• Ukraine claims to have destroyed a third of Russian Black Sea fleet

    At the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Black Sea Fleet had around 80 combat vessels. Now, 25 of these vessels have been destroyed, with another 15 severely damaged, said a representative of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, Dmytro Pletenchuk, during a national news broadcast.

    The host asked for an update on the Russian ship losses. The Ukrainian Naval Forces representative reported that the enemy had 80 ships, of which 30-35 were heavily armed, including submarines, …

  • Taiwan sanctions Russian supplier and tightens export controls to block indirect tech transfers to Russia

    Taiwan's Economy Ministry has imposed sanctions on Russian supplier iMachine, banning Taiwanese companies from selling it any products. Additionally, the ministry has required Taiwanese companies to ensure that their high-tech equipment does not reach Russia through third-party countries.

    According to a press release, the move was prompted by recent media reports about iMachine procuring Taiwanese machinery through third countries for later use in Russia's military industry. "The reputation of …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russian Tu-95 bomber pilot shot in Engels

    A pilot of a Tu-95 bomber, involved in missile strikes on Ukraine, has been shot in Russia, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (GUR) reported. The pilot was identified as Oleg Stegachev.

    "In the Russian city of Engels, Major Oleg Stegachev, the commander of a strategic Tu-95 bomber crew, has been shot," stated the Intelligence agency. "This Russian Aerospace Forces pilot, born on 23rd June 1983, served at the Engels airbase (military unit 06987) and was …

  • Zelensky gives awards to Ukrainian intelligence officers for destroying Russian missile boat Ivanovets

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented state awards to servicemen of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry of Defence for the destruction of the Russian missile boat Ivanovets, the presidential press service reported.

    The ceremony took place at the Mariyinsky Palace in Kyiv. The President expressed his pleasure at being able to personally thank all the GUR soldiers.

    "You have achieved a great deal, and so have the warriors of the GUR, on both …

  • Russia embarks on ‘banana war’ with Ecuador over military equipment deal with the US

    Russia has begun a trade dispute, commonly referred to as a "banana war," with Ecuador following inflammatory remarks from Ecuador’s President Daniel Noboa. Earlier, Noboa announced plans to donate outdated Soviet-made military equipment to the United States, which has pledged in return to provide Ecuador with new weapons to the value of $200 million.

    As reported by The Moscow Times, Washington intends to pass the weaponry obtained from Ecuador to Kyiv. Among the military hardware in Ecuador's …

  • Ukrainian drone strike paralyzes major Russian oil refinery in Volgograd

    The LUKOIL-Volgogradneftepererabotka oil refinery is reportedly paralyzed for an extended period following a drone strike overnight, which destroyed essential equipment, reported the Russian Telegram Kremlyovskaya Tabakerka.

    "One of the drones hit a large storage tank for petroleum products, causing a massive fire that took several hours to extinguish. Unfortunately, a second unmanned aerial vehicle also reached the oil depot, damaging the pump station. Our sources note that the functioning of …

  • Russian official's son evades sanctions with help from Norwegian diplomat's offspring

    Andrey Patrushev, the younger son of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, who is involved in offshore exploration projects, has managed to circumvent sanctions imposed on him due to the war in Ukraine. An investigation by Dossier Center in collaboration with Norwegian publication Stavanger Aftenbladet revealed that he was assisted by Gunnar Nordsletten, the son of a Norwegian diplomat. Nordsletten's company provided vessels crucial for undertakings just before …

  • Ukrainian Forces maintain control of Tabaivka despite Russian efforts to capture Kupyansk

    Russian forces have failed to capture the village of Tabaivka in the Kharkiv region. Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) continue to hold their ground against a 40,000-strong Russian army amassed for am attack on Kupyansk, said Ilya Yevlash, a representative of the Ukrainian operational strategic group of troops, Khortytsia.

    According to Yevlash, the Ukrainian Forces continue to hold positions near Kupyansk and there is no territory loss. Specifically, Tabaivka is not under the control of the Russian …

  • Russian PMC Redut commander killed in Ukraine

    In late January, Redut, a Russian private military company, lost its commander in Ukraine. He was killed by a Ukrainian landmine in Kherson region, according to reports by Russian news outlet Mash.

    "One of the first assault troops involved in preparing the operation to capture 'Tsar's Hunt' builing perished near Kherson. He did not live to receive his medal and breakthrough Ukrainian defenses — during the storming of a fortified area, Pavel was killed by a mine," Mash reported.

    Colonel of the …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine receives two more air defense systems

    Ukraine has received two additional air defence systems to be deployed in the defence of its regions, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced in an evening video address.

    "The headline news today – an announcement we've all been eagerly awaiting, one we've worked on at various levels for months. The result - two more air defence systems have arrived in Ukraine. Naturally, not all details should be shared publicly. But these are systems that can shoot down anything. We'll be protecting our …