German Defense Minister: Ukraine will have 6 battalions of Leopard tanks
NATO countries will deliver to Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 tanks, as well as four battalions of Leopard 1. In total, this is 160 tanks, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius in an interview for the newspaper Die Welt.
According to him, Germany, Poland, and other allies will send Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 consisting of 60 tanks. And by the end of the year, four battalions of Leopard 1 - 100 tanks will be added to them.
At the same time, the minister noted that it is …
Putin signs new foreign policy decree declaring Russia a 'state-civilization' with a 'unique mission'
Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved a decree outlining the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. The document represents the national interests of the Russian Federation in the foreign policy sphere, defines the main tasks and priority directions of the country's foreign policy.
In the decree Russia is called a "unique state-civilization" that "rallied the Russian people and other peoples who make up the cultural and civilizational community of the Russian world." …
Armenia threatens Putin with arrest if he visits the country
The deputy of the "Civil Contract" faction of the Armenian National Assembly, member of the standing committee on defense and security issues, Gagik Melkoyan said Vladimir Putin should be arrested if he visits Armenia.
"If Putin comes to Armenia, he should be arrested. Putin better stay in his country. If we are part of these agreements (the Rome Statute), we must fulfill our obligations. Let Russia solve its problems with Ukraine," the news outlet Factor quotes Melkonyan as saying.
On March 2 …
German media: Putin fears the day Ukraine begins its counteroffensive
Russian president Vladimir Putin fears Day X, when Ukraine will receive all the weapons promised by its Western allies. These will be "historical days for Ukraine," writes the German tabloid Bild.
According to the publication, last weekend dozens of German battle tanks and IFVs arrived in Ukraine, including more than twenty ultra-modern Leopards-2A6 and up to forty Marder vehicles.
Ukrainian crews trained for six weeks in Germany to operate the tanks and IVFs supplied from the reserves of the …
Zelensky invites Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sent an official invitation to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who last week made a three-day visit to the Russian Federation and met with Vladimir Putin.
"We are ready to see Xi Jinping. I want to talk to him," Zelensky said in an interview with Associated Press.
The Ukrainian President said that before the beginning of the full-scale war, he was in contact with the President of the People's Republic of China, but there have been no contacts since the …
Defense Minister Reznikov: Ukrainian counteroffensive will begin in April-May
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that Ukraine will launch a counteroffensive in April-May, attacking Russian forces in several directions at once.
"You will see Leopard in a counterattack by the decision of our General Staff. It is already planned in several directions. It depends on which moment is most suitable, how they decide. It also all depends on the weather conditions. In the spring, our land is very wet. I think we will see them in April-May," he said in an interview …
Ukrainian counteroffensive may begin in Bakhmut
The Russian troops have been trying to capture Bakhmut since the last summer with limited success - the city has become the "Ukrainian Stalingrad".
The Ukrainian counteroffensive will take place in April, and its success is almost a foregone conclusion, reports the world media. According to the reports, the Ukrainian counteroffensive can begin precisely from Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.
"Bakhmut will be the answer. The counterattack of the Ukrainian Armed Forces can begin where the Russian …
Germany delivers 18 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
According to the German weekly Der Spiegel, 18 Leopard 2 battle tanks, which the German government promised to provide to Kyiv, have already been delivered to Ukraine. The last tanks from this shipment left Germany at the end of last week and were handed over to Ukrainian representatives at the border, writes Der Spiegel, citing its sources. In addition, Ukraine has already received about 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in late January, after months of …
Russian Ministry for State Security and army barracks hit by Ukrainian missile strikes in occupied Melitopol
This morning, the occupied city of Melitopol, in Zaporizhzhia region, was rocked by five powerful explosions. A column of black smoke rose above the Russian facilities, reported the telegram channel RIA-Melitopol.
According to eyewitnesses, "after the explosions, the occupiers were running out in panic, some in their underpants."
According to the Melitopol mayor, Ivan Fedorov, buildings of the Russian Ministry of State Security (MGB) were destroyed. As Fedorov explained on the air of the TV …
Putin: Russia will produce and modernize more than 1600 tanks
Russia intends to produce and modernize a total of more than 1600 tanks in the next three years, said Russian president Vladimir Putin
"The arsonists [Ukraine’s western partners] plan to send 420 or 440 tanks to Ukraine. The same situation is with the ammunition. During this time, we will produce new and modernize over 1600 existing tanks. The total number of tanks in the Russian army will exceed three times the number of tanks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Even more than three times. I'm not …