Another paramilitary unit, the Azov Battalion, is aligned with the far-right ultranationalist group Social-National Assembly. Insurgents used the village to shell Novoazovsk. [571] The UN reported growing lawlessness in the region, documenting cases of targeted killings, torture, and abduction, primarily carried out by the forces of the Donetsk People's Republic. [252][255] Concurrently, Donetsk police said the insurgents had killed two policemen in the nearby town of Horlivka. [202], The Internal Affairs Minister, Arsen Avakov, said on 24 April that Ukrainian troops had captured the city administration in Mariupol, after a clash with pro-Russian demonstrators there. [460][461] Eight sailors were rescued from the sinking boat, whilst two crew-members were missing. [417][418] NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen confirmed that a "Russian incursion" into Ukraine had occurred. [483], According to a report released by the UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on 8 October, the ceasefire implemented by the Minsk Protocol was becoming "increasing fragile". [504][505], Alexander Khodаkovsky with Victory Banner raised on the Reichstag building in Berlin, on April 30, 1945, The Vostok Battalion (Russian: Батальон Восток, Ukrainian language: Батальйон Схід, Vostok reportedly includes members of the original Vostok Battalion, a special forces unit of the Russian intelligence directorate (GRU) that participated in the Second Chechen and Russo-Georgian Wars. Russian officials blamed the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the shelling, whilst Ukraine denied responsibility and accused insurgents in Donbass of having staged a false flag attack. [308], The Ukrainian miltiary said that they had gained control of Yampil and Seversk on 20 June, twenty hours before a unilateral ceasefire by Ukrainian force, as part of president Poroshenko's fifteen-point peace plan. Minor skirmishes occurred in Vasylivka and Zhovtneve. [319][320] Government forces recaptured the town of Mykolaivka, near Sloviansk, on 4 July. Fighting was concentrated in the northwestern districts of Kyivsky and Kuibyshevsky, and also near the central railway station and airport, leading local residents to seek refuge in bomb shelters, or to flee the city. [405] Elsewhere, insurgents recaptured the town of Yasynuvata after a retreat by government forces. [237][238] They were ambushed by a group of between 150 and 200 separatists, supported by one of the captured armoured personnel carriers. [50] A report by Radio Free Europe said that there were suspicions that the battalion was either created directly by the GRU, or that it was at least sanctioned by it. [107][108], After having gained control of the Donetsk RSA and having declared the Donetsk People's Republic, pro-Russian groups vowed to fan out and take control of strategic infrastructure across Donetsk Oblast, and demanded that public officials who wished to continue their work swear allegiance to the Republic. Furthermore, Russia has granted Russian citizenship to almost one million residents in both regions, a move from its playbook during the 2008 Georgia war. The defence ministry of Russia said the men had entered Ukraine "by mistake during an exercise". [241] Pro-Russian leader Igor Bezler said that he executed all of the captured paramilitaries. [6][87][88][89][90], Between 22 and 25 August, Russian artillery, personnel, and a humanitarian convoy were reported to have crossed the border into Ukrainian territory without the permission of the Ukrainian government. [154] The city administration buildings in Yenakiieve and Druzhkivka were also captured. [396] Eleven went missing, and thirteen were wounded. Image by ВО «Свобода. LPR officials acknowledged that they lost thirty men during fighting in the village of Oleksandrivka. Review: War in Ukraine reflects deceit, division and corruption in black comedy ‘Donbass’. [369] Also, the pro-Ukrainian paramilitary Donbas Battalion captured Popasna. [413] Heavy shelling of Donetsk continued into 14 August. [540] Donbass insurgents interviewed on 27 May admitted that there were sixteen fighters from Ossetia operating around Donetsk for at least two months prior. [344] The insurgent-occupied town of Snizhne was hit by rockets fired from an aeroplane on 15 July, leaving at least eleven people dead, and destroying multiple homes. These demonstrations, which followed the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, and which were part of a wider group of concurrent pro-Russian protests across southern and eastern Ukraine, escalated into an armed conflict between the separatist forces of the self-declared Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and the Ukrainian government. [328], Ahead of a planned government offensive on the insurgent-occupied city of Donetsk, key roads leading into the city were blocked on 7 July. [416], Later in the day, a convoy of some two dozen armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles with official Russian military plates crossed into Ukraine near the insurgent-controlled Izvaryne border crossing. Skirmishes between the troops and local demonstrators caused the city administration building to light on fire. [573] There were also multiple instances of beatings and abductions of local residents by Ukrainian troops, such as Oleh Lyashko's militia and the Aidar territorial defence battalion. [91][448] Whilst the Ukrainian government said they were in "total control" of Novoazovsk, town mayor Oleg Sidorkin confirmed that the insurgents had captured it. [393] Little fuel remained to power emergency generators. These events followed the reported shelling of Ukrainian positions from the Russian side of the border over the course of the preceding month. [428] DPR prime minister Aleksandr Zakharchenko stated that if the Ukrainian government made "reasonable proposals to lay down arms, close borders, we will talk on equal terms as equal partners". [188], After the Armed Forces of Ukraine re-took the airfield, the commanding general of the unit that had retaken it, Vasily Krutov, was surrounded by hostile protesters who demanded to know why the Ukrainian troops had fired upon local residents. [567][568] At the time, Russian government spokesmen denied these reports. US State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said that "these incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway", and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said "An invasion of Russian forces has taken place". [266] On the same day, between seven and eight people were killed in an explosion at the occupied RSA building in Luhansk city. It started after Russiaball took Crimeaball. "There are two opposite ways for resolving this conflict – a political dialogue and the heavy-handed approach. [349] Meanwhile, fighting in Luhansk resulted in the loss of electrical power and water services across the city. The memorial atop Savur-Mohyla in August 2014, seen heavily damaged by fighting there. With already limited public transport in frontline areas now completely stopped, many people are unable to access healthcare or get food and hygiene supplies, and most are rapidly running out of funds. [196] Three members of the Donbass People's Militia were killed, eleven wounded, and sixty-three were arrested after they attempted and failed to storm a National Guard base in Mariupol. [454] Amidst what The New York Times described as "chaos" in the conflict zone, the insurgents re-captured Savur-Mohyla. [415] He was replaced by Vladimir Kononov, who is known by the nom de guerre Tsar. [133] They then issued an ultimatum that stated that if the city's mayor and administration did not swear allegiance to the Republic by the following Monday, they would remove them from office. [480] A skirmish ensued, leaving many soldiers wounded. [121] When asked by The Sunday Telegraph where their weapons had come from, one veteran of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan nodded at the Russian flag flying from the police station and said: "Look at that flag. [469] Both parties said that they were satisfied with the ceasefire, and that it was generally holding. Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs, said on 9 April that the separatist problem would be resolved within forty-eight hours, through either negotiations or the use of force. Local pro-Russian activists blamed Ukrainian nationalists for the attack upon the building, but said that the DPR had regained control. [287] Insurgents confirmed that they had obtained three tanks, but leaders refused to elaborate on how they acquired them; one militant told reporters that they originated "from a military warehouse. [294] During the next morning, a convoy of border guardsmen was attacked by insurgents while passing Mariupol, leaving at least five of the guardsmen dead.[295]. Another border post was captured by the insurgents in Sverdlovsk. DPR commander Igor Girkin also said "The time has come when Russia must take a final decision – to really support Donbas's Russians or abandon them forever". The timeline for the War in Donbass is divided into the some periods listed below. At least four people died as a result. For the concurrent unrest across Ukraine, see, Civilians block the Ukrainian military's movement near Sloviansk (April 2014), Pro-Russian militants inside the occupied Donetsk police headquarters (12 April 2014), Pro-Russian militants with captured vehicles in Sloviansk (16 April 2014), A government building in Sloviansk occupied by separatists (April 2014), Civilians killed by shelling in east Ukraine (18 June 2014). From the beginning of March 2014, demonstrations by pro-Russian and anti-government groups took place in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, together commonly called the "Donbass", in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and the Euromaidan movement. [203], On the same day, Ukrainian government officials said that the Armed Forces had intended to retake the city of Sloviansk, but that an increased threat of "Russian invasion" halted these operations. Shells landed on the border town of Donetsk in Rostov Oblast, a part of Russia, on 13 July. genocide, air defence, War in Donbass, Ukrainian Air Force, Horlivka, Donetsk Peoples Republic, Luhansk Peoples Republic, Sukhoi Su-27, Mil Mi-24, Armed Forces of Ukraine, Sukhoi Su-27, Mil. Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh vowed his group would avenge the deaths. [530][531][532] Two insurgents told CNN reporters that these were Chechen volunteers. [511], Some identified maverick Cossack volunteers,[512] particularly Don Cossacks who live on both sides of the border,[513][514] are participants in the war,[515] along with some self-styled neo-Cossack groups. [142] The city administration building was seized on 30 April, solidifying separatist control over Horlivka. The nearest insurgent artillery positions were beyond the range of this area. [484] The statement that announced the release of the report said that at least 331 people had been killed since the start of ceasefire, and that the most fierce fighting took place around Donetsk International Airport, Debaltseve, and Shchastya. [569] An August 2014 survey by the Levada Center reported that only 13% of those Russians polled would support the Russian government in an open war with Ukraine. Government forces near Ilovaisk and Amvrosiivka in Donetsk Oblast became surrounded by insurgents, after their attempt to take Ilovaisk was halted by heavy shelling. Clashes also continued at Donetsk International Airport. Clashes broke out between insurgents and the Armed Forces along the border with Russia in Shakhtarsk Raion on 16 July. There was an attempted provocation but now it's over". Fighting between insurgents and government forces across the Donbass region continued "constantly" over the course of the day. Crossings were reported to have occurred both in areas under pro-Russian forces control and areas that were not under their control, such as the south-eastern part of Donetsk Oblast, near Novoazovsk. [114][187] As part of the counter-offensive, Ukrainian troops re-took the airfield in Kramatorsk after a skirmish with members of the Donbass People's Militia. [322], Subsequently, Ukraine's Armed Forces recaptured Druzhkivka, Kostyantynivka, and Artemivsk. The situation in the city of Donetsk was less dire, as trains to Russia were still running, but fighting and shelling did not relent. Western officials described this new offensive as a "stealth invasion" by the Russian Federation. A line to enter a polling place in Donetsk, 11 May 2014, It was reported on 12 May that, following the local autonomy referendum, the Donbass People's Militia leader Igor Girkin declared himself "Supreme Commander" of the Donetsk People's Republic. An estimated forty insurgents died in the fighting, with some civilians caught in the crossfire. The city fell quiet by 09:00 on 19 July. All forty-nine people on board died. "[286] Nevertheless, the three tanks were later spotted moving through Makiivka and Torez, flying the flag of the Russian Federation. The fighting in these areas left six insurgents dead, and three government soldiers wounded. [442] Heavy fighting took place in the village of Markyne, 7 kilometres (4 1⁄4 mi) from Novoazovsk. [120][121] Following this seizure, the militants would begin to expand their control across Donetsk. [91], Attempts to seize the Donetsk Regional State Administration (RSA) building began since pro-Russian protests erupted in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, in the wake of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. Government forces withdrew from Luhansk International Airport on 1 September, despite having held the airport from insurgent attacks for weeks prior. OSCE monitors documented violations of the Minsk Protocol in numerous areas of Donetsk Oblast from 13–15 September. Grad rocket attacks were launched against government forces garrisoned at Vesela Hora, Kamysheve, and also Luhansk airport. [536] In the aftermath of the Battle of Donetsk Airport, local authorities said that some wounded militants were Chechens from Grozny and Gudermes. [386] Insurgents had previously used Savur-Mohyla to shell Ukrainian troops around the town of Marynivka. [488] According to a spokesman for the Donetsk People's Republic, the militants that occupied Sloviansk were "an independent group...supporting the Donetsk protest",[489] while insurgents in Sloviansk and Kramatorsk identified themselves as members of Pavel Gubarev's Donbass People's Militia. [186], In response to the spread of separatist control throughout Donetsk Oblast, and the refusal of the separatists to lay down their arms, Turchynov vowed to launch a military counter-offensive operation against insurgents in the region on 15 April. Ukrainian officials in Mariupol said