Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces are seizing initiative from Russians near Bakhmut
Ukrainian Forces have seized the initiative from Russians in the Bakhmut direction and try to counterattack. Today, the Ukrainian troops have advanced to a distance of up to 500 m in various areas hear Bakhmut, said Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, speaking on the Ukrainian TV.
The U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that, during counter-offensive operations on May 18, Ukrainian forces achieved tactically significant gains in …
Kyiv: U.S. has determined that Ukrainian pilots would need only 4 month to master F-16
Spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Yuriy Ihnat confirmed that skills of Ukrainian pilots were evaluated in the United States to see how much time they would need to master the F-16 aircraft.
Ihnat noted that the Ukrainian Air Force had previously announced that up to six months of training would be required, but the American side came to the conclusion that the Ukrainian pilots could probably be retrained in four months.
"An evaluation of our pilots was done. These are combat pilots, with …
Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia only capable of producing 2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles a month
According to the Ukrainian Intelligence, the capabilities of the Russian defense industry are limited. It is capable of producing only two Kinzhal hypersonic missiles per month.
For their airstrikes on Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces are using missiles that have just rolled off the assembly line, which shows that Russia has almost no industrial capacity left, said the deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky.
According to him, the …
France considers sending long-range missies to Ukraine
France is considering the possibility of providing Scalp EG long-range missiles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The firing range of these missiles exceeds 250 km.
According to media reports, French President Emmanuel Macron hinted that France was considering supplying the Ukrainian Defense Forces with missiles "with a range that will allow Ukraine to resist and conduct a counteroffensive." But Paris immediately warned that the delivery of these weapons will not be fast.
Storm Shadow (SCALP EG) …
Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces continue to advance near Bakhmut
Ukrainian troops have advanced up to 500 meters in some areas around Bakhmut, the representative of the Eastern Group of Ukrainian Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty told Channel 24.
According to him, Ukrainian soldiers are conducting a successful defensive operation and counterattacking despite the advantage of Russian troops in weapons and manpower.
"During this one day, up to 500 meters were covered by our units in certain areas of the Bakhmut front," Cherevaty said.
He noted that this is still the …
Ukrainian air defense thwarts Russian air attack on Kyiv, shoots down 6 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles
At night, Russian troops carried out an air strike on Ukraine using cruise and hypersonic missiles, but the attack was repelled by significantly strengthened air defense system.
At about 4:30am Kyiv time, more than a dozen missiles were launched on different districts of Kyiv. Four missiles were shot down over the Mykolaiv region. As reported by the commander of the Ukrainian troops, Valery Zaluzhny, the strike was carried out using "18 air, sea and land-based missiles."
"Six Kh-47M2 Kinzhal …
Russian Defense Ministry confirms two of its colonels were killed by Ukrainian Forces in Bakhmut
The deputy commander of the army corps for military-political work, Colonel Yevgeny Brovko, died while repelling an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut, reported the Russian Defense Ministry.
In addition, according to their information, the commander of the 4th Motorized Rifle Brigade, Colonel Vyacheslav Makarov, who "led the battle" near the village of Krasne, was seriously wounded and died during the evacuation.
According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the …
Germany to provide its biggest military aid package to Ukraine
Germany is preparing the largest military aid package to Ukraine so far in the amount of almost 2.7 billion euros. It will include Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Leopard 1 tanks, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, IRIS-T SLM air defense systems with ammunition and other types of heavy equipment, said the German Defense Ministry.
According to Der Spiegel, this package was agreed recently during secret negotiations between the ministries and the Federal Chancellery. The emphasis is on …
Russian Defense Ministry claims Russian troops moved to more favorable positions near Bakhmut, Prigozhin says they simply fled
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the retreat of the Russian army from positions near Bakhmut. According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, "in order to increase the stability of the defense lines, the units of the Southern group of Russian troops moved to the new positions, taking into account the favorable conditions of the Berkhivske Reservoir" to the north of the city.
"All attacks by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been repelled. Attempts to break the defense …
Kyiv: Ukraine’s plan is to finish the war by winter
Ukraine wants to finish the war by this winter, said the Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, in an interview with the Azerbaijani news website Report.
"We want to completely end the war by this winter. We have a common plan to liberate all our territories from the terrorists who attacked us. The only question is time," Danilov said.
At the same time, Danilov warned that several counter-offensive operations may be required to liberate Ukrainian …