• Leader of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic plans to make Mariupol ‘a resort town’

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, said he plans to turn the destroyed city of Mariupol into a “resort town”, Russia’s state-controlled TASS news agency reported.

    After lighting the Eternal Flame at the city’s Victims of Fascism memorial in the Primorsky district, Pushilin stated "Russia is here forever, and you are finally home. Now this is the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic forever. No one will take it away from us.”

    "We have strength, we have …

  • Ukrainian media: Johnson tells Zelensky not to negotiate with Putin and fight Russia to a victorious end

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Ukrainian President not to negotiate with Putin but to put pressure on him, writes the Ukrainian news website Ukrainska Pravda, citing a source close to the Ukrainian President.

    "Johnson brought two simple messages to Kyiv. Putin is a war criminal. Pressure must be put on him. No negotiations are possible. And secondly, if you are ready to sign any agreement with him, then we will not be part of it. We can have agreements with you, but not with …

  • Israeli media: Russia is moving its troops from Syria to Ukraine

    Russia has begun withdrawal of its armed forces from Syria. The troops are being moved to three Syrian airports for further deployment to Ukraine.

    Russia is handing over its military bases to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, reports the Israeli website Debka, citing its sources.

    Among them are Khmeimim airbase, Qamishli, Deir ez-Zor and T4 airbase, located in the Syrian province of Homs.

    The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has already …

  • UN FAO says Russian forces are looting grain in Ukraine and destroying silos

     The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday that Russian troops have looted stocks of Ukrainian grain and have destroyed agricultural storage facilities.

    As stated by Josef Schmidhuber, a senior official with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, “Grain is being stolen by Russia and transported on trucks into Russia and the same goes for agricultural implements.”

    Schmidhuber said an estimated 700,000 tons of grain has been stolen. He noted that all …

  • Germany to supply Ukraine with seven long-range howitzers

    Germany will send seven Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled armored howitzer artillery systems to Ukraine, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced on Friday during a visit to Slovakia.

    This will add to the five such artillery systems the Dutch government has already pledged.

    The German Defense Ministry tweeted that training on the weaponry would begin in Germany next week.

    The weapons will come out of Bundeswehr inventories and will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming weeks. …

  • Amnesty International says it has evidence of war crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine

    Amnesty International announced it has evidence of war crimes committed by Russian forces in the Kyiv region during the invasion of Ukraine.

    During a press briefing held after a 12-day investigation in around the Ukrainian capital, Amnesty International said Russian forces "must face justice for a series of war crimes" in the Kyiv region.

    The organization’s investigation was based "on dozens of interviews and extensive review of material evidence" and has documented "unlawful air strikes on …

  • US intelligence is reportedly helping Ukraine target Russian generals

    The United States has reportedly provided intelligence to the Ukrainian military that has allowed Ukrainian forces to target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in action during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the New York Times reported. Ukrainian officials claim 12 Russian generals have been killed in Ukraine.

    According to senior US officials, Washington has focused on providing details about Russian military mobile headquarters in the field, which often relocate. Ukraine has …

  • Belarusian President says he did not expect Russia's invasion of Ukraine to 'drag on'

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he did not expect Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to “drag on this way”. Belarus is a staunch ally of Russia and has allowed Russian forces to use the country as a base of operations to launch attacks against Ukraine. Minsk also provides transport and logistical support for the Russian military.

    Lukashenko told the Associated Press that he was doing “everything” he could do to stop the war, which commenced on February 24th when Russia launched its …

  • Media: there were hundreds of conscripts aboard Russian missile cruiser Moskva sunk by Ukraine

    There were hundreds of conscripts aboard the Russian cruiser Moskva destroyed by Ukrainian missiles, reported the news outlet Agentsvo.Novosti, citing sources.

    "It all comes down to about 300 conscripts," said a source who helps the relatives of the missing sailors to find tehm. “This is a common practice on all ships, Neustrashimyy, for example, with the same configuration. We need “go-and-get” sailors. All navy conscripts are distributed among the ships."

    Another source of the Agenstvo …

  • Russian media banned from quoting Kadyrov without permission

    Russian state media has been banned from quoting the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, without the approval of the top management, reported the journalistic investigative association Proekt with reference to two employees from the Russian state news agency TASS.

    According to Proekt’s sources, if earlier they could publish Kadyrov’s statements at their discretion, now an approval of one of the deputy editors-in-chief is required and further approval from the Kremlin might be needed. …