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What's in store for tomorrow?

Some strange noise with Strelkov (not a panicking type) talking about tomorrow's massive attack by UAF, and Petrovskiy/Khmuryi saying he has no idea about those "persons" (there is massive amount of UAF tanks, apparently). Well, no do I have any idea, only a hope there is some sanity still left [1] . --Resup (talk) 21:09, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Nuland is in town. --CE (talk) 22:23, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I know but real Strelkov is unlikely to care, but care about tanks --Resup (talk) 22:40, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

LPR, 26 January- Denis Miroshnichenko. Provocation is being prepared in Stanitsa Luhanskaia and Nizhniaia Olhovaia . UAF dresses as opolchenie prepares something like another Volnovakha or Mariupol. LPR has contacted OSCE asking to prevent provocation. (found on Cassad). Another warning have to do with children suddenly evacuated to Western Ukraine --Resup (talk) 05:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


A video's come up, apparently OSCE or "EU Human Rights Organization" guy gives a talk, seems to be on TV, explaining what he saw video with English subs. Highlights: torture, executions, targetted shelling of civilian infrastructure. WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT?????

Host:...A man who personally, with his own eyes, saw the burials in Donetsk.

Host: Aleksander, you're welcome. - Eynards.

Host: You've recently come from there, haven't you?

As part of EU Human Rights Organization heads, I personally visited Donbass on 28th September this year. I was in Donetsk People's Republic, in the city of Donetsk. I was near the Kommunarskaya Mine, and in the village of Nizhnyaya Krinka. I can only tell what I saw myself, I am responsible for these words, moreover, what I heard from the locals because I have met with locals in all the three places which I named.

Host: What are three main things, that astonished you most of all? First, I can tell as a remark, that all the words about the so-called "truce" are not true. There is no truce there. When I was in Donetsk on 28th September, the GRAD MLRS from the positions of the pro-Ukrainian authority shelled Donetsk specifically. I can assure you to this with full responsibility, unambiguously.

Next, what stroke me most of all, I'd say, not even the fact that so many civilians were killed there, mass executions of captured militiamen are being conducted, and nonjudicial massacre over the civilians take place. I'd like to tell about another fact, which has not been actually mentioned so far. It must be understood that other crimes are being conducted along with the murders, such as gang rapes of women, especially in the condition of alcohol intoxication, by mercenaries of paramilitary Kyiv units, namely, the so-called volunteer battalions.

And, moreover, in those places where I examined these concealed burials, that is, near the Kommunarskaya Mine, it is impossible to determine whether or not everything has been revealed. Mine clearance has been almost finished there. While retreating, those paramilitary units of pro-Kiev authorities mined the burial places. This fact also should be understood. Respectively, near the village of Nizhnyaya Krinka, where I was, I personally stood near the pit that had been uncovered, from which the cadaver had been extracted. Mine clearing was not fully conducted there, as of 28th September. We were told not to go further because we might just explode.

I can clear up what it means, the burial near the village of Nizhnyaya Krinka. This field, seemingly, had been dug all over. Such a smell of rotting flesh is distributed there that it's impossible to stay there longer than min. That is, I can make an unambiguous conclusion There cannot exist smell of rotting flesh without cadavers. A huge amount of burials is unambiguously concentrated there. And more cadavers will be extracted from there.

As to unidentified bodies in Donetsk morgues, this value is not constant These can be , or , etc., because people perish every day.

HOST: Why they cannot be identified? First, because the extent of cadaver decomposition is different; second, the cadavers are not complete; there are, rather, parts of human bodies. Because it is parts of human bodies that remain after shelling. Why is it difficult, respectively, to carry out the identification? First, in some cases, whole families perished at once. That is, there are no relatives. There are situations when relatives ran away. A great amount of people from Donetsk (and Donbass, as a whole) are now at the territory of the Russian Federation as refugees and, naturally, they cannot conduct any identification.

The third factor, the DPR judicial and investigative authorities actually have no possibility to conduct the DNA analysis because there is neither technology, nor personnel, nor administartive resourse.

HOST::Do I understand correctly that...? And I'd like to add what should be understood in this situation with Ukraine that we're talking not only about murders there. There exists a total humanitarian catastrophy and a total administrative collapse there because the Kyiv authority has cut off completely these republics from central servers and registries. Today, all the acts concerning civilian life - say, to make property deals, even to marry, divorce, etc., that is, thousands of issues which each ordinary person deals with in their life, - all this is locked and cannot be made...

If I understand correctly, the locals have also said about an unprecedented marauding... I can clear up the following I met the mother of a killed man who had been buried in the Kommunarskaya Mine. She identified her son. For me personally, - I dunno how others think - there is no doubt who killed these people because today, the degree of decomposition allows us to clearly determine the date of a person's death up to one day. This is for one.

Second, the DPR militiamen have captured maps of these punitive battalions with their dislocations marked on different days. This is the usual thing in the military arts, I can tell you as a former military man. I consider the saying that someone shot themselves, as they're are kidding, as a mere blasphemy. It is necessary to regard all this much more seriously. There is a very "smart" reasoning what can be thought to be a mass execution only 2 persons killed doesn't mean, sort of, mass execution; 102persons imply a mass...

GUEST: (interrupting) All this is blasphemy. It is necessary to go there to see all this and hear up these people. The situation is the following. What do Ukrainians themselves, not Russians, say? I talked to Ukrainians. They say "Units of regular Ukrainian army were standing there earlier." "There was no great mutual love between us but there were no great conflicts." "There was coexistence with militaries of mandatory conscription."

Later, these units were replaced by the so-called volunteer battalions. The Donetsk authorities explained me that ~25% of the contingent in these battalions were enrolled as military personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs rather than Ministry of Defense. The origin of the other 75% is absolutely unknown; it's not clear whose commands they accomplish.

But the matter is, there are dozens of testimonies of the residents in the village of Nizhnyaya Krinka, which have been documented, by the way While retreating, they exploded or incinerated many homes of ordinary people who lived in this village. I saw these houses, I have their photos. This is for one. There is a river there and there was a bridge over it. This bridge was exploded while retreating.

In turn, how do bombardments of the city of Donetsk occur? We should understand how this occur in reality. There are two ways either there are random area bombardments - this is called "area bombing" in order to force civilian population to feel constant fear and not to understand at which moment they may die.

This is for one thing. And there is another way, say, to bombard transformer electrical substations, about of which were destroyed there. A radio beacon is placed on a station to effectuate direct guidance for shelling. And this station does not exist any longer. There was also a particular example concerning Donetsk when a museum of local lore was destroyed by targeted gun fire. The museum of local lore isn't a military objective, is it? Moreover, all the industrial infrastructure is being destroyed.

In the same city of Donetsk, there was a factory that produced, correspondingly... This is called... I cannot tell at once how it is in Russian... The point is, there are high-voltage transmission lines with these... Insulators. - Yeah. This production was competitive and in demand, including in other states. This factory has been almost leveled to the ground. Crazy money is needed to build this technological object anew.

So, not everything is that simple there as is said everywhere. We should understand that these executions and cadavers in mass burials, yeah, these are most dreadful but by no means the only thing that makes the hair stand. KatKan (talk) 12:29, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

This man is Энорст Гроныш, (Enorst Gronysh ?), human rights activist from Latvia, (here on video, 0:53). He was one of the group of activists accompanying OSCE. But since he is not the OSCE, and appears to be not an official of any other formal, established (=being listened to) organisation, his account may not have sufficient international law implications. (I do not know how exactly all this works--if at all--, but what some sort of people say ends up to be frontpage news affecting real politics, while for others, there are few thousand views on youtube only, like that Novorossia video, and affecting zero policies). --Resup (talk) 13:09, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

OK I changed the heading accordingly KatKan (talk) 13:38, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

RESUP help me please, I cannot find the page the Peace Talks and lectons and Ceasefire headings re on, any idea? thanks KatKan (talk) 13:40, 19 October 2014 (UTC) NO DON"T WORRY I got it, it's th main category page KatKan (talk) 13:45, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Video emerged (rusvesna) said to show civilian (or prisoners) execution by pro-Kiev Donbas battalion (Video said to be, and appears to be, from a car mounted video camera, which many people in Russia or Ukraine have, as a safeguard of arbitrary actions by cops or other disputed matters; that's how there were lots of recordings of meteorite strike in Chelyabinsk, Russia) --Resup (talk) 14:44, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

HRW report published (emphasizes incidents involving separatists, and tones down those by Ukraine. Incidents like Nizhnaia Krynka, above, where Ukrainian army or Right Sector committed crimes on occupied by them areas not covered at all. Very little about Odessa, and nothing on the aftermath. But separatists are accused of kidnapping for ransom

"Between April and September, intense fighting led to the complete collapse of law and order in several rebel-controlled areas. Rebels attacked, beat, and threatened hundreds of people whom they suspected of supporting Kiev, including journalists, local officials, and political and religious activists, and carried out several summary executions. They also subjected detainees to forced labor and kidnapped civilians for ransom, using them as hostages"
--Resup (talk) 15:36, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Novorossia and Human Rights

Pushilin: (link): (Regarding collection of data on deaths and injuries in the Donbass), "UN observers did not interact with us on this matter; when they compiled statistics, it was based on the data provided by Kiev". " The authorities of the self-proclaimed "republic" are ready to cooperate with international human rights organizations".--Resup (talk) 02:10, 8 January 2015 (UTC)


KIA graves in Ukraine

At least 10221 (mostly unknown) KIA graves in Ukraine (6962 in Dnepropetrovsk), assuming that numbers shown count KIAs. --Resup (talk) 20:18, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

We know that those are register numbers according to which DNA samples are kept, according to reporter presentation on the video. There is no 100 % certainty they count KIA --no explicit claim like that-- but this is very likely the case. Those numbers are not shown by accident. In a recent Ukrainian TV footage by TCH, the camera very deliberately show register number 6951, partially covered by the Ukrainian flag. --Resup (talk) 22:14, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
It might include civilians, too. But I doubt the planeloads. There are a surprisingly large number of small airports in Ukraine, and say Ilovaisk to Dnepro is a long way, but I don't think anyone flies around there these days. A smaller plane and all the extra loading/unloading doesn't make sense. Stick them all in a refrigerated truck and take it when it's full. They are showing the big numbers, to slowly get the population used to the idea that they've been lied to about it so far. KatKan (talk) 23:10, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Are we sure those are serial numbers of dead soldiers? They may be serials for that morgue from Day One of the morgue's existence. To be all soldiers, and all being processed now, they can't have come in 10 a day. And we've not heard of large numbers of 500+ mass graves.
We also need to be careful about double or triple counting (one or two sides' stories, then the local hasty burial then the morgue when they're dug up). Actually, the Ukie dead from Ilovaisk are being picked up by a Ukie contractor with permits from NR. They have so far got 150 and think same again up to double of that still there. They may be understating it, on orders, as another source I put yesterday but now can't find said estimated 2000 in that cauldron. Anyway these are being taken to Dnepropetrovsk morgue.
I'm not sure they are equipped for DNA sampling either. More likely they're taking tissue samples and hope someone ca get DNA out of them later, at which point people missing soldiers can come ans give some samples, and someone like USA would have to do the testing for them as a charity.
Civilians may be harder to identify. None are recognisable, many were buried with no record of where they were found. In some cases entire families died so there is nobody to identify them, or remaining relatives are refugees and don't know they're dead.
In 20 years farmers will still be plowing up bones. And they've not thought to dredge the swamps and lakes yet. UN knows of 3500 civilians, so military dead may be a lot more than 20,000. And it's not over yet.KatKan (talk) 21:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
It is weird that I cannot find anyone discussing Dnepropetrovsk and the number 6962 (or 6554) in Russian or Ukrainian during the last week. The only reference is English in the Armchair general forum. The people there are even more lost than we are.
The numbers have nothing to do with DNA; morgue numbers were invented millennia before before DNA. Nor is there any centralized registry for all Ukrainian war dead. For the most part these are not unidentified victims. All bodies are given a running number when they enter the morgue and before they are processed further. At this point no one knows if the body will end up unidentified. The unidentified bodies will not have consecutive numbers. At certain intervals all the unclaimed an unidentified bodies are buried in a mass funeral.
When did the numbering start? At the start of conflict; people are clever enough to know when war starts. Who is included in the numbers? Everyone who dies violently outside the normal health care system, military, civilians and enemy KIA alike. Soldiers that die in hospitals of their wounds (DOW) may not be included. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 09:49, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
P.S. – Who is the user von Junzt on the Armchair general forum. I have somehow communicated with him. Is he registered here? -- Petri Krohn (talk) 10:02, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

About 1000 Ukrainian KIA are still not identified: "About a thousand of our soldiers without names and surnames are buried in cemeteries of four cities, including in Dnepropetrovsk - there are about 500 graves, "- rusvesna quoting Ruban (30.6.2015)--Resup (talk) 17:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Someone has finally made the same conclusions I made almost a year ago: In Ukraine, buried more than 11,000 unknown ATO soldiers (mirror) The calculation is based on old numbers, number 4042 in Zaparozhia and 7547 in Dnepropetrovsk. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 03:07, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Donbas claims 28,000 Ukies killed or injured

Incredible figures from rusvesna. "Total losses of Donbas punitive forces from 2 May to 31 August 2014 the total number they estimated (total forces) at 43,027 people, of which

   27,888 people - (killed, wounded),
   1649 - prisoners
   13,500 deserters and missing

Are people not noticing this many soldiers being missing or coming home wounded? how are they being silenced about it?

Figures to 19 August were only 29,761 people, of which

   17,672 people - (killed, wounded),
   279 - prisoners
   11,810 deserters and missing

KatKan (talk) 05:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Not clear how estimate was made (they try to count themselves, and likely have radio intercepts, but counting based on likely partial information may be tricky).

There are often reports that mothers demand answers about fate of their children, but do not receive an answer. A latest like this, video with a lot of shouting: Group of mothers of soldiers and officers involved in ATO under Lugansk, left with nothing from Lviv administration - they were told that Poroshenko was informed but they can only wait, whether someone will come out alive or not.

Ruban talked about recent extra 700 UAF POWs, mostly taken in battles under Ilovaisk, characterizing situation as "catastrophe". --Resup (talk) 13:09, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Rebels: up to 3600 UAF wounded or killed in August--Resup (talk) 17:53, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Leaked supposedly official figures say (to Sept 5)
   Total losses: 47,103 (according to the NATO system)
   Killed and wounded: 31,015 people
   Killed: 26,000 (more then USSR losses in Afghanistan)
   POW: 1,988 people
   14,100 people - deserted and MIA (most of them are
   killed, but not accounted so as not to pay 
   compensation to families)

in TV report. This is very close to what we had further up to August 30. Some of the "missing" have had their DNA taken.

In a free country a big focus of the election campaign would be to make the incumbents admit to this, or explain it. They'll cover it up by jailing the journalists who write about it.KatKan (talk) 18:52, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

A bit strange that killed-and-wounded and killed numbers are not far off. Likely wounded means critically (very seriously) injured, other/light injuries not reported. --Resup (talk) 19:23, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
This is 1 hour + TV program...Rogov also made very long sit-downs with journalists in the past, those were about Maidan. I do not now remember well what theory was proposed in those old sit-downs; I guess it was that Ukraine could not really join EU immediately as they sell East, and have different standards from the West (not untrue...)
This program is available as a text; he says that it is coming from honest/good Ukrainian officers

...--Resup (talk) 19:48, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


According to russvesna, quoting Senchenko, chair of temporary Rada investigation committee for Ilovaysk, on 23 August UAF had 3400 less fighters compared to 23 July in "sector D" = under Ilovaysk --Resup (talk) 03:12, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Apparently NAF has let in a Ukie contractor to remove the bodies from Ilovaysk. They are still finding more, according to this remarkably balanced article in KyivPost. Gelety originally admitted to 107, they've found 150 and say at least that many more there, if not even more, surrounding small villages, fields etc yet to be searched. Gelety just appointed head of some Palace Guard (Poro bodyguard??) unit, can't find link for that atm, will bring it when find it. KatKan (talk) 00:14, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Cassad is saying 2000 died at Ilovaysk. TWO THOUSAND.
""Black Mirror" reported that it has more than 5 hours of documentary videos related to events in Ilovaiskaya boiler, which recorded the truth about how were sent to the death of more than two thousand of the best sons of Ukraine. The program has directly accused Mark battalion "Donbass" Sementchenko, including that he knowingly sent soldiers of his battalion to the death and tragedy for Ilovaiskaya stands the figure of an oligarch Igor Kolomoisky." Cassas in Russian. Black Mirror was a TV documentary on a TV channel (Inter??) and the doco maker, Mark Gres, who is also a candidate for the Radical Party, was attacked outside his home just after the video aired. Well that's at last two people he's upset badly, I guess.
I recall mention of him getting attacked, but not a WORD anywhere about the TV show and the figure 2000...not that it's something Ukraine TV would be promoting. KatKan (talk) 10:35, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

According to the Chief Ukrainian military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios, in Ilovaisk cauldron Ukraine losses were 366 killed, 429 wounded, 128 taken prisoners, 158 are still considered MIA. The numbers are supposed to include losses of regular military, National Guard, and MoI, 14.8.15 (I believe I have seen higher earlier numbers given in an article quoting this one; but those earlier numbers are no longer there --Resup (talk) 03:22, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

An earlier article quotes military prosecutor office saying that there were at least 459 killed. --Resup (talk) 03:29, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

"Gruz 200" claim

Sep 25, 2014 "Gruz 200" attempts to count KIA based on communications from relatives, and unofficial reports they receive. They claim 3500 MIA , 300 confirmed KIA on Russian side, and 8000 on Ukrainian side. While official UAF KIA count presented in the same broadcast is 800. 300 on Ukrainian side, 80 on Russian side during ceasefire claimed.

Novorossia claimed about 28000 UAF killed or wounded; 1/4 of those killed would be a rough estimate, that would give an estimate of around 7000 UAF KIA/MIA by 31 August. Photo discussed in #Mass_Graves_at_Donetsk, dated 21 August, suggests over 2176 pro-Russians KIA/MIA.

