Contents tagged with Russia

  • Lavrov: Russia is liberating the world from western oppression

    Russia's special operation in Ukraine contributes to the process of freeing the world from the neo-colonial oppression of the West, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

    According to Lavrov, Western countries are trying to suppress with the crudest methods those states that pursue an independent course in domestic and foreign policy. As an example, Lavrov said that the United States seeks to dictate conditions to Latin America and …

  • Denmark sending armored personnel vehicles and heavy mortars to Ukraine

    Denmark will send to Ukraine armored personnel carriers and heavy mortars, reported the Danish news website OLFI.

    According to OLFI, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive 25 Piranha 3 III C 8x8 wheeled armored vehicle.

    Piranha is an armored personnel carrier developed by the Swiss company MOWAG. The Danish army is currently being re-equipped with the Piranha V APC.

    Ukraine will also receive from Denmark 50 M113 fully tracked armored personnel carriers and M10 heavy mortars along with …

  • Top Russian military chief arrives in Ukraine to oversee the offensive

    Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov will personally lead the offensive of the Russian troops in the Izyum axis, reported the Ukrainian news website Defense Express.

    According to Defense Express, Gerasimov has allegedly already arrived at the Russian military control centre located near the city of Izyum.

    "Since Gerasimov personally arrived to command an operation not of a strategic, but of an operational-tactical level, it means that the Kremlin's plan to create a …

  • Putin gives another excuse for invasion of Ukraine and threatens to use new weapons

    Russia's unprovoked attack on Ukraine happened because "Kyiv was pushed from the outside to a direct clash with Russia," said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Council of the Federal Assembly. According to him, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prevented "a large-scale conflict in the territory of Russia."

    According to Putin, Russia's opponents, who were allegedly preparing for war in Russia, "do not need such an independent, large, even huge, country."

    "They believe that it presents a …

  • Russia stopping gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria

    Russia is stopping gas supplies to Poland through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, reported the polish news website Onet, citing sources in the government and the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG.

    Moscow did not provide the reasons for stopping the gas supplies, the newspaper writes. The Polish government has convened an emergency group.

    On April 26, the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs imposed sanctions against the Russian gas giant Gazprom, which owns 48% of the shares of the Polish …

  • Lavrov: Russia wants to avoid nuclear war

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russian wants to avoid a nuclear war.

    "This is our principled position. We proceed from it, and, of course, now, when the risks are very, very significant, I would not like these risks to be artificially inflated. But there are a lot of people who want this. The danger is serious, it is real, it cannot be underestimated," Lavrov said on the air of the program "The Big Game" on Russia 1 TV Channel.

    Lavrov also said that he hopes that Western …

  • Russian Ambassador: Moscow wants to ‘stabilize’ relations with US, warns against sending weapons to Ukraine

    Russia’s Ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, told the Russian 24 TV Channel that Russia hopes not only “to stabilize, which is what we want now… but to develop” relations with the United States.

    Last week in an interview with Politico, Antonov admitted that he hasn’t had a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the former departed for Washington in 2017.

    “Frankly, we are in a blockade,” Antonov says of himself and the embassy. “When I came to Washington, my idea was …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russian troops are in for an unpleasant surprise in the coming days

    New western weapons are being shipped to the Ukrainian military on the front lines, which will be a very unpleasant surprise for the Russian troops, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    The Minister confirmed that Ukraine had received heavy weapons from the Western partners, including long-range artillery of 155mm caliber. According to Reznikov, these weapons will allow the Ukrainian military to carry out artillery strikes on the Russian troops at a long distance, blocking their …

  • Germany will pay a record amount for Russian oil and gas in 2022

    At the end of 2022, Germany will pay Russia for oil and gas 3 billion euros more than a year earlier. This is double the amount paid last year. The payment amount will  reach a record 33.9 billion euros, reports Greenpeace.

    According to Greenpeace, Germany's spending on Russian oil is expected to grow from 11.4 billion euros in 2021 to 14.3 billion euros in 2022. Spending on Russian gas will double - from 8.8 billion euros to 17.6 billion euros. Another 2.1 billion euros will be paid for …

  • Commander of Russian brigade that committed atrocities in Bucha promoted to new rank

    The commander of the motorized rifle brigade that committed atrocities in Bucha, Kyiv region, Azatbek Omurbekov was promoted to the rank of colonel, reports the Russian news agency Agentsvo. Novosti.

    "Within three weeks on the frontline, under the leadership of Colonel Omurbekov, the brigade units repelled more than 50 enemy attacks using tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy artillery," Agentsvo. Novosti quotes the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda.

    The Russian …