• Western allies, led by Germany, commit to strengthening Ukraine's air defense with Patriots

    Western allies led by Germany have agreed to bolster Ukraine's air defense by providing additional anti-aircraft systems, including the Patriot system, following a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council in Brussels, according to statements made by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock.

    "After the Ukraine-NATO Council meeting, where I urged the Alliance countries to immediately provide Ukraine with additional air defense systems, specifically …

  • Ukrainian military acquired GPS coordinates of Russian cruiser Moskva for $3,000

    The Ukrainian military paid $3000 for the the information about the technical condition and coordinates of the Russian cruiser Moskva, obtained using a GPS tracker, reports TSN, citing its sources.

    According to TSN, a representative of the Russian Black Sea Fleet sold confidential data to Ukrainian forces before planting a GPS device on the vessel, which allegedly helped to monitor the ship's movements.

    Andrey Yusov, a spokesperson for Ukraine's Main Directorate of Intelligence at the …

  • Multiple international workers injured in Ukrainian attack on Russian drone factory in Tatarstan

    A drone attack on the Alabuga Polytech compound in Tatarstan, where Shahed-136 strike drones are assembled, injured citizens from nine countries, reports the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing the press service of the Tatarstan governor.

    In addition to Russian citizens, individuals from Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Sudan were allegedly injured.

    Fourteen people were affected in total, with six still in hospital. It is likely they all worked at …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia has about 950 long-range missiles remaining

    Russia has roughly 950 precision-guided, long-range missiles of operational-strategic and strategic levels, said the representative of Ukraine's Defence Intelligence, Vadim Skibitskyi, in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

    "We estimate that Russia currently retains around 950 high-precision missiles of the operational-strategic and strategic tier, having a range exceeding 350 kilometers. We observe a trend where they typically try to maintain their arsenals at a level of no fewer than 900 missiles," he …

  • For the first time, Russia uses a massive thermobaric bomb in the Ukraine conflict

    Russia has used a powerful thermobaric weapon, the ODAB-1500 bomb, for the first time in the conflict, hitting the village of Velyka Pysarivka in the Sumy region, reports the German tabloid Bild.

    The explosion of the ODAB-1500 bomb is reported to have created a smoke cloud reaching a height of one kilometer. This Soviet-era thermobaric device releases a flammable liquid in aerosol form approximately ten meters from the target before ignition, resulting in a devastating blast.

    In previous …

  • Funding shortfall for Czech-led ammunition initiative for Ukraine, says Estonian Defense Minister

    Several countries have already contributed to the Czech Republic's initiative to procure ammunition for Ukraine, but funds are still insufficient, said Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur as reported by ERR.

    "If we're talking about a million rounds, that translates to around three billion euros. There are different calibers, cheaper ones to a lesser extent. It would be great if we could get it all done. Currently, it can be said that there is a larger shortfall in funding than in ammunition, …

  • Estonian Defense Chief warns of Putin's intention to invade Baltics

    The threat of a nuclear response or losses will not deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from potentially invading Baltic countries, according to the Chief of Defence of the Estonian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Martin Herem, as reported by Voice of America.

    General Herem stressed the urgent need to strengthen the nation's defenses in case of a possible Russian invasion. He stated that a significant increase in the defense budget is necessary to achieve a decisive victory over any …

  • Macron open to Putin attending G20 Summit but seeks consensus

    French President Emmanuel Macron has not ruled out the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin attending the G20 summit, which is to take place in November 2024 in Brazil, reports RFI.

    This topic was reportedly broached at a joint press conference featuring Emmanuel Macron and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil.

    According to journalists, Macron stressed the need to reach a consensus among the G20 leaders regarding Putin's invitation to the summit. Macron remarked …

  • Ukrainian Forces hold firm in Lyman as Russian assaults persist, says platoon commander

    The situation around Lyman remains tense as Russian forces continue to attempt assaults, although the Ukrainian Forces have managed to counterattack in some areas, said a platoon commander from the 1st Air Assault Battalion of Ukraine's 95th Airborne Brigade, Stanislav Krasnov, during a telethon.

    Krasnov stated that the Russians launch attacks using both infantry and heavy concentrations of armored vehicles. Yet the Ukrainian defense line is "holding firm," with forces in some areas …

  • Ukraine Military Chief: Kharkiv offensive could become a fatal trap for Russian forces

    Ukraine's military chief, Oleksandr Syrskyi, has warned that Kharkiv could prove fatal for Russian forces should they decide to mount an offensive. In an interview with Ukrinform, he emphasised the need for Ukraine not to overlook any intelligence on Russia’s preparations for an attack, adding that measures are in place to respond should the probability become a reality. Massive fortification work is being carried out on territories and positions, with a comprehensive barrier system established …