Purgin estimate is 1000-1300 DNR KIA. (Purgin recently repeats an estimate of 4000 for soldiers and civilians together killed in DNR)

--Resup (talk) 06:07, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

It is being played up by Russia and and down by Ukraine of course. Well 1000s at Ilovaisk would be an exaggeration, but then they've often claimed 6 or 8 dead when NAF has counted 30 or 40. Ukies are also claiming up to 1000 soldiers in captivity,which saves them having to admit they're dead. Exchange programs are slow. "“This process goes with difficulty, because it is hampered by militants in any way,” according to SBU Adviser Markiyan Lubkivsky. Well, yeah, they got sick of being put to the expense of feeding and repatriating civilians caught off the street for exchanges. I think 7000 type numbers might be too many, but we've yet to see how many mass graves there are, and the lakes haven't been searched either. Well, NO on second thoughts, with more thn 3000 CIVILIANS confirmed dead, the military may be a lot more. We can't go on how many not seen by relatives, as they could be in refugee camps etc and for a few it's a good chance to disappear and start a new life.KatKan (talk) 12:43, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
The #Mass_Graves_at_Donetsk photos show "grave" number 2176, maybe number 2178 on the next grave. I do not think these are grave numbers but morgue registry numbers. Tee Donetsk morgue does not separate civilian and military casualties. How could that, when they have no way of knowing who is who when bodies start coming in after an artillery strike. I do not think the Dnepropetrovsk morgue separate civilians either, but there are unlikely to be civilian war casualties in Dnepropetrovsk. The photo seems to show that military and civilian casualties in the Donetsk area exceed 2178 by August 21. Similar numbers in Lugansk go up to 1282. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 08:51, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
There is some long-running feud between Sharii and Vasilieva.--- I am not interested, but added for completeness Sharii on Gruz 200 part 1 (English subs). --Resup (talk) 01:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Using ransom by Vasilieva also described by Bezler (while allegations made against Ruban denied by him; he dealt with Ruban himself; while Vasilieva info is coming to him from elsewhere) --Resup (talk) 04:29, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Another past claim against Elena Vasilieva is that apparently a Russian football team (alive to this day) was once presented as dead Russian soldiers; Nikolai Starikov (a politician and a TV businessman) presents here this story. --Resup (talk) 04:29, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Further KIA claims

"Total losses of UAF in Southeast Ukraine. From April 3 to 16 November, about 20904 UAF solders "did not come back" ("based on study of open sources and mass media"). Further details on how it splits up between branches were provided. This claim is made at a well-known Russian forum, and re-broadcast by DPR news media. However, I do not know the authors of the posts, who did the quoted study, what sources were used, and how reliable are those. (Need to give details, or else why to do a study which nobody can use? And if this is secret, why to publish it at all? --Resup (talk) 00:27, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

"14000 Ukrainian military died in Donbas throghout the conflict," claimed Nestor Shufrich, Rada deputy from the "Opposition block" party, ukrinform and rusvesna report. "14000 military, this figure will soon be announced publically, were killed in ATO, this is just Ukrainian military" (does this mean it excludes volunteer battalions/Right Sector?) . "And they (the Government) know this figure, and they were hiding this because of the elections. We did not want to take advantage of that because of the elections. But elections finished, and people have the right to know the truth" --Resup (talk) 02:27, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

14,000 corresponds to my estimate of the number of Ukrainian bodies that have passed through military morgues. There may still be another 10,000 hidden in mass graves on the battlefield. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 03:31, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

UAF losses according to Cassad for 3 April-27 November

FSSB press center: 21,709 Ukrainian (+ 718 pro-Kiev foreign) KIA; 49,673 WIA. More details provided in the report, including that 3450 Right Sector and 30 mercenaries from special battalions were killed.

Quoting closed meeting of the Council for the national security and defense of Ukraine leaked figure: 12,000 KIA, 19,000 WIA, 5000 MIA. And 9000 listed as 'deserted, captured, or missing'. --Resup (talk) 02:00, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

German security sources say that official number of killed is grossly underestimated. Their own estimate is up to 50000 total killed, military and civilians, (Frankfurter Allgemeine). Details of such estimate or sources used are not explained. News picked up by Russian RT (English) --Resup (talk) 15:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

January-February 2015

Regular Novorossia updates during renewed hostilities gave a count of 2760 UAF killed (4:39) on Basurin video, 15.02.2015. On 19.02, Zakharchenko gave Debaltsevo cauldron UAF casualties at 3-3.5 thousand killed. (A bit tricky with the total, some may be part of those earlier reported 2760 killed). --Resup (talk) 23:49, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

KIA Lists

12.12 UAF published a list of KIA (names, rank, circumstances). Official list,, has 1252 names. Rusvesna published the list, translated into Russian, there are also roughly 1200 names there. (Readers comment that many names there are Russian-sounding names, not Ukrainian-sounding names, so Russians are killing Russians). --Resup (talk) 01:18, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

News on casualties

14:25 / 01.07.2014 Pushilin comments on previous ceasefire, and humanitarian situation in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. --Resup (talk) 16:47, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Civilians Murdered

--Resup (talk) 19:35, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

'Madonna of Gorlovka'

27 July 2014, Kristina and Kira Zhuk among civilians killed in Grad (or heavy weapons) shelling of Gorlovka (photo 1), (photo 2),(photo 3), (photo 4), (photo 5), (photo 6), (video). Apparently photos and video author.


--Resup (talk) 01:33, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

August-October 2014

Members of militias Donetsk and Lugansk national republics includes 19-23 thousand people, they are opposed 48-52 thousand Ukrainian military, said in a daily summary of the militia.

oops this page sort of started itself KatKan (talk) 19:05, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

No worries - a good page to have. My first adds were a bit rough (copies) but now it's rolling (thanks CE) --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:39, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

For a section on nature of casualties, or something - I think we should cover that:

5. The Donetsk is controlled by the militia, a frontal assault from the West is hardly possible, and from North and South, the junta has got stuck in the battles for the transfer and Yasinovataya. In General, the city is now covered with shells and missiles attacks are openly terrorist in nature and aimed at the destruction of the civilian population and the development of a humanitarian catastrophe.

Is this not a better definion of terrorist, in nature, than anything the Kiev junta has come up with to support it's description of the federalists? --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:39, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Rebels: " american mercenary killed" "Franko", apparently Ukrainian diaspora , possible Canadian accent suggested, Battalion "Donbass" . Was granted Ukrainian citizenship, and apparently a double citizen (unclear). Volunteered to fight in UAF. Apparently, KIA. Prior interview with him given in Ukraine to a Western journalist is posted. 20.08.2014 - 4:23 --Chingachgook (talk) 01:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Nothing odd or bad in this. Diaspora sometimes DOES "go home" to help in a fight, especially against the side that forced him or his parents to leave originally. Australia currently has several like this fighting in Syria (on the ISIS side), Government won't let them back in. KatKan (talk) 09:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Rebels: Battalion Shaktersk (Ukraine AF): 2 killed, 6 wounded under Ilovaisk (Иловайск) [2]

(Pro-Ukraine, in Ukranian): "Нелюди вели вогонь по транспорту, який йшов під білим прапором. В результаті 17 людей загинули на місті, і лише шістьом вдалося вижити" , 17 KIA claimed [3] --Chingachgook (talk) 01:29, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

In English " 17 people were killed in a fire fighters with mortars and "city" refugee convoy on August 18 in area towns Novosvitlivka-Hryaschuvate (Lugansk region). Lonely fired on transport, which was under a white flag. As a result, 17 people died in the city, and only six survived"" THIS IS THE REFUGEE CONVOY STORY AGAIN, again without images KatKan (talk) 09:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Rebels: 17 August, 28-Brigade from Odessa, UAF: 9 KIA [4]--Chingachgook (talk) 01:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

City of Харцызск is shelled, Donbass region. Both sides claim that the other side is to blame [5]

Pro-Ukraine claim: rebels shelled Еленовка , Donbass region, using Grad. "Preliminary information, nobody was killed" [6] --Chingachgook (talk) 02:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Pro-Ukraine, in Ukrainian report on events on 18 August (no KIA figure provided) Ударні частини батальйону територіальної оборони "Донбас" протягом 18 серпня (August 18) знищили блокпости терористів у Іловайську (Донецька область) та увійшли в місто з декількох напрямів. Про це на своїй сторінці у Facebook написав комбат Семен Семенченко. [7]

IN English "Impact of territorial defense battalion "Donbass" for August 18 (August 18) was destroyed in the terrorist roadblocks Ilovays'k (Donetsk region) and entered the city from several directions. This wrote commander Simon Semenchenko on its Facebook page. "

Pro-Ukraine, in Ukrainian report on events on 19 August ( UAF "Donbass" 4 KIA reported, UAF "Shaktersk" , 2 KIA, 6 wounded ) В результаті важких боїв підрозділи батальйону територіальної оборони "Донбас" зазнали втрат і змушени були вийти з бою з Іловайську (Донецька область).Про це повідомляє прес-служба батальйону на своїй сторінці у Facebook.

Як повідомляється, станом на 22-у годину "бійці батальйону "Донбас" вийшли з бою під Іловайськом". "Весь день точився складний та запеклий бій, у результаті якого постраждала велика кількість військових "Донбасу". Кількість поранених уточнюється", - заявили у прес-службі.

Чотирьох бійців батальйону 19 серпня вбили терористи. У той же час у Twitter`i добровольчого батальйону "Шахтарськ" повідомили, що загін досі веде бій під Іловайськом та має втрати: 2 загиблих, 6 поранених. [8]

In English "Donbass "suffered losses and were forced to withdraw from the battle of Ilovays'k (Donetsk region) .About the press service of the battalion on his page on Facebook. Reportedly, at the 22nd hour "soldiers battalion" Donbass "came from the Battle of Ilovajskij."
"All day tochyvsya complex and fierce battle, in which a large number of injured military" Donbass ". Specified number of wounded," - said the press service. Four soldiers of the battalion killed August 19 terrorists. At the same time Twitter`i volunteer battalion "Miner" reported that the unit is still under Ilovajskij fight and has lost 2 killed, 6 wounded."

(pro-Ukraine, in Ukranian) Poroshenko had a chat with Lukashenko about situation on Ukranian Donbass

Президент України Петро Порошенко провів телефонну розмову з Президентом Республіки Білорусь Олександром Лукашенком. Про це ввечері 19 серпня повідомила прес-служба президента України

Зокрема зазначено, що Президент України подякував президентові Білорусі за можливість проведення 26 серпня у Мінську зустрічі високого рівня у форматі Україна – Європейський Союз – "Євразійська трійка".

Сторони також обговорили ряд питань двосторонніх відносин та врегулювання надзвичайної ситуації на українському Донбасі.

In English "President of Ukraine Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

This evening, August 19 press service of President of Ukraine In particular, states that the President of Ukraine thanked the President for the opportunity to Belarus on 26 August in Minsk high-level meeting in the Ukraine - European Union - "Eurasian Three". The parties also discussed a range of issues of bilateral relations and the settlement of an emergency in the Ukrainian Donbass."]

UAF Colonel Володимир Рубан discusses his (and his son) efforts on hostage or prisoners exchange, in this youtube video (starting around 13.55 or so). Major difficulties in such attempts discussed [9] --Chingachgook (talk) 11:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I've added the English translations, while I was getting them anyway. STILL can't understand Ukrainian or Russian but am starting to read cyrillic letters ok. KatKan (talk) 09:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Looks like huge collection of videos (2825 videos, coming from rebel side). Don't think anybody attempted to systematically look into this. --Resup (talk) 18:27, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Ilovaisk, Donbas, 30.08.2014: rebels deliver food to residents, no water, no electricity, all shops are closed in the city. Elderly civilians spent 25 days in the basement hiding from shelling. --Resup (talk) 04:06, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Video embedded in CNN report, dated 2 Sept, show shelling damage in Donetsk (to a multi-apartment dwelling), and show elderly wounded people in Donetsk hospital; ends with elderly woman who lost limbs due to shelling making a plea to Poroshenko, in Ukrainian, to stop the war [10]--Resup (talk) 03:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I came across a report that powser is being restored in Donetsk and Luhansk, which implies there is no fighting there now. Both airports are close to being fully back in Donbas hands. I'll post the links when I find them again. KatKan (talk) 08:50, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

There is a large collection of Novorossia videos [11]. However, searching them by place/time seems difficult (no index). Some links are posted below.

Vostochnyi night shelling. Vostochnyi shelling damage

Novosvetlovka -

Village people show around, some yelling
Villager tells about UAF in the village UAF tanks fired from nearby houses and church; returned by rebels fire did not cause casualties but villager consider UAF actions as provocation.

Kominternovo [12]

Village Pobeda [13]

Perevalsk [14]

Luhansk-rocket near kindergarten [15]

Berezovoe near Donetsk-Convoy destroyed [16] --Resup (talk) 00:56, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Kirovskoe, NW of Donetsk. --Resup (talk) 23:13, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Fashevka (not much action shown).

Izvarino entrance point

near Gorlovka apparently

Enakievo (SE of Gorlovka), shelling damage during ATO operation. 0:30 wounded or killed child can be seen, 4:42 killed or wounded child can be seen,5:30 wounded or killed child seen.

.--Resup (talk) 13:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

NSDC is claiming that the shelling of residential areas is done by "terrorists in the guise of UA soldiers". They have lost all shame. --CE (talk) 13:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Slavyansk, early video describing shelling tactics.

'Farewell of Slaviansk', documentary film by Alexandr Kots and Dmitry Stepashin. Documents transition from peace to all-out war (transition dated 2 May). Middle East scenes from previous assignments (Libya, Syria, Egypt) are interjected, it's clear where. 9:14 UAF helicopter pilot abandoned by UAF, saved by opolchenie (rebels). 9:30 , 12:25 use of banned phosphorous ammo described. 11:19 to 13:30 Semenovka village situation shown. 17:57 'Drovosek' (woodcutter), a volunteer giving funerals to civilians in Slaviansk, talks about 5 killed civilians daily, half of them not identified. --Resup (talk) 14:09, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Ukraine Attorney-General:under Ilovaisk, at least 200 UAF KIA. A doctor from Odessa: at least 700 WIA were evacuated from there; he has seen destroyed column of Dnepr 1 battalion , tens of KIA from Kirovograd and Vinnitsa; only 11 survived from Roth ('rota') Svitiaz. ('Rota' is 50-100 soldiers).

More photos, videos from Ilovaisk.

.--Resup (talk) 13:41, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

This (pretty gross) rebel report quoting Oleg Lyashko, Ukrainian radical party Rada deputy, suggests total UAF KIA at over 8000 (source of that figure is not specified). He also claims to show a photo of a field crematorium, near a field hospital, at Novoaidar. Aerial photo of a structure with what appears to be a pipe is shown. --Resup (talk) 18:44, 12 September 2014 (UTC)


15.11.14 "Violating the ceasefire, Ukrainian fascists used multiple rocket launchers and mortars to shell civilian targets. At 8.00 am on November 15 from the Troitskoe direction there was an artillery strike on Pervomaisky. Shell hit the building of the local maternity hospital. The intensive care unit was completely destroyed . Shell fragments wounded newborn child. In addition, over the past eight hours a school in Enakieve and a clinic in Novaia (New) Mar'evka were shelled by UAF. In Gorlovka as a result of targeted fire on the residential sector three multi-storey houses were destroyed. Four civilians killed . Six people were injured." rusvesna--Resup (talk) 07:54, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

18.11.14 Under Volnovaha (Волноваха) a Novorossia scouts group was ambushed, some are killed, 3 soldiers taken prisoners, one of them seriously wounded. Ukraine is refusing to have them exchanged. Abuse or torture reported. rusvesna --Resup (talk) 04:33, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Motorola: shrapnel hit saved by armored vest, so both him and Givi seem to be doing alright --Resup (talk) 01:17, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

24-25. 11.14 Update with photos (showing destroyed UAF armor at Peski, destroyed Hummer vehicle, missile artillery regiment in Crimea to defend it just in case; and videos of UAF continued shelling in various places (including some incendiary munition used by UAF against Donetsk; "Uragan" cluster missile hit on Makeevka, "Grad" shelling of Pervomaisk, Cassad

Large UAF losses, of up to 150 killed, are reported from Stanitsa-Luhanskaya direction, LPR (including a sniper and artillery correction person killed). Armaments destroyed including SAU-152, BMP-2, 2 mortar detachments of 120 mm and 80 mm, one tank damaged, 5 more vehicles destroyed (rusvesna)--Resup (talk) 05:59, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

24.11 According to DPR opolchenie member Yan, in the last 2 days according to preliminary reports UAF lost 5 companies (рота), ammunition storage, several heavy armor pieces were destroyed, near Orlovka--Resup (talk) 19:07, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

27.11. Civilian houses hit in Gorlovka, children wounded--Resup (talk) 14:17, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

UAF losses in personnel and equipment in Stanitsa Luhanskaya, Debaltsevo. UAF block post at Makarovskoe destroyed. Chernigov territorial defense battalion of UAF to be reformed due to high losses. --Resup (talk) 14:17, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


02.12 Headquarters of Polish 'ЧВК' (Russian abbreviation meaning private military company) is destroyed under Volnovakha. Estimated losses of pro-Kiev side is up to 100 killed. --Resup (talk) 13:49, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

04.12, Scastie. 3 Ukrainian tanks, located at town outskirts, are shelling town center, where humanitarian aid is distributed. rusvesna --Resup (talk) 13:57, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

04.12 rusvesna Headquarters of 128 brigade, UAF, is hit by Grads in Debaltsevo (Дебальцево) , several killed, BTR and some trucks destroyed. Battles near Donetsk airport, as usual. Battles in Staroignatovka (Староигнатовка), Bugas (Бугас)-blockpost is hit; Novo-Troitskoe (Новотроицкое), Dokuchaevsk (Докучаевск), Elenovka (Еленовка), Volnovakha (Волноваха)--traffic police blockpost is hit. Bahmutka (Бахмутка) getting some hits. UAF shells from Severo(=North) Donetsk (северодонецк) airport; in the morning they shelled Stanitsa-Luganskaia (Станица-Луганская) --Resup (talk) 18:19, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

8.12 Embedded video shows damaged multi-flat house, mother and daughter killed, in Pervomaisk (Luhansk region). That was result of artillery and Grad shelling by UAF (from Popasnoe). More damage elsewhere in the city reported, including water treatment facility. 3 more people were wounded. (playback also somehow tries to download some annoying junk, had to kill that junk...) --Resup (talk) 01:48, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

