Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Kyiv: Russian troops responsible for Bucha massacre returning to Ukraine

    The Russian soldiers, who committed atrocities in Bucha, are coming back to Ukraine, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry (GUR).

    "The 64th Motor Rifle Brigade of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Russian Federation, the servicemen of which committed mass murders and torture of civilians in Bucha, will be sent back to the territory of Ukraine. The Russian command will not rotate personnel in this unit and will again deploy it to the front line, " the …

  • Russian troops leave dead bodies and mines as they retreat from Kyiv region

    The mayor of Ukraine's town Bucha in the Kyiv region, Anatoliy Fedoruk, said bodies of killed civilians are everywhere in the streets. After the departure of the Russian military, 280 dead civilians were found there and were buried in mass graves.

    According to the mayor, dozens of corpses lie on the streets of the city, some of the dead have their hands tied. The adviser to the Ukrainian President, Mykhailo Podolyak, confirmed this information. 

    "Bucha, Kyiv region. The bodies of people with …

  • Kyiv: Russia continues using its banks to buy military equipment abroad

    Russia continues to use Gazprombank, which has not been disconnected from the SWIFT international payment system, to finance the war in Ukraine.

    Russia purchased UAVs, components for military equipment and electronic reconnaissance equipment for units of the 47th Tank Division through Gazprombank and Promsvyazbank.

    "On March 12, Promsvyazbank was included in the list of institutions disconnected from the SWIFT system. As for Gazprombank, only the UK imposed sanctions against it. This bank is …

  • Russia’s media regulator threatens to sue Wikipedia over article on invasion of Ukraine

    Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, also known as Roskomnadzor, said Wikipedia will be held liable for publishing “prohibited information” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    In a Telegram post, Roskomnadzor wrote, “In accordance with the requirement of the General Prosecutor's Office of Russia, Roskomnadzor sent a notification to the administration of the Internet resource to immediately remove inaccurate information on the …

  • Russia accused of using banned antipersonnel mines in Kharkiv region

    Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Lyudmila Denisova, said Russian have used banned antipersonnel mines in the eastern Kharkiv region. The POM-3 Medallion antipersonnel mines were disarmed by Ukrainian explosive ordnance disposal technicians on March 28th. Russia is the only country that uses POM-3 mines.

    "The occupiers are mining Ukrainian land with their latest POM-3 Medallion anti-personnel mines. Cases of using mines with a seismic target sensor were recorded in the …

  • Irpin Mayor: 200-300 town residents have been killed

    Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn said an estimated 200-300 civilians have been killed in the Ukrainian town since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. The Ukrainian military took the town back from Russian forces this week.

    During a press briefing, Markushyn vividly described how Russian troops, “simply shot people they didn’t like. I will say this- maybe some people won’t like this, but it’s true. They crushed the bodies of Ukrainians who had been killed, just flattened …

  • Kuleba: Ukrainian negotiators advised not to eat or drink at Russia talks

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry advised its negotiators to avoid eating or drinking at the peace talks with Russia in Istanbul amid concerns that Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich and part of the Ukrainian delegation had been poisoned during a meeting on March 3rd.

    In an interview on Ukrayina 24, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmytro Kuleba noted, “I advise anyone going for negotiations with Russia not to eat or drink anything, preferably avoid touching surfaces.”

    On Monday, Bellingcat and the …

  • After talks with Ukraine, Russia says it will wind down military activities near Kyiv and Chernihiv

    The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia would wind down military activity in Kyiv and Chernihiv directions.

    "Because negotiations with Ukraine are moving to the practical plane, it was decided to significantly reduce military activity in the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions," said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.

    According to the representative of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, the talks were constructive, and "Russia is taking two steps to de-escalate the conflict …

  • Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia sends troops to Ukraine to fight alongside Russia

    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russia has sent approximately 150 soldiers from the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia to the Crimea to fight on behalf of the Russian military.

    "About 150 people were transferred from South Ossetia to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea for further actions in the neighboring regions of Ukraine,” the General Staff wrote on Facebook. “Also, measures were taken to covertly mobilize the …

  • Turkish media: Armenia gives Russia four fighter jets with pilots to help with invasion of Ukraine

    Armenia supports Russia's invasion of Ukraine and even provided Russia with combat aircraft and pilots, reported the Turkish newspaper of Haber Global, citing intelligence data.

    "Following the long-standing policy of occupation of the South Caucasus, Armenia now supports the Russian occupation of Ukraine. Armenia has sent combat aircraft and pilots to participate in the war on the side of the Russian army, " the newspaper says.

    According to intelligence reports, on March 25, four Su-30 combat …