Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Kyiv: Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian air bases are not effective

    Commenting on the Russian overnight air attack on Starokostiantyniv airfield, the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ihnat, said that in case of risks of air attacks, the Ukrainian pilots would relocate the planes to other airfields in Ukraine.

    "It is the Starokostiantyniv airfield that haunts the enemy. It's clear why. From here, our pilots give a whipping to the enemy in the occupied territories. We see how their ammunition depots go up in flames," Ihnat said.

    "This is not the …

  • Zelensky invites Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sent an official invitation to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who last week made a three-day visit to the Russian Federation and met with Vladimir Putin.

    "We are ready to see Xi Jinping. I want to talk to him," Zelensky said in an interview with Associated Press.

    The Ukrainian President said that before the beginning of the full-scale war, he was in contact with the President of the People's Republic of China, but there have been no contacts since the …

  • Sources: due to significant losses Russia experiencing severe shortage of troops, may need another round of mobilization

    Russia could have lost more troops in Ukraine than between February and September 2022, reports the news outlet Agenstvo, which analyzed the estimates of several sources that monitor the Russian losses.

    The list of names of the Russians killed in Ukraine is maintained by the publications Mediazona and the Russian service of the BBC together with a group of volunteers. When mobilization was announced on September 21, there were 6.6 names in the list, and from September 2022 to March 17, 2023, …

  • 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. …