More footage from Pervomaisk, made on 9.12 First video, village house destroyed, a woman killed, by UAF Grad shelling. Second video, destroyed apartments in multi-story house, two women residents not present in the apartments at the time of shelling interviewed. Fur coat woman left to live in countryside because of frequent shelling. Second woman lived there and just went to the basement one hour before the shelling, some luck or intuition as she says. Stabilizer fragments shown on both videos, so this is Grad (fired by UAF. Opolchenie collects casualties on a regular bases. Presenter characterized himself as separatist in one of the videos. Says that UAF shells civilian houses on purpose, sometimes by direct line-of-sight fire; says that they know where opolchenie really is).--Resup (talk) 18:28, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

10.12 Ammunition explosions reported in Kramatorsk Airport. According to Novorossia sources, 'We went over to take a look at a favorite airport of ours. But those Ukrainian decadents not only made their ATO headquarters there, but also prepared lots of matches. They were bad; we walked away.' Explosions were reported by a Kramatorsk journalist on a Facebook . He talks about some 'medium intensity' gunfight in the area --Resup (talk) 04:03, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

18.12 Akmetov foundation reports that Ukrainian Dnepr 1 battalion blocked major roads and prevent deliveries of humanitarian aid and food (commercial or humanitarian deliveries) to Donetsk region. They are said to be demanding 2 prisoners released per truck with food they wave thorough. --Resup (talk) 20:54, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

19.12 Ahmetov fund humanitarian convoy was able to pass through with the help of "Berkut". Volunteer battalions did not try to block "Berkut". --Resup (talk) 07:34, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

January 2015

Churkin at UN: in Donetsk in the past week, 27 killed, 71 wounded, 105 houses destroyed (2367 overall). Gorlovka: 107 killed (including 9 children), 317 wounded, 15 schools destroyed. Stakhanov, 21 January: 10 killed (video). (Next: UK: blames opolchenie, Russian support, in Volnovakha and Mariupol incidents.) --Resup (talk) 19:10, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Casualties, destroyed and damaged homes in/near Donetsk . Outside temperature is (-20) C. --Resup (talk) 02:15, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

LPR: all-out fight and substantial losses reported. Opolchenie lost 100 (mostly wounded), UAF losses estimated at 300 wounded, 20 killed. UAF lost 50 vehicles. Opolchenie lost 5 tanks, 9 armored personnel carriers, 2 BMP, BMD, 2 Urals, 2 pickup, 5 mortars, 1 howitzer. --Resup (talk) 21:02, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

"Chemical weapons" shell use by Ukraine is suspected. Zakharchenko on the video. Explains that a shell hit Old Terminal building, releasing some chemical, strong smell of serum. One fighter required medical assistance, another had burning in the eyes feeling. They do not have expertise to sort out chemical involved. (Unclear; may need a watch). --Resup (talk) 16:35, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

UAF fighter in hospital made same complaint to OSCE visitor,said about 80 of his compatriots were affected: strong smell,dizzyness, some vomiting. None in hospital for treatment though. KatKan (talk) 13:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Adviser to MoD of Ukraine Yurii Biriukov denied chemical weapons, said that smoke grenades were uses, and some plastic burned. --Resup (talk) 18:32, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Large casualties numbers reported Opolchenie member "Sych" : it is estimated that in 5 days UAF lost up to 1/4 of equipment on the front line, up to 2000 WIA/KIA, 700 KIA. Most of losses resulted from artillery fire. Reserves from UAF second line are advancing to the front. Opolchenie at checkpoint 31 have losses of 15 KIA, 50 WIA. (Overall opolchenie losses were not provided in the report) --Resup (talk) 21:11, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Military Maps shows a large Ukrainian attack on Block Post №31. Ir also claimed some earlier large losses on highway T1303. One would expect the losses to show up on Lost Armour, but so far there is very little from 2015. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 21:56, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Official DPR report for 18 January. Eduard Basurin: "In the course of defensive operations opolchenie destroyed 27 tanks and 20 armored vehicles. One tank was seized. Ukraine’s losses have exceeded 200 killed and about 300 injured. Our losses stand at 16 killed and 62 injured,” “The airport and the areas around it are under the full control of the Donetsk Republic’s forces. At the moment the militias are conducting a security sweep in the village of Peski" --Resup (talk) 03:40, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Trying to surround "Sparta" and " Somali" batallions of DPR (Donetsk and Airport) , UAF lost one tank company. That is 30 vehicles-at least 90 soldiers, as tank crew is 3, more for BTR; report says 200 soldiers. UAF also lost one infantry company (100 soldiers) in failed attempts to retake the airport. rusvesna -translated at fortruss . Basurin: eight UAF soldiers captured, including two officers - a lieutenant colonel and a lieutenant. Interview with prisoners done by Zakharchenko (captions): prisoners are quite inexperienced, and quite seriously confused by what's happening there; tell about heavy losses. In shelling of Donetsk by Ukraine, 4 civilians were killed and 12 wounded. Air attack warning was given in Donetsk, but attack did not happen. --Resup (talk) 23:53, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

16 more UAF captured today at the Airport; most of them captured in similar to yesterday circumstances. (Yesterday group was told that they are there to pick up the wounded, not telling that terminal is controlled by opolchenie and no UAF alive left there. When they arrived, they were ordered to attack). Few more were found alive at the Airport. Apparently Motorola describes those find alive here. --Resup (talk) 14:36, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

5 civilians killed, 30 wounded in DPR today. Fires, destruction. Long list provided. --Resup (talk) 00:52, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Long editorial in rusvesna, about Novorossia and Russia wanting/needing peace, in order to have stability and normal life, and Russia taking similar position and recognizing territorial integrity of Ukraine--Resup (talk) 00:55, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

ATO losses from 13 to 19 January 2015: 962 KIA, 1279 WIA, 476 MIA. (source) -- 00:24, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Zakharchenko said this is based on radio intercept --Resup (talk) 18:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Heavy fighting reported yesterday at Nikishino, where UAF built fortified positions at what was used to be a checkpoint. UAF had tanks, BMP/BTR, self-propelled artillery. An artillery shot killed 4 opolchenie, 3 more were killed elsewhere, 10 wounded. Losses of UAF not known. Position is still controlled by UAF. (At some other checkpoints which were in the news, Ukrainian sources suggest that checkpoints were destroyed by artillery fire and nobody is managing them as they are in the open to more fire; same Ukrainian sources still consider those checkpoints retaken, they are just not there, as there is no point... ).--Resup (talk) 18:57, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

On 25.01, DPR opolchenie lost 6 KIA, 9 WIA. Ukraine lost 4 tanks, 2 BMP, and a company of infantry. Exact number of killed unknown (artillery duels fights), but estimate is 3 Kamaz vehicles--at lest 60 killed (Zakharchenko). 3 prisoners at the airport, shown at press conference, are given back to relatives --Resup (talk) 18:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

27-28 January. 5 civilians killed, 31 wounded in a single day, LPR and DPR combined (rusvesna) --Resup (talk) 16:50, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Use of heavy missiles by UAF: two Tochka U (or older model) missiles fired into Gorlovka; both missiles failed. Luhansk was shelled with Uragans. 16 killed and 114 wounded civilians in LPR. About 32 opolchenie may be killed in LPR after Uragan hits (still being checked; latest reports suggests it was less) -21-52 on Cassad , and here more photos, including Uragan or Smerch damage. --Resup (talk) 00:39, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

29.01 Heavy fighting, casualties on both sides in Debaltsevo. Parts of town controlled by opolchenie. UAF brings reserves (said to be from Donetsk). --Resup (talk) 13:47, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Jan. 30: Humanitarian aid distribution shop and a trolley bus hit in Donetsk (Kuibyshevskii district), 5 to 12 people killed according to reports. Shelled from Opytnoe by UAF. --Resup (talk) 23:49, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

OSCE reports a shell hit a tree at Hotel Europa and the distribution center (no crater) and another shell hit next to another bus, killing 2, with a crater suggesting fire from the northwest. --Caustic Logic (talk) 02:32, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

For the last 15 days, UAF losses are 1439 killed, 129 tanks, 102 BMP/BTR destroyed. On Saturday, 97 UAF were killed, 19 taken prisoners (8 of those released back to Ukraine). (Basurin-rusvesna) --Resup (talk) 18:00, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

In a phone conference call, [ Putin, Merkel, Hollande discussed ceasefire, pulling heavy weapons. --Resup (talk) 18:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Minsk meeting ended after 3 hours. (Statement to the press expected). --Resup (talk) 18:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Unconfirmed report-posted on Cassad. It is reported that Semenchenko took unprepared fighters of Donbas battalion to attack Uglegorsk, despite not being battalion commander since 24 of November, and without orders or permission of UAF. Near railway overpath Uglegorsk-Debaltsevo, a battle took place between Donbas battalion and Kulchitskii battalion (National Guard-Ukraine); (earlier reports were that Donbas walked into NAF ambush). 6 fighters of Donbas were killed, Semenchenko is said to run away (said to be on an ambulance vehicle). Moving at high speed, his vehicle collided with a BTR. 2 guards in front were killed. Semchenko was hospitalized. --Resup (talk) 21:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Filatov: Semenchenko - concussion, fractures and punctured lung; stable condition (implicitly denied pro-NAF reports)--Resup (talk) 22:38, 1 February 2015 (UTC)


  • Churkin at UN, 26 January (at 18:00 timestamp) Since summer (but mostly in the last week), 107 civilians killed (including 9 children), 317 wounded, 15 schools destroyed in Gorlovka. --Resup (talk) 03:12, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Artillery shelling of Gorlovka (article notes, on Orthodox Christmas say). Lots of broken glass, casualties and destruction being verified.02:15, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Heavy shelling of Gorlovka for 4 days now. Heavy artillery, Smerch, Grads used.many civilians killed. Two civilians killed at a bus station shown (rusvesna article with video). Man shouts that no NAF soldiers killed, only civilians. Says they will have their revenge and will not stop. Says about 100 UAF killed per day in recently renewed violence --Resup (talk) 20:24, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

RT Jan. 18 "Towards the evening, the Ukrainian bombers performed an airstrike on Gorlovka with 500-kilogram aviation bombs. Notably, the bombardment was not targeted; it came from over the clouds and the aim was simply to hit the town,” Zakharchenko said. Report says over 30 people, including children, have been killed or injured, a bus station in Gorlovka was hit, killing two, four schools and a kindergarten, suffered direct hits during the bombardment, “which went on without a break for almost 24 hours,” says the mayor.

500 kg bombs dropped on a civilian area of Gorlovka, 30 civilians killed, including children. Bombing was blind, from 5 km height, above clouds, using supersonic Su 24 attack/bomber plane, and FAB-500 free-falling 'dumb' bombs (not guided). --Resup (talk) 05:30, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Other updates: Gorlovka is shelled, dangerous to be in the open in any part of the city. Several other Donetsk were shelled (mortars, possibly Grads-unclear). In Stahanovo, 3 kindergartens were destroyed , 3 damaged, by artillery fire and fire correction used. Fighting in Bahmutovka. In Mariupol, Right Sector arrests people on slightest suspicions. --Resup (talk) 11:31, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Gorlovka: 5 civilians killed, 10 wounded today by Ukrainian shelling. Also, a lot of damage. --Resup (talk) 21:14, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

More reports on heavy shelling of civilian areas, damage, casualties in Gorlovka; Uragans were used 25.01 report, 23.01 report --Resup (talk) 23:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Gorlovka: Lifenews (18.01) , another video from Gorlovka rusvesna (22.01) --Resup (talk) 00:41, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Volnovakha Bus Attack

moved to Talk:Volnovakha bus incident

Donetsk Bus Attack

  • Database entry (22.1.15, Donetsk, 7 civilians killed, 1 wounded. Photos, map)

In Donetsk, a bus/tram stop is hit by a shell (rusvesna), (Cassad), (Sharii), 9 civilians killed, 9 wounded (with other reports suggesting higher count). Weapon is not determined, suspected mortar attack by a Ukrainian recon-and subversion group (several such groups were found and destroyed recently), or artillery. Ukrainian military denies, states that closest position is 15 km away. This is not outside of the range. Shelling of civilian areas by Ukraine is routine. Kononov: "recon and subversion group was at work" (@ Cassad); reports of that group arrest were later denied. Strelkov, quoting Petrovskii, stated that were 5 Ukrainian recon and subversion groups in Donetsk, 3 of them were liquidated, and 2, as of the evening of the previous day, were still operating. Correspondent at the scene show small shallow crater near the bus (about 10 m), tells it is small caliber mortar (82 mm suggested). This is light and mobile weapon. Attack occurred about an hour after curfew period was over. --Resup (talk) 10:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

DPR continues to search for remaining subversion groups-Zakharchenko. --Resup (talk) 01:35, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
This photo in this Facebook post by Roman Kosarev shows an artillery shell. The grooves are for giving the shell its spin. (I wonder why it did not explode completely.) -- Petri Krohn (talk) 20:08, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

OSCE report: 8 bodies in a morgue, 13 civilians injured. "The SMM observed two craters. One of them, 8m north-east of the bus, had a depth of 5cm and a diameter of 1.5m. The other, 150m south-east of the bus, had a depth of 15cm and a diameter of 1.8m. At 11:00hrs the SMM conducted a crater analysis on both craters, and determined that the rounds that caused the two craters had been fired from a north-western direction. The SMM also determined that the weapon(s) used was most likely either a mortar or an artillery piece". --Resup (talk) 01:40, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

From Strelkov news report, rusvesna UAF and right sector moved into Dzerzhinsk, prepare to do city fighting there, residents are being sent away. Constant carpet shelling of civilian areas of Gorlovka from 3 directions by Ukraine, heavy casualties exceeded losses for all Summer. No military reason to do it. Continues for over 3 days. The city is on fire in many places. --Resup (talk) 18:24, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Donetsk Aid Distribution Place Attack

  • Database entry. 30.1.15, Donetsk. Direct hit on aid distribution place; allegedly Ukrainian fire corrector was directing fire there on purpose. Several civilians killed. Map, photos.

Mariupol Shelling Attack Jan. 24

Moved to Talk:Mariupol market shelling#Casualties?

February 2015

DPR-Basurin: 13 settlements cleaned from UAF near Debaltsevo . 2 columns of punishers with ammunition destroyed. Donetsk is shelled from MLRS, 3 schools destroyed, hospital hit. 3 coalmines damaged. Many homes and infrastructure objects destroyed in Gorlovka. During the day, opolchenie lost 7 killed, 24 wounded. UAF lost 57 people, 5 tanks, 7 BMP, 12 self-propelld artillery. 2 big ammunition storages captured by opolchenie. During the last 16 days, UAF lost 134 tanks, 109 BMP, 58 trucks, 1496 people. --Resup (talk) 21:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

21.02 Commander of 25 Ukrainian territorial battalion Kievan Rus', named Andrei "Vysota" talks about chaos during last days of Debaltsevo cauldron . General staff HQ were out of touch, operating on false/inaccurate report bases. During their escape, they passed by 4 trucks full of killed UAF. Commander of 128 battalion was in actual charge of escape; without initiative of officers on the ground, nobody would make it alive out of there.

19.02 Two part video, first filmed by UAF, than opolchenie, at the same Chernukhino location. UAF video . shows young UAF solders fool around, lots of coarse language. Next day, opolchenie is on that spot, filming their corpses. Previous day video was recovered as a trophy from a cell phone of one of those killed guys. Both parts combined, with a don't -come- here fighting us message. --Resup (talk) 23:49, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Luhansk Airport

29.09.2014 - 1:23 Report on operation against well-trained, night-vision equipped pro-Kiev detachment in Luhansk airport: Yakut interview. (A comment on minor detail: many males in the West, as well as in the Middle East, as well as elsewhere, are circumcised; no ethnicity or nationality conclusion is possible on that basis)--Resup (talk) 12:40, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Graham Phillips video above (published on Dec 23, 2015) from Luhansk airport. Footage shows airport before the war, its current state, civilian casualties in Luhansk in August 2014, Ukrainian military casualties near Luhansk airport. --Resup (talk) 21:52, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Donetsk Airport reports

29.09.2014. KP corresponent quoting Strelkov, about Donetsk airport. "They (UAF) are not in the air terminal, -they just have their forward positions there, but they are rather at the air defense installation at the airport, in a nuclear-proof bunker. Strelkov: " Ukrainian army does not like to attack, but the defense is good. Well, of course it's good, --they are Russian ... ". (There was a hope that UAF will withdraw from Donetsk airport, and an opportunity was given, but than fighting resumed and is on-going intense for several days, with casualties and lost tanks reported at the airport, and shelling of Donetsk city area by UAF. I guess Strelkov comment illustrates how senseless is that war, Russians fighting Russians). --Resup (talk) 12:39, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

01.10.2014. Today, at the intersection of Kiev Avenue and Polygraphic street in Donetsk, a bus stop was hit by UAF "Grad". 11 people were killed. It is possible that there may be more victims. 3 powerful UAF Grad (or other multiple launcher) volleys from Peski hit Kiev district of Donetsk. A school in Donetsk was hit by UAF. 3 people (2 parents and biology teacher) were killed. Building was damaged. Fighting for the airport continues. An opolchenie member reports that 25 UAF Airmobil brigade was withdrawn to Gvardeisk, Dnepropetrovsk region. Radio intercept suggests that remaining 79 UAF Airmobil brigade may be withdrawn (not confirmed). --Resup (talk) 05:24, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Report: UAF has 5000 бойцов Opolchenie Prokhorov about why they still have not taken the airport: "About UAF artillery positions used to shell Donetsk: they are not in Spartak, which is occupied by DNR. Most of shelling comes from Avdeevka, Krasnogrovka, etc. Artillery fire correction is done from the airport (by UAF). The old terminal is an old days Soviet (steel bar-reinforced) concrete cube that holds our artillery shells (ОФС) as if it is a real military pillbox (дот). Especially Rapira shells. We are waiting for more powerful "flowers" with the "кум"'s ("кум"="best man").

Why we still have not taken the airport.

