Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • 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 …

  • Mayor of Mariupol: City needs ‘complete evacuation’

    Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said the entire city requires evacuation, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported. The city has been besieged by Russian forces since March 1st.

    "Those people who remained in the city – our respected, heroic Mariupol residents – are beyond a humanitarian catastrophe,” Boychenko stated on television.

    Mariupol had a pre-war population of more than 430,000, of which an estimated 160,000 remain in the city.

    “About 160,000 people, according to our estimates, are in the besieged …

  • Head of Donbas pseudo-republic wants to hold referendum on joining Russia

    A referendum on joining Russia may be held on the territory of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) soon, said the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik, writes the Luhansk Information Center.

    "I think that soon a referendum will be held on the territory of the republic, in which the people will exercise their absolute constitutional right and express their opinion on joining the Russian Federation. For some reason, I am sure that this is exactly how it will be," Pasechnik said.

    He …

  • NATO calls on China to condemn Russia over invasion of Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the leaders of the alliance urge China to uphold international order and condemn Moscow over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

     “Our message to China is that they should join the rest of the world and clearly condemn the brutal war against Ukraine,” Stoltenberg stated during a press conference following a meeting of the alliance’s leadership.

    China is retaining its diplomatic and economic ties with Russia and has thus far failed to provide any …