• Kyiv: Ukraine began to prepare for Russian invasion last year

    Adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Mykhailo Podolyak said that Ukraine began to prepare for war last year, while weapons from the allies began to arrive only in January.

    "If Ukraine did not prepare for war, why did the first Russian strikes fell on mock-up targets, all ammunition was spread out, and exercised were held in January and February ?" Podolyak wrote on Twitter, arguing that not only the Western intelligence was acting on the data about the Kremlin's …

  • Montenegro to send military aid to Ukraine

    The government of Montenegro decided to provide Ukraine with additional military assistance. The corresponding decision was made at the suggestion of the country’s Defense Ministry on June 9, reported the news agency RTCG.

    The Defense Ministry noted that since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and to this day, Montenegro, as a full member of NATO and a candidate for the EU, as well as a sincere friend of the Ukrainian people, condemns the unjustified and illegal invasion of the Russian …

  • Rebranded McDonald’s to reopen in Russia under new name and ownership

    Former McDonald’s fast food restaurants will reopen in Russia on Sunday under new branding and ownership, after the American company pulled out of Russia last month in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.

    The new restaurant chain is yet to be named, but its logo will have an orange circle and two diagonal yellow lines, according to Sistema PBO, the Russian firm that purchased the former McDonald’s restaurants.

    The relaunch will begin on Russia Day, a patriotic day celebrating the country’s …

  • Mocron promises to send more heavy weapons to Ukraine

    During a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron said that France is ready to supply Ukraine with more weapons, including heavy weapons.

    The press service of the French government noted that during the conversation, the Presidents also discussed the latest developments at the front, Kyiv's needs for military equipment, political and financial support, as well as humanitarian aid.

    In addition, Macron promised to "maintain contact" on …

  • Putin: our goal is to ‘take back and strengthen’

    At a meeting with young entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the goal of modern Russia is to "take back and strengthen."

    Putin compared the current situation with the events of the Northern War (1700-1721) between Russia and Sweden and stressed that Peter I did not take anything away from the neighboring country during this period, instead "he took it back."

    "Peter I waged the Northern War for 21 years," Putin explained. - It would seem that he fought with …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister calls on West to supply heavy weapons

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said Ukraine “desperately needs heavy weapons” as he called on the West to increase the speed and quantity of weapons coming into the country.

    “We have already received, bought on the market, manufactured and handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine a significant number of weapons,” Reznikov wrote on Facebook. “These numbers would have been enough for a victorious defense operation against any army in Europe,” he added. “But not against Russia.” …

  • Russian-backed separatists sentence two British and one Moroccan Mariupol defenders to death

    A tribunal in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, which now controls the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, has sentences two UK citizens and one Moroccan to death, Russian state media has reported.

    Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner of Britain and Saadun Brahim of Morocco were charged as working as foreign mercenaries. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic was recognized by Moscow on the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The tribunal is not internationally recognized.

    Russian media …

  • Polish President: Poland has sent to Ukraine more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles

    Poland has sent more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles to Ukraine to fight the Russian troops, said Polish President Duda in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.

    According to him, at the moment Ukraine needs heavy weapons, including tanks.

    "I spoke with President Zelensky two days ago. He asked me again. We have sent tanks, more than 240 tanks that Ukraine can maintain. We have sent almost 100 armored vehicles and weapons, ammunition, missiles. We have sent a total of $2 …

  • Huawei closing its stores in Russia

    One of the world's largest telecommunications companies, Huawei, began to close its official stores in Russia, reports RIA Novosti, citing a source close to the company.

    "The first store closed down in the Riviera shopping center in Moscow on February 28. Then the stores in Novokuznetsk, Ufa and Rostov-on-Don were closed. Thus, out of 19 official stores, only 15 continue to operate," RIA Novosti’s source said.

    The source claims that the main reason for the closure is the shortage of products …

  • Ukraine sends proposal to EU on the seventh package of anti-Russian sanctions

    Ukraine has sent to the European Union its proposals for the seventh sanctions package against Russia, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during a press briefing.

    According to Kuleba, Ukraine's proposal has 3 parts.

    "The first direction is new sectoral sanctions in the field of energy, finance and trade. The second is a roadmap for new personal sanctions against Russian oligarchs, high-ranking officials and heads of state-owned companies. The third is the closure of already …