• Media: Russia is considering another attack on Kyiv

    Even though the current results of the armed invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine clearly do not meet Moscow's original plans, the Kremlin is again discussing a possible assault on Kyiv and even hopes for a full-scale victory in the war, reports Meduza, citing its sources close to the Russian leadership.

    The publication writes that, amid the slow advance of Russian troops in the Donbas, there is again hope in the internal political bloc of the Russian Presidential Administration that …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kyiv receives M109 self-propelled howitzers from U.S.

    Ukraine has already received self-propelled artillery systems M109. Also, three other types of 155-mm artillery are already working on the front line, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

    "Three types of 155-mm artillery are already successfully operating on the front line - the M777 howitzer, the FH70 howitzer, the CAESAR self-propelled gun. It was simply unrealistic to think about it back in March. But today it is already a reality... I am glad to announce the news - the fleet …

  • British PM: It is ‘vital’ to send Multiple Launch Rocket Systems to Ukraine

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Bloomberg TV it is “absolutely vital” to continue supplying military support to Ukraine, including Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS).

    During the interview, Johnson said it was important “that we do not get lulled because of the incredible heroism of the Ukrainians in pushing the Russians back from the gates of Kyiv.”

    Kyiv has repeatedly called on the West to provide MLRS, which can hit targets at a longer range than the weapons Ukraine currently …

  • German media: NATO countries have informal agreement not to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine

    There are informal agreements between NATO countries to refrain from supplying certain types of weapons to Ukraine.

    According to the German news agency DPA, this is due to the risk of a direct military confrontation with Russia, which the Alliance wants to minimize.

    There are fears that Russia may officially consider the supply of Western tanks and combat aircraft as NATO entering the war and take military measures in response. Weapons systems of this type have not yet been supplied to …

  • Ukrainian Army Commander calls on the West to supply long-range weapons to Ukraine

    Western weapons and equipment are helping the Ukrainian Armed forces to expel Russian occupiers from Ukrainian soil. However, now the Ukrainian military needs long-range weapons, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

    "It's very hard for us, but we are standing. We are fighting for every section of the front, for every settlement. Western weapons and equipment help us to drive the enemy out of our land," he wrote.

    Zaluzhny stressed that now the West …

  • Owner of Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol says he will sue Russia over up to $20 billion in losses

    Ukraine’s richest man and owner of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol says he plans on suing Russia over what he said was $17 billion to $20 billion in losses caused by Russia’s bombardment of Mariupol.

    Rinat Akhmetov, who owns Metinvest, Ukraine’s largest steelmaker, told Ukrainian news portal mrpl.city "We will definitely sue Russia and demand proper compensation for all losses and lost business.”

    Avostal and the Illich Steel and Iron Works are both owned by Metinvest and were badly …

  • German Chancellor says he's convinced Russia will not win war in Ukraine

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he is convinced that Russia will not win the war in Ukraine.

    “Our goal is very clear: Putin must not win his war,” Mr. Scholz said. “And of this I am convinced: he will not win.”

    The German Chancellor added that even though Russia has nuclear weapons, that did not give the Kremlin the right to unilaterally redraw borders.

    “That is imperialism, an attempt to blast us back to a time when …

  • Russia says foreign ships can leave Black Sea ports, refuses to allow Ukrainian grain exports until sanctions lifted

    Russia said it would open “humanitarian corridors” to allow foreign ships to leave occupied Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

    Russian Defense Ministry official Mikhail Mizintsev said the corridors would be open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.

    At the same time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ships carrying Ukrainian grain would not be allowed to leave until Western sanctions on Russia were lifted.

    They “must cancel those illegal decisions that prevent the charter of ships, …

  • Citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova call for faster accession to EU

    The Prime Ministers of Georgia and Moldova have called for faster accession to the European Union in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The leaders view acceptance into Europe’s security architecture to be vital steps in deterring further Russian encroachment on their borders.

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili noted, “We need to see action—now and today. Because it’s a different world today. What has …

  • Russian oligarchs offer to pay for rebuilding Ukraine in exchange for the West lifting sanctions

    Russian oligarchs are ready to pay for lifting the sanctions against them. They offer to send these funds to Ukraine, said Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries, reports the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

    Freeland said that the sanctioned Russian oligarchs call her on their own initiative. They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives. According to the Canadian official, the Russian rich do not approve of the Kremlin's …