Moscow residents outraged as Russia starts cutting down trees to deploy air defense systems in the city
The Moscow authorities began to actively cut down trees in order to prepare sites for air defense systems, reports the news outlet the Insider.
According to journalists, after the New Year holidays, tree removal began in several districts of Moscow. Anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, radars 92N6E, as well as combat control points, presumably, 50K6A, have already been deployed in the Elk Island National Park and on the experimental fields of the Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. In the …
Iran to buy Su-35 fighter jets from Russia
The Iranian authorities has announced that an agreement has been signed with Russia to buy Su-35 fighter jets. The contract was signed after the expiration of the UN arms embargo prohibiting Iran's purchase of conventional weapons, reported the Iranian state news agency IRNA.
In a message to the United Nations, Iran said Russia had shown its willingness to sell the aircraft and the Su-35 jets were "technically acceptable."
Iran has an outdated fleet of fighter jets, mostly consisting of …
Vucic admits Serbia could be supplying weapons to Ukraine
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic admitted that Serbia could possibly be sending weapons to Ukraine. Vucic blamed international intermediaries for these supplies and added that Belgrade has nothing to do with this.
"If the ammunition is exported somewhere, it will end up in Syria, Mali, another country where there is a war. We adhere to all laws, we have not crossed anything, everything is pure as a tear, and, of course, neither Russia nor Ukraine has anything to do with this," Vucic said in …
Kyiv: Russian Wagner PMC has lost majority of its most effective units in battle for Bakhmut
The Ukrainian military destroyed most of the Wagner PMC in Bakhmut, said the spokesman for the Ukrainian Eastern Defense Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty on the air of the United News telethon.
He noted that judging by the intercepted phone conversations and public appeals of the Wagner owner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, he has conflicts with the Russian military command.
Cherevaty noted that thanks to the valor and skills of the Ukrainian soldiers the Wagner group has been nearly destroyed.
"They (the …
Former DPR Defense Minister Girkin: Russian offensive on Bakhmut has brought no results
The former Defense minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin aka Strelkov, believes that the Russian army has failed the offensive on Bakhmut, which lasted for the past two months and turned into into a meat grinder for the Russian troops. The city never came under the full control of the Russian army, despite the large losses among the Russian troops and the Wagner mercenaries. The entire Russian "great winter offensive" ended in failure, as Russian troops got stuck in …
Leopard tanks from Germany and Portugal will be delivered to Ukraine by the end of March
The Leopard main battle tanks, promised by Germany and Portugal, will be delivered to Ukraine before the end of March, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, reports Spiegel.
"I can tell you that I have just learned that 18 German Leopard 2A6 tanks and three Portuguese tanks could arrive in Ukraine this month," Pistorius said on the sidelines of a meeting of EU defense ministers in Sweden.
By that time, the Ukrainian tank crews will complete the necessary training and will be ready to …
Russian oligarch Igor Sechin agrees to sponsor Prigozhin’s Wagner PMC
The owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has recently complained that the Russian Defense Ministry does “not like” him, has a new patron, a Russian oligarch, CEO of Rosneft Igor Sechin, writes the publication “We can explain”.
The news outlet reports, citing an informed source, that Sechin and Prigozhin had an informal meeting, after which Sechin agreed to sponsor the Wagner Group from Rosneft’s budget.
Prigozhin has long been in conflict with the Russian military leadership. In …
Wagner PMC founder Prigozhin concerned about Ukraine amassing troops around Bakhmut
The founder of the Russian private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces formed a military group to block his fighters near Bakhmut.
"In order to unblock Bakhmut, all is needed is to block the Wagner PMC. To do this, the Ukrainian Armed Forces created a number of groups: one group in Sloviansk - the 67th brigade, the second group in Siversk - the 81st and 66th brigades, another group in Chasiv Yar and one in Konstantinivka," he said, answering a …
Ukrainian military command decides to continue defending Bakhmut
Today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has held a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff. According to the press service of the Ukrainian President, the commanders of the Ukrainian army reported on the situation in the main directions of the front, including Bakhmut,.
Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi and commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces Oleksandr Syrskyi, in response to Zelensky's question about the further plan of action, supported continuing defense of …
Commander of Russian Volunteer Corps says Ukrainian military knew about planned attacks on Russia’s Bryansk region
The founder and commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps Denis Kapustin, also known as Denis Nikitin, gave an interview to the newspaper Financial Times, revealing some details of the sortie.
According to him, the group's entry into Russian territory was coordinated with the Ukrainian military.
"How do you think I walked there in the darkness of the night? There are mined bridges, cameras, thermally guided drones, hidden observation posts. If it hadn't been agreed with everyone, I think we …