that the situation there "was worsening by the hour", and that there was an imminent danger of an attack on the city. [435] The pro-government volunteer Donbas Battalion, trapped in the city for days by the insurgents, accused the Ukrainian government and Armed Forces of "abandoning" them. [445] They set-up a roadblock near the village. [445] The villagers referred to them as "polite green men", a term that was used to refer to the irregular Russian forces that took control of Crimea from February 2014. [454] The week before the "invasion", Russia had been shelling Ukrainian units from across the border,[566] though instances of cross-border shelling from Russia had been reported since mid-July. [414] During this artillery barrage, Igor Girkin resigned from his post as commander of the insurgent forces of the Donetsk People's Republic. During the War in Donbass, an OSCE observer allowed Russian separatists to use the organization's marked vehicle, which prompted the belief that the OSCE was biased in the war and not interested in carrying out its duties of mediating a ceasefire. This village is north of Novoazovosk, 7 kilometres (4 1⁄4 mi) from Kolosky, and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the Russian border. [190], Donbass People's Militia insurgents entered Sloviansk on 16 April, along with six armoured personnel carriers they claimed to have obtained from the 25th Airborne Brigade, which had surrendered in the city of Kramatorsk. [430][432] The headquarters of the DPR in Donetsk city were also shelled. Sirens sounded at noon at his factories to signal the beginning of the rally. "[42], Chechen militants interviewed by the Financial Times and Vice News said that they became inolved in the conflict on the orders of the Chechen president. [470][471][472] These violations resulted in the deaths of four Ukrainian soldiers, whilst twenty-nine were injured. [214] Also, an unnamed Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) priest attempted to negotiate with separatists near Druzhkivka, but was later killed after being shot eight times. [543], Donbas Battalion training group near Kiev, The Armed Forces of Ukraine are the primary military force of Ukraine, and have taken a leading role in countering DPR and LPR forces. They also said that they would "spare no efforts" to strengthen the ceasefire. More than 10,000 households in Luhansk Oblast are without gas service due to damage to gas lines, according to a statement on the same day by the regional gas supplier. Late on 19 June, a battle fought with tanks and armoured vehicles broke out in town of Yampil, near government-held Krasnyi Lyman. [372] Government forces broke through the insurgent blockade around Donetsk airport on 23 July, and then advanced into the northwestern corner of Donetsk city. According to some of the troops who withdrew from Ilovaisk, DPR forces violated the agreement and fired on them whilst they retreated under white flags, killing as many as several dozen. This civil war between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels in its eastern … Between two and fourteen soldiers, and seven and twenty insurgents were killed during the fighting. [136] After the retreat of Girkin's forces to Donetsk, he assumed control of the DPR, replacing the previous authorities there in what was described as a "coup d'état". [238] Five members of the Donbas Battalion were killed, along with four separatists. Meanwhile, fighting continued in and around Donetsk city. [346] According to a report by the National Guard, a roadblock near the border village of Marynivka was attacked by the insurgents with tanks, mortar fire, and anti-tank missiles. If this is an uprising by the Donetsk People's Republic, what are foreigners doing here? [607][608] Some news agencies, such as the Information Telegraph Agency of Russia and Reuters, interpreted this statement as meaning that Ukraine was in a state of "civil war". [262], Two separatists were killed in a skirmish with Ukrainian border guards on 31 May. [109] By 14 April, pro-Russian separatists had taken control of government buildings in many other cities within the oblast, including Mariupol, Horlivka, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Yenakiieve, Makiivka, Druzhkivka, and Zhdanivka. The example of the war in Karabakh pushes Ukraine to seize Donbass. [403] Commenting on the situation in Luhansk, mayor Sergei Kravchenko said "As a result of the blockade and ceaseless rocket attacks, the city is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe". Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on 21 September that the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost between 60% and 65% of its total active equipment over the course of the war. "[520] Mozhaev also alleged that some of the more extreme views of the Cossacks include destroying "the Jew-Masons," who they claim have been "fomenting disorder all over the world" and "causing us, the common Orthodox Christian folk, to suffer. [564] On the following day, the Russian Defence Ministry said these soldiers crossed the border "by accident". [346] The insurgents later said that they successfully retook Marynivka from the Armed Forces. According to the city administration, these districts were heavily damaged. At least eleven Ukrainian soldiers died in the fighting. Sporadic fighting continued until 5 July, when the insurgents withdrew from Kramatorsk. [323][323][324][325][326] Amidst the insurgent retreat, Donetsk city mayor Oleksandr Lukyanchenko said that at least 30,000 people had left the city since April. [336], Heavy fighting continued in Luhansk Oblast on 11 July. [201] In addition, the Defence ministry said it had taken control over all points of strategic importance in the area around Kramatorsk. [508] Khodakovsky said he had about 1,000 men at his disposal, and that more "volunteers" with experience in the Russian security sector were expected to join the battalion. The city remained under siege until 5 July, when Ukrainian forces recaptured it, with an estimated 15–20,000 people displaced by the fighting. [213] One armoured personnel carrier was captured by pro-Russian protesters during the fighting. Government forces made a further advance on 30 July, when they evicted insurgents from Avdiivka, near Donetsk airport. [549] While subordinate to the Ministry of Defence, the battalion took control of the town in the same manner has the separatists had done earlier. [479] Scattered violations of the ceasefire continued, nonetheless. [50], There are reports that volunteers from France, Germany, the United States, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and other countries have fought on the insurgent side. [466] According to The New York Times, the agreement is an "almost verbatim" replication of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko's failed June "fifteen-point peace plan". A representative of the Republic, Irina Voropoyeva, said "We, the Donetsk People's Republic, still control the building. There is nothing but denial from them regarding the outcome of the War in the Donbass along with the fervent hope that the ceasefire fails and that the Ukraine military will be sent back to face yet… The End of the Donbass war? [477] They said that the airport was "completely destroyed", and entirely unusable. Ukraineball, angry at Crimeaball, was enraged and … [343] Ukrainian forces went on to make gains around Luhansk, ending an insurgent blockade of Luhansk International Airport. Monitors were escorted to the site by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. DPR-affiliated insurgents blamed the Ukrainian government for the disaster, whereas the government blamed Russia and the insurgents. The press centre for the government military operation said that situation remained "most complex" in the areas around "Donetsk city, Luhansk city, Krasnodon and Popasna". [352] Government forces went on to capture the south-eastern section of the city. This disaster followed two similar incidents earlier in the week, when two Ukrainian Air Force planes were shot down. [52] To date, reports and interviews have shown the presence of Chechen, Ossetian, Tajik, Afghan, Armenian, and various Russian paramilitary forces operating in Ukraine. [223][224] In response to Akhmetov's refusal to pay taxes to the Donetsk People's Republic, on 20 May the chairman of the State Council of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, announced that the Republic would attempt to nationalise Akhmetov's assets. [350] Shelling damaged an electrical substation in the district Kamennobrodskiy, causing the power loss. He addressed Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying that "Losing this war on the territory that President Vladimir Putin personally named New Russia would threaten the Kremlin's power and, personally, the power of the president". [222] A so-called "Peace March" was held in the Donbass Arena in Donetsk city, accompanied by cars sounding their horns at noon. [137] They said that they would use force if needed to defend the building from "criminals and terrorists". [309] They also acknowledged that there was still heavy fighting in the area around Yampil, and the village of Zakitne. [350] At least twenty civilians were killed in the shelling of Luhansk, according to a statement by the city administration. [278] The National Guard base fell after guardsmen ran out of ammunition. Ukrainian President Poroshenko speaks with Barack Obama and other Western leaders during the NATO Summit in Newport, 4 September 2014, NATO considers the conflict a war with Russian irregulars,[602] and others consider it to be a proxy war between Russia and NATO. [353] Another sixteen people died overnight, and at least sixty were wounded. [439] According to the Mariupol city website, the Dnipro and Donbas battalions repelled the attack, and the "invaders" retreated to the border. Shells landed on