrainian forces near Vesela Tarasivka. This is an attempted to unblock the M04 highway between Alchevsk and Luhansk and cut off the Ukrainian forces south of Luhansk. Continue reading

The Anti-Terrorist Operation in Ukraine: Summary for August 19, 2014


A Renewed Focus on the Luhansk Region

There is a lot of diverse information regarding Luhansk. Some rumors say that there is fighting in the central city area, while locals say that no one has seen Ukrainian forces in the city center so far. It looks like the military forces have entered the southern districts of town and try to establish themselves there. In the northbound direction the situation has not changed. Artillery duels in-between forces in Velyka and Mala Verhunka continue and the ATO forces entered but then left Luhanska village. South bound from Novosvitlivka, all the territory is controlled by the terrorists. We can also expect an attempt to unblock the M04 highway. Continue reading

The Anti-Terrorist Operation in Ukraine: Summary for August 16 and 17, 2014


ATO Slowly Consolidates Around Donetsk and Horlivka

Having passed through Olkhovatka and Bulavynske, the ATO forces reached the eastern outskirts of Yenakijeve. It is important to realize that Horlivka is in fact two interlinked towns comprising Horlivka (north of the M04) and Yenakijeve (south of M04) where groups of terrorists have built a network of fortified localities. The area also contains water barriers that complicate the armed forces advance. Most likely that is the reason why the ATO forces lunged south towards Zhdanivka (south of Yenakijeve). There is no confirmed information in regards to the liberation of this urban area as the information is contradictory. However considering how actively the militants are abandoning Horlivka, as was noticed closer to the Sunday evening, they have lost control of the situation in Zhdanivka. Continue reading

The Anti-Terrorist Operation in Ukraine: Summary for August 15, 2014


Everybody lies
— Gregory House


Everybody lies, terrorist «militia» lies about their recent successes, trying to tell the fairy tales about the creation of a full-fledged army, «the best in Europe». The ATO representatives lie, concealing the shortcomings of the operation. If you take the information from social networks, only a small part of it is true. We try to evaluate information from different sources, setting aside personal emotions. Only this way, with your help, we will reach the truth. Continue reading