• Ukrainian forces thwart Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia region

    Ukrainian Forces repelled a Russian offensive on the Zaporizhzhia front on February 17, as reported by the Western Operational Command on their Facebook page.

    "Eighteen units of equipment were destroyed, including three tanks. Around 70 Russian soldiers were 'sent to a Kobzon concert', and 80 are 'ordering tickets'. Following the offensive, the Russians retreated to their previous positions," the post reads.

    According to the Ukrainian command,  the offensive involved 30 units of equipment and …

  • France to deliver new kamikaze drones to Ukraine in coming weeks

    The French government plans to deliver new kamikaze drones to Ukraine within the next few weeks, as reported by French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche.

    He revealed that France is currently developing the kamikaze drone technology, which is in the experimental and testing phase.

    "In the coming weeks, Ukraine will be among the first to receive these drones. This also presents an opportunity for combat testing of this new generation of equipment," …

  • 3rd Separate Mechanized Brigade: withdrawal of Ukrainian Forces from Avdiivka continues

    Ukrainian troops continue to withdraw from Avdiivka, located in the Donetsk region, following orders from General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said the spokesperson for the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, Oleksandr Borodin, in an interview with Liga.net, published on February 17.

    "These operations are much more complex than assaults because the enemy employs artillery heavily and also has 'carte blanche' to use expensive precision-guided aerial bombs," …

  • Ukrainian Forces repel Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia region

    Russian troops began an offensive in the Zaporizhzhia direction, which was successfully repelled by Ukrainian military, reported Junior Sergeant Stanislav Bunyatov of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' 24th Assault Battalion Aidar on his Telegram channel "Sniper Speaks."

    According to Bunyatov, the Russians sent a column of tanks and armored vehicles to the Ukrainian positions. Within minutes, it became clear that the Ukrainian Forces had "slowed down" the enemy’s IFVs and APCs. "They're trying to …

  • German defense conglomerate Rheinmetall to open ammunition factory in Ukraine

    Europe's largest ammunition manufacturer, the German defence group Rheinmetall, plans to open a new factory in Ukraine. A memorandum of understanding to create a joint venture between Rheinmetall and a Ukrainian partner was signed on Saturday, 17 February, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, in the presence of Ukraine's Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Myronyuk and Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Oleksii Makeiev.

    The joint venture, named the "Ukrainian Competence …

  • Ukrainian military: Ukrainian Forces retain control over large part of Avdiivka

    Troop withdrawal from a specific area of Avdiivka was meant to save Ukrainian soldiers, said Ukrainian serviceman Yehor Firsov in an interview with TSN. He clarified that the withdrawal was carried out to prevent the encirclement of Ukrainian forces. According to him, a big part of Avdiivka still remains under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF), but the situation is critical with relentless street fighting.

    The Ukrainian serviceman said that, although his brigade is located some …

  • US transfers confiscated Russian funds to Estonia for Ukrainian aid

    The United States has transferred $500,000 in confiscated Russian funds to Estonia to aid Ukraine, repoted the US Department of Justice.

    According to the department, the funds were seized by the US following the interception in 2022 of an illicit attempt to import into Russia a high-precision coordinate grinding machine produced in America, intended for use "in the defense sector and in the sphere of nuclear weapons proliferation."

    The machine does not require an export license to European …

  • Czech Republic seeks funding to supply millions of ammunition rounds to Ukraine

    Czech Republic has identified a way to procure 3.5 million rounds of ammunition for Ukraine but needs funding to do so, said the country’s president, Petr Pavel at the "Ukrainian Lunch", hosted by the Pinchuk Foundation in Munich.

    Speaking during a panel discussion involving leaders from five EU member states, Pavel addressed the challenges related to supplying arms and ammunition to the Ukrainian forces. He stated that Prague has devised a means to arrange such deliveries.

    "We need to …

  • Ukrainian Air Force downs three Russian warplanes

    On Saturday, 17th of February, the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed three Russian aircraft – two Su-34 and one Su-35, reported Lieutenant-General Mykola Oleshchuk, the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force.

    "In the morning of February 17, 2024, in the Eastern direction, Air Force units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed three enemy aircraft – two Su-34 fighter-bombers and one Su-35 fighter!" Oleshchuk said in a statement.

    Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, also …

  • Ukrainian forces withdraw from Avdiivka

    Ukrainian forces have retreated from the devastated town of Avdiivka, announced the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi. According to Kyiv, the troop withdrawal which was decided upon as Ukraine was facing a critical shortage of ammunition and American military aid was delayed in Congress for several months, was intended to save troops from being completely encircled by Russian forces after several months of fierce fighting.

    "Given the operational situation …