the border town of Donetsk in Rostov Oblast, a part of Russia, on 13 July. [517][518] Prominent fighters include Alexander "Boogeyman" Mozhaev (a Russian military veteran from Belorechensk) and the unit's commander, Evgeny Ponomarev. [491] In Horlivka, police who defected were commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel of the Russian Army,[492] later identified as Igor Bezler. Amidst pressure on this new third front, government forces retreated westward toward Mariupol. [84][85] Prior to a change of the top leadership in August,[86] the separatists were largely led by Russian citizens. [337] On the next day, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes targeting insurgent positions across Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. [131][132] The fighters, members of the Donbass People's Militia, later captured the police station. [437][450][453] NATO commander Brig. The Moscow Times reported that the two men had been executed for "breaking their oath to the Donetsk People's Republic". A spokesman for the Internal Affairs ministry said that government forces were "clearing" Ilovaisk of insurgents, and later captured most of the city. [614] Most of those polled said that direct war with Ukraine was either "absolutely impossible" or "extremely unlikely". [291][292], On the day after the tank incursion, three soldiers were killed when they were ambushed by insurgents in Stepanivka. [210] By 7 May, the flag of the DPR was once again flying over the building. [221], The Donetsk-based steel magnate Rinat Akhmetov called on his 300,000 employees within the Donetsk region to "rally against separatists" on 20 May. [296] The aircraft was preparing to land at Luhansk International Airport, and was carrying troops and equipment from an undisclosed location. During the attack, mortars were fired upon the post, and clashes broke out. [199] The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the city of Sviatogorsk, near Sloviansk, was retaken by Ukrainian troops on 23 April. [176] On the same day, the police headquarters in Slovianoserbsk was seized by members of the Army of the South-East, which is affiliated with the Lugansk People's Republic. 28% said that such a conflict could happen in the future. [136], Militants attempted to seize the police headquarters in Horlivka on 12 April, but were halted. [371] An insurgent car bomb killed three soldiers during the fighting there. [118] Nelya Shtepa was detained, and replaced by the self-proclaimed "people's mayor", Vyacheslav Ponomarev. [436][437] Other volunteer battalions, such as the Azov and Dnipro, left Ilovaisk after encountering heavy resistance. Eleven border guards and eight separatists were wounded during the fighting,[264][265] which also killed one civilian. [500] It reportedly had 100 members at the time of its founding, including locals and Russian volunteers. Forces foreign and domestic have participated in the conflict in the Donbass. [205] Russian forces had mobilised within 10 kilometres (6 1⁄4 mi) of the Ukrainian border. [609][610] From early September, Amnesty International said that it considered the war to be "international", as opposed to "non-international". [559] As the unrest escalated into a war in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Russia supplied arms, armoured vehicles, tanks, and other equipment to the forces of the DPR and LPR. Hospitals and residential buildings were heavily damaged, and many remaining residents took shelter in basements. [206] By 6 May, fourteen Ukrainian troops had died and sixty-six had been injured in the fighting. [123] After capturing the broadcasting centre, the militants began to broadcast Russian television channels. [398] According to the Armed Forces, three-quarters of the territory once held by the insurgents had been recaptured. An ambush by the insurgents on government forces there resulted in the deaths of ten soldiers. Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 shoot-down, Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, International reactions to the war in Donbass, Demolition of monuments to Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine, Russian cross-border artillery shelling of Ukraine (2014), International recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk, International representation of Donetsk and Luhansk, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Timeline_of_the_war_in_Donbass&oldid=959275060, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 May 2020, at 23:49. [83] This number, much larger than earlier estimates, was given by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). [498] They were affiliated with the Lugansk People's Republic, but were merged with the Donbass People's Militia on 16 September to form the United Armed Forces of Novorossiya. [ 458 ] the number of civilians were killed in these attacks, and had begun again insurgents! 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