• Ukrainian warplanes strike Russian command center in Luhansk

    Ukrainian forces hit a Russian military group's control centre in the temporarily occupied region of Luhansk Oblast, said the Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk, in a Telegram post. Explosions were heard on April 13 in the city, now held by Russian forces, followed by thick black smoke rising over Luhansk. Local Telegram channels reported an incident near a machine-building plant.

    The Russian-installed governate of Luhansk, Leonid Pasechnik, confirmed that this facility was indeed …

  • Germany to supply Ukraine with additional Patriot air defense system amid Russian strikes

    Germany has decided to supply Ukraine with an additional Patriot air defense system in order to strengthen the country's defenses against Russia, the German Federal Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday, April 13. The anti-aircraft missile system, taken from Bundeswehr reserves, is to be delivered to the Ukrainian side without delay. The decision comes in response to escalated missile and bomb strikes by Russia on Ukrainian territory, the ministry said in a statement.

    "We are doing as much …

  • Syrskyi: Ukrainian Forces face intensified assaults on eastern front

    The situation on the Eastern Front has significantly escalated in recent days, particularly following an intensification of offensive operations by the adversary after the so-called "elections" in Russia, said Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Oleksandr Syrskyi in a Saturday Telegram post on April 13.

    "The enemy is actively attacking our positions in the Lyman and Bakhmut areas with assault groups, backed by armored vehicles. On the Pokrovsk front, attempts to breach our …

  • Explosions reported in Russian-occupied Luhansk amid claims of Ukrainian missile strike

    Explosions were heard in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Luhansk, with reports of several missile strikes. Rodion Miroshnik, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry outlined the events on Telegram.

    "Two impacts were heard in Luhansk. Most likely a missile. Near the city's bus station. We await official information," Miroshnik wrote.

    Meanwhile, Russian state media agency TASS maintains that Russian security forces already know what was "used" in the city. According to the …

  • Largest mining and processing plant in Russia comes under Ukrainian drone attack

    On the night of April 11, in the Kursk region of the Russian Federation, the Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Plant (MMPP) was reportedly targeted by drones. Local social media users have posted eyewitness videos of the incident and the regional governor, Roman Starovoyt, has reported on the event on his Telegram channel.

    Residents of Fatezhsky district and the city of Zheleznogorsk have posted online suggesting that the plant was attacked by unmanned aerial vehicles. Governor Starovoyt …

  • European Parliament delays EU Council funding over failure to supply Ukraine with Patriot systems

    The European Parliament has postponed a decision on funding for the Council of the European Union due to the failure of EU member states to provide additional Patriot systems to Ukraine, Evropeiska Pravda reports, citing MEPs in attendance.

    Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian Prime Minister from the Renew Europe faction, proposed removing the European Council's budget approval from the agenda until the member states can deliver the seven Patriot systems that Ukraine urgently requires. …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine only uses its own weapons when striking Russian territory

    Ukraine does not use Western weaponry to attack military and energy sites in the Russian Federation, instead relying solely on Ukrainian-made arms, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking via video link at the Delphi Economic Forum on Wednesday, April 10.

    "I can emphasize this once more. We have never attacked, nor even responded after Russian attacks, with any Western weapons or ammunition on the territory of the Russian Federation. This is a fact. Everything Ukraine has used in …

  • Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashes over Black Sea

    A Russian Mi-24 helicopter has crashed over the Black Sea, according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "On April 10, 2024, at approximately 06:00 Moscow time, a Mi-24 helicopter crashed during a routine flight over the Black Sea near the western coast of the Republic of Crimea. The preliminary cause of the crash is attributed to a failure of the equipment. Search and rescue teams are working at the scene," the ministry's statement reads.

    Meanwhile, shortly before Russia's …

  • French Foreign Minister dismisses further talks with Russia, citing misleading statements after defense chiefs' call

    French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné has stated that he is no longer interested in "discussions with Russian officials" following recent contacts between the defense chiefs of France and Russia, according to France 24.

    "Today, it is not in our interest to discuss with Russian officials, as the press releases they issue are false," the minister declared.

    On April 3, French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu had a phone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoygu, marking the first …

  • Greece considers selling 32 F-16 fighters to Ukraine

    The Greek government is considering supplying Ukraine with up to 32 F-16 fighters. However, France's approval is required before proceeding, reports News Break. According to a source, Greece plans to sell 108 decommissioned fighters, including 32 F-16C/-D Block 30s, 24 Mirage 2000-5 Mk. 2s, and 33 F-4E PI2000s.

    Additionally, it is reported that in July 2022, a relevant parliamentary committee approved the sale of these fighters and associated equipment – spare parts, simulators, instruments, …