• Germany in secret talks with India over ammunition supply to Ukraine

    According to Der Spiegel, Germany is engaged in covert negotiations with India to procure "several hundred thousand" artillery shells for Ukraine through intermediaries. 

    According to Der Speigel, an informal group of officers, diplomats, and civil servants from the Chancellery, as well as financial and economic departments, convene in Berlin biweekly.

    They look into which countries might possess ammunition stockpiles and strategies on persuading them. Government insiders indicate that nearly …

  • Ukraine's Intel Chief: downing of Russian A-50 early warning aircraft was result of a 2 weeks operation

    The head of Ukraine's military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, has revealed details of an operation that targeted a Russian A-50U early warning and control aircraft. Although General Budanov did not specify the weapon used, experts from Defence Express have proposed some hypotheses on the matter.

    Budanov told journalists on the sidelines of“Ukraine, Year 2024” conference that a two-week meticulous preparation preceded the special operation to destroy the Russian early warning plane. The Defense …

  • Zelensky: 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in war with Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has disclosed that Ukraine has suffered the loss of 31,000 soldiers killed in the war with Russia. He also mentioned additional casualties, including those wounded and missing in action.

    "I don't know if I have the right to speak about this. It's a very serious matter," Zelensky commented during a press conference on February 25, responding to a question regarding the number of losses sustained by the Ukrainian army since the full-scale war with Russia. …

  • Ukrainian marines refute Russian claims of capturing Krynky with video of POWs

    Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed the that the Russian forces had captured Krynky on the left bank of Kherson region on February 21, yet the Ukrainian Forces labeled this information as false. On February 25, marines of Ukraine's 35th Brigade released a video featuring captured Russians, who stated that the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) were in Krynky.

    "A fresh morning greeting from Krynky by a batch of captured worms, 'taken together' by the warriors of the 88th Regiment of the 35 …

  • Ukrainian military command denies claims Russian forces captured Lastochkyne

    On the evening of February 24, analysts from DeepState reported that the Russian Armed Forces allegedly captured Lastochkyne in the Donetsk region. However, Dmutro Likhovy, a representative of the Ukrainian Joint Group of Forces Tavria, said in a comment to Ukrayinska Pravda that fighting for the town is still ongoing.

    "In the Avdiivka direction, the Ukrainian defense forces have withdrawn to the western outskirts of Lastochkyne and have taken pre-prepared defensive positions," said Dmytro …

  • German Foreign Minister Baerbock: Ukraine was ready for concessions in 2022 Istanbul talks with Russia

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has stated that Ukraine was prepared to make concessions during the negotiations with Russia in Istanbul, Turkey, in March 2022, reported to the German newspaper BILD.

    She stressed that there is a universal desire for the end of the war. "We are doing everything possible to turn this hope into reality. This includes supplying weapons so Ukraine can defend itself," said Baerbock.

    Baerbock contended that those who argue weapon supplies only prolong the …

  • Russia's largest steel factory attacked by drones

    A significant fire broke out at the Novolipetsk Steel Plant (NLMK) in the early hours of Saturday, February 24, following a suspected drone attack, according to officials. Igor Artamonov, the Governor of Lipetsk Region, reported that the fire occurred in one of the plant's buldings. He stated that the fire has been extinguished, there were no casualties, and there is no threat of dangerous substances being released.

    Governor Artamonov attributed the cause of the incident to the "fall" of a …

  • Ukraine downs Russian A-50U surveillance aircraft over Sea of Azov, entire crew lost

    On 23 February 2024, Ukraine shot down a Russian A-50U early warning and control aircraft over the Sea of Azov, an asset estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    The downed Russian A-50U aircraft's entire crew of ten perished in the incident, reports Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. As reported by Hromadske, the ranks of those on board the long-range radar plane are still being verified. However, …

  • Political convictions in Putin's Russia surpass USSR levels under Khrushchev and Brezhnev

    In Russia, the number of individuals convicted on political grounds during President Vladimir Putin’s most recent term has surpassed that of the USSR under Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev, reports the Russian publication Proekt (Project).

    Proekt highlighted that the total number of those persecuted in Russia under criminal and administrative charges for the period from 2018 to 2023 is estimated to be around 116 thousand people. According to Proekt, from 2018 to February 2024, 5,613 …

  • Ukrainian missile strike kills dozens of Russian soldiers at Donetsk training range

    According to reports by Ukrainian journalist Denis Kazansky, BBC Russian Service correspondent Ilya Barabanov, and DPR military Egor Guzenko, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a missile strike at a training ground near the village of Trudovske in the Volnovakha district of the Donetsk region. As a result, dozens of soldiers from the Russian 36th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade (military unit 06705) from Zabaikalsky Krai were killed.

    The strike, carried out by two HIMARS rockets in the middle of …