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Ukraine Crisis Update: June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists maintained heightened offensive operations along the front line in the week following the June 3 assault on Ukrainian forces west of Donetsk. Attacks intensified near the H20 and T1303 highways which respectively link the separatist-held capitals of Donetsk and Luhansk to the major government-controlled cities of Mariupol and Sievierodonetsk.

Ukraine Crisis Update: June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists launched an offensive maneuver on June 3 after several weeks of military buildup and an expansion from concentrated shelling to attacks across a coordinated front.  Separatist combined arms forces stormed Ukrainian military positions bordering the western city districts of Donetsk. Ukraine’s military claimed to have repelled the initial maneuver.

Russian-backed Separatists Launch Offensive in Ukraine

June 5, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists launched a long-anticipated offensive maneuver on June 3 that fully severed a fraying ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. After weeks of military buildup and operational expansion along the front line, the Russian-backed forces stormed government-held military positions immediately west of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk before being driven back by Ukrainian troops.

Ukraine Crisis Update: May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

The continued broadening of attacks on Ukrainian frontline positions in Donbas suggests that the Russian-backed separatists have transitioned to a new phase of offensive operations. Separatists expanded their offensive operations most ostensibly into Ukrainian-held areas south and west of the city of Donetsk.

 


Ukraine Crisis Update: May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists broadened their offensive operations along the frontline in Donbas ahead of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s trip to the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia.

Ukraine Crisis Update: May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists continue to posture for a surprise offensive.

Ukraine Crisis Update: May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

ISW is issuing a warning about an imminent Russian-backed separatist o_ensive in eastern Ukraine on or around Victory Day, May 9, 2015.

 

Ukraine Crisis Update: April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists intensified attacks on Ukrainian forces for the third week in a row, signaling their complete abandonment of the February 12 ceasefire agreement.

Russian-backed Offensive in Ukraine Looms as Minsk II Ceasefire Breaks

April 28, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatist forces are on the brink of a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine. The redeployment of banned heavy weapons to the front line, reports of an increasing regular Russian military presence, and the intensification of separatist attacks on Ukrainian military positions suggest that pro-Russian forces are preparing to rupture the framework of the February 12 ceasefire agreement.

Ukraine Crisis Update: April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists appear to have abandoned the February 12 ceasefire agreement after redeploying banned heavy weapons to the front line and intensifying their attacks on Ukrainian positions.

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