Speaker of the Russian State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin asked the parliament committee to prepare a bill to ban an exchange of "war criminals" for prisoners. According to Volodin the fighters of the Ukrainian regiment "Azov" are “such criminals”.
The proposal not to exchange Azov fighters for prisoners of war was initially made by the Russian MP, Anatoly Wasserman. He pointed out that Ukraine considers the withdrawal of the Azov fighters the first step towards their liberation through …
During a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on the participating countries to form a united front, arguing that Russia should not fight against the expansion of NATO alone.
Lukashenko believes that this unity would serve to ensure that sanctions would not be imposed against the Russian Federation and Belarus.
Lukashenko also said that the United States and Western countries are sabotaging negotiations with …
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no problems with Finland and Sweden, and the accession of these countries to NATO does not pose a threat to Moscow.
"But the expansion of military infrastructure into this territory (Finland and Sweden) will certainly cause our response. What it will be, we will look at the threats that will be created for us, " said Putin at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
He believes that the expansion of NATO is a …
The Ukrainian military has completed training on the use of American attack drones Phoenix Ghost, which were developed specifically for the Ukrainain Armed Forces, said Senior U.S. Defense Official at a briefing.
"We hadn't talked about that in a while. The training that was done on the Phoenix Ghost has been completed," he said.
According to him, the training was completed a few days ago. In total, about 20 Ukrainian servicemen were trained.
The Pentagon representative noted that trained …
Adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Oleksiy Arestovych said that Russian president Vladimir Putin sent his representatives to several Western countries to discuss ending the war against Ukraine and the possibility of agreeing on the already captured territories.
According to him, the Kremlin's "emissaries" went to several Western countries, Germany, France, Hungary and others, with a narrative "that sounds something like this: we all lost a little bit of temper, we …
Citizens of the European Union and the poorest countries will face the most difficult consequences due to the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a government meeting on economic issues. According to Putin, the restrictive measures introduced by the West against Russia contribute to the global crisis.
"These sanctions largely provoke a global crisis," Vladimir Putin said. "Their masterminds, guided by short-sighted, inflated political ambitions and …
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Russia's Gazprom, which owns one of the largest gas storage facilities in Central Europe located in the town of Haidach near Salzburg, must fill it with gas or the facility will be transferred to other companies.
According to Nehammer , Austria has developed a step-by-step plan to eliminate dependence on Russian natural gas and measures are being taken to find alternative fuel suppliers. In addition, the national strategic gas reserve has been created in …
Russian forces appear to be pulling back from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, the New York Times reported, citing Ukrainian and Western officials. Russian forces have been losing territory in the Kharkiv region as the Ukrainian military’s counteroffensive has broken Russia’s siege of the city.
Officials say Moscow will likely redeploy its troops in the area to the southeast. Russian forces are believed to be bolstering their forces in Izyum, about two hours southeast of Kharkiv. Moscow …
If Finland decides to join NATO, Russia will be forced to take retaliatory steps, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.
"The goal of NATO, members of which have been assertively convincing the Finnish side that joining the alliance is the only alternative, is clear - to continue expanding to the borders of Russia, to create another flank for the military threat to our country. But why should Finland turn its territory into a line of military confrontation with the Russian Federation, while losing …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that French President Emmanuel Macron suggested to him to cede part of Ukraine’s sovereignty in order to help Putin "save face".
"Macron wanted to see results in mediation between us. He didn't find them on our side. He did not get them from the Russian Federation and suggested to me certain things related to concessions on our sovereignty in order to help Putin save his face. I don't think that's very correct. We are not ready to help someone to …