Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia’s Gazprom is creating its own private military company

    Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft, a subsidiary of the gas giant Gazprom, is creating its own private military company. The corresponding order was signed by the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, reports the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The document states that the founders of the organization will be JSC Gazprom Neft with a 70% share and a "private security organization Staff Center" with a share of 30%.

    The Russian government justifies the …

  • Wagner PMC begins a new round of recruitments in Russian prisons

    Recruiters from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group began coming to Russian penitentiaries again, where they had already recruited prisoners to the war in Ukraine, reports the news outlet Mediazona.

    The inmates told reporters that now the recruitment process takes place in a less "solemn" environment. Prisoners are no longer lined up on the parade ground, and the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, does not fly in by helicopter.

    In addition, 50 or 75 percent fewer …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kyiv will soon be getting Western fighter jets

    Western partners will provide Ukraine with aircraft, the question is only which ones, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov at a press conference.

    "Today, in terms of obtaining weapons, we have received everything. Only the planes are remaining. I can add optimism. There will also be planes, the question is simply what kind of planes," he said.

    According to him, Ukraine's partners are constantly being told about the need for aircraft since this is also part of the air defense. …

  • Kyiv: Russia may launch a sudden offensive in the south of Ukraine

    Russian troops are amassing offensive forces in eastern Ukraine but can launch a surprise attack in the south, said the spokesperson of the Ukrainian operational command South Natalia Gumenyuk on Ukrainian TV.

    "The fact that they are transferring more trained forces to the east is understandable, their priority is there now. But the southern region has always remained in their field of their vision. They do not let it get out of control and keep it as an additional direction in which an …

  • Media: Kremlin bribed EU officials to recognize Crimea as part of Russia

    After the annexation of Crimea, a group of political technologists associated with the Russian government began to "restore" Russia's image abroad and ensure recognition of the "annexation" of the peninsula in the EU countries. Tens of thousands of euros were allocated for bribing European officials, according to a joint investigation of the Important Stories Project, the international Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the Italian Association of Investigative Journalists …

  • President Zelensky: Ukraine does not intend to surrender Bakhmut

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that as soon as Ukraine receives long-range weapons, the Ukrainian Forces will not hold Bakhmut, but will also begin to de-occupy the previously captured territory of the eastern regions.

    "No one will surrender Bakhmut. We will fight as hard as we can. We consider Bakhmut our fortress. If deliveries of weapons, namely long-range weapons, are accelerated, we will not only remain in Bakhmut, but we will also begin to de-occupy the Donbas, which has …

  • Lavrov: Russia will need to push the front line in Ukraine further away from its borders

    In response to Western deliveries of long-range weapons to Ukraine, Russia will need to move the front line even further away from its borders. "The more long-range weapons are supplied to the Kyiv regime by the West, the further it needs to be moved away from Russian territories," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Russia 24 and RIA Novosti, commenting on the reports about Washington's intention to supply Ukraine with high-precision missiles with a range of up to 1 …

  • Kyiv: Putin has ordered Russian troops to fully capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian troops to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak.

    According tot him, there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive to capture the east of Ukraine.

    "We are seeing that the Russian-occupation troops are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military …

  • Kremlin complains ‘friendly countries’ are refusing to do business with Russia

    Countries friendly to Russia, such as China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, turned out to be no so loyal to the Russian regime and, contrary to expectations, fully joined the Western sanctions against Russian banks, reports the Russian news agency RBC, citing Vice-President of Rosbank Alexander Rakhmanin.

    "Russian companies, especially those involved in foreign economic activity, have a slightly erroneous impression that, roughly speaking, the Chinese banking system and the Chinese …

  • Kyiv: the war will escalate in coming months

    The representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Andriy Yusov, said that Ukraine is on the eve of a "very active phase" of the war. He predicted that active fighting would escalate in February-March.

    "We are on the eve of a very active phase. Both February and March – there will be very active actions," Yusov said on the Freedom TV channel.

    The situation is difficult at the moment. Russia continues offensive actions. Russian commanders are using in …