• Russia unilaterally redraws Baltic Sea borders with Finland and Lithuania

    Moscow Times, citing a draft government decree published on the legal acts portal, has reported Russia's decision to unilaterally alter its maritime boundaries with Lithuania and Finland in the Baltic Sea.

    The Russian Defence Ministry has prepared a document declaring parts of the eastern Gulf of Finland and areas near the cities of Baltiysk and Zelenogradsk in the Kaliningrad region as Russia's internal maritime waters.

    This will involve changing the geographical coordinates of points used …

  • Poland detains nine suspected of Russian-ordered sabotage acts

    Polish authorities have detained nine individuals on suspicion of carrying out acts of sabotage on behalf of Russian intelligence services, the country's Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, announced on Tuesday, May 21. This concerns assaults, arson, and attempted arson, - he said, indicating that the individuals involved are mercenaries. According to Tusk, sometimes these individuals are from the criminal world, and this includes citizens of Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland.

    Specifically, Tusk pointed …

  • Ukrainian military completes F-16 maintenance training in Netherlands

    Ten Ukrainian military personnel have completed training in the Netherlands on maintaining F-16 fighter jets, the Dutch Ministry of Defense has announced.

    The Netherlands has agreed to provide Ukraine with no fewer than 24 F-16 fighter jets, which will also need to be maintained.

    The Ukrainian personnel have trained on servicing all crucial components necessary for the fighter pilot. This includes the helmet, oxygen systems, and onboard parachutes.

    The training program also covered the …

  • Former commander of Russian 58th Army detained on fraud charges

    A court in Russia has ordered the detention of Ivan Popov, former commander of the 58th Army of the Southern Military District, for two months, reports TASS, citing law enforcement agencies.

    According to the Russian news outlet, Popov has been accused of large-scale fraud. No further details have been provided by TASS.

    At the same time, the Telegram channel Mash reports that the Russian general has been accused of illegally selling 2,000 tonnes of metal structures worth approximately 100 …

  • Leaked documents reveal cozy ties between Russia's new Defence Minister and Wagner Group founder

    Newly appointed Russian Defence Minister Andrei Belousov has held meetings with the founder of the Wagner Group, a designated terrorist organisation, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and has been overseeing his activities, according to a report by the Dossier Center.

    An anonymous source revealed to journalists that "Belousov and Prigozhin were often seen sitting closely together, addressing each other informally—'Zhenya' and such. Their work meetings resembled family gatherings over tea—casually discussing …

  • Spain to deliver Leopard tanks and ammunition to Ukraine by June

    Defence Minister Margarita Robles has confirmed that Spain will deliver a new batch of Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine by the end of June, along with various types of ammunition, according to a statement released by her department on Monday, reports El Mundo.

    The minister emphasised the "important efforts" Spain is already making, highlighting in particular the training of Ukrainian soldiers.

    Previously, Spain had delivered promised Patriot air defence system missiles to Ukraine

    Additionally, …

  • Ukrainian Forces sink Russian missile ship in Sevastopol using ATACMS missiles

    A Russian small missile ship, the Tsiklone, has been reportedly sunk at its berth in Sevastopol following an attack by ATACMS missiles, according to Russian media sources. The incident, reported by Russian news outlet ASTRA, took place as the ship was docked .

    Reports indicated that six servicemen of the Russian Black Sea Fleet lost their lives, and eleven more were injured due to the missile strike. Confirmations of another missile carrier's absence in the annexed Crimea surfaced following …

  • Ukrainian Forces repel Russian assaults and stabilize positions in Kharkiv region amid intense battles near Vovchansk

    Ukrainian forces are attempting to push back Russian troops towards Hlyboke and around the city of Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region. Russian forces are reportedly trying to secure positions within residential areas, said spokesperson for the Khortytsia operational-strategic grouping, Nazar Voloshin.

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine have partially stabilised the situation near Vovchansk, Kharkiv region. According to Voloshin, Russian troops are attempting to breach the Ukrainian Defense Forces' lines …

  • Ukrainian Navy sinks Russian minesweeper in Sevastopol

    In the early hours of May 19, a vessel from the Russian Federation’s Black Sea Fleet, the minesweeper 266-M "Kovrovets", was sunk in the Russian-occupied Sevastopol. The Ukrainian Navy officially reported the destruction of the Russian ship.

    "The Ukrainian Navy, along with our brothers-in-arms, continues to bring us closer to victory," the statement reads.

    Residents of Sevastopol reported significant explosions near the Engineering Bay during the night. This led to rumors of multiple strikes …

  • Germany seeks additional €3.8 billion in military aid for Ukraine

    Germany's Ministry of Defence has requested additional funding for military aid to Ukraine from the government.

    Berlin aims to increase the volume of military aid to Ukraine. The Ministry of Defence has requested an additional €3.8 billion from the German government for the procurement of weapons for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as reported by BILD.

    Previously, Germany had already allocated €7.1 billion for military aid to Kyiv for 2024. The Ministry of Defence aims to raise the total amount …