We said this many times. There were more than two thousand occupants (UAF) there until recently, + detachments in the nearby villages (a total of 4.5-5 thousand), a huge number of armored vehicles and artillery, and for the 5 months, they strengthened what was already a Reinforced Installation (УР) created by the Soviet engineers (this was a fashion - whatever we do - it's an AK machine gun as a result - well, in the sense that all has serve the defense). Completely blocking/surrounding the airport was unsuccessful, from July onward. And until now UAF moved around relatively freely (in tank-taxi - I posted a photo-- or single trucks and UAZ cars), and delivered cargo to the besieged. The maximum number of attacking opolchenie only once reached 700 people (plus half a dozen to a dozen tanks and artillery). More often - much less.

UAF until yesterday had at least a thousand sanitary (WIA+KIA) losses at the airport - it's a real second Ilovajsk."

Psaki memo: UAF= pro-Kiev Ukrainian Armed Forces, any type. Opolchenie = Novorossia armed forces, formerly known as rebels. For meaning of Novorossia, consult "Taras Bulba", written, in Russian, by Ukrainian and Russian classic writer Gogol' in 1835, or Russian FM press release quoting the same, in Russian and Ukrainian, with other variant meanings discussed). Russian military is NOT a participant. --Resup (talk) 12:52, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Swiss Red Cross worker Laurent Etienne Du Pasquier (Switzerland) is killed in shelling in Donetsk. Also some civilian casualties OSCE Expresses Concern. Rebels feel Donetsk shelling is a revenge for them being close to control of the Airport. --Resup (talk) 17:52, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Lukashenko (grudgingly) offering peacekeepers, if needed. Well, good to know, just in case. --Resup (talk) 19:46, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Airport: UAF hiding in "catacombs" reported burned (kerosene fuel used). (There was an option for them to withdraw, shortly after Minsk2 agreements signed, they should have taken that, what's now is tragic and pointless) --Resup (talk) 13:56, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

UAF shelled airport (now in Novorossia hands), and hit a civilian area with white phosphorous munitions. Sky illuminated by high temperature burning material is shown on a photo. Civilian area of Putilovka is said to be hit, and fires reported. Conventions ban use of such munitions against military targets inside or near civilian areas. --Resup (talk) 22:31, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

14.11.14 According to Petrovskiy, Givi lost 10 killed, 10 wounded today at the airport. Avdeevka is controlled by UAF. "Unrealistic to take Avdeevka, as of today." (rusvesna)--Resup (talk) 15:25, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Turned out 6 fighters killed and one war correspondent from NovorossiaTV that followed them around all the time, nice young Russian guy. Strelkov said attack was Givi's fault for flirting with media so they showed films of where he is. Next video they cracked jokes "no don't film the gun they'll locate it" while SHOOTING IT. KatKan (talk) 13:02, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

29.11.14 It is reported that the old terminal building is taken by Novorossia, and so controls all airport (one more time, as airport was under their control not too long ago). Motorola lightly wounded (arm). Some wounded but nobody killed during the operation. --Resup (talk) 14:36, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

UAF counter-attacks using artillery and multiple missile launchers. Intense fighting reported by both sides. NAF artillery responds in Peski and Avdeevka direction. --Resup (talk) 18:59, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

01.12.14 It is reported that fighting in the airport was stopped as a result of negotiations between Ukraine and Russian members of a joint center working on ceasfire . (Ukraine: general-lieutenant Владимир Аскаров (Vladimir Askarov), Russia-— general-lieutenant Александр Ленцов (Alexander Lentosv).--Resup (talk) 18:11, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Strange set-up this JCCC, set up to fail I think. Always complained to OSCE they can't do anything as have no radios or transport. Just sat around counting how many ceasefire violations from which side. BUT this meant they're sitting around all day smoking and drinking tea, they get to talking like people. Nearly reached agreement on Debaltseve, too. That's the 2 main pain points. But Givi, 1/2 on vacation, claims they're working on a surprise. KatKan (talk) 13:02, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Those generals do what they can. But there is no external pressure on Poroshenko to do ceasefire, while storm troopers commanders would press for fight; and he is not a leader who actually leads. (Also, no carrot for Putin here, he even got no reason to bend backwards about this). --Resup (talk) 14:43, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Airport casualties

Some sources claim that 1000 Ukrainian solders have been killed in the latest fighting for the airport. Graham Phillips gives an even greater number: 4000 Ukrainians killed at the airport over the 4 month battle!

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 01:08, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

We have the airport. A lot of people with badges SPARTA, some injured. I've put the video links on Saker and don't have the links now. Have only seen 1 comment there about kerosine,nothing anywhere else. KatKan (talk) 03:15, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
In the morning of 3.10.2014, opolchenia member Prokhorov reported that airport is still contested ("everybody kept what was theirs, he reports, --well of course, for as longs as UAF keeps Peski and Avdeevka, this music will go on for ever). But now the "flowers" " (2С5 «Гиацинт-С", suitable to destroy fortified targets) arrived (PS. borrowed from Luhansk), "so that annoying music may end now". That should help them take care of the old terminal building, which resisted their artillery so far. After that's gone, apparently some military type bunker still remains (Strelkov mentioned it once, quoted by KP newspaper, saying there is a nuc bunker). That is where apparently kerosine was used at tea time.
Drive-around video appears to be sometime on the same day, and they stop in some "administrative building" inside the airport, some 300 meters from the terminal. They say National Guard is still in the terminal. Maxim Shevchenko, human rights committee for the Russian President, is there. He wants to see the situation and look into reports that POWS are tortured. At (1:54) video shows bodies of Novorossia tank crew; they have cables attached to legs, and implication is that they were humiliated or tortured --Resup (talk) 04:12, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Resup could you watch these for me too, please, and sum up what they say? copied from my post to Saker
Not sure what's happening here. They have a lot of people with SPARTA badges,which is ??? but everyone puts on white rag armbands and go off on a Ukie tank to look for wounded.
This is titled Russian mercenaries at the airport, but....
and another (in this they find/have a kitten, too) KatKan (talk) 05:28, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
There is a shorter version (31:34) of the 38:32 long video (original) with English subtitles here. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 03:27, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Incredible. In the video above from Petri, starting at 8:34 a long conversation with the opposing side by CELL PHONE. How do these guys know the enemy's cell phone numbers?KatKan (talk) 05:11, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Have not seen white badges before, not sure; maybe more practical and easier to make and see that St. George/"colorad" band (or maybe stand for, ironically, "peacemaker" or something; or else for the White (as opposed to Red) army of the civil war of 1920's). What you call SPARTA, may be DNR insignia, double-headed eagle; or we may look at different things. Tired now, will look another day, and update --Resup (talk) 06:14, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
yes, Sparta looks like a division from somewhere else, reinforcements. They use white as that is all the have -- tearing off lengths of bandages to wrap on their arms, so they all know they are together. A few even put some on their legs.KatKan (talk) 05:11, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Shorter video: nothing striking, obviously artillery is used. A building, likely civilian, is hit by shelling not far from opolchenie, in the beginning. At 2: 50 a tank (T 72 modernized?) is shown with BMW and Taxi insignia; tank used for riding but not for battle purposes in the video. At (8:09) insignia shown is of DNR, 1 special batalion, tactical group (on top Somalia, partially obscured, I guess) 10:20 looks appears to be executed opolchenie fighters , 2 lined up bodies, 1 headless, one appears to have head wound from a close range
Longer video. 2:03 Opolchenie Donbas insignia 6:25 jamming Rapira gun shot few times with prayers for it to work each time towards airport tower (8:35) very curious: Givi, opolchenie commander, who is local, born in Donbas (despite Caucasian accent and appearance), 1 special batalion, located in civilian area, gets on the phone with a colonel of UAF (93 Air Mobile) and demands that shelling of civilian area is stopped. Shelling in the vicinity can be heard couple of times during conversation. Givi tells he does not use tanks, and artillery in just a minor way and military justified way, and not now. Clearly shelling happens during heated conversation. Stern warning to stop or else given by Givi. He tells he knows where all UAF guns are, and complaints about shelling at 2.30 pm, and also from Avdeevka. An offer from Givi to leave the airport is given. Givi also tells that his team with white flag was shot by UAF. 15:53 the money given as a birthday present to a soldier. Parked tank shown, now not with BMW/Taxi logo, but Gvardiia Rossii sign. 21:45 Now I see Sparta sign, it appears to be for Motorola opolcheni group, compare with photo Apparently this is a team to evacuate the wounded and also "clean-up" a building from some badass UAF, as part of it. They are shown riding on top of that tank, used as a taxi. Somebody sings traditional Cossack song. 21:44 instructions to be prepared to defend from any side, and be ready for artillery used to suppress badass UAF, so that they can reach the building. It is said that in the past, they were let in, than shot; so they plan to prevent this from occurring again. Well visible white bands are used throughout. A woman briefly interviewed at some point, she is local, and needs no uninvited guests. --Resup (talk) 00:52, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
I must repeat, INCREDIBLE they know the enemy's cell phone and keep ringing up to talk. Very odd. BUT the enemy then has no excuse for not giving up, they've been offered often enough and had the means to negotiate coming out alive. KatKan (talk) 05:11, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Why not? there are no drones or precision weapons so it is safe to call --Resup (talk) 05:19, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
latest interview with film star Givi he says total KIA in his unit has been only 27 (they've been there a month?) but won't say what % of his team that is. When walking wounded gather for evacuation there's about 20 of those; obviously the team is bigger than the 6 or 7 strong platoon usually shown in a film.KatKan (talk) 13:26, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

05.11.2014 Fighting still continues.... a schoolboy is killed by shelling in Donetsk. --Resup (talk) 19:22, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Two schoolchildren died actually; a Ukrainian passport, apparently of one of them is shown. --Resup (talk) 03:09, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

25.11. 14 Intense battle at the airport reported by both sides. According to Novorossia, tank atack of UAF was repelled, with a number of vehicles destroyed or damaged; UAF used incendiary ammunition in error against own fighters in the new terminal building. [17] Ukrainian sources report that new tanks Bulat and new high precision weapons enabled them to over-run a NAF position, kill 'over 40' NAF --Resup (talk) 16:15, 26 November 2014 (UTC)soldiers and destroy some equipment.

Bastyrkin: 597 UAF killed at the airport and Peski (that many bodies were found), 44 taken prisoners, 1500 Ukrainian wounded brought to hospitals/field hospitals. --Resup (talk) 16:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Donetsk Civilian Casualties

About 40 civilians are said to be killed in Donetsk, in two days around 9 October. Graham Phillips made a video in Donetsk morgue, vk, 18+, or here, Graham Philips, youtube. Should be in OSCE report, to verify numbers, did not compare. --Resup (talk) 11:28, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

12.11.14. Donetsk shelling continues, today Markino region was shelled from "Grad' (rusvesna). From 1 to 8 November, 38 people died in Donetsk because of shelling (3 teenagers, 1 woman). On 6 November, two pupils, aged 14 and 18, were killed playing football, another 5 were wounded, when artillery shell hit school 63 in Donetsk. (DPR today) --Resup (talk) 14:57, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

14.01.15. 8 civilians killed, 15 wounded, in shelling of Donetsk by Ukraine, in renewed cycle of fighting. --Resup (talk) 17:33, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Fighting for the airport continues. Heavy shelling of Donetsk, said to be heavier than August. There are civilian casualties, exact count is being confirmed, but seems to be at least 5 or more civilians per day. 2 days of shelling may cost more civilian lives that Volnovkha bus, but that has much less attention. Today OSCE asked to stop shelling the airport and Donetsk. Rusvesna sources in diplomatic circles in Kiev: Ukrainian diplomats in conversations with foreign diplomats admit that shelling of Donetsk is for the purpose of creating intolerable conditions for civilian population, worse than what they would have should they join Ukraine. This is done trying to make them disillusioned with Novorossia and Russia. (So they are supposed to join those shelling them? Well, those who are like that, most likely left already). --Resup (talk) 17:53, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


From the people of Ukraine hide terrible shots of the tragic events in Debaltsevo. This illustration of a crushing military defeat in Kiev. All the victims - the Ukrainian military. The video footage alone shows about five hundred people.
  • According to Muzhenko (UAF), 56 UAF killed in the Debaltsevo cauldron itself and 25 trying to break through. Sharii/Rusvesna article suggests hundreds of killed and thousands wounded. Sharii video starts with an interview with a commander of a special unit of "Oplot" (NAF). His unit was among those closing off the cauldron, from Uglegorsk, Loginovo. He arrived to Debaltsevo around 10 of February. He describes chaos in UAF ranks, mercenaries run away, senior officers left as well (his information is that many officers left dressed as civilians on buses brought in to 'evacuate civilians'). Rank and file UAF were left, and tried to escape the cauldron on their own. His recollection is that 2-3 columns per day were attempting escape, with several armored vehicles each; they did not allow them to pass. He describes the number of killed as "without count" (too numerous), and from what he has seen himself, 'hundreds". They were left on the battlefield and his unit took part in collecting and giving a burial. He describes several concrete cases of prisoners; those were placed in hospitals, exchanged, etc. Sharii video than gives what he describes a 'light' version of battlefield footage, showing destroyed vehicles and corpses. He indicates it was seriously redacted and he does not show horror scenes or footage from morgues. --Resup (talk) 12:20, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

What people think on total casualties number

Rusvesna discussion . On scale of 25,000 for Ukraine, over 50,000 in total including civilians are figures mentioned by users. Roughly same scale as our estimates. 'German intelligence' figures are mentioned--don't know what this refers to . --Resup (talk) 01:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


  • Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 31.01.2017
    The DPR Armed Forces' reconnaissance obtained a report of the AFU Chief of Staff V. Muzhenko on real losses among the Ukrainian military on January 29 and 30, which had been presented to the 'president' of Ukraine, and which became the reason of the P. Poroshenko's emergency return from Germany. According to the obtained materials, at the moment in morgues and military medical institutions of Ukraine there is the following situation:
    • In Selidovo's morgue – 29 bodies of dead Ukrainian military personnel;
    • In Krasnoarmeysk's morgue – 41 bodies of dead military personnel;
    • In the 65th mobile military-medical hospital in Chasov Yar – 62 wounded fighters;
    • In the 66th mobile military-medical hospital in Novy Trud – eight dead bodies and 14 crippled military personnel.


23 Mar. 2019, Dnepr(opetrovsk).

March 23, 2019 in the Dnepr(opetrovsk) ATO fighter Sergei Valakh with the call sign "Beard" was buried. His combat vehicle hit a mine. Cemetery photos with many crosses shown (Donipress), (Cassad). --Resup (talk) 23:15, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Tochka U usage

Tochka U usage reports:

23.08.2014 Snezhnoe, 29-08-14 Snezhnoe

August 24 or 25 (quoting RIA Novosti) DONETSK . 'Cassettes (cluster) part of the rocket exploded in the air over Suvorov street in Kirov region of Donetsk. A middle age woman, a mother of 3 children, was seriously wounded. Rocket engine fell on Pinter (Пинтер) street, in the same area' quoting RIA correspondent

Rovnenki, August 2014 --Resup (talk) 00:55, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Donetsk, 20 October. (This is what peace-inside-peace looks like????). Vice-PM Purgin shaked a bit but is OK. --Resup (talk) 13:17, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

See also here: Sub-kiloton blasts in Donetsk -- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:48, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Photo of Tochka U launch by UAF from Artemovsk--Resup (talk) 14:33, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Smerch Usage reports

Apparently Smerch usage with cluster munition --Resup (talk) 13:50, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

(PS. Smerch and Uragan are quite similar, but Uragan rockets are a bit is smaller.)--Resup (talk) 23:13, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

9.12 Strelkov quoting Khmuryi(Petrovskii), and reported on rusvesna: massive Uragan strike against Donetsk overnight, before the quiet day starting. Many casualties, destruction. Quiet at the moment. --Resup (talk) 15:17, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Lithuanian "Honorary Consul"

BBC reports Aug. 22: Lithuania says its honorary consul in the rebel-held city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine has been murdered by "terrorists" there.

Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted with "deep sorrow" that "Mr Mykola Zelenec kidnapped & brutally killed by terrorists there".
There has been no comment from the rebels yet on the Lithuanian diplomat's death.
Lithuania is among the most vociferous EU member states in its criticism of Russian actions in Ukraine. The EU and US accuse Russia of fomenting the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

So... why did they have an honorary diplomat in the rebels' capitol city, who only got killed as government forces are also there? --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:29, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Okay, when they say Lithuania had "its honorary consul" there, it's not like a diplomat - certainly not an ambassador to the Lugansk Peoples' Republic. Latvia, at least, just announced it was ready to recognize the LPR and DPR ... as "terrorist organizations." Lithuania is probably about the same. He serves no official function, apparently. One source (from Dutch) explains "An "honorary consul" can be a citizen, as it were what moonlights as 'honorable representative' in a distant location." Apparently, he's not even Lituanian; Baltic review describes him as a "Ukrainian businessman and  Lithuanian honorary consul ... a sincere friend of Lithuania and Ukraine who had a lot of plans for the development of the two countries, including cultural and business ties." --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:15, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
So he sounds like a pro-free-market guy, most likely pro-Kiev, but presumably given the honorific title sometime well before this year's coup, referendum, and war, back when Lugansk was just another Ukrainian city. But all through the Spring and Summer he remained there in Lugansk, apparently, never fleeing nor being murdered by the "terrorists" running the town. Did he even wind up sympathizing with them perhaps? Only once Kiev's forces were also in town, putting people in trucks that get blown up and blaming terrorists and things like that .... terrorists are blamed for this brutal murder. Baltic review says Zelenec was "shot to death today by Russian-backed terrorists" and adds "The businessman Mykola Zelenec was kidnapped few days ago by a group of armed terrorists. Unfortunately,  his location was unknown. and today, he was brutally murdered by the terrorists." The motive isn't explained - apparently just to piss off Lithuanians and Europeans in general, to keep up the pressure on themselves and on Russia. They plan things like this to make themselves look bad in between blowing up their own neighborhoods just to make the other side look bad.... obviously! --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:15, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Honorary consuls are normal residents of where they are, and do consular work as a sideline for the country concerned. They have no diplomatic status, unlike full time employed Consuls. Their plans for "cultural and business ties" typically would include some for their own businesses.
It is odd they say "his location was unknown. and today, he was brutally murdered by the terrorists". If location unknown, how do they even know he's dead, never mind by whose hand? did they return the body with a signed note, or what? and he was only shot, that is non-brutal, not like, say, having his car run over by a tank.
Congratulations, Caustic Logic. You have found the mysterious "Third Force". KatKan (talk) 11:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
What? No I didn't. Though this part of it might have Lithuanian contacts, direct or indirect ... But those are good points you raise. I was smelling it, but you put your finger right on it. They don't know where he was taken by the "terrorists" but from the haze, they're certain he was killed there. As for the "brutal" part, indeed shot sounds different. Considering the news lately, I was thinking the smart thing for these "terrorists" to do is behead the guy on video. Let's hope they didn't get that ambitious and/or did this before the Foley story broke to influence their thinking... And all this just as Lithuania's doing whatever it is that's got Russia noting how "idefatiguable" they have been at needling Russia and demonizing the federalists. --Caustic Logic (talk) 02:15, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Mass Graves at Donetsk

A few photos have emerged of soldiers being buried near Donetsk, no details given. [18] KatKan (talk) 20:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

On top this says that SBU (Security Service of Ukraine ) is ensuring the peace of the country . Insults to the grave suggest that those are rebels KIA . Obviously does not say much about total counts. He says the memory of our guys will live forever, but for those bastards, we will use crosses for fuel in winter. Suggests an issue with heating up with approaching cold weather.

