Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian military says Russian aircraft launched missile strike on Ukraine from Belarus for first time since August

    A spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ignat, said four Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers took off from Belarus and struck targets in Ukraine. If confirmed, this would be the first time Russian aircraft have launched attacks against Ukraine from Belarus since August 28th.

    "This morning, 4 Tu-22 M3 aircraft of the strategic aviation of the aggressor country from the airspace of Belarus inflicted an air strike on the territory of Ukraine. The previous use of aviation from this direction …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Turkish ambassador over Russian ship transporting S-300 missile systems through Bosporus Strait

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concern about the possible permit given by the Turkish side to the Russian vessel Sparta 2 to pass through the Bosporus Strait. The ship was allegedly transporting S-300 systems from Syria to Novorossiysk. Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi summoned Turkish Ambassador to Kyiv Yağmur Ahmet Güldere for a conversation on this topic.

    The Ukrainian official specified that in accordance with the provisions of the Montreux …

  • Ukrainian firefighter battling fires in Chernihiv amid Russian bombings

    Author: Nataliia Naidiuk, Ukrainian journalist living in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

    Andriy Evmenenko is a fire brigade commander in Chernihiv. As a child, Andriy would look at colorful photos of red fire engines in the family album. They were his father’s pictures from when he had served in the fire department in Moscow. Who would have thought that many years later, Andriy would be putting out fires, in his native Chernihiv. Fires started by Russian bombs and shells.

    This is a story about a fireman, …

  • Poland and Ukraine to sign the largest arms contract in 30 years

    Poland and Ukraine will sign the largest contract in 30 years for delivery of weapons to the Ukrainian Army.

    "Now we are signing one of the largest arms contracts in the last thirty years - the sale of weapons to Ukraine for Ukrainians. These weapons are well tested, and today we know that they will be very important on the battlefield," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a visit to the steel plant in Stalowa Wola.

    According to him, Polish 155-mm howitzers Krab and MANPADS …

  • Slovakia postpones delivery of Zuzana 2 howitzers to its army to ship them to Ukraine

    Slovakia will give priority to any further arms supplies to Ukraine. Therefore, it has postponed the delivery of eight Zuzana 2 howitzers to the Slovak Armed Forces, said press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia Martina Koval Kakaščíková

    "It is impossible to determine the time when the remaining eight Zuzana 2 howitzers will be delivered to the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, because if there are further orders for Ukraine, we will give priority to them," she said.

    The …

  • Ukraine and Poland to establish a joint weapons manufacturing venture

    Ukraine and Poland intend to create a joint defense company for manufacturing weapons and military equipment, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a briefing with the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    During the intergovernmental consultations in Kyiv, the parties signed a number of bilateral documents. One of them was a memorandum of intent to establish a Polish-Ukrainian commission on cooperation between businesses of the two countries.

    As Shmyhal noted, this commission …

  • German Foreign Minister: it will take months to supply promised air defense systems to Ukraine

    It will take months for Germany to supply Ukraine with the German IRIS-T SLM air defense systems, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock during a speech in the Bundestag.

    When asked about the delivery of IRIS-T SLM to Kyiv, which was previously announced by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Baerbock said: "Yes, it will take months."

    The Minister explained the delay by the fact that the weapons will be supplied by the manufacturer Diehl directly to Ukraine, and not from Bundeswehr warehouses. …

  • Media: Russia is considering another attack on Kyiv

    Even though the current results of the armed invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine clearly do not meet Moscow's original plans, the Kremlin is again discussing a possible assault on Kyiv and even hopes for a full-scale victory in the war, reports Meduza, citing its sources close to the Russian leadership.

    The publication writes that, amid the slow advance of Russian troops in the Donbas, there is again hope in the internal political bloc of the Russian Presidential Administration that …

  • Russian oligarchs offer to pay for rebuilding Ukraine in exchange for the West lifting sanctions

    Russian oligarchs are ready to pay for lifting the sanctions against them. They offer to send these funds to Ukraine, said Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries, reports the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

    Freeland said that the sanctioned Russian oligarchs call her on their own initiative. They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives. According to the Canadian official, the Russian rich do not approve of the Kremlin's …

  • NATO Secretary General: Russia has not given up its strategic goals in Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia has not given up its strategic goals, even though it failed to capture the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and was forced to retreat from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.

    Speaking during a news conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen, Stoltenberg explained, “We need to be prepared for the long haul, that this war may continue for a long time. And that also means that NATO allies have to be prepared to try …