• Budanov: an integrated approach is essential to achieve lasting peace in Ukraine

    The head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov, has stated that scenarios similar to those in Korea, Moldova, and Germany will not work with Russia. He has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of "undermining the global security system."

    Overcoming the destructive effect of Russian propaganda can only be achieved in two ways, Budanov explained.

    According to the intelligence chief, it involves either an unforeseen emergency situation or a very …

  • Russian reconnaissance ship monitors NATO exercises off German coast

    Russian reconnaissance ship Vasily Tatischev has been spotted observing NATO's annual BALTOPS exercises. The Russian vessel is currently situated in neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, between Kiel and the island of Fehmarn, the German tabloid Bild reported.

    Originating from Kaliningrad, the Vasily Tatischev navigated along Germany's northern coast and is now in neutral Baltic Sea waters between Kiel and Fehmarn.

    The Russian ship was escorted by a Danish Navy patrol boat and a German police …

  • Berlin factory fire allegedly caused by Russian sabotage

    In one of the largest fires in Berlin in recent history, a blaze that broke out in early May this year may have been an act of Russian sabotage, reported the Russian-language edition of the German tabloid BILD on its Telegram channel.

    The media outlet reminded its audience of last month's fire at the Diehl Metall Applications metallurgical plant, which produced a cloud of toxic smoke over part of the city.

    The Diehl conglomerate manufactures Iris-T air defense systems for Ukraine. However, …

  • US Senators push for designation of Russia as state sponsor of terrorism in new bipartisan bill

    On Thursday, June 20, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Currently, the US lists Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism, holding them accountable under American law for their repeated support of international terrorism acts.

    "I look forward to voting on our bill to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism under US law for several reasons. …

  • Russian Ka-29 helicopter downed by friendly fire during Ukrainian UAV attack in Krasnodar

    On the night of June 21, a Russian Ka-29 helicopter was downed over Anapa, in the Krasnodar region. The incident occurred due to so-called "friendly fire." A Russian air defence system mistakenly targeted the helicopter. Details of the incident were shared by a Russian blogger on a Telegram channel.

    The first report of the lost Ka-29 surfaced at 11:24 on June 21. The blogger shared a black-and-white image of the helicopter and mentioned it crashed during a combat mission. The four Russian crew …

  • Wave of Ukrainian drone strikes ignite fires at key Russian oil facilities

    In the early hours of Friday, drone attacks targeted multiple oil refineries in Russia, specifically those in Afipsky, Ilsky, Krasnodar, and Astrakhan. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that these recent strikes, stretching over the past two nights, successfully hit significant targets within Russian territory. The assaults involved oil refineries and other facilities.

    On the night of 20 June, units from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and the Security Service of …

  • Putin signals possible changes to Russia’s nuclear doctrine

    Russia may reconsider its nuclear doctrine in light of the West lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, said Russian president Vladimir Putin made this announcement at a press conference in Hanoi on Thursday, June 20.

    "We are currently contemplating what and how could be changed in this nuclear doctrine and strategy. This is related to the fact that new elements are appearing (in any case, we know that a potential adversary is working on this), connected with the lowering of the …

  • Romania to supply Patriot air defense system to Ukraine

    The Romanian National Defense Council has decided to supply Ukraine with a Patriot air defense system. 

    "In view of the significant deterioration of the security situation in Ukraine resulting from Russia's continued and massive attacks on civilian populations and infrastructure, particularly in the energy sector, as well as the regional implications of this situation including impacts on Romania's security, the Council members (The Supreme Council of National Defense led by President Klaus …

  • South Korea reconsiders arms shipments to Ukraine following North Korea-Russia military pact

    The South Korean government has announced that it will review its stance on arms shipments to Ukraine following the signing of a treaty between North Korea and Russia, which includes a mutual commitment to provide immediate military assistance if either country is attacked, reports the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

    "We plan to reconsider the provision of arms to Ukraine," stated National Security Adviser Jang Ho-jin.

    The publication highlights that Jang hinted at a shift in South Korea's …

  • Russian delegation ejected from meeting room ahead of Putin-Kim talks

    A delegation of Russian ministers, who arrived in Pyongyang with president Putin, was asked to leave the negotiation room at the request of a North Korean official. The official was reportedly upset because the Russian president's entourage entered the room before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reports The Moscow Times.

    The event was broadcasted live by North Korean media, covering Putin's visit.

    Those forced to leave the room adorned with Russian and North Korean flags included Russian …