Konstantin Preobrazhensky comments : "Реальное фото, как вьівозят целую фуру 200-х кацапов в Ростовскую область:" means :" a real photo how a whole truckload (фура-kind of truck, not clear how big) of killed (insulting word meaning Russian) are moved to Rostov region". Well, insulting KIAs is not a good thing, let's say. --Chingachgook

Vladimir Sachenko А що на фото з права за числа на табличках? what is on the right photo , those numbers on those plates Today at 2:46 am|

I do not see an answer --Chingachgook (talk) 21:22, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

In another version of the images, the comment said "the homeless will use the crosses or heating" which is a much more neutral prediction.

The crosses photo labels say "soldier No. X" and the open grave site/ditch clearly just sows position numbers - indicating someone is recording the number and whatever is known about the body being put there. There will have to b months of exhumations and DNA testing to identify everyone. I just brought the photos to show efforts are being made.KatKan (talk) 21:44, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, I don't know about another image but what I see here is Заказывали пруфы значительных потерь колорадов? Обратите внимание на величину участка земли на 2 фото и то, что пидорашки даже имена определить не могут. А сколько осталось гнить где-нибудь за сельским туалетом и на полях Донбасса... Память о наших бойцах будет жить вечно, а кресты на этих недомогилках вскоре срубят бомжи, дабы согреться зимой.

Did you ask for proofs of considerable "colorads' (=rebels) losses? . Take a close look on land plot on photo 2 and that for пидорашки (insult- meaning he is Russian/colorad] they could not even figure out names. And how many more are left to rot nearby a "village" toilet and in the fields of Donbass...The memory about our folks will live forever , but crosses over those 'incomplete/shallow/substandard' graves which will be soon cut by some bums, дабы (in order) to stay warm in winter.

It is very clearly saying here they will cut them for the purpose of staying warm This type of discussions are next to impossible to be conducted in English. SOmetimes russian or ukranian conversations are typed using Western letters (especially if writing from abroad ) but still in Russian or Ukranian language . This text is in Russian (not Ukrainian), but by pro-Ukranian . Discussion over there use both Russian and Ukrainian. I do not see English language at all (and not even western letters used)

--Chingachgook (talk) 00:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I put them into several translators. Maybe those are being polite about the bad words. Other things often come out quite different so I have to mentally combine them. A lot of the tone/attitude shows through anyway. KatKan (talk) 11:24, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

This is what that person literally said, it is probably mostly insult than a practical arrangement, but cold weather and probably not functional facilities would seem anyway an obvious concern which I wanted to highlight

The tone here is actually as bad as it get, there are people much better qualified for an opinion but it is something like using Shakespearean or older English to make the horror movie type effect, whatever this effect actually is called , can find words for this now but hope clear where I am heading. Like horror pictures show up, horror music playing, this sort of thing what is that they do to make a horror movie? (I do not watch them) (like B rated horror movie, not David Lynch)--Chingachgook (talk) 17:55, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

дабы: is this some sort of Shakespearean way to say 'in order for'/for the purpose of? (Something like this but experts would know much better --Chingachgook (talk) 18:07, 23 August 2014 (UTC)


ДАБЫ союз чтобы, для того, к тому, с тем чтобы; пожелательное да.

         for,  in order for, to cause, affirmative yes

This is from Vladimir Dal' who first attempted written record of spoken language. So something old would be their but that it would tend to dissapear in shortish more modern dictionaries


this is smt h like 1863-1866 --Chingachgook (talk) --Chingachgook (talk) 19:48, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, looking at other sources gives preety much the same translation , it is also on wiktionary , listed as archaic, and gives a reference, in ( Ученые записки МОПИ), to a research paper from 1963 , with hopefully all history in the issue as anybody could figure in 1963 and anybody would care to dig now.

--Chingachgook (talk) 20:07, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

May be no process in place to deal with unknown soldiers

May be no process in place to deal with unknown solderers --Chingachgook (talk) 21:05, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Once there is normal government, they need to set up something like War Graves Commission, to collect all notes made by anyone who buried anyone. World War 1 was 100 years ago - last year an Australian soldier who died in it was identified by DNA after some of his bones were ploughed up by a French farmer. So it can be done, if they really want to.KatKan (talk) 11:31, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Daily casualties?

All fighting near #Donetsk today cost #Ukrainian troops 483 KIA and 700+ WIA, per radio communication intercepts. #ATO #DNR

"Officials in Kiev said 722 people with Ukrainian government forces had died to date, a jump from 568 announced on Aug. 11" according to an Independence Day article on August 24. The numbers get smaller every day. Or they've picked one of the many types of forces fighting for them and only count the smallest as "government forces" for statistical purposes. How stupid do they think everyone is to believe this? KatKan (talk) 22:41, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

According to CNN reporter in the field, shown in the embedded video, Ukrainian medics dealt with 70 UAF war dead, on 31.08.2014, right in front of the reporter's location --Resup (talk) 21:45, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Rebel report, 1 Sept.

Ополченцы сообщают, что общие потери карателей за ночь составили один самолёт СУ-25, два вертолета МИ-8, два танка, до шести установок «Град», два бронетранспортёра, до четырнадцати орудий и минометов, до двадцати четырёх единиц автомобильной техники, два склада с боеприпасами. Потери в живой силе: до 100 человек убитыми и ранеными. Захвачены в плен тринадцать человек.

Google translate: Militia reported that the total loss of punishers per night: ​​one SU-25 aircraft, two Mi-8 helicopters, two tanks, up to six units "Grad", two armored personnel carriers, and fourteen guns and mortars, up to twenty-four units of motor vehicles, two warehouses ammunition. Casualties:up to 100 killed and wounded. Captured thirteen people. (Also, high total loss numbers of UAF suggested in the article). They also claim that 5 or 6 NATO officers are "blocked in Mariupol." --Resup (talk) 23:33, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

NATO spokeswoman denies there are anty NATO people there. But an analyst quoted in Pravda says they've been there since July - ""A NATO information group arrived in Kiev from Estonia in March 2014 (16 officers of NATO cyber center). The group launched active anti-Russian activities. In July, 6 officers of the NATO cyber center set up a point for conducting information warfare against Russia. The main point is located in Kiev,..." KatKan (talk) 05:32, 2 September 2014 (UTC)


Zaporizhya: -- Petri Krohn (talk) 22:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Military recruitment offices confirm that 87 bodies of soldiers were brought to the Zaporizhya morgue at the beginning of September, and that a large number of bodies have been brought to the oblast. They say that they were all men who died fighting.
As of the morning of September 17 the search party found and exhumed the remains of 87 soldiers of the Ukrainian army and law enforcement officers who died in the ATO. The work was done in the area of ​​Saur-Mogila, Ilovaisk, Starobeshevo.
DPR requests militia headquarters command AFU take 27 unidentified bodies of soldiers 80th Separate Airmobile Brigade and Aidar Battalion from the morgue in Starobilsk.
"In the morgue Starobelska Lugansk People's Republic for two weeks are 27 unidentified bodies of soldiers 80 separate airmobile brigade and battalion" Aydar ".
They lie from 9 September. Most of the 80th Airborne Brigade of the city of Lviv. And some of them of the battalion "Aydar". All the bodies were taken without papers from the field, to identify without relatives is not possible.
Mortuary workers have repeatedly appealed to the military for help in installing individual and transfer them to their hometowns, but from no reaction was received. Please Ukrainian command take the bodies of their fighters. "
Per govt officials, there are still 552 bodies of #Ukrainian soldiers (all KIA during #ATO) that could not be identified in the morgues.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:27, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Strikes of Note

  • July 11, central Lugansk: after acknowledging "at least 30 soldiers" were killed somewhere near the Russian border in a federalist missile strike, an AP report noted the promise to "react swiftly." Later in the day, this article argues with geo-location, they may have tried to destroy the still-running Lugansk train station. Instead, a 3rd floor apartment just north of it took the blow from the north, killing at least one person - an older woman unfortunately shown under the rubble with he broken head. Many more would have died if the projectile hadn't lost as much altitude by that point. --Caustic Logic (talk) 11:17, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • August 19, Zughres/Zuhres: "Fifteen people were killed and 19 injured in mortar fire in Donetsk region’s village of Zugres on Wednesday, local authorities said, citing health officials. Among those killed were three children." (report-Russian)

72nd Brigade

The real losses of the 72nd Brigade were never announced. They spoke about 100 men, but in reality the whole brigade was exterminated. Besides those who surrendered.
If you compare the number of casualties. it's more than 9 years of Afghanistan.
Wikipedia: Soviet Forces: 14,453 Killed (total)Petri Krohn (talk)23 August 2014 (UTC)
You can see from what they're wearing, at least 4 different styles of camo. Their own running shoes or flip flops. USA sent them a planeload of good field rations. Blackmarket, figures.
Does anyone know what their vehicles are? First time I've seen light grey ones like that. It looks like winter (snow) camouflage. Not a good sign, if it is.KatKan (talk) 03:44, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Missing soldiers

There was a Kiev battalion of ~4000 men which seems to have disappeared (24 Mechanised Brigade??) About 73 of them turned up in Kiev and are being treated as possible deserters. Apparently they were given permission to retreat, and they (sensibly IMHO) decided to retreat all the way home to Kiev. The other 4000 are not listed as dead. So where are they? slipped home? changed sides? escaped to Russia as refugees? captured? KatKan (talk) 08:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I thought so. From early August:
"On Sunday, Vasili Malayev, spokesman for the Rostov Oblast FSB Border Service said that twelve junta soldiers laid down their arms and crossed into Russia in Rostov Oblast, saying “They laid down their arms and crossed into Russia at the Gukovo border checkpoint. Now, we’re investigating why they did this. The soldiers crossed into Russia on Saturday, they were from the Ukrainian Army’s 72 Mechanized Brigade. There were previous instances of junta troops rallying to Russia. In late July, more than 40 junta troops left their units and asked the DNR and LNR opolchenie to help them escape to Russia because they didn’t want to fight against their own people. All the junta troops came through the Donetsk border post in Rostov Oblast. They thanked the opolchenietsy who helped them."
from an excellent blog KatKan (talk) 09:54, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Who is left?

Not casualties (yet) but available to throw into battle? don't know how much wishful thinking there is in this article, but it's an overview of the forces they think are available to Kiev. From Russian source but very interesting. Good analysis of how house to house fighting will end up destroying all the houses. Very scary. KatKan (talk) 08:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

From the bookkeeping I have been doing here (Ukrainian Armed Forces) I would say that no one. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 19:22, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
That means it's only private armies left. Those are vicious and Government has little control over them. Bad news. Meanwhile polls show all the "war" parties losing popularity. Is there a Rada worth of decent non-extreme people? KatKan (talk) 21:01, 7 September 2014 (UTC)


Moved to Talk:Ukraine prisoners of war

"According to our data, there are 400 captive (Ukrainian) prisoners. This number includes both military and civilians... Somehow, SBU figure is 200 prisoners." rusvesna quoting Ruban (30.6.2015). --Resup (talk) 17:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)


It is reported that SBU has 2400 UAF POW or MIA listed. Novorossia reported about 600 UAF POWs (minus those exchanged very recently). It looks like there are about 1800 "official" UAF MIAs. This count may not include volunteer pro-Ukraine battalions --Resup (talk) 11:28, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Unhappy conscripts, with unhappy consequences

Some reports suggesting mothers or conscripts very unhappy to be drafted to fight in a pointless war. In some areas, whole areas were against draft. Once you are drafted, it becomes a matter of honor to fight, whether or not you believe it is for a right cause. Culturally, being a deserter is an insult. Majority of UAF fighting are drafted, not volunteered (not certain on law of the land but believe service is required). Somebody who withdrew too far may be in very serious trouble (possibly shot). It is plausible that small number of crazy people are herding much bigger pack of conscripts into a fight, with withdrawing not a plausible option. Some talk of such tactics were heard. That may be a reason for large losses, unprepared and unwilling conscripts are lead from behind to die. Another issue is that once you got unwilling soldiers, what you do is to put the biggest artillery gun you can find to blast place in front of you into small enough pieces before venturing out there to figure out what was there at all. Rebels are constantly saying that loyalists use this type of tactics, they slowly shell things out with big (artillery) guns --Chingachgook (talk) 10:05, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

"There was massive draft dodging in all three junta call-ups. They also raised politically reliable (but militarily worthless) “National Guard” and Territorial Defence units… therefore, the drafts of manpower didn’t go into formed professional formations, but into undisciplined, untrained, and badly equipped new units."
"the junta appointed Galician Uniate hillbillies as political commissars, with the power to shoot “deserters” and “malingerers”. To put it bluntly, the junta forces have received no real reinforcements since the beginning of the war. Let’s not be coy… it takes at least 9-12 months to recruit, train, form, and gel a combat unit. That’s a bare minimum. The junta’s thrown nothing into battle but uniformed Euromaidantsy terrorists, nothing more.
In short, the junta’s fighting the one kind of war that it can’t win… a war of attrition in a land where the people hate them (and hate them worse with each airstrike and artillery bombardment). Besides this, there’s much discontent, which the junta toady press suppresses (the reporting of such, not the disorders)."
"A V Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Government, said at a briefing in Donetsk, “Ukrainian troops are rallying en masse to the side of the DNR. One of the officers of the 25 Airmobile Brigade took a BMP and rallied to our side. As of today, he took command of one of our units. This isn’t the only case of such. I understand that other units are ready to surrender in the near future in Dmitrovka and Kozhevni (a village on Russian border where the opolchenie surround junta forces). The regular Ukrainian professional soldiers don’t understand why they’re here, what they’re fighting for, and what they’re dying for. On the other hand, we’re fighting for our land, for our children, our homes. We’re in our homeland; we have something real to fight for. The morale of a unit that’s fighting for its homeland is of an order of magnitude higher than that of a unit that fights for money or that doesn’t understand why it’s at war. In fact, mostly, the Ukrainian regular soldiers aren’t our enemies; they’re our allies. There are even instances where the Ukrainian Army fights the Dnepr and Aidar Battalions. Now, not far from Ilovaisk, there’s heavy fire between Ukrainian regular troops and territorial defence battalions of the so-called ‘National Guard’”."
all from blog I linked elsewhere KatKan (talk) 12:50, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
A few days ago I read a blog from a Internal Security (?) soldier, I'll link it if I find it again. Fighting at Saur Magila for days, plate of porridge for breakfast, borscht for lunch, nothing else. ONCE they got one pack of excellent American field rations, he wrote it all ends up in the generals' camps. No first aid kits, no ground sheets, 24 hours to move out wounded (if they live that long). Once some "rebels" came and gave them food and blankets. Other troops with them were conscripts in one group, regulars in another, some "volunteers". Uniforms all over the place mixed up, they have to mark themselves with yellow Scotch tape to know they're on the same side, shot for a while at some with red tape, turned out they'd run out of yellow. Total disaster and headlessness. I can see some deserting into Russia just to get a meal. KatKan (talk) 13:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Interesting, snippets and blog, although the author seems to have a religious lense I don't care for. Subscribed anyway. Here's a video I posted elsewhere yesterday, which fits very well. --CE (talk) 13:07, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
yeah there's a lot of religious and racist ranting on some of these, I don't care for all that name-calling, but they all do it, as a way of dehumanising people they may have to kill. Easier that way.
Here I found where I got the above story from. It is very long but very detailed, 2 good interviews, telling what it's like for the people doing the hard work. Scroll down to the big image of Saur Magila where it begins.vineyardsaker It's heartbreaking, and there's months more of it to come. KatKan (talk) 13:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Stopping hostilities may be difficult

