• Ukrainian media: first Russian hypersonic missile Kinzhal downed over Kyiv

    For the first time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully intercepted the Russian "hypersonic" missile Kh-47 Kinzhal. This happened on the night of May over Kyiv, reports the news website Defense Express, publishing a photo of the wreckage, including the nose cone with traces of destruction.

    As reported by the Kyiv City Military Administration, in addition to Shahed kamikaze drones, Russian also used missiles in the attack - "probably of a ballistic type."

    The pictures show that the …

  • Former Rosatom head Rogozin urges nuclear weapons to be used to stop Ukraine’s counteroffensive

    There is nice weather in the Zaporizhzhia region now, and "this means that the enemy is preparing to attack", said Dmitry Rogozin, the former head of the Russian nuclear agency Roscosmos, who is now the head of the Tsar's Wolves group of military advisers.

    "The battalions are digging in, practicing defensive tactics, some units are even conducting full-fledged exercises. The expectation of an imminent mortal battle is in the air," he wrote on Telegram.

    In the video attached to the post, he …

  • Russia accuses Ukraine of overnight drone attack on Kremlin

    The Kremlin press service said that on the night of May 3, Ukraine tried to carry out a drone attack on the Kremlin residence of Vladimir Putin.

    According to the report, two unmanned aerial vehicles were flying towards the Kremlin. Moscow called the attack a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the president's life.

    "As a result of timely actions taken by the military and special services with the use of electronic warfare systems, the devices were disabled," the report reads. Putin …

  • Media: Russian intelligence tries to purchase mini-submarines and underwater equipment from Norwegian companies

    Russian military intelligence (GRU) has tried several times over the past few years to purchase advanced technical equipment, including underwater, from Norwegian companies, reports the news website E24.

    According to the counterintelligence advisor of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), Dag Røhjell, in at least three cases, Russian intelligence bought or tried to buy equipment that, according to PST, could be used by the Russian army.

    The cases concern three people who, according to …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: there are doubts that Russian nuclear weapons are in working condition

    There are doubts about the state of Russian nuclear weapons, since last tests were carried out in 1998, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov on Ukrainian national TV.

    According to him, the nuclear weapons, and carriers that Ukraine gave Russia in the 1990s reached their storage life in 1997.

    "Then they could upgrade and modify them, but formally their shelf life was reached then. Plus, Ukrainian factories manufactured many components. We no longer help them," Reznikov said.

    The …

  • Kyiv: drone attack on oil depot in Russia-occupied Sevastopol is a preparation for Ukrainian counteroffensive

    The fire at an oil depot in occupied Sevastopol is a preparation for a large-scale counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine, said head of the Joint Press Center of the Ukrainian Defense Forces South, Natalia Gumeniuk.

    "We have already noticed that they [the Russian navy] are relocating to their bases near Novorossiysk, because in the bays of Sevastopol they do not feel safe and do not have that stable logistical support. The fact that the enemy's logistics have been undermined …

  • Germany confirms delivery of second IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine

    Germany has officially confirmed the delivery of the second Iris-T SLM anti-aircraft missile system to Ukraine.

    In addition to this air defense system, Germany has delivered eight more Zetros trucks manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, which are designed for operation in extreme off-road conditions. In total, the Ukrainian military has already received 84 such vehicles.

    Germany also delivered two 8x6 trucks with eight auto-loader units.

    Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov …

  • Wagner PMC owner Prigozhin threatens to have his mercenaries withdrawn from Bakhmut if ammunition is not provided

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, gave the Russian Defense Ministry an ultimatum threatening to have his mercenaries withdrawn from Bakhmut if they are not supplied with ammunition.

    "I appeal to Sergey Shoygu (Russian Defense Minister) with a request to provide ammunition immediately. In case of refusal, I consider it necessary to bring to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief (Putin) information about the existing problem and the expediency of Wagner units being in the village of …

  • Massive fire erupts at an oil depot in Russia-occupied Sevastopol after Ukrainian drone attack

    An oil depot is on fire in Russia-occupied Sevastopol after an overnight drone attack, reported the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "A fuel tank is on fire in the area of Manganari Brothers Street in the Cossack Bay micro district. All the necessary emergency services are working in the area," Razvozhaev reported.

    According to Razvozhaev, the fire covered 1000 square meters and was the fourth rank of complexity. There are no casualties.

    "Since the volume of fuel is …

  • Germany to send another shipment of Leopard tanks to Ukraine

    Germany will begin the delivery of several dozen Leopard tanks of the 1A5 modification to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the middle of the year, said in an interview with La Vanguardia German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius.

    Pistorius noted that Berlin kept its promise and in March delivered over 18 modern Leopard 2A6 and 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, as well as other military aid packages, including the necessary spare parts and ammunition.

    "The delivery of the Leopard 1A5 battle …