Friday, Oct 07, 2022



Donetsk leader calls for 'beneficial' ties with North Korea

August 17, 2022 3:50 pm

North Korea last month became one of the few nations in the world to recognize the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk, another Russian-backed separatist region in eastern Ukraine, prompting Kyiv to cut off diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.

Ukraine: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

July 31, 2022 9:25 am

"The more people leave Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill," Zelenskyy said, adding that residents would be given compensation.

Russia steps up attacks on Ukraine's civilian areas, even with advance paused

July 12, 2022 9:36 am

Shelling and missile barrages have increased, particularly in Ukraine's Donetsk region, where Russia is shifting its focus. The civilian toll has risen sharply in recent days as rockets and shells strike residential areas.

After losing Luhansk, Ukraine forces regather for defence of Donetsk

July 05, 2022 12:20 pm

"The city doesn't exist any more," said Nina, a young mother who has fled Lysychansk to take refuge in the central city of Dnipro.

Russians focus firepower to seize 2 villages in east Ukraine

June 23, 2022 5:56 pm

Russian military captured two villages and vied for control of a key highway in an offensive that could cut supply lines and encircle some frontline Ukrainian forces. 

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

March 05, 2015 3:24 pm

The blast occurred before dawn Wednesday more than 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) underground at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk.

Ukraine rebels say 24 fighters killed by rockets at airport

January 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Separatists have warned, however, that they intend to continue their advances and take more territory.

Rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fight

January 19, 2015 2:20 pm

Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko said at a press conference early Monday in Donetsk that the rebels had taken control of the airport.

12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

September 29, 2014 5:06 pm

Violence has continued despite a cease-fire declared on September 5.

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

September 10, 2014 5:16 pm

President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of federalisation.