Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Russian troops encircled near Balakliya as Ukrainian Forces advancing further towards Kupyansk and Izyum

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue their counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region. Officially, the Ukrainian authorities have not yet named the liberated settlements, but according to unconfirmed, but credible reports, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have managed to encircle from the north and south a large stronghold of the Russian forces, the city of Balakliya. This opens an opportunity for Ukrainian military to cut off from the supply routes the entire Russian group near Izyum.

    Earlier, Adviser …

  • Ukraine acknowledges missile strikes on Russian military bases in annexed Crimea

    The Ukrainian military launched missile strikes on the Russian air bases in the annexed Crimea, writes the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, General Valeriy Zaluzhny and the First Deputy Head of the Defense Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, Lieutenant General Mykhailo Zabrodsky in an article published by Ukrinform.

    The authors say that that the main feature of Russia's war against Ukraine is "a considerable disproportion in capabilities." At the same time, although it is …

  • German Chancellor Scholz refuses to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejected the request of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal for the supply of additional heavy weapons to Ukraine, reports the German newspaper Welt, citing Ukrainian government officials.

    Shmygal reportedly asked for the supply of Leopard 2 tanks after, on April 8, the defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann  offered a direct delivery of these tanks to Ukraine. At that time, the company had already agreed to supply Ukraine with 100 Leopard 2A7 tanks, …

  • NATO is sourcing winter uniforms for Ukrainian troops

    NATO members are preparing a winter aid package for Ukraine, including warm uniforms, winter shoes and tents, reported Spiegel.

    In late July, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov submitted a request to the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg to provide winter uniforms for 200,000 Ukrainian soldiers.

    Reznikov urged to prepare clothes and winter tents for the military as soon as possible before the cold weather begins.

    NATO confirmed to reporters that it is in contact …

  • Kyiv: all strategic bridges in Kherson region have been disabled

    Strategic bridges in the Kherson region are unsuitable for transportation of heavy equipment, three pontoon crossings of built by Russians were also destroyed, said the head of the joint press center of the Ukrainian Defense Forces South, Nataliya Gumenyuk.

    She noted that the bridges in the southern part of the country are under fire control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Ukrainian troops, according to Gumenyuk, do not destroy infrastructure, but also do not provide the Russians with the …

  • Kremlin-installed authorities of occupied Kherson region say they are taking a ‘pause’ in ‘referendum’ on joining Russia due to security concerns

    The temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region is ready to hold a "referendum" on joining Russia, but due to the security situation, a pause would be taken, said the so-called "deputy head of the military-civil administration" of the Kherson region. Kirill Stremousov.

    "We have prepared for the vote. We wanted to hold a referendum in the near future, but because of all the events that have occurred now, I think that for now we take a pause. This will be understandably practical, …

  • For the first time since the beginning of invasion Russia asks for a temporary ceasefire in Donetsk region to remove dead and wounded

    Russian troops requested a temporary ceasefire in the Donetsk region to evacuate the bodies of the dead soldiers, reported the news outlet DeepState, which tracks information about the Russian invasion.

    "For the first time since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the enemy requested a ceasefire for several hours in one of the areas of the frontline to remove the dead bodies," DeepState said.

    On September 2, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported in its morning update …

  • Putin orders Russian troops to reach borders of Donetsk region by September 15

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk region by September 15, said Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksiy Gromov, at a briefing.

    Gromov noted that Russia continues to hold the occupied areas of Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. Also, the Russian troops are trying to create favorable conditions for further offensive.

    "The …

  • Two high-ranking German officials suspected of having close ties with Russia after inconsistencies found in Nord Stream 2 documents

    Two high-ranking officials in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action are suspected of having ties with Russia. Their case is handled by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Germany (BfV).

    According to the newspaper Die Zeit, in the spring, the trustees of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Robert Habeck, during the study of internal documents, found inconsistencies in documents on Nord Stream 2, volumes in the gas …

  • Macron asks Iran to help mediate talks between Russia and Ukraine

    Deputy Head of the Iranian Presidential Administration for Political Affairs Mohammad Jamshidi said that French President Emmanuel Macron asked the Islamic Republic to mediate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

    According to the Iranian news agency ISNA, "after a series of consultations," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian sent to Moscow "an important message along with a peace initiative". ISNA does not provide the content of the message and the details of the peace …