Contents tagged with Russia

  • Lithuania restricts transit of goods from Russia to Kaliningrad region, Kremlin threatens to retaliate

    Lithuania has imposed restrictions on the transit of about half of the goods delivered by rail to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation, said the Russian regional governor, Anton Alikhanov.

    According to him, the restrictions will affect from 40% to 50% of products delivered to or from Russia through Lithuania, in particular building materials, cement and metal.

    The representative of Lithuanian Railways Mantas Dubauskas explained that the restrictions were imposed due to the EU …

  • Merkel says she is ready to mediate talks between Ukraine and Russia

    Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out that in the future she may become a mediator in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

    In an interview with RND news agency Merkel was asked if she was ready to be a mediator. "To date, this question has not been raised," she replied.

    Merkel also noted that last year she tried to discuss with Putin the "Normandy format" and the new order of European security, but he was not ready for the conversation.

    “On the one hand, Putin was …

  • Ukrainian troops advancing towards Melitopol

    The Ukrainian military is approaching Melitopol. There is a possibility that the city is going to be liberated from the Russians, said Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.

    According to Fedorov, on the Zaporizhzhia axis, the front line has moved ten kilometers forward.

    "As of today, our heroic Ukrainian Armed Forces have made significant progress and are already on the outskirts of Kherson. I am sure that in the coming weeks the city of Kherson will be liberated by our heroic military. The same …

  • Over the past 3 days, Ukrainian artillery has destroyed 7 Russian military warehouses in Donbas

    Over the past three days, at least 7 facilities have been destroyed in the occupied Donetsk, where the Russians held significant stocks of ammunition since 2014, reported the Ukrainian website InformNapalm, citing its sources.

    InformNapalm’s sources claim that the Russian warehouses were destroyed by "high-precision strikes" with 7 shots hitting 7 targets.

    "The destroyed ammunition depot in the occupied Khrustalnyi (Krasny Luch) alone had up to 1 thousand tons of ammunition," InformNapalm …

  • Kremlin: war in Ukraine did not impact number of Russian troops and weapons in Syria

    Moscow has not reduced the number of troops in Syria because of the war in Ukraine, said the special representative of the Russian president for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev .

    "No, it did not decrease," Lavrentyev said in an interview with RIA Novosti, speaking about the number of Russian troops. “If someone thinks that there has been some decrease in the number of troops, I want to assure you that this is not the case both in terms of the number of equipment that is stationed there, air …

  • US State Department says China on wrong side of history for backing Russia

    After Chinese President Xi Jinping declared his support for Russia’s “sovereignty and security” during a Wednesday phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the US State Department said countries siding with the Kremlin over the invasion of Ukraine will be “on the wrong side of history”, the Washington Post reported.

    Xi said China is “willing to work with Russia to continue supporting each other on their respective core interests concerning sovereignty and security,” according to …

  • Ukrainian Forces counterattack Russian troops near Izyum

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces carry out counterstrikes and liberate settlements near Izyum, Kharkiv region, said the deputy of the Izyum City Council, Maxim Strelnik, on the air of Espresso TV.

    "Fierce fighting continues in the Izyum direction. The Russian occupiers are also trying to move towards the city of Slavyansk and Barvenkove in order to encircle our troops in the area of operation of the Joint Forces. However, the Ukrainian Armed military and the Territorial Defense Forces hold the …

  • Macron: at some point Zelensky will have to negotiate peace with Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron said that "at some point" the Ukrainian President and other representatives of Ukraine will have to negotiate peace with Russia.

    "We, the Europeans, will also be at the negotiating table," Macron said, speaking to the French military in Romania. He noted that EU countries are helping Ukraine in repelling Russian aggression.

    In addition, Macron repeated his earlier statement that Russia is also a part of the European continent.

    Macron will also visit Moldova …

  • Ukrainian Forces advancing towards Kherson

    For the second week in a row, the Ukrainian military has tactical successes in advancing towards Kherson, which can develop into a full-fledged counteroffensive, said the adviser to the head of the Kherson regional administration Sergiy Khlan.

    According to him, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have advanced another five kilometers from Tavriiske, which was liberated earlier.

    "We are approaching Tomyna Balka, and this is 20 kilometers from Kherson, where the invaders are located. The fighting is …

  • Kyiv: Russian aircraft avoid flying over Ukraine controlled territory

    Russian aircraft have not flown into the territory controlled by Ukraine for about two months and are increasingly using "old" missiles, said the press secretary of the Ukrainian Air Yuri Ignat.

    "Recently, Russia has shown a tendency to save these high-precision expensive missiles. The enemy is increasingly using Soviet types of missiles, such as the X-59 aircraft missile and the Kh-22 missile - one of the most destructive missiles," Ignat said.

    The speaker of the Ukrainian Air Force said …