The Ukrainian operation to re-capture Lohvynove village failed due to lack of well-trained reserves, protected communications and coordination. But Ukrainian tankists showed great combat capabilities in deterring Russian army.
The official number of Debaltseve POWs, released by Ukraine’s General Staff, correlates with my monitoring and calculations: from 110 to 120 Ukrainian servicemen, including ninety-three from 40 Battalion.
Strobe Talbott: Under its current Putin’s leadership, Russia is an immediate threat to its neighbors, including Ukraine.
The anti-terror operation (ATO) by the government of Ukraine against Russian armed mercenaries and Russia-supported terrorists in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Russian terrorists shot down a Malaysian airliner (flight MH17) over Eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.