• Azerbaijani President accuses Russia of failing to fulfill Nagorno-Karabakh obligations

    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry promised to ensure the withdrawal of the Armenian military from Nagorno-Karabakh until June, but this agreement has not yet been fulfilled.

    He also added that for 1 year and 8 months that have passed since the second Nagorno-Karabakh war, there are very few positive moments in the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations.

    "Unfortunately, there are more negative aspects. One of them is that …

  • Russian media confirms multiple deaths of Russian officers in Ukrainian HIMARS strikes

    Due to the work on the front of the MLRS HIMARS, the occupying forces of the Russian Federation increased the losses of officers.

    It’s no longer safe for the Russian officers to be even far behind the front lines in the occupied territories. Over the past two weeks, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been consistently destroying the Russian military bases and logistics depots.

    The news website Meduza reports that multiple deaths of Russian officers have been confirmed by the Russian media.

    A …

  • British aid worker dies in captivity of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine

    A British aid worker who had been detained by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has died in their custody.

    Paul Urey, 45, was charged with “mercenary activities” by rebels in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Presidium Network, a British nonprofit, said in April that Urey and another volunteer were providing humanitarian assistance when they were detained at a checkpoint in southern Ukraine while trying a help a family escape.

    Urey had reportedly spent several years as a …

  • Russia moving weapons and troops to Belarus

    Russia began to move heavy weapons and troops to Belarus, reports The Moscow Times, citing the monitoring group Belarusian Hajun.

    On July 7, Minsk announced that it had handed over to the Russian military the Pribytki (Zyabrovka) airbase in the Gomel region. On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin  said at a meeting with the leaders of the State Duma factions that the Russian armed forces "by and large have not yet seriously started anything."

    On July 11, Belarusian Hajun discovered …

  • Biden tries to persuade Israeli Prime Minister to supply weapons to Ukraine

    During his visit to Israel, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Prime Minister Yair Lapid to expand military assistance to Ukraine and provide lethal weapons, reported the Israeli news website Walla.

    According to journalists, the United States and Israel cannot reach an agreement on the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Earlier, Washington repeatedly appealed to Jerusalem, but the request was denied.

    Ukraine has asked Israel several times since the beginning of the Russian invasion to sell Israeli …

  • Ukrainian General: liberation of Crimea and destruction of Kerch Bridge are inevitable

    Ukraine must destroy the Kerch Bridge and liberate the occupied Crimea to prevent the war from dragging off for several years, said in an interview with Apostrophe Major General Dmitry Marchenko, who was in charge of the defense of Mykolaiv in the first months of the war.

    According to him, the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the liberation of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as the Crimea, are inevitable.

    "But we must understand that this is a complex of steps, not …

  • Death toll from Russia’s missile attack on apartment buildings in Chasiv Yar rises to 46

    The death toll from Russia’s missile strike on residential buildings in Chasiv Yar has risen to 46, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. Rescue teams are still searching the rubble for victims.

    Chasiv Yar, a small town in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, was hit by multiple missiles on Saturday. The strike marks the largest loss of life in Ukrainian-controlled Donbas since 52 people were killed in a Russian strike on a train station in Kramatorsk in April.

    Rescuers had managed to pull …

  • Spain to provide to Ukraine 10 Leopard tanks and 20 M113 armored personnel vehicles

    The Spanish Defense Ministry agreed to deliver to Ukraine 10 Leopard 2A4 tanks and 20 M113 armored personnel vehicles, reported the newspaper Infodefensa, citing its own sources.

    At the moment, the Spanish Defense Ministry is looking into the possibilities of shipping the tanks and armored vehicles which are not use by the Spanish army and are currently in storage. Prior to this, Spain supplied Ukraine only with ammunition, light weapons, and personal protective equipment.

    Infodefensa notes …

  • EU freezes 13.8 billion euros of Russian assets

    Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine which started on February 24, the European Union has frozen 13.8 billion euros of Russian assets, said the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders.

    "At the moment, we have frozen 13.8 billion euros belonging to oligarchs and other organizations. So this is quite a large amount," he said.

    According to Reynders, most of these funds- more than 12 billion euros – were frozen in five EU member countries.

    He added that he …

  • Despite Russia’s threats, Lithuania expands restrictions on goods transit to Kaliningrad

    A ban on the import of cement, alcohol, and several other goods of Russian origin into the territory of the European Union as part of the fourth package of EU sanctions came into force, reported Delfi. These restrictions also affect transit of goods to the Russian Kaliningrad region.

    The representative of the Lithuanian customs noted that imports into the EU of cement, alcohol, lumber, industrial alcohol-based chemicals, and several other Russian-made products are not allowed as part of the …