This may be difficult. On government side, going without a security is not a plausible option. But security may be provided by not the most sensible of all of the people, let's put it like that. (So, for example, talk is heard of rebels volunteering to provide security for government officials). Response to that suggestion was not heard. There are also some elections coming and some yelling is kicked up (not clear on exact details, but some right sector marches on Kiev were threatened recently) . Such considerations may put considerable pressure on participants, (whether the threat is actually real or not). It looks like there were clearly signals from government searching for peace, but something else preventing it. There appear to be no clear sign that hostilities are actually residing at the moment, it looks like pretty much the same. --Chingachgook (talk) 10:05, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Moscow proposes cease-fire [20]--Chingachgook (talk) 16:37, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Kiev does not trust Russia not to hit them from behind.
This is happening on a land which Moscow considers 'somewhat' theirs (before Lenin moved it to Ukraine) . But certainly does not considers Kiev theirs, and has no intention of taking Kiev. Even with Donbas, it is kind of cost-benefit situation. Moscow is fuzzy about even Donbas, and there is simply no momentum or intention to move situation further --Chingachgook (talk) 19:56, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Some of the country has some sympathy for Donbass but not for Russia.
This is complicated issue, there are many ties , human, cultural, historical. It was on good side before all this started, and will settle back to good side eventually when it is over--Chingachgook (talk) 19:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
The Donbass youth are hopeful.
Well, my entry here is that they are in some serious mess on every level from head to toe, and continued shooting is not going to move that mess in a very hopeful direction. The most hopeful would be as open situation as possible (and flying drone is not exactly that way). To move it in a hopeful direction, there need to be trade and all sorts of exchanges, while right now it is going in exactly opposite, Syrian-type way. Drone is really only good to sell some fake and no other point . As little droning if possible for hope and change --Chingachgook (talk) 20:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
The Donbass elders can remember Soviet times. Donbass doesn't trust Kiev not to hit them from behind.
Kiev CANNOT possibly hit Donbas (and especially from behind, well, should I really continue here?)--Chingachgook (talk) 19:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
United Nations probably doesn't want to get involved (veto powers aside) but a neutral force standing between would ease the tensions best. Ceasefire would have to include no moving of equipment around (so no setting up for the restart). KatKan (talk) 18:22, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
See no problem here . (Rebels appear promising not to shoot some stupid drones, well those drones looks a bit far fetched, will do no real harm, but this is rather pointless military and does not add to trust issue. This is more for some Western imagination . If they need some weapons, they will take them from UAF if the have to, but they do not really have to , as there is no point for them to move somewhere. They will just sit where they are at the moment --Chingachgook (talk) 19:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Saur Mogila is ugly and horrible, in my opinion. It glorifies war. Makes it look heroic. It should be fixed up just enough to not fall down on some tourists. Otherwise leave it as it is as a REAL monument to what war REALLY is. Too many countries spend big money on war memorials while cutting the pensions of disabled servicemen. Let it stand. KatKan (talk) 18:22, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Good idea to let it stand that way, but apparently too late. Hours ago pictures emerged showing its fall. --CE (talk) 18:37, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, this will either stop sometime soon, or else it will go on for quite a while,--if not forever, -- and cost a lot of lives . So it has to stop "soon". But if it has to stop soon anyway, then any rationally thinking person would try to stop this immedeately, as a delay does not change anything and just means more people killed. There is clearly a sense of winding down, with Poroshenko saying everybody is tired of war and this kind of thing. So any rational person will press for urgent cease-fire. Full trust may never come, and unlikely to come before people stop killing each other. If they have issues they may talk them over. Hitting from behind is quite impossible, everybody still keeps their weapons, just stop shooting them. There seem to be any neutral force available, sizes of their guns may be bigger than those blue helmets. Nato is impossible. There is no other way (apart of doing this stupid thing forever) --Chingachgook (talk) 18:57, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I really cannot care less on whether they fix the monument or not, concern is people getting killed for no rational reason --Chingachgook (talk) 19:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually, as far as good military folks, they sort of trust each other, but they either shoot at each other, or they don't . Politicians, I do not know, no alternative politics to push seem to be available, where this politicking would go? Do what? If they got their brains straight, they should do it --Chingachgook (talk) 19:07, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I mean actual ceasefire , not a resolution released of course . UN resolution just by itself is not going to suddenly fix something --Chingachgook (talk) 19:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

This whole idea of Moscow intention of moving anywhere is simply wrong. It is not there now, and it is not moving there . Even Rouban said, we are not fighting with Moscow, we are fighting with guys with whom we were together on Maidan (which imply that it is pointless for any rational person) (and I could said it any better , really) --Chingachgook (talk) 20:04, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Well we got a sudden trucking issue back again. --Chingachgook (talk) 20:34, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, basically it is stopped means it is over. Somebody should just stop this nonsense --Chingachgook (talk) 20:34, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Itar-Tass: "EU: Russia must make concrete steps to establis peace in Ukraine" . Photo shows lots of empty chairs, and flags.

Are they waiting for somebody? Unclear why nobody moves a ceasefire. Hey, how about ceasefire, now ? --Resup (talk) 01:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

31 August, 13:46 UTC+4 . Putin calls for immediate cessation of military activities in Ukraine. Photo , dated 30 August, shows trolleybus burned after shelling hit in Donetsk. No response to the call can be found in the article. --Resup (talk) 10:30, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

13:37 UTC+4 (?) 31.08.2014 "Putin:there is an agreement with Poroshenko on peaceful resolution of the conflict.--Resup (talk) 10:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

CNN: Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war' over crisis with Russia --Resup (talk) 11:08, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe secretary, ex Norway PM, supported immediate stopping of bloodshed and de-escalation of rhetoric from all sides [21] --Resup (talk) 12:30, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Right to war protest

Like, what's particularly wrong with this picture ? [22] (Certainly, made my only smile for the whole bloody day).----Chingachgook (talk) 10:05, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

So. It is starting. Dancing in the church nobody liked. The flag many secretly liked. Imprisoning these kids many won't like. Eyes will start to open. KatKan (talk) 12:32, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I didn't read the story, but what's wrong with the picture - IMO, didn't make me smile - is that those colors are particularly ugly at the moment, and being smeared in everyone's face in a taunt. Like haha, we're coming for you next. Someone was jailed? I hope it's proportional to the vandalism crime ("hooliganism" might be fair too) and not politicized up or down (I finally read that part). And sanity needs slapped back into Ukraine ASAP. (then again, I'm a bit startled to learn how offensive I find the colors by now ... maybe I'm just not thinking straight) --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:04, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Lack of trained negotiators

Some were trained but are nowhere be found. Rouban is THE ONLY (!!!!) negotiator in that land. --Chingachgook (talk) 12:17, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


A video, wounded Ukrainian soldier, taken prisoner at Debaltsevo, well treated in Novorossia hospital. Makes an appeal to Poroshenko, saying that he was treated very well, and stories about opolchenie being bad guys are untrue; that they did a lot for him; while Poroshenko did nothing good at all, and does not care about his people, only cares about money. Makes a phone call to his father, tells similar things, that he is treated as a friend not enemy. He has an eye wound and opolchenie does not have equipment to deal with that. So they give it to Ukrainian side (not exchange, just transfer). That was Mozgovoi brigade. (Well maybe they did a video out of it; but this is in essence a consistent attitude, not something made for propaganda). --Resup (talk) 17:26, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I guess at this point we have no clue, there may be no electricity or no facilities etc. Right now, it is comfortable whether to run around doing stupid things but we are moving into colder weather which will create additional issues --Chingachgook (talk) 12:37, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

WIA: an article on rebel site describes some problems. In particular,

1. UAF losses are greatly under-estimated by Ukrainian mass media and the government . If earlier, at the beginning of the punitive operation we received 3-5 day wounded soldiers, and when there was 10, it was almost an emergency. Now day 30-40 is the norm.

4 About volunteers (volunteers who help gather support for the wounded). Since the beginning of punitive action several "volunteer sotnia (team)" emerged. They would open some accounts ,as they say, to collect moneys for the wounded (author is ironic here). In cases when well-wishers bring to the hospital some appliances (refrigerators, televisions, air conditioning) , the 'volunteers' ask for receipts for those appliances, which they than submit to their reports (so it appears to be their expenses, author implies). Everyone sees it, even SBU-agents directly say - "We see everything , we know everything . But now we do not want to touch this with a six foot pole- too much howling will rise!" --Resup (talk) 07:58, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


Since the war began in Donbass Hospital Dnipropetrovsk region treated 5,200 UAF wounded. This was stated by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Administration Valentin Reznichenko at a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. "Frontal Dnipropetrovsk region is the first to take wounded. To date, accepted 5200 wounded, of which 2,200 were operated, "- he said. According to official data there are 92 thousand displaced from the Donetsk and Lugansk in the region. According to Reznichenko calculations, the number of displaced is about 130 thousands. --Resup (talk) 05:11, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

This news report says that since last May, over 1200 wounded soldiers were treated in Mechnikov regional hospital in Dnepropetrovsk (one hospital only, possibly the main one; if so, numbers appears lower then the report above suggests...One other hospital is mentioned in the report, city hospital number 2; but unclear how much it is involved in treating wounded soldiers) --Resup (talk) 01:01, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Zaporozhye body parts

Moved from Talk:Slavyansk#Mass graves
Employees of the Department of Civil Service for Combating Economic Crimes Zaporizhzhya City Department of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Zaporizhzhya region exposed a criminal group, which for a long time appropriated funds that were allocated for the disposal of so-called "clinical waste": amputated body parts, and so on. Instead, they just necessary cremation prykopuvaly in forest.

I was about to post this yesterday, but then had a look at the explanation the Interior Ministry had given: hospitals and common criminals. On second thought there might be far more to this story, that the Ukrainian media is not telling us. Were these body parts really "clinical waste" or just used cannon fodder? I did not look at the video, but in the one thumbnail screenshot there was a leg that did not seem to be in need of amputation. As far as I can tell, these can be the loose limbs left on some killing field after the rocket cannons have snatched the tastier bits. Even if the explanation was true, one must ask how many wounded soldiers will it take to generate 1000kg of amputated limbs? -- Petri Krohn (talk) 11:09, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Some of what's is shown is definitely amputated parts, some other towards the end less clear but can be the same. Something like 300-600 people seriously wounded and/or requiring amputations. May be 5 to 10 times more total estimate of wounded admitted in Zaporozhye region hospitals would be a crude estimate. People running field hospitals will be able to give better estimate of what it takes to generate 1 ton --Resup (talk) 12:30, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Highly specialized hospital for the wounded, will likely be designed for small number patience, may be 200 well-equipped high-tech beds. Equipment will be almost certainly foreign and hard to get. They will be doing neurosurgery in addition to amputations --Resup (talk) 14:15, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
The official explanation sounds plausible to me as this is a common scam. The same thing was happening in Ireland about 14 years ago: disposal of clinical waste including body parts from the Dublin hospitals was outsourced to contractors who simply dumped the waste in the Wicklow hills to the south of the city. If 1-2 hospitals with active surgical units generate 10 kg body parts per week, it would take 2 years to accumulate 1000 kg. The underlying disease may not be obvious in a video: for instance an above knee amputation may be necessary for blocked arteries even though only the foot is ischaemic, because the blood supply below the knee isn't enough for a stump to heal. Pmr9 (talk) 20:49, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Clinical waste is not just amputated limbs. It includes everything blood stained, ie sheets, covers, disposable instruments, swabs, catheters, surgeon's bloodied scrubs etc so it builds up to a lot fairly fast. ALL dangerous waste is expensive to dispose, and dumping of it instead is fairly common, even for dangerous chemicals and nuclear waste. On second thoughts, they may stockpile it in part of the mortuary, and had to get rid of it in a hurry when the power went off. And the contractor may have had contracts with other hospitals, too. KatKan (talk) 21:16, 7 September 2014 (UTC)


Strelkov-info, 9.8.15. Information from a military doctor of UAF in Kharkov on number of wounded admitted in Kharkov hospitals (must be August 2015, although year not explicitly stated in the report): --Resup (talk) 22:33, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

21.07. – 25
22.07. – 22
23.07. – 47
24.07. – 27
25.07. – no info
26.07. – no info
27.07. – 16
28.07. – 20
29.07. – 39
30.07. – 29
01.08. – 23
02.08. – 50".


Map appears to show an area freshly dug graves, either unfilled or no permanent monuments. Video commentary, said to be from an Odessain who recently visited the cemetery, tells that the majority of plaques say "surgical waste"--Resup (talk) 02:04, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  • 'Surgical waste' graveyard video, includes travel to the graveyard to prove that this is made near Odessa --Resup (talk) 13:52, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Treated in foreign hospitals

Ten Ukrainians are being treated in an Estonian hospital.

"Ten men with serious injuries, the combatants and sweeps in the Donbas, arrived at the invitation of the Estonian government in Estonia for treatment. Behave as winners: smoking, without leaving the House, right in the beds, rude staff, nights screaming their songs, and with doctors and nurses refuse to speak in Russian. Say - it is the language of the enemy. Estonian and English, of course, do not understand, require them to speak Ukrainian. Doctors are afraid of how to maidan not started right at the hospital. Perhaps if we could ride, the ride would make the whole hospital, "- wrote Zarenkov.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 23:28, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Nice types. Sound like entitled little rich b...s maybe from some well-funded storm trooper battalion? certainly not third wave conscripts. KatKan (talk) 01:57, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Thought so. On closer inspection, "...”It's ten men. There are representatives of the Ministry of defence, that is the military. There are representatives of the volunteer battalions. In this group, as far as I remember, civilians there,”..." from further down in the story.KatKan (talk) 02:02, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Hardware supply from Ukraine to the Rebels

This claim was made on captured hardware types and quantities. Claim is made by CyberBerkut on rebel site. They claim to know those numbers. [23] They claim this is based on intercepted reports of UAF

за период с 8 по 15 августа Армией Юго-Востока было захвачено: Т-64 — 18 ед., БМП — 24 ед., БТР — 11 ед., БРДМ — 2 ед., БМД — 9 ед., РСЗО «Ураган» — 2 ед., САУ 2С4 «Тюльпан» — 2 ед., САУ 2С9 «Нона» — 2 ед., САУ 2С1 «Гвоздика» — 10 ед., минометов 82-мм — 6 ед., ЗУ-23-2 — 3 ед, автомобилей — 44 ед.

В общей сложности, с 20 июня по 15 августа в ходе проведения карательной операции, как следует из докладов самих военных, ополченцы захватили у украинской армии: Т-64 — 65 ед., БМП — 69 ед., БТР — 39 ед., БРДМ — 2 ед., БМД — 9 ед., РСЗО БМ-21 «Град» — 24 ед., РСЗО «Ураган» — 2 ед., САУ 2С4 «Тюльпан» — 2 ед., САУ 2С9 «Нона» — 6 ед., САУ 2С1 «Гвоздика» — 25 ед., Д-30 — 10 ед., минометов 82-мм — 32 ед., ЗУ-23-2 — 18 ед, автомобилей — 124 ед. --Chingachgook (talk) 14:05, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I guess there should be someplace to watch any detailed claims made by parties involved, on any issue somebody cares, I am not going to follow closely those discussions --Chingachgook (talk) 14:59, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

The above in English
for the period from 8 to 15 August, the Army of the Southeast was captured: T-64 - 18 units., BMP - 24., BTR - 11 units., BRDM - 2 units., BMD - 9 units., MRL "Hurricane" - 2 units., SAU 2C4 "Tulip" - 2 units., SAU 2S9 "Nona" - 2 units., SAU 2C1 "Carnation" - 10 pcs., mortars 82 mm - 6 units., ZU-23-2 - 3 units, vehicles - 44 units.
In total, from June 20 to August 15, during the punitive action, according to the reports of the military itself, the militia captured from the Ukrainian Army: T-64 - 65 units., BMP - 69 pcs., BTR - 39 pcs., BRDM - 2 units., BMD - 9 units., MLRS BM-21 "Grad" - 24., MRL "Hurricane" - 2 units., SAU 2C4 "Tulip" - 2 units., SAU 2S9 "Nona" - 6 units ., SAU 2C1 "Carnation" - 25 pcs., D-30 - 10 units., mortars 82 mm - 32 pcs., ZU-23-2 - 18 units, vehicles - 124 units.

Some of these may not be in usable condition. And if this is from June they'd have lost some back, to, or broke or burnt them.

I posted a video yesterday of quite a bit of armaments being picked up and take away from an abandoned Kiev checkpoint. So they are certainly taking some, if maybe not as many as they are saying. But the numbers are not huge, so don't seem to be exaggerated for propaganda value.

Many of the items I don't know what they are. But 65 TANKS that is HUGE.

I want to see them taking some AMERICAN equipment, even if it's only "not combat" stuff, and POST IT ONLINE to prove they are capturing useful supplies. I read the latest lot of US gear includes APC (armoured personnel carriers). Seeing Donbass boys riding around on those on national US television might turn things around. KatKan (talk) 18:09, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Trade much better than drone

Well, no way to escape this topic in any case, war or peace scenario--Chingachgook (talk) 20:52, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

There is a lot to talk about trade and all sort of science, cultural exchanges. Why not to focus on that rather than a drone? This is an incredibly strong point where everybody will not just move, but run, as a maniac, in the correct direction

Or figure out how to undo destruction, at the very least

This drone thing is just some very sick imagination. (And if you put it there--it may just stay there) --Chingachgook (talk) 21:03, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

(Well, unless somebody wants to push a trade in drones, but this does not sound as a very strong proposition ...) --Chingachgook (talk) 21:39, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Civilian Situation


From BBC site August 20

  • At least 2,119 people have been killed and 5,043 wounded since mid-April, according to a UN report on 7 August
  • 951 civilians have been killed in Donetsk region alone, the official regional authorities said on 20 August
  • Official casualty counts only record certified deaths while in some particularly dangerous parts of the war zone, such as Luhansk region, victims are said to have been buried informally, for instance in gardens
  • Rebels (and some military sources) accuse the government of concealing the true numbers of soldiers killed
  • 155,800 people have fled elsewhere in Ukraine while at least 188,000 have gone to Russia

KatKan (talk) 21:29, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, we had some discussion of that which suggest larger overall numbers , but I have no idea, and no time , and means, to dig all that stuff , maybe it is somewhere else published --Chingachgook (talk) 21:46, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I've not seen anything better than this. Guessing. No one person or organisation knows. Will take months to find out, a sort of census would have to be done, and they'd need know who is still in a camp somewhere, too. KatKan (talk) 22:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, that would be like 20 per day in official report, but than we have seen a single day and place something in 500 range (which might be from some unusually large event) So given that, it does suggest potentially much larger total count, but does not really tell what the real count would be. I was not following closely and do not remember even what sort of numbers were reported, and what sort of battles were fought. Trying to estimate this without knowing would require a serious effort.--Chingachgook (talk) 22:56, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Also, Donetsk for example, used to have 1 around 1 million population, so that 1 million, and Lugansk 0.5 million, so at least those nearly 1.5 million are either displaced or lives in grossly bad situation, with a lot of potential for much worth (total affected number of people seriously larger than in the official report. Can't say more for now. --Chingachgook (talk) 23:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)--Resup (talk) 12:48, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

In WW2, which had quite similar tactics, it of sort 1:1 civilian vs military, so total REBEL military deaths, which may be known from intercept and reports, would suggest about the same number of killed civilians --Chingachgook (talk) 23:29, 21 August 2014 (UTC).

