Ukrainian military helicopter a few minutes before being shot down
Ukraine’s ATO (Antiterrorism operation) confirms the deaths of 10 military in the helicopter that had been shot down near Slovyansk.
In the helicopter shot down by terrorists near Slovyansk, 10 military were killed — not 14 as earlier reported by Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov, announced ATO spokesman Vladyslav Sleznov, reports Expreso TV, citing UNIAN, May 29. Continue reading
Russian military aviation continues to violate the airspace of Ukraine, despite statements of authorities of the Russian Federation on the withdrawal of Russian troops and military equipment from Ukrainian borders.
According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, a Mi-8 military helicopter had violated Ukrainian airspace on Wednesday evening.
“Yesterday evening at around 21:00 the border guards observed how a Mi-8 Russian military helicopter flew one hundred meters into the territory of Ukraine, at a low altitude, turned around and flew back,” told the Head of the Border Agency Service, Oleh Slobodyan. Continue reading
The number of Russian military in Donetsk region is growing, according to the head of Anti-terrorist Center of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Krutov, reports Interfax Ukraine.
Well armed Russian militants occupy government buildings in Eastern Ukraine
“The day before yesterday [Sunday, ed.], there were 150 of the so-called “green men,” but yesterday another 300 arrived. I am not saying how many was there before. How many there will be tomorrow remains to be seen… For those professional militants to cross Ukraine’s border is as easy as for a kid to take a trip to the cinema,” he told journalists at a military airfield on late Tuesday night. Krutov admitted that the Ukrainian military will have to deal with “highly trained and professional opponents.” Continue reading
Border guards at the Donetsk rail crossing for the Ilovaysk train connection detained seven Russian military personnel on Saturday evening, March 22, reports the State Border Service of Ukraine on its website. Continue reading
According to the Security Service of Ukraine, early on March 14, a border patrol unit patrolling the Chonhar district (Kherson Oblast) near the border with Crimea, detained a military intelligence officer of the armed forces of the Russian Federation near the temporary checkpoint Chonhar as he was heading towards Crimea, reports Expreso.TV.
During a personal search of the detainee, an AKS machine gun with 5 rounds of live ammunition was found. The man was dressed in the black unmarked uniform of Russian commandos. Continue reading
Radical representatives of the Crimean Tatar community vow to fight Russian invaders, said Mustafa Dzhemilyev, a leader of Crimean Tatars and a member of Crimean Parliament in an interview to Financial Times.
He said, people with such requests personally approached him. “We have Islamist, Wahhabis, Salafis… groups who have fought [with the opposition] in Syria. They say: an enemy has entered our land and we are ready,” said Dzhemilyev. Continue reading
Video and photographic evidence of Russian military maneuvering was received today from various sources. No attempts were made by them to conceal their movement towards the Ukrainian side.