Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Polish President: Poland has sent to Ukraine more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles

    Poland has sent more than 240 tanks and about 100 armored vehicles to Ukraine to fight the Russian troops, said Polish President Duda in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.

    According to him, at the moment Ukraine needs heavy weapons, including tanks.

    "I spoke with President Zelensky two days ago. He asked me again. We have sent tanks, more than 240 tanks that Ukraine can maintain. We have sent almost 100 armored vehicles and weapons, ammunition, missiles. We have sent a total of $2 …

  • Huawei closing its stores in Russia

    One of the world's largest telecommunications companies, Huawei, began to close its official stores in Russia, reports RIA Novosti, citing a source close to the company.

    "The first store closed down in the Riviera shopping center in Moscow on February 28. Then the stores in Novokuznetsk, Ufa and Rostov-on-Don were closed. Thus, out of 19 official stores, only 15 continue to operate," RIA Novosti’s source said.

    The source claims that the main reason for the closure is the shortage of products …

  • Ukraine sends proposal to EU on the seventh package of anti-Russian sanctions

    Ukraine has sent to the European Union its proposals for the seventh sanctions package against Russia, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during a press briefing.

    According to Kuleba, Ukraine's proposal has 3 parts.

    "The first direction is new sectoral sanctions in the field of energy, finance and trade. The second is a roadmap for new personal sanctions against Russian oligarchs, high-ranking officials and heads of state-owned companies. The third is the closure of already …

  • 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 …

  • Zelensky on war with Russia: We are not yet ready for a counteroffensive

    Pushing Russian forces back to their pre-invasion positions would be a major temporary victory for Ukraine, but full sovereignty over Ukraine’s territory remains the ultimate goal, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Financial Times.

    "We have fewer weapons and therefore are not able to move forward. We will suffer more losses and people are my priority," he said.

    Zelensky stressed that victory must be achieved on the battlefield, but said he is open to talks …

  • Putin believes that delivery of American HIMARS systems to Ukraine will not change the course of war

    The decision of the US authorities to supply Ukraine with HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems will not fundamentally change the balance of forces, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "There is nothing new. First, about these multiple launch rocket systems. The Ukrainian army has similar systems of Soviet and Russian production Grad, Smerch, Uragan," said Putin.

    Putin added that "the range does not depend on the system itself, but on the missiles that are used."

    "What we hear today and …

  • Ukrainian General: we expected that Russian invasion of Ukraine would begin from Donbas

    Ukrainian military command expected that Russia would begin its offensive from the Donbas.

    However, the Ukrainian Armed Forces were also ready to meet the enemy in the north of Ukraine, said Brigadier General Dmytro Krasilnikov, commander of the Operational Command North.

    Ukrainian defenders believed that Russia could launch an assault from the eastern regions of Ukraine. Its troops would be supported by the units from the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and mercenaries. 

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  • 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 …

  • Kadyrov and Shoygu discuss how to speed up progress of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, discussed with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu the progress of the war in Ukraine.

    In a post on his Telegram channel, Kadyrov said that he had discussed with Shoygu "the progress of the special operation on denazification and demilitarization" in Ukraine. The interlocutors identified further ways of "interaction".

    "Sergey Kuzhugetovich [Shoygu] has identified new steps that will improve further tactics. The measures taken will significantly …

  • Russian Foreign Minister to discuss export of Ukrainian grain during talks in Turkey

    The export of Ukrainian grain will be one of the main topics during the talks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Turkey next week, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.

    Journalists asked the Kremlin spokesman to comment on media reports that in the coming days Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and the UN plan to hold a meeting in Istanbul to discuss a roadmap for allowing ships carrying grain from Ukrainian ports.

    "Next week, indeed, our foreign …