Once official displaced number is about 1/5 of what it really is, we may be looking at potentially of order maybe total 1500-2000 officially in Lugansk +Donetsk , and 5 times more in reality , 8-10 K . Can't say more for now --Chingachgook (talk) 23:45, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

See what I added to the article page under "refugees". pre$$titutes like those at the BBC tend to just cite the number of people who applied for something in Russia, but they can just cross the border visa-free and do nothing, like the majority apparently did (so far). The numbers add up to a million displaced people, with 4/5 going to Russia. That alone debunks the narrative of "Putins terrorists" against the poor people of Ukraine. --CE (talk) 00:24, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
So it makes sense to send 280 trucks to help people stay at home, instead of having to build tent cities for them. Which won't be enough with winter on the way. There would also be people with friends on the other side (border people come and go) and staying there, not in a camp. So, like Kiev's troop death numbers, we need to add one zero at least, to come near the truth. KatKan (talk) 11:45, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Saw this AP report from "liberated" (devastated) Lysychansk August 18:

Many in this predominantly Russian-speaking town of 105,000 are sympathetic to the rebels' cause but have accepted the Ukrainian army's victory as the better option because they don't believe they could live peacefully under rebel rule.

Funny, that. They could, if Kiev let them, but ... some learn they can't live at all under rebel rule - a loud blast, searing pain, then fade to black tells them so. Others learn rebels are incapable of keeping the electricity, water, and phones on under the constant shelling. Hospitals can barely run. There's hardly any food left and it's expensive. Under the medieval sieges of the type Western proxies from Libya to Ukraine are allowed to use now, life gets hard until the Western proxies get their way. These locals in the empire's path join tens of millions of others and growing that have had lives wrecked in just these last few years' worth of regime change and mop-up projects. --Caustic Logic (talk) 11:15, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

According to Russia's Federal Migration Service (FMS), more than 130 thousand Ukrainians had asked for an asylum in Russia, and in the last 5 months more than 820 thousand Ukrainians had "for the first time entered and stayed" Russia FMS (Itar-Tass). --Resup (talk) 06:32, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Itar-Tass. OSCE: Lugansk remained without electricity and water, which could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. Only one hospital in the city is working. --Resup (talk) 14:53, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Itar-Tass: PACE to set up panel to probe into violence episodes in Ukraine, dozens died in a fire started by Right Sector radicals and supporters from the Maidan Self-Defense Force in Ukraine’s southern city of Odessa on May 2 --Resup (talk) 15:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Donetsk republic information minister seriously wounded photographing delivering humanitarian aid near Donesk airport, few hours before the ceasefire. --Resup (talk) 14:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Russia is reported to have over 1000 points for temporary placement of refugees [24] (that was easy in summer but winter is another matter)

  • Rostov Region, Russia: 53,000 refugees from Donbas reported . Most stay with relatives or friends. 1779 people stay in a temporary refugee camp.
  • Novosibirsk region: 1700 refugees in total (500 are children), in 24 refugee points. 273 children are at school. 309 adults are employed. [25]
  • Russia's Far East : 5470 refugees [26]
  • Sverdlovsk region: 975 Ukrainian refugees, in 30 refugee points. 19 refugees were reported to get a descent job at a factory. (Irony on) Is this a double-use factory? They produce 'fire-resistant materials' which may stand for bricks. And what do they built with those bricks, who knows. Could be very dangerous (Irony off).
  • Irkutsk region: 1542 refugees up to publication date, including at least 273 children, more people coming [27]
  • Mordovia: 1943 refugees including 294 children, and 17 with special needs [28]. 897 refugees places with relatives or friends.
  • Omsk region: 800 refugees [29]
  • Kuzbas: around 1900 refugees [30]

--Resup (talk) 13:09, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Itar-Tass published quite detailed information, with regional information reflected on the map --Resup (talk) 16:16, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Civilian deaths

(Viacheslav Nikonov, ruling United Russia party, State Duma): Russia asks to investigate civilian deaths in Donbas. Recently, graves near mine pit 22 Communar (Коммунар), Donetsk region were discovered; 4 killed civilians, 2 of them women, confirmed, rape and torture reported. Report describes the finding as mass civilian grave (details appear unclear, mine pit is flooded, more bodies suspected). --Resup (talk) 12:40, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Itar-Tass quoting Zaharchenko, Novorosssia. Civilian body count increased to 40; Ukrainian soldiers and Novorosssia POW bodies in two nearby graves.--Resup (talk) 08:14, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Schastye video--Resup (talk) 13:49, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Good to see them reporting the finds to OSCE, there's some chance of getting some official investigation done. They could actually use some international help to find ALL the unmarked graves and exhume everyone. They need to search the lakes, too. Even if nobody gets charged, just to get everyone properly buried.KatKan (talk) 15:22, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Donetsk: 2-3 weekes before Minsk agreement, there were 15-20 civilians killed daily. Recently, there were civilian casualties again, from nearby the airport areas. There are about 5 times wore killed women than man. Most casualties due to shrapnel wounds. Morques are full, not just in Donetsk, but in other cities,

I also remember it was stated somewhere that proportion of children killed is higher than was seen in other conflicts (did not save the link).

Purgin: according to my estimates, more that 4000 were killed in DNR. 2/3 to 3/4 of them are civilians. 90% were killed by shelling. There are about 400 unidentified victims in Donetsk morgue, 80% are civilians. --Resup (talk) 13:59, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

DNR: School number 57 shelled in Donetsk on the first day of the (delayed by 1 month) school year. BBC report. Dolgov, Russian FM representative: highlights school shelling and previous humanitarian issues. --Resup (talk) 15:38, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Graham Phillips reports from the morgue in Donetsk:

On camera, the doctors at Donetsk morgue are scared to tell you how many killed in Donetsk.
Off-camera, today and yesterday, 'over 40 civilians killed by Ukrainian shelling'.
In the morgue, simply, piles of bodies.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:59, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Civilian deaths in Donbas on Cassad blog (18+)--Resup (talk) 05:45, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


A lot of destruction in Luhansk and Donetsk. Recent figures for the city of Luhansk: according to Luhansk Mayor, over 3000 homeless, over 1500 houses destroyed. --Resup (talk) 23:23, 10 December 2014 (UTC)


UNICEF: Conflict in Ukraine has left 147 schools closed in parts of Donetsk Oblast where fighting is ongoing, and disrupted the education of some 50,000 children since September 1. In government-controlled areas 187 educational institutions have been damaged or destroyed. The situation for more than 1.7 million children affected by the growing crisis in eastern Ukraine remains extremely serious. Since March 2014, over 1 million people have been displaced from the conflict-affected areas, including nearly 530,000 people within Ukraine, of whom at least 130,000 are children.

According to rusvesna, at least 44 children killed, according to UNICEF data; cannot find it in this report, maybe it's elsewhere. Real number likely is higher than 44, anyway. --Resup (talk) 23:07, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Videos and documentaries

A film (22 January 2015) on civilian casualties in Ukrainian conflict. Film was spotted on Gorlovka self-defense VK page. --Resup (talk) 01:46, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Ukrainian military speak out plainly that they bombard civilians in rebel cities – ENG SUBS --Resup (talk) 23:34, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Consular Information

List of countries citizens of which I heard in the news to be involved, in no particular order, and not from former SU Sweden french "american" British?

--Chingachgook (talk) 06:40, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Missing People

Russia's ministry for emergency situations (having very good past record of handling emergencies) opened a web page to look for people went missing during emergency situations or other life events. --Resup (talk) 10:28, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Red Cross

Red Cross

what would be the most sensible way to contact Red Cross, as close to Donbas as it gets, for somebody located in that area ? Maybe we should put here this information, if available. --Chingachgook (talk) 08:13, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

A report on Red Cross activities in Donbas (delivered 60 tons air to Luhansk, not involved in 3 aid convoy from Russia, plan to focus on areas of expertise like assisting hospitals, educating on land mines. Collecting building materials for restoration of houses in Slavyansk.) --Resup (talk) 13:03, 20 September 2014 (UTC)


There are about 2.9 % of diabetics in Ukraine (1.3 million, with population 45 million). Therefore, out of roughly 1.5 million people in Donbas, 43,000 will be diabetics. A diabetic will need something from 1 to 3 grams of insulin daily, I believe. While 10 gram vial of insulin will cost insulin will cost anywhere from at least $24 (in USA) to about $2 (in Egypt or Iran). So somebody will need to spend anywhere from 100,000 to 1 million $ to give one 10-mil vial to each diabetic; that will last from 3 days to about a week or so. Wondering how they are dealing with this issue? Who gives them insulin? --Resup (talk) 14:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

A lot of diabetics don't get insulin. They get other drugs, often in tablet form. (That's not to say these would be any better available or affordable). People with all kinds of chronic diseases will suffer until medical services return to part-way normal. The Red Cross may help as they are very active, and can obtain things from international sources. They would also be a good "neutral" group to assess what the hospitals need most. KatKan (talk) 16:52, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
It will be good if Red Cross is involved. But currently, my understanding is that Donbas residents are supplied with crucial medicine by the 'rebels'. A lot of civilians are in Russia (at least 800K ).Majority of them stay with relatives and friends; and funding being raised in some private unregulated manner e.g. here in Novosibirsk . Private-channel refugees may not have access to medicine, they need medical policy number to be admitted, but this is likely a headache and I guess few will bother to do it. Some help is provided by Russia's Ministry for Emergency Situations, but they appear to be overwhelmed. Most civilians likely have no clue how they can get help from the Red Cross, and even how to contact the Red Cross. Medicine is available in Russia, but cheaper medicine is likely counterfeit or placebo; and it is very difficult to tell whether something sold in pharmacies, in lower price range, is real or fake. --Resup (talk) 14:11, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


The Kiev government can no longer afford to provide funerals services for those killed in action.

Either they must be totally broke, or there is an overwhelming number of dead. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:36, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Assistant head of a pathoanatomical bureau from Zaporozhye describes practices of sending unidentified KIA bodies to hospital morgues instead of through military channels, not giving burials with other KIAs, apparently to avoid counting them in KIA statistics -report--Resup (talk) 13:49, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

This report confirms one assumption we have made: the military morgues and their numbering system are separate from the civilian ones. Dnepropetrovsk should have over 7000 bodies a year, but they are NOT included in the morgue registry numbers we see. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 01:44, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Unknown soldiers

The tag funerals on InfoResist list funerals of 54 + 21 + 9 + 16 + 16 + 57 + 14 + 6 + 11 unidentified solders. The total is 187 204 bodies. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 05:21, 23 September 2015 (UTC) (updated 11:29, 30 December 2015 (UTC))

One funeral in Dnepropetrovsk on December 10, 2015 is not listed on InfoResist. Video from the event shows morgue registry number 9284 on a coffin.

This source says a total of 250 soldiers have been buried at the "Alley of Heroes" in Dnepropetrovsk from the beginning of the "ATO". 108 of them have later been identified from DNA. In Zaparozhia at least 117 (54 + 57 + 6) unknown bodies have been buried. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 11:29, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Graveyard in Dnepropetrovsk

21 more unidentified Ukrainian soldiers buried on 16 Oct 2014. The coffin in the front has morgue registry number 6962/679.
55 or so UAF KIA coffins in Zaparozia on 6.8.15 shown on Stelkov Info, more photos provided in the report. (video)

Graveyard in Dnepropetrovsk: Unknown soldiers numbers 6076-6554 (Original video now deleted.) -- Petri Krohn (talk) 03:59, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Video Lady comments:
  • 0:06 – I am now at a burial place in the vicinity of Dnepropetrovsk
  • 1:51 – Graves are labeled by numbers, and DNA samples are kept in a morgue in Dneprpetrovsk, Mechnikov hospital
  • 2:29 – 200 more bodies are in the process of being identified
  • 2:47 – 'Putin should stop conflict and withdraw troops'
  • 3:23 – Graves with flowers and crosses are those where 'authorities in Dnepropetrovsk believe that those are Ukrainian soldiers' . Crosses are numbered and have 'unknown defender of Ukraine' label
  • 3:55 – a lot of bodies arrive, they are brought by plane
  • 4:52 – numbers on graves refer to DNA samples (we see numbers 6552, 6554, 6544, 6447, 6076, 6077, 6346, so at least 6076-6554 are there)
  • 5:29 – 'Putin is to blame, he and his cohort'
Concludes with 'such a sad report I have today.' So she maybe a Ukrainian reporter, possibly blogger or activist; I am not aware of such a report being published --Resup (talk) 02:53, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Not all numbers are buried at this graveyard. The numbers are the consecutive numbers at the registry at the morgue. Every corpse gets a number when it enters the morgue. Some people are identified and released to relatives. Only the ones that could not be identified end up at this lot. The running numbers only apply to this one morgue in Dnepropetrovsk. Other cities have their oven registries and numbers. The graveyard in Lugansk photographed by Graham Phillips showed morgue numbers around 1000.
Based on the numbers I come up with this guestimate of Ukrainian war casualties (KIA):
  • In morgues:
    • Dnepropetrovsk: 7000
    • Kharkov: 4000
    • Zaporizhia: 3000
  • Mass graves on the battlefield: 10,000
  • Total: 24,000
-- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:50, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Video Lady mentions, in passing, possibility that not all buried are UAF KIA, and mentions possibility of 'cross-dressing' . She does not explain why there would be large scale 'cross dressing', or give anything to support this. But flowered graves are those when apparently authorities have some evidence it was UAF. It is not clear how it was decided. There may be subtle spins involved in all this, like slowly releasing truth, giving some room for doubt. --Resup (talk) 19:07, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

re numbers: there are exhumations being done in former battlefields, the bodies/remains being taken to proper morgues. Especially as many would be in shallow graves. These would be from both sides. Also backyard burials in shelled towns would be being dug up to be properly reburied. So there would be some double-counting going on. But 24,000 is only about 100 a day, quite feasible if we consider some of the huge loss areas. They have yet to check the lakes a lot of bodies were supposedly dropped into, back when they still had helicopters.

re "cross dressing" I don't see anyone stripping mangled bodies to put different uniforms on them. But, many on both sides had to buy their own equipment and uniforms, especially 2nd and 4rd wave Ukr conscripts/volunteers, so there is no one unified official uniform they'd be wearing. The nice matching well equipped ones with the best embroidered badges are oligarch-supported volunteers (although the more popular NAF ones seem fairly well dressed now, probably from donations). Flowered graves might be where they had papers or were otherwise identified, and relatives have been there. There also was a story that some 80 volunteer (Azov etc) bodies had not been claimed from some morgue. But yes, certainly images panning across hundreds of prepared graves do seem to be slowly preparing the population for much bigger KIA numbers than they've been told so far. Government is no doubt hoping it doesn't come out before the elections. KatKan (talk) 22:36, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Do we have any definite numbers for Kharkov, Zaporizhia count? I missed or don't remember. They may be all in Dnepropetrovsk (easier to control) --Resup (talk) 22:43, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

After listening video lady, I was under impression that those flowers are on the back of crosses for unknown soldiers, and this is what I think the video shows. There is no mentioning of anybody identified. (Perhaps official count is those identified? I do not really know what official count counts) --Resup (talk) 22:53, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Kharkov and Zaporizhia have both been mentioned as sites of military hospitals and morgues. The numbers are just based on their relative importance, and... say loose body parts; one whole body for every 300 g of loose leg.
I do not think that many bodies from battle field mass graves would end up in the morgues yet. This could not be done in secret. The number 10,000 is partly based on the losses in the cauldrons. Most mass graves would be in the cauldron areas and all of these are now controlled by NAF. Some are Kiev held areas, like Popeda. There were also reports of a thousand Ukie bodies near Slavyansk. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 23:14, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

I did a Google image search for "Днепропетровске неизвестных солдат". Found these photos of a burial of 11 soldiers on September 12, 2014. On coffin has morgue registry number 6349/564. If I understand the double numbering system, 6349 may be the number that is shown on the grave marker. Here are photos of a burial of 21 solders. One coffin has number 6448/1611 (= 611?). Another has number ??51/632 Twenty more are buried on October 30th. Numbers shown: 7546/798 and 7657/828. Maybe the first number is the morgue registry number and the second number is the DNA sample. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 02:29, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

December 2014


  • Video dated Janyary 8th, shows grave 6551
  • More graves on Twitter and here. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 12:54, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • 30 January. It is announced that officers corps are bringing 29 KIA to Dnepropetrovsk, full details given (do not understand why 29 only)--Resup (talk) 06:57, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • A new video has been published showing the same graveyard, claiming to be from February 26, 2015. Many new graves are shown, with registry numbers 6926, 7074, 7075, 7595, 7656. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 11:19, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • 11 March: It is said that this year, bodies of all soldiers killed in ATO are brought to Dnepropetrovsk region only. About 350 bodies (??) were delivered this year. A decision was made to create in Dnepropetrovsk region the Unified Center for identification of bodies of killed in ATO. Expensive equipment, including genetic analyzer was purchased. Johannes Regenbrecht, special envoy, head of the Task Force for Ukraine at the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, visited to discuss cooperation --Resup (talk) 02:19, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
    Not quite true: From this Segodnya.UA article: "Note, that unidentified men are buried only in two places - on Kushugumskom cemetery in Zaporozhye region and Krasnopolye cemetery in Dnepropetrovsk." This does not contradict my assumption that there are (or were in 2014) large morgues in Kharkov and elsewhere with their own numbering systems. These morgues would send the identified bodies to relatives and only pass the unknown ones to Dnepropetrovsk for analysis and identification. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 01:49, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Funeral in Dnepropetrovsk for 16 bodies on March 19, 2015. One coffin has registry number 194/970. It seems that the numbering was restarted from zero at start of the year. This would be body 194 for 2015. Most likely arrived at the morgue in mid January. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 05:29, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Another mass burial on 29 July. The there is a morgue registry number (Reestr) 5745/728 on a coffin and the number 5745 on a grave. Here is video from the event. The only number shown is 4769/349. Number 5879/2292 related to this story. Kiev has learnt to obfuscate the numbers.-- Petri Krohn (talk) 01:56, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • A Rusvesna article-no author or attribution, but, "Today 'gruz 200' (KIA) arrived to Dnepropetrovsk' 13.8.15 . The article says that 6 KIA bodies were delivered, "one soldier killed in Donbas, another 5 from Kramatorsk" (Ukrainian-held); "all of them perished in the line of duty". Article goes on to say " we remind that during the time of hostilities (за время проведения боевых действий), over thousand soldiers were brought to morgues in Dnepropetrovsk. 'Hundred' soldiers were not identified " . With hostilities continuing for over a year and, and, it appears, soldiers killed even in ceasefire time at a rate of a few per day on average, that 1000 total count seems very low. Also unclear why to give approximate rounded numbers (several thousands would be 'over a thousand' too), not exact count, in such an important matter, where the actual count is known. --Resup (talk) 14:28, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Funeral for 14 bodies on August 20, 2015. Coffins have numbers starting with 57xx. A grave is shown with a number 5747. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 05:41, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
  • November 6th - 11 bodies buried. (photos) Video shows grave 6557. (This could be from 2014)
  • December 10th - 9 bodies buried. Video shows number 9284 on casket.

