• Russian propagandists call on Kremlin military leadership to do something about Ukrainian strikes on Russian command centers and ammunition depots

    Russian propagandist Alexander Sladkov complained that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already carried out several precision strikes on Russian decision-making centers.

    "Ukrainian rocket and artillery units have already struck our decision-making centers several times. There are consequences. The centers are small but important. I don't write here where, when, how much, or by whom in order not to give away military secrets, " the propagandist complains on his Telegram channel.

    Sladkov noted …

  • President Zelensky orders Ukrainian military to liberate southern regions of Ukraine

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine received an order to regain control the south of the country. To implement this task, according to him, the Ukrainian command has about a million fighters.

    "The President has ordered the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to develop a plan," said Oleksiy Reznikov in an interview with the British newspaper The Times. "After that, the General Staff should do their job and tell us that what we need to …

  • Media: Germany and Canada are prepared to circumvent sanctions to restore Russia’s gas supplies to Europe

    Germany has convinced Canada to bypass sanctions to help Berlin fix the gas issue involving Russian gas giant Gazprom. Ottawa intends to return Siemens gas turbines to Gazprom, so that Russia has no excuses in restoring gas supplies through Nord Stream. Ukrainian authorities are outraged by the decision of Canada and Germany and intend to fight for it to be cancelled, reported Evropeyska Pravda, citing its sources.

    The Ukrainian side insists that if Canada returns the turbine to Russia, then …

  • Putin: Russia ‘hasn’t started anything serious yet’ in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Duma deputies on Thursday that Russia “by and large hasn’t started anything seriously yet” in Ukraine.

    Putin also challenged Western countries supporting Ukraine to try to defeat Russia on the battlefield.

    "Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. Well, what can you say here? Let them try," Putin said.

    He also accused the West of wanting “to fight us until the last Ukrainian.”

    Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak Tweeted …

  • At G20, US Secretary of State calls Russia out for blocking Ukrainian grain exports

    At a closed-door session at a meeting Friday at the G20 summit in Bali, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned Russia for blocking Ukrainian grain exports amid rising global food prices.

    The G20 meeting is the first time top US and Russian diplomats have been in the same room since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

    “To our Russian colleagues: Ukraine is not your country. Its grain is not your grain. Why are you blocking the ports? You should let the grain out,” Blinken said. …

  • Russia recruiting soldiers for its ‘Ukrainian operation’ through job search websites

    The Russian army is looking for tens of thousands of people to join it on a contract. Recruitment is conducted through job search websites. Most people are recruited into units that suffered losses in the war in Ukraine, reported the news website Important Stories.

    The publication analyzed job search websites and found that at least 7 units that fought in Ukraine posted vacancies for a total of 2166 new recruits. One of them is the 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade from the Khabarovsk Krai ( …

  • Russian Defense Ministry claims Russian troops are taking a pause in Ukraine

    Russian troops are taking a pause in the fighting in Ukraine, said the Russia Ministry of Defense. 

    The Russian Ministry of Defense announced  that a "pause" is taken, as part of "the measures to replenish combat capabilities" of the Russian troops. Earlier, Russian president Vladimir Putin admitted that after the fighting in the Luhansk region, the Russian soldiers were seriously exhausted.

    Now, Russian soldiers have allegedly " been given the opportunity to rest, receive letters and parcels …

  • In resignation speech, Boris Johnson says UK support for Ukraine will continue

    While announcing his resignation amid a wave of scandals, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain’s support for Ukraine was one of his proudest achievements while in office.

    “I’m immensely proud of the achievements of this government, from getting Brexit done to settling our relations with the continent for over half a century … and, in the last few months, leading the West in standing up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s aggression in Ukraine,” he said.

    Speaking directly “to …

  • China's President declines Putin's invitation to visit Russia

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping declined the invitation of Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit Russia, reported the Japanese newspaper Yeimuri Shimbun.

    Putin invited Xi Jinping to visit Russia during a private conversation that took place on June 15.

    The head of the Chinese Communist Party refused, explaining that in the near future "it will be difficult to do this" allegedly because of coronavirus restrictions.

    At the same time, Japanese journalists believe that in fact the reason was that …

  • Russia considers taking back part of Barents Sea previously ceded to Norway

    The Speaker of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, instructed the Duma Committee on International Affairs to consider the possibility of denouncing the agreement between the Russian Federation and Norway on Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Earlier, this idea was voiced by the deputy of the Russian Communist Party Mikhail Matveev, after Norway refused to allow transit of goods going to Russian villages located on the Spitsbergen archipelago. …