• Italy rejects NATO Chief's call to lift restrictions on Ukrainian strikes against targets in Russia

    The Italian government has rejected NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's call for allies to lift restrictions on the use of weapons supplied to Ukraine against targets in Russia, reports the news agency Ansa.

    Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Lega party, Matteo Salvini, expressed disagreement with the NATO chief’s stance.

    "Italy is not at war with anyone, and while it was right to assist Ukraine militarily, lifting the ban on Kyiv to strike military targets in Russia is out …

  • Russian opposition convenes in Lviv to discuss anti-Putin strategy

    Russian opposition figures gathered in Lviv met with Ukrainian authorities to discuss strategies to combat the Putin regime, with the meeting remaining unannounced until it was revealed on social media. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) supported the forum, with its head, Kyrylo Budanov, deeming it a "manifestation of the fight against the Kremlin dictatorship, helping Ukraine to prevail against the aggressor state".

    Details about the event were further …

  • Former Russia’s Nuclear Agency Chief warns of imminent strategic security collapse following Ukrainian drone strike on Russian radar station

    Former head of Roscosmos and ex-Deputy Prime Minister for the Defense Industry Dmitry Rogozin has claimed that the world is teetering on the edge of an "irreversible collapse of the strategic security of nuclear powers."

    In his post on Telegram, Rogozin has confirmed that Ukrainian forces struck a Russian early warning radar station in the Krasnodar region.

    According to the former head of Roscosmos, a Ukrainian drone targeted a "key element of the strategic nuclear forces' combat control …

  • German media: Western Intelligence warns of significant territorial losses for Ukraine by year-end

    Western intelligence services believe that Ukraine faces the risk of "significant" territorial losses by the end of the year, report the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Welt, citing intelligence assessments.

    The report highlights a bleak outlook for Ukraine, due to the superiority of Russian forces.

    Intelligence evaluations suggest that Kyiv is unlikely to "seize the initiative" in 2024. By the end of the year, Ukraine is expected to suffer "significantly greater …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: U.S. issues retaliation warning to Russia over potential nuclear strike on Ukraine

    In an interview with The Guardian, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has revealed that the United States has made it clear to Russia that any use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine would result in the destruction of all Russian positions there, even if no casualties occur.

    Highlighting the strategic shift required for European defence, Sikorski emphasized the need for long-term rearmament. He pointed out that Europe's past focus on high-tech platforms and expensive weaponry needs to be …

  • Kremlin's catastrophic losses: comparing Russia's 500,000 troop casualties in Ukraine to historical wars

    As of the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Russian losses have reached 500,080 personnel, according to Ukrainian General Staff estimates. Earlier reports from Ukraine indicated this figure referred to the number of killed. However, in February 2024, General Staff representative Lieutenant Andriy Koval stated that this number includes not just deaths, but also injuries, deserters, and other loss categories. It remains uncertain if these statistics include the proxy forces …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces repel intense Russian assaults near Kharkiv, maintain control of strategic positions

    Russian forces attempted an assault on Ukrainian positions near the settlements of Lypstsi and Hlybokyi but were forced to retreat, reported Ukraine's General Staff.

    The Kupyansk area experienced the heaviest combat since the start of the day, the General Staff noted. The Russians launched seven assault actions and were pushed back near Hlyboke and Lyptsi. Ukrainian forces began countering four enemy attacks in the vicinity of Vovchansk. The Russians used guided bombs on Vovchansk and dropped …

  • Poland considers intercepting Russian missiles over Ukraine

    Warsaw is deliberating the use of its air defence systems to intercept Russian missiles over Ukraine. Yet, no official decisions have been made on the matter, said Polish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Paweł Wroński.

    "This issue is being analysed from legal and technical perspectives, but no decisions have been reached yet," Wroński stated.

    Wroński mentioned that the initiative came from the Ukrainian side. Warsaw is assessing the matter with international law experts and technical specialists …

  • Russia to set up 5-kilometre security zone on border with occupied Donbas

    Russian authorities have decided to establish a special zone on the border with the occupied region of Donbas, according to the Rostov region's officials.

    While Russian propaganda continues to loud hail the "integration" of the occupied territories of Donbas with Russia, the authorities of the Rostov region have taken the step to separate themselves from the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" by enforcing a 5-kilometre special zone, within which "a special legal regime" will be operational.

    This …

  • Putin authorizes retaliatory seizure of US assets

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized the seizure of US assets to "compensate for damage" caused to the Russian state and the Central Bank "in connection with unfriendly actions" by Washington, according to the decree was signed on Thursday, 23 May.

    According to the decree, the government and the Bank of Russia have the right to seek legal action if they are "unreasonably" deprived of their property rights by decisions of American authorities or courts. Subsequently, a Russian court …