Category: Luhansk

Ukrainian Forces Bear Some Blame for Civilian Deaths in Nursing Home Attack: UN Report

Ukrainian forces put civilians at risk during an attack on March 11 on a nursing home in southeast Kyiv, according to a report from the United Nations. Just two weeks after Russia mounted an invasion into Ukraine on Feb. 24, a care house in the village of Stara Krasnianka was attacked. Located in the eastern region…


Ethnic Tensions Mar the Tragedy of MH17

Commentary One really wonders how many people still remember that on July 17, 2014, a scheduled Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by pro-Russian Donetsk separatists in Ukraine. All 289 passengers and crew died in the tragedy, including 80 children. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, denied the…


Putin Declares Victory in Embattled Donbass Region of Luhansk

POKROVSK, Ukraine—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin in a televised meeting Monday that Russian forces had taken control of Luhansk, which together…


Lawmakers Urge Biden to Get Congressional Authorization Before Deploying Troops to Ukraine

A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to seek authorization from Congress before deploying U.S. troops to Ukraine. Forty-three members of Congress penned a letter to Biden amid escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions. Fears of a Moscow-led invasion continue to grow after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two of Ukraine’s separatist regions as…


US Personnel in Ukraine Evacuated to Poland as Fears of Russian Invasion Grow

The United States on Monday evacuated State Department personnel and embassy operations from Ukraine to Poland, as fears continue to grow of a Moscow-led invasion, and shortly after Russia ordered troops into Ukraine’s separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk for so-called “peacekeeping” operations. Citing “security reasons,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement…


UK Begins Withdrawing Embassy Staff and Families From Ukraine, Issues Travel Warning

The United Kingdom has started withdrawing some of its embassy staff and dependents from Kyiv amid growing tensions on the Russia–Ukraine border. The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) confirmed the move on Monday. It also advised against all travel to three contested border regions and all but essential travel to the rest of Ukraine….


UK, Australia, Germany Withdraw Embassy Personnel and Families From Ukraine

The UK and Australia said they have begun withdrawing some embassy personnel from Ukraine, while Germany offered assistance to staff members’ families and some civilians who want to leave. The precautionary measures come as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that “gloomy” intelligence suggested Russia was planning a lightning raid on Kyiv. The U.S. State…