On Sources

Ukrainian sources are notoriously unreliable and propaganda tall tales driven, designed for mass emotional-based consumption.

Regarding Rusvesna, they had a good record in comparison. But they recently split in two and there was change of ownership is rusvesna proper. It was never exactly clear who is running this project, and after a change it is even less clear. As reported, most of the initial team stayed in Rusvesna and some moved to Rusnext (unclear on what basis). Not having names, even call names, and sometimes not giving sources, is a bit problematic in precise, crucial matters. Typically there is a pool of sources deemed reliable, and this material is published on Rusvesna, Strelkov-info, and elsewhere. There is also Cassad, who writes himself, based on the same or similar pool of material. Those sources overall present a coherent and consistent picture, with higher reliability than the competition. --Resup (talk) 14:28, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Graveyard in Zaporizhia

54 unidentified Ukrainian soldiers were buried in Zaporizhia on 1 Oct 2014. The grave in the front has in morgue registry number 3259.
  • 54 неопознанных солдата, погибших на Донбассе, похоронили под Запорожьем (54 unidentified soldiers who died in Donbass, buried under Zaporozhye) – UkrInform, October 1, 2014
  • ФОТОРЕПОРТАЖ: У Запорожья предали земле безымянных героев (PHOTO: Unknown heroes were buried in Zaporozhye) –, October 1, 2014
  • Безымянные каратели (Unnamed punishers) – October 10
  • 57 unidentified Ukrainian soldiers were buried in Zaporizhia -rusvesna report, 7.8.15. Numbers: apparently 3211 -so likely file photos, we saw number 3259 in October. Also, number 4043 can be seen. Ukrainian article quoted seems to have new photos; but number cannot be read.--Resup (talk) 14:49, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
    Here is the original article from Segodnya.UA. The two photos on RusVesna with morgue numbers 3000-3200 are old archive photos. Note, that they do not have the Segodnya.UA watermark on them. (In fact, one of them is the same photo we have on the right!) -- Petri Krohn (talk) 01:33, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • This photo published by News Front shows number 4273. See also this video. Number 4279 here. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 01:22, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
  • On May 13, 2016 the Kushuhum military cemetery (Кушугумское кладовищі ; wiki (ukr).) in Zaporizhia had 118 bodies, up from 57 a year earlier. Wooden crosses have been replaced with stone enclosures. The lowest number on the graveyard may be on the first stone on the left, 3238. Photographers avoid showing the right side of the graveyard, where the newer bodies with the highest number are buried.
    Since the beginning of burials in the cemetery, 118 bodies of soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine were buried. After some time, 35 bodies were identified. We know that they were inhabitants of Kirovograd, Kherson and Dnipropetrovsk regions, - says Logvinov. - I remember every day when burials took place: October 1, 2014, 7 August and 2 October 2015, 14 January of this year (...) Governor of Zaporozhie region Constantin Bryl expressed hope that there will be no more burials in the Kushuhum cemetery, and that the war will soon be over (...) source
    During April-May of this year tombstones were set for 80 unknown soldiers in the Kushuhum cemetery. Since the beginning of military aggression in eastern Ukraine, 118 nameless heroes were buried in the cemetery, 35 of them were identified and reburied in Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions. Three identified fighters were left in the Alley of the Heroes of the Kushuhum cemetery according to wishes of their relatives. source
  • On August 16, 2016 the cemetery had 117 bodies. Number 4270 is shown on one of the gravestones. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 21:14, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
  • On a video in this article, lowest number spotted 3191 (1:07 time stamp) , highest (1:12 time stamp) is 4871. Numbers on graves are not consecutive. One of participants, Alexander/Olexander Guz' (Александр Гузь) from Krivoi Rog, with a Black Tulip chevron, leads a group which is doing search and burial (planes carrying 'gruz 200', ie KIA, in Afghanistan/Chechnya wars were called Black Tulips) . --Resup (talk) 01:01, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Graveyard in Sumy

About 30 known KIA buried in a small graveyard in Sumy. Some fresh graves. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 17:59, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Graves were bulldozed to make a grander memorial; some parents were not informed and shocked to discover what was done, call it vandalism; one other is supportive ...--Resup (talk) 18:56, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Novorossiyan deaths?

Grave in Lugansk with number 1290: "Male, unknown."
Unknown, 590 5 Aug. 2014 . Remember, Love, Grieve. Mother notified on 26 June 2014 that her son was killed in Semenovka. Exhumation video, Apr 28, 2017.

Everyone on the Novorossiyan side seems to agree that NAF casualties are by far smaller than the ATO losses. I have seen few reliable report of deaths. There have been some funerals of local NAF fighters killed. I have seen a few in Slavyansk, one someplace I cannot remember, one on Saur Mogila and today one in Stakhanov. All had a similar format; public, formal and publicized. All these had multiple victims killed at the same time. What happened to all the tens of thousands of terrorist ATO claims to have killed? -- Petri Krohn (talk) 03:07, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

According to the office of the Human Rights commissione, the total number of killed in DPR since the start of hostilities is 5061, 4295 men and 766 women. Coroner office did not make a distinction between civilian and military in the report Dan news, 14.5 15 --Resup (talk) 02:45, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Graveyard in Mospino

Gennady Dubovoy posted photos online of a funeral in Mospino near Ilovaisk, south of Donetsk.

Soldiers of the Viking Battalion buried commander - the commander of the second company Hanzhos and his wife who died with him. Death was afraid to meet Hanzhos face to face. ...sent to him an Ukrainian rocket. [...]
Part of the cemetery in Mospino near Donetsk, dedicated to the heroes of that war. There, on one row, I found the grave with a sign: "Here rests an unknown soldier № 668. Eternal Memory"

An Ukrainian source picks up on the story, noting the number on the grave:

At the cemetery near the Mospino near Donetsk are buried at least 668 anonymous militants of "Novorossiya". So says on his Facebook page the "DPR" gunman Gennady Dubovoy. According to him they are buried in the "Walk of Fame", a specially dedicated to the cemetery for the burial of militants "Novorossiya".
Gennady Oak is known for being the cameraman of the militants and for publishing their videos on video sharing Youtube channel "Legendary units from Gennady Dubovoy."
At the cemetery, he attended the funeral of Hanzhos, the commander of the second company of "infantry battalion Viking of the DPR Army."
"There, on the avenue, I found the grave with a sign: "Here rests an unknown soldier № 668. Eternal Memory"- wrote Gennady Dubovoy.
Given that not all the nameless graves, it can be assumed that the number of burials is actually much more.

I do not think there are 700 bodies total in the Mospino graveyard. Informator just has no idea what numbering system the 668 from. (Neither do I.) -- Petri Krohn (talk) 02:50, 15 August 2015 (UTC)


A large number of NAF fighters died in Spartak on January 22, 2015. They are now processed at the Donetsk morgue. Photos via Facebook. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 04:51, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Russian deaths?

Graveyard: (Yes, this is in Russia. Split section. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 00:42, 24 September 2014 (UTC))

It should be possible to count the graves. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 10:58, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

This video is made at a graveyard in Pskov, Russia. It was alleged that some Russians who died in Ukraine may be buried there. It was also alleged that some may be on active duty, the count is on a scale from a few cases, to a scale of ten or so, not on such large scale as the overall graveyard footage suggests. Peskov, the President's spokesman, recently promised that those allegations will be looked at, and a response will be provided. Lev Shlosberg, a politician from Pskov (Iabloko party), who was one of the first to raise concerns, had officially asked for information of circumstances of death of 12 soldiers. --Resup (talk) 12:32, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
TV Rain found three graves of current or former paratroopers. Born 1974, 1984, 1993, died August 18th, 19th and 20th. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 00:42, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Someone died on August 13th: -- Petri Krohn (talk) 19:04, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

More in this video from September 30th. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 08:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Lev Shlosberg request for more information contained 12 names of Russian serviceman. He has received response from military prosecuting attorney office, 3 directorate (signed by M.L. Toporikov). The answer was that information on circumstances is being checked; relatives are receiving social support. Troop movements and training exercises are directed by military command. Information about those, in the interest of Russian Federation, was classified, and so further information requested by Scholsberg cannot be provided.
Graves shown on video are of unknown soldiers--this is being said and transcribed in the video. Soldiers mothers do post stuff; but what really happening there is typically unclear. --Resup (talk) 15:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
The video is on the borderline between propaganda and fakery. The graves in Donetsk with numbers over 2100 shown are for the mist part civilian. (See the similar Lugansk graveyard above.) In fact we do not know id any soldiers have been buried in this graveyard or are included in the morgue numbering. Civilian and military casualties could go to the same or to different morgues and have different sets of running number. We do not know, and the practices on the Ukrainian side give us little guidance as there are few if any civilian casualties. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 16:09, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
It is close to impossible to have non-volunteers fighting. Slaves do not fight in contemporary wars; while ordering a soldier from Russia to go to Ukraine is not really possible. For example, those having a contract can break a contract.
By Constitution, Putin, the Commander-in-Chief, needs Duma approval to deploy military abroad; that was once given but soon after withdrawn; so he cannot just do it on a whim. --Resup (talk) 15:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Being on "a vacation" may be the legal loophole that Putin needs to send troops. I just wonder if whole units can go on "a vacation" together. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 16:15, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Rostov cemetery

Rostov cemetery.jpg
  • NATO UKROP ‏@ZombieTVonline on Twitter:
Unmarked graves of Russian occupants buried in #Rostov (photos)
Coordinates: 47°19'02.0"N 39°42'06.0"E

Google Maps has an photo from the graveyard: North cemetery - one of the biggest in Europe

Original story:

In the Northern city cemetery in Rostov-on-Don found another mass grave. sev2The announcement of this full of social networks.
Buried in the cemetery of the men who died in the period from June to September this year. In addition to the unknown graves, there are some registered, date of death is placed in the period June-September 2014.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 08:50, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

It is pointed out that those buried have a broad range of ages, men and women. About 500 people die and are buried in that cemetery in Rostov in 'unknown' category per year. Identified opolchenie members are not buried as unknowns. photo caption: unknown male, number 282, age 30-40 years, (house?) 11-5, flat 20 B. To the right, a woman grave, was born in 1944 (name and address details given).--Resup (talk) 14:02, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Delovaya zhizn numbers


Lists of casualties

The number of dead soldiers "ATO" tens of thousands. Hide these losses junta is becoming increasingly difficult.
In the order of our agency got a list of fallen soldiers whose bodies arrived at the morgue of one of the many hospitals in Dnepropetrovsk. List obtained from a source in the staff of the health facilities.
In just a short period of time the expert pathologists had to carry out an autopsy over 274 bodies, many of which were not identified. Most of the following bodies and remain in the morgue refrigerators. And wives and mothers of dead soldiers still quiet polite tellers of the call center.

Novorossiya air Force?

This seems to shows an NR battalion find and test fly some ancient aircraft. of course they'd need to register it and get Air Traffic control permission to fly it, so..... they may not get much Kiev co-operation on that. KatKan (talk) 17:37, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Now Novorossia also have drones, with Russian aeronautic society as a partner. Video mostly shows airport (Also item 12 on the list in the article says "rocket launcher on self-propelled track vehicle hides behind the house"; I seem to miss that watching once). --Resup (talk) 02:20, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Search for KIA

NGO "Union of People's Memory", with the support and guidance of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, within the framework of civil-military cooperation, together with the National Museum of Military History of Ukraine exercises in the area ATO humanitarian mission "Black Tulip" - search and exhume the remains of Ukrainian soldiers. Today was able to find and take to the identification of more than 150 bodies.

Lost Armour

Loss of armor by month according to the Lost Armour database.
On November 20, 2014 the Lost Amour database list 478 destroyed and 221 captured armored vehicles.
Currently 270 captured armored vehicles (mostly going from Ukraine to Novorossia, with few in the opposite way), and 599 listed as "destroyed". Significant proportion of "destroyed" may be possible to repair, Soviet design equipment is repairable. --Resup (talk) 19:22, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Ukrainian military units lost over 1,800 infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and tanks during hostilities in the country’s southeastern regions, the media said, quoting a well-informed source at joint intelligence, reconnaissance and operational agencies of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 15:43, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

This video shows lots of trophies captured, including anti-tank guided missiles (PTURS), lots of ammunition, Canadian helmets, goggles. They say they captured drones as well--Resup (talk) 19:22, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Nice, close to $3000 a drone like that. Plus if Ukies see it they'll think it's one of theirs and not shoot it. Some trophies won't show up anywhere, eg in Debaltsevo apparently they found 4 perfectly good Grad launchers and a big heap of ammo for them, took them home already. When that cauldron is cleared there will be plenty of work for the LostArmour guys.KatKan (talk) 09:39, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

There is a photo seen in comments to lostarmour ; further comments give locations in Zaporozhie (Широкий Лан ... Запорожье...Курахово...Красный лес...Красногор). What's on photo looks like IDF sign, and the tank resembles a Merkava. There is more protective profile features on the back in modern ones, but this could be an older version. This photo recently made it to Cassad, without comments. Landscape, +some snow does resemble someplace in Ukraine, recent time. So this of course does not mean IDF is involved, because it isn't. Could be bought on scrap yard somewhere in the Middle East and brought here out of some curiosity. But somebody could start running around and yelling some crap about this picture, ---like the other side does a lot --Resup (talk) 17:39, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Maybe it was rotting somewhere in a backyard for quite some time after Netanyahoo's mom gifted it to Kolomoiski's mom as a birthday present. --CE (talk) 18:10, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

UN numbers?

The UN reports that 4,707 people have been killed but I have no idea what this number is supposed to mean. Is this civilian deaths only, or is it supposed to also contain military casualties? I have not seen any breakup of these numbers. The UN numbers have been about equal to the morgue numbers in the two morgues in Donetsk and Lugansk seen in the grave markings; over 2000 in Donetsk and over 1290 in Lugansk when the UN was reporting about 3000 killed. These two morgues seem to contain for a large part civilian casualties.

How many of the killed are women? This would help in estimating the proportion of civilians. Ukraine.RU says the 4,707 people killed include 36 children. I think I have seen photos of almost as many.

From the same source: Ukraine crisis: Key peace talks in Minsk called off – РИА Новости. Виктор Толочко, 26.12.2014

Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine in April, 4,707 people have lost their lives, according to the UN. Of that number 1,357 have died since the 5 September ceasefire was agreed.

If these numbers are correct, the level of violence not would be the same as before the Minsk Protocol. This cannot be true. I believe the post September 5th numbers are mostly accurate, but the earlier figure may have to be multiplied by ten. The Lost Armour database could give some indication of the relative intensity of violence before and after the ceasefire. This graph shows a surprisingly large portion of tanks destroyed in September and October, almost half of the total. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 08:35, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Lostarmour says "Loss accounting is conducted solely on the basis of photo and video testimonies." There would be a lot more scouting, warzone tourism, and photography happened after the ceasefire. Remember how long it took for the Road of Death images to come out? and the first aftermath documentation tends to be bodies, rather than machinery.
But 1347 DOES look high for civilians for 3 months, averaging 15 a day??? as there were many days with zero reported deaths, that implies some days with 30 or more and I don't recall any like that. Then there are strange numbers, like the Donetsk chemical factory blast which supposedly killed 700 Ukie soldiers, with zero images emerging. All numbers from all sources have to be treated as guesstimates. KatKan (talk)

Non-battle casualties

Tsarev numbers

(100,000, main page) He is generally knowledgeable, but is politician by profession, and here does not explain his source. Seems higher than expected.

Note that 100,000 is roughly the scale of natural yearly decrease in population for a number of years. Some figures here, though uncertain how Donbas, Crimea, and migration to Russia (latter two roughly 2 mil each) are dealt with, and exactly why, if not for the above, there is a big anomaly in 2015 --Resup (talk) 00:36, 24 August 2016 (UTC)


LPR forensic medicine expert Roman Volchenko shows 3 young persons skulls with apparently execution style bullet wounds. One has eyes taped off with a scotch tape. Discovered by LPR security serice in Lutignskii region, LPR, Rusvesna 21 October, 2016.--Resup (talk) 17:36, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Russian citizens imprisoned or killed in L/DPR

  • In this video Boris Borisov, who was a staff member of DPR foreign ministry from 14 Apr. 2014 to 14 Aug. 2014, is raising serious concerns on human rights of Russian volunteers arrested in L/DPR (in particular when volunteer groups were replaced by centralized militia corps), or killed (for example in the episode of Batman killing in the process of his arrest in LPR, two Russian volunteer bodyguards were killed with him). Further, he says that killings are not investigated by the Russian investigative committee, while the Russian FM disengaged itself from cases of those under arrest on the pretext of lack of formal agreements with L/DPR. There is no agreement on serving a sentence in Russia, in particular. Boris Borisov was arrested himself in DPR, soon after Mozgovoi murder, and knows situation first-hand. After his arrest, he appealed to Zakharchenko and DPR ombudsman Morozova; only Morozova responded, but the response was of little help. Both himself and the program host, Anastasia Mikhailovskaya (pro-Novorossia journalist/politologist, formerly actress) are proposing to have the situation better monitored. --Resup (talk) 23:36, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Borisov also said that under one of DPR foreign ministers, Geneva conventions were adopted; and Ukrainian representatives are able to visit to see conditions of their prisoners...--Resup (talk) 00:36, 7 March